Holland Greco to Release 'Volume One' on 6/17
A Tuesday, June 17 release has been set for the first-ever original artist signing to Zappa Records not named Zappa this century, and HOLLAND GRECO lives up to the honor with an eclectic musical palette that is in full effect on her two-pronged album VOLUME ONE (Zappa Records on 180-gram audiophile-quality vinyl disc, including digital download card and iTunes). VOLUME ONE presents GRECO's musical diversity in two sides: Tunnel Vision is a lighter collection of GRECO's original tunes and Murdergram: Songs Of The Misfits is an array of Misfits cover songs. Both sides allow GRECO to showcase the duality and diversity of her interests. VOLUME ONE will be available at the Barfko-Swill shop online.
"Volume One is basically an elegant double E.P.," says GRECO. "The idea to release both of them as one album wasn't in my heart or mind when I recorded them. It's a lucky accident. I'm relieved to release them both together because it better describes my interests and intentions right out of the gate." (**See full Q&A at bottom of release.)
GRECO recorded Tunnel Vision with keyboardist Lisa Harriton [Ke$ha, Smashing Pumpkins, Adam Lambert], bassist Joe Karnes [Fitz & the Tantrums], frequent drummer princessFrank and a horn section including ace musicians like trombone player Ryan Porter and trumpeter Brian Warfield. The results feature HOLLAND in her Norah Jones/Maria Muldaur/Cyndi Lauper mode, a seductive crooner capable of the buoyant samba beat of "100 Proof" and the horn-driven New Orleans by way of Mary Wells stomp of "Stuck!"
HOLLAND says, "Writing and recording a pop song that captures the ears and imaginations of many people is a very high form of societal contribution, in my opinion. With the songs from Tunnel Vision (Side A of Volume One), I'm seeking to establish myself as a recording artist and songwriter who has the potential to do that."