LIZ COOPER & THE STAMPEDE’S “HEY MAN” MUSIC VIDEO PREMIERES AT NPR MUSIC/WXPN’S WORLD CAFE

DEBUT ALBUM WINDOW FLOWERS OUT AUGUST 10

ON TOUR NOW

The official music video for Liz Cooper & The Stampede’s “Hey Man” premieres at NPR Music/WXPN’s World Café, who describes it as, “…a kind of mini episode of The Twilight Zone that plays as a rock and roll video.” Watch/share HERE.

Directed by Anna Zorn, a graduate of both the writing and improvisation programs at Chicago’s Second City, the video stars 11-year old Madysen Reilly. Of her performance, NPR Music/WXPN World Café praises, “The daughter, marvelously played by 11-year-old Madysen Reilly in her first on-screen role, pops a cassette of ‘Hey Man’ into her cassette player and proceeds to rock out and live out her rock and roll fantasy. Playing air guitar, lip-syncing into her hairbrush microphone and jumping around her room, the downstairs perfection comes completely unhinged as mom and her friends succumb to the music and the energy coming from the floor above. Someone’s bra comes off, cakes are smashed, donuts are stuffed into mouths, and everyone proceeds to get wild. It's the ultimate twist to a rock and roll tale.”

“Hey Man” is the second track unveiled from Liz Cooper & The Stampede’s anticipated debut full-length album, Window Flowers, due August 10 on the band’s own label, Sleepyhead Records, via Thirty Tigers (pre-order). Each digital pre-order includes an immediate download of “Hey Man” as well as the first single, “Mountain Man.”

Already receiving widespread acclaim, Already receiving widespread acclaim, Rolling Stone recently featured the band describing them as, “Atmospheric folk-rock with psychedelic flourishes,” and asserting, “Mountain Man, with its Fleet Foxes-esque vocal harmonies and delicate acoustic guitar, is captivating enough on its own, but its VR-themed music video is not to be missed.” Watch/share the official music video HERE.

In celebration of the release, the band is currently on tour including several dates supporting Houndmouth, select headline performances and summer festival sets at Wildwood MusicFest and LouFest plus additional dates with M. Ward, SUSTO and Tyler Childers. These shows follow the band’s busiest touring year to-date, including a debut performance at Austin City Limits Music Festival and tours 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 cohesively 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.

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 215,000 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.

For more information, please contact Asha Goodman, 615.320.7753, Nick Mallchok, 615.320.7753, or Carla Sacks, 212.741.1000, at Sacks & Co.

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
* with Houndmouth
† with M. Ward
‡ with SUSTO
§ with HoneyHoney

June 22 /// Albany, NY /// Upstate Concert Hall*
June 23 /// Portland, ME /// Port City Music Hall*
June 24 /// South Burlington, VT /// Higher Ground*
July 5 /// Fayetteville, AR /// JBGB Amphitheater*
July 6 /// Saint Louis, MO /// Delmar Hall*
July 7 /// Arnolds Park, IA /// Arnolds Park*
July 8 /// Bloomington, IL /// Castle Theatre*
July 10 /// Kalamazoo, MI /// Bell’s Beer Garden*
July 11 /// Columbus, OH /// Newport Music Hall*
July 13 /// Fort Collins, CO /// The Magic Rat
July 15 /// Denver, CO /// Larimer Lounge
July 17 /// Petaluma, CA /// Lagunita’s Amphitheatre†
July 18 /// San Francisco, CA /// Bottom of the Hill
July 20–21 /// Wilamina, OR /// Wildwood Music Fest
July 22 /// Seattle, WA /// Tractor Tavern§
July 24 /// Spokane, WA /// The Bartlett
July 25 /// Missoula, MT /// Top Hat‡
September 8 /// St. Louis, MO /// LouFest