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Dressy Bessy Confirms U.S. Tour; 'KINGSIZED' Out February 5

posted Dec 16, 2015, 7:04 PM by Vu Nguyen
Acclaimed Denver-based indie rock band Dressy Bessy will embark on a U.S. tour in support of their Yep Roc Records label debut, KINGSIZED, beginning February 4 in Ft. Collins, CO. Their first studio album in seven years, slated for February 5, 2016 release, is now available for pre-order with an instant download of “Lady Liberty.”
Recorded in their home studio, the 13-track set features Tammy Ealom (vocals/guitar), John Hill (guitar), Craig Gilbert (drums), and Jeff Fuller (bass). The melodically infectious, lyrically barbed new tunes such as “Lady Liberty,” “Make Mine Violet” and the anthemic title track showcase the band’s uncanny ability to wrap Ealom’s personally charged, pointedly subversive lyrics in sparkling, irresistibly catchy songcraft.
“All of my songs come out of some sort of personal turmoil, or they’re me getting back at someone or something,” Ealom reveals. “I feel like we’re just starting to get good at what we do. We’ve had a lot of time to hone in our sound, knowing what we want to sound like and figuring out what we need to do to get that. I’m really excited about the future.”
Formed in 1996, Dressy Bessy have released numerous singles, had tracks featured on various compilations and recorded six studio albums, including Pink Hearts, Yellow Moons (1999), California EP (2000), SoundGoRound (2002), Dressy Bessy (2003), Electrified (2005), and Holler and Stomp (2008).
February 4 – Surfside 7 – Ft. Collins, CO^
February 5 – Flux Capacitor – Colorado Springs, CO^
February 6 – Hi-Dive – Denver, CO^
February 10 – Atwood’s Tavern – Cambridge, MA#
February 11 – Bowery Electric – New York, NY#
February 12 – Union Hall – New York, NY#
February 13 – The Boot & Saddle – Philadelphia, PA#
February 15 – Gypsy Sally’s – Washington, DC #
February 16 – Strange Matter – Richmond, VA#
February 17 – Grey Eagle – Asheville, NC*
February 18 – Cat’s Cradle – Carrboro, NC*
February 19 – The Earl – Atlanta, GA*
February 20 – 40 Watt – Athens, GA*
March 5 – Off Broadway – St. Louis, MO+
March 17 – SXSW Official Showcase – Austin, TX
^w/The Born Readies
#w/Old Monk 
*w/The Pylon Reenactment Society featuring Vanessa Briscoe-Hay
+w/Whoa Thunder