LIZ COOPER & THE STAMPEDE’S DEBUT ALBUM WINDOW FLOWERS OUT TODAY

FALL TOUR SUPPORTING PHOSPHORESCENT CONFIRMED

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Liz Cooper & The Stampede’s anticipated debut full-length album, Window Flowers, is out today on the band’s own label, Sleepyhead Records, via Thirty Tigers. Stream/purchase hereWindow Flowers is already the subject of widespread critical acclaim.

In celebration of the release, the band will perform a special album release show tonight at The Blue Room at Third Man Records in Nashville after an in-store set at Grimey’s New & Preloved Music. Subsequently, they will join Phosphorescent and Houndmouth on tours this fall. These shows follow the band’s busiest touring year-to-date, which featured performances with Lord Huron, Deer Tick, Rayland Baxter, Ron Gallo and Blitzen Trapper. See below for full tour details.

Recorded at Welcome to 1979 in Nashville with co-production from TJ Elias, Window Flowers is the culmination of a yearlong dedication in which Cooper pushed herself to spend every single day creating in at least one medium and saying “yes” to everything she was asked to do. Of the recording, Cooper reflects, “Our first time working with an outside producer and our first time in a proper recording studio was when we recorded Window Flowers. TJ Elias’ mad scientist ideas, an abundance of hot dogs, and lack of sunlight pushed us outside of our comfort zones to work more cohesivey as a unit than we ever had before.” Joined in the studio by bassist Grant Prettyman and special guests Leah Blevins, Will Brown, Steve Dawson, Emily Kohavi, Michael and Ben Ford and Gianni Gibso, the new album follows Cooper’s earlier self-released EPs—Monsters (2014) and Live at the Silent Planet (2016). Alongside Cooper, “The Stampede” consists of Prettyman and drummer Ryan Usher.

Photo credit: Shervin Lainez

Already known in Nashville for their electric live shows, Liz Cooper & The Stampede experienced their first breakthrough in 2016 with the release of their Audiotree Live session, which has attracted over 220,000 views on YouTube, and over 1,000,000 streams on Spotify. Additionally, the band placed as one of NPR Music’s runners-up during their 2016 Tiny Desk Contest. Of the submission, NPR Music’s Benjamin Naddaff-Hafrey hailed, “‘Mountain Man’ is a catchy, simple love song written with the clarity of a good cut of Nashville country. Liz Cooper guides the song with her percussive, fingerpicked guitar and her crackling voice…a seamless balance of muted rhythmic sounds and propulsive drive that feels so good…It sounds like a car whirring past a field of trees, the light shining through.”

Cooper grew up in Baltimore, MD later attending Towson University on a full athletic scholarship for golf, but after her freshmen year left to pursue a musician’s path in Nashville. It was there that she discovered her sound and singular voice through a new creative community, which includes the likes of Ron Gallo, Rayland Baxter, Okey Dokey, Erin Rae, Cage the Elephant, The Weeks, The Wild Feathers, Jamestown Revival, Desert Noises, Future Thieves and Caroline Rose.

WINDOW FLOWERS TRACK LIST

  1. Sleepyhead
    2. The Night
    3. Outer Space
    4. Mountain Main
    5. Kaleidoscope Eyes
    6. Dalai Lama
    7. Motions
    8. Fondly & Forever
    9. Lights
    10. Hey Man
    11. Walls of White

LIZ COOPER & THE STAMPEDE TOUR DATES

August 10—Nashville, TN—Grimey’s New & Preloved Music (In Store)

August 10—Nashville, TN—The Blue Room at Third Man Records
August 18—Columbia, MO—Fortune Fest
August 24—Fishers, IN—Nickel Plate Amphitheater*
August 26—Evanston, IL—Out of SPACE: Big Evanston Block Party

August 28—Athens, GA—Georgia Theatre†

August 29—Savannah, GA—B&D Beer Garden†

August 30—Asheville, NC—The Orange Peel†

August 31—Charlotte, NC—Neighborhood Theatre†

September 1—Charleston, SC—Charleston Music Hall†

September 9—St. Louis, MO—LouFest

September 20—Nashville, TN—Musician’s Corner
November 8—New Orleans, LA—One Eyed Jacks‡

November 9—Austin, TX—Emo’s‡

November 10—Dallas, TX—Granada Theater‡

November 12—Phoenix, AZ—Crescent Ballroom‡

November 14—Santa Ana, CA—Observatory OC‡

November 15—Los Angeles, CA—Belasco Theatre‡

November 17—San Francisco, CA—The Fillmore‡
November 20—Portland, OR—Crystal Ballroom‡

November 21—Seattle, WA—Neptune‡

November 24—Denver, CO—The Oriental Theatre‡

November 26—Lawrence, KS—Granada Theater‡

November 27—St. Louis, MO—The Ready Room‡

November 29—Madison, WI—Majestic Theatre‡

November 30—Chicago, IL—Vic Theatre‡

December 1—Minneapolis, MN—First Avenue‡

December 2—Milwaukee, WI—Turner Hall Ballroom‡

December 4—Detroit, MI—Saint Andrew’s Hall‡

December 5—Columbus, OH—Newport Music Hall‡

December 6—Toronto, ON—Mod Club‡

December 7—Northampton, MA—Pearl Street‡

December 8—Boston, MA—Royale‡

December 11—Washington, DC—9:30 Club‡

December 13—Brooklyn, NY—Brooklyn Steel ‡

December 14—Philadelphia, PA—Theatre of The Living Arts‡

*with Houndmouth and Mt. Joy
†with Houndmouth
‡with Phosphorescent

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