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    Tue, 06 Mar 2012 11:59:43

    Download Portland Cello Project's Cover of "H.A.M." - It's a Jay-Z + Kanye West song

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    In the ultimate test of their quest to find those universal moments of beauty that tie all musical genres together, the Portland Cello Project (or PCP) are releasing Homage on May 1, 2012 through Jealous Butcher Records. PCP will be taking to the road this spring and summer, including a series of co-headline dates with Emily Wells.

    Known for their dynamic live shows and inspired arrangements of composers of all aesthetic persuasions, PCP are premiering their version of Kanye West and Jay-Z's "H.A.M." A cello version of a hip-hop song? Just brilliant.

    Download it here:

    Portland Cello Project. "H*A*M" from Homage, due out May 1. 2012.)
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    Recorded in studio spaces and sacred spaces all over Portland, the album was mixed by Larry Crane (Sleater-Kinney, Elliott Smith, The Decemberists) at Jackpot! Studios and mastered by Jeff Lipton (Andrew Bird, Magnetic Fields, Bon Iver) at Peerless Mastering. Homage will also be available on vinyl on April 21, 2012 for Record Store Day, including a special edition on colored vinyl. The LP will include a re-mastered version of their Kill Rock Stars digital single "All of the Lights." PCP's live performance video of the Kanye West track, recorded at a sold-out show in Portland, has received over 400,000 YouTube views.

    From thundering cellos and drums transforming hip-hop songs, to whispered melodies by contemporary composers, to hip-hop themes turned into baroque-style puzzles, Homage blurs musical genres and styles. Covers include "She Will" (Lil Wayne), "That's My Bitch" and "H.A.M." (Kanye West and Jay-Z) and a classical canon inspired by Lil Wayne's "Lollipop" that was arranged by PCP's founder/arranger Douglas Jenkins (originally for the Oregon Bach Festival). The "Lollipop Canon" and "Fugue on a Monstrous Theme" (inspired by Kanye's "Monster") were both recorded at the oldest church in Portland.

    Tour Dates:

    *With Emily Wells

    FR 4/13 PORTLAND, OR DOUG FIR CD release show
    SA 4/14 PORTLAND, OR DOUG FIR CD release show
    WE 4/18 EUGENE, OR WOW Hall
    FR 4/27 SEATTLE, WA TRIPLE DOOR
    SA 4/28 BOZEMAN, MT FILLING STATION
    MO 4/30 FARGO, ND AQUARIUM
    TU 5/1 MINNEAPOLIS, MN THE CEDAR *
    TH 5/3 MADISON, WI MAJESTIC THEATER *
    FR 5/4 CHICAGO,IL SCHUBAS *
    SA 5/5 CINCINNATI, OH TAFT THEATER *
    MO 5/7 DANVILLE, KY NORTON CENTER FOR THE ARTS
    TU 5/8 ST LOUIS, MO OLD ROCK HOUSE *
    WE 5/9 COLUMBIA, MO MOJOS *
    FR 5/11 BOULDER, CO FOX THEATER *
    TU 5/15 LOS ANGELES, CA LARGO *
    WE 5/16 SANTA CRUZ, CA THE CREPE PLACE *
    TH 5/17 SAN FRANCISCO, CA SWEDISH AMERICAN HALL *
    FR 5/18 SANTA ROSA, CA WELLS FARGO CTR FOR THE ARTS
    FR 5/25 PORT ANGELES, WA JUAN DE FUCA Festival of the Arts
    SA 5/26 PORT ANGELES, WA JUAN DE FUCA Festival of the Arts
    TU, 6/26 NEW YORK, NY HUDSON SQUARE MUSIC & WINE
    WE 6/27 PHILADELPHIA, PA WORLD CAFÉ LIVE

    Did you download "H.A.M." by PCP?

    —Amy Sciarretto
    03.06.12



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