Juliette Commagere: Queens Die Proudly
As a member of the indie-rock sensation Hello Stranger, Juliette Commagere has toured the world and shared the stage with the likes of Foo Fighters and Kings of Leon. Now she has stepped out on her own with her debut solo disc Queens Die Proudly, released later last year on October 28th via Aeronaut Records.
When Juliette settled down in California to write this album she sought to “evoke a certain melancholy and feeling of isolation that no matter what never seems to go away.” By returning to her classical roots (her father is a classical record producer and she grew up playing classical piano) she is incorporating strings, horns, and Brahms-inspired piano voices along with her love of Tangerine Dream-esque arpeggiators and synthesizers. She truly expresses her intentions in an epic and haunting musical landscape.
Juliette’s supporting tour finds her in the musical hotspots of Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston and New York City, showcasing her talent for eager fans and newcomers alike.
Queens Die Proudly was engineered and mixed by Martin Pradler and features drums, piano and synths from Joachim Cooder of Buena Vista Social Club fame. For good measure, Joachim’s famous dad Ry Cooder also joins in contributing slide guitar – no surprise as Ry has been singing Juliette’s praises for quite some time.
This album is just part of the recent “branching out” of Juliette Commagere. The versatile singer (who also is an expert Keytar player!) also recently lent her talents to Tool’s Maynard James Keenan on his Puscifer project and to the latest album from Avenged Sevenfold. [bio]