LIZ COOPER & THE STAMPEDE EXTEND 2019 HEADLINE TOUR

TICKETS ON-SALE THIS FRIDAY

LIVE AT RELIXSESSION PREMIERES TODAY

DEBUT ALBUM WINDOW FLOWERS OUT TO CRITICAL ACCLAIM

Liz Cooper & The Stampede will continue their extensive headline tour through 2019 with stops at Nashville’s The Basement East, Los Angeles’ The Echo, Austin’s Antone’s and Portland’s Doug Fir Lounge among others. Tickets for the newly confirmed shows go on-sale this Friday, February 8 at 10:00am local time. See below for full tour details.

Additionally, the band’s Live At Relixsession is premiering today. Watch/share here. The songs come from their full-length debut album, Window Flowers, which is out now on the band’s own label, Sleepyhead Records, via Thirty Tigers—stream/purchase here.

Window Flowers continues to receive widespread critical acclaim…

“A nugget of 50-years-late-breaking psychedelia out of Nashville, ‘Hey Man’ circles through four chords and flaunts a distorted guitar hook, jazzy drumming and an elaborate but transparent throng of voices and guitars behind Liz Cooper’s straightforward come-on.” —The New York Times

“A gorgeously arranged and performed bouquet of psychedelia-tinged folk-rock…”
“…to draw a line from Window Flowers to any period of rock and roll, it would be that of the Paisley Underground and bands like The Dream Syndicate, where beautiful and languid psychedelia met moody folk and rock based songs. Cooper taps into this and more on her debut, wrapping her reverbed vocals in swirling, warm echoes of sound and nuanced musical lushness thanks to the addition of keyboards, pedal steel, a glockenspiel here and a banjo there.” –NPR Music

“Call it psychedelic, call it classic or call it the sound of new Nashville. Liz Cooper & The Stampede are leading the rock pack in Tennessee right now…[Window Flowers is] one of the summer’s most refreshing listens.” –NPR World Cafe

“Sharpening up her guitar attack, Cooper pushes her strand of folk rock deep into psychedelic territory by merging her idiosyncratic vocal style with swirling, droning guitar effects and lacerating solos that feel dusted with otherworldly magic…yearning for natural beauty and transcending one’s surroundings permeates Window Flowers…”  —Rolling Stone

“[‘Fondly & Forever’] has that rare quality that allows it to appropriately soundtrack both a packed theater and an empty dive bar.” —Billboard

“It’s an auspicious, slow-burn introduction to an artist with a vision, one we hope to hear more from…Cooper is an insightful, reflective, poignant, and occasionally dryly humorous singer/songwriter/guitarist and her two-piece ‘stampede’ backing unit follows that lead.” –American Songwriter

“If we’re lucky, we are going to hear a lot more artists in the future like Liz Cooper and the Stampede…[Liz Cooper] possesses a bluesy holler that feels like it could cut glass or shake a cheating partner to their core.” –Paste

“The band dexterously navigates a recording studio...overdubs and guest performances augmenting but never eclipsing the trio’s fundamental modus operandi. Window Flowers is a stellar iteration from the Nashville-based band, one of the more potent releases of the year.” –No Depression

“Liz Cooper & The Stampede are one of the finest folk rock bands that we have…Cooper has a one-of-a-kind voice…it’s distinctive, emotive, and thoroughly engaging, drawing you right into the song like a massive welcome mat. The group’s music might best be described as cosmic, psychedelic folk rock, but whatever it is, it’s 100% irresistible.” —PopMatters

“What makes the mix cohere is the strength of the band’s identity, marked by Cooper’s distinctive guitar work and her voice as a writer. As a unit, Cooper and her bandmates (bassist Grant Prettyman and drummer Ryan Usher) showcase a commitment to exploring creative impulses while staying true to their musical vision of a joyfully raucous power trio.” —Nashville Scene

“A rock album with a trippy psychedelic undertow.”
“Liz Cooper knew it was a risk to move to a new city and follow her dream. A dream that has certainly paid off.” –She Shreds

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 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.

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
BOLD on-sale this Friday, February 8 at 10:00am local time

February 16 /// Tampa, FL /// Whigfest Music and Arts Festival
February 17 /// Jacksonville, FL /// 1904 Music Hall
February 19 /// Charleston, SC /// Charleston Pour House  
February 20 /// Charlottesville, VA /// The Southern
February 21 /// Washington, DC /// Songbyrd Record Cafe and Music House 
February 22 /// Baltimore, MD /// The 8x10 
February 23 /// Philadelphia, PA /// Boot & Saddle
February 25 /// Boston, MA /// Great Scott
February 26 /// Northampton, MA /// The Parlor Room
February 27 /// Brooklyn, NY /// Rough Trade 
March 1 /// Burlington, VT /// ArtsRiot
March 2 /// Montreal, QC /// Bar Le Ritz PDB
March 4 /// Toronto, ON /// The Drake Hotel
March 5 /// Pontiac, MI /// The Pike Room 
March 6 /// Columbus, OH /// The Basement 
March 8 /// Chicago, IL /// Schubas Tavern
March 9 /// Neenah, WI /// Short Branch Saloon
March 10 /// Milwaukee, WI /// The Back Room at Colectivo Coffee
March 12 /// St Paul, MN /// Turf Club 
March 13 /// Madison, WI /// High Noon Saloon
March 24 /// Omaha, NE /// Reverb Lounge
March 26 /// Des Moines, IA /// Vaudeville Mews
March 27 /// Columbia, MO /// Rose Music Hall
March 29 /// Oxford, MS /// Proud Larry’s

March 30 /// New Orleans, LA /// Hogs For The Cause
April 4 /// Nashville, TN /// The Basement East
April 27 /// Chattanooga, TN /// JJ’s Bohemia

April 28 /// Charlotte, NC /// Tuck Fest
April 30 /// Tupelo, MS /// Blue Canoe
May 2 /// Austin, TX /// Antone’s Nightclub
May 3 /// Houston, TX /// White Oak Music Hall (Upstairs)
May 4 /// Dallas, TX /// Ruins
May 7 /// Phoenix, AZ /// The Rebel Lounge
May 8 /// San Diego, CA /// Casbah
May 9 /// Los Angeles, CA /// The Echo
May 12 /// San Francisco, CA /// The Chapel
May 14 /// Portland, OR /// Doug Fir Lounge
May 15 /// Seattle, WA /// Tractor Tavern
May 16 /// Vancouver, BC /// The Biltmore Cabaret
May 18 /// Spokane, WA /// The Bartlett
May 21 /// Missoula, MT /// Top Hat
May 24 /// Napa, CA /// BottleRock Napa Valley
May 28 /// Salt Lake City, UT /// Kilby Court
May 30 /// Fort Collins, CO /// Downtown Artery
May 31 /// Denver, CO /// Larimer Lounge
June 2 /// Kansas City, MO /// The Record Bar