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SOLVEJ SCHOU ANNOUNCES SEPT. 7 SOLO SHOW AT ZEBULON
IN LOS ANGELES WITH FUR DIXON AND JANELANE
Following the release of Schou’s new fierce political fuzz-filled full-band record ‘Quiet For Too Long,’ named LA Weekly’s album of the week in June
August 30, 2019 (Pasadena, CA) – Fierce musician and writer Solvej Schou (SOUL-vye SKOH) is bringing her soulful lyrics, vocals and fuzz-filled feminist and political rock ‘n’ roll to Los Angeles venue Zebulon Café Concert on Sept. 7, 2019 for a show featuring three fiery women playing electric solo: Solvej Schou at 6:30 pm, Janelane at 7:30 pm and Fur Dixon (formerly in The Cramps) at 8:30 pm. Dinner menu available. Tickets are free HERE.
The show follows the June release of Schou’s new full-band album ‘Quiet For Too Long’ on red vinyl and digitally at CD Baby, Apple Music, Amazon and Spotify, amid passionate solo and full-band shows at the Echoplex, Café NELA and Echo Park Rising. Schou is also gearing up for the release of a wild-haired, red-saturated music video directed by Ted Newsome for the song “Flicker Away.” In June, LA Weekly featured the record as their album of the week, stating, “It’s a record that reflects this current political climate: If your nerves aren’t charged and tingling by the end, your emotions at tipping point, you aren’t paying attention.” The vinyl is also at L.A. stores, including Amoeba, Sick City Records, Poobah Records, Jacknife Records, The Bloke and Permanent Records.
On the album, Schou dives into issues ranging from police brutality, anti-immigrant fervor, gun violence, gender equality and powerful womanhood to mortality, depression, love and David Bowie’s death. As a teen, Schou performed as part of the Riot Grrrl-led scene of female artists in L.A. and at cultural hub Regeneración. The six tracks on ‘Quiet For Too Long’ are “America,” “Age and Beauty,” No One Can Take Our Love,” “Flicker Away,” “In A Minute” and “Stardust Hero (for David Bowie).” “Quiet For Too Long is blunt in its forceful expression,” says Schou. “I’m angry about the election of Donald Trump and treatment of women, immigrants and black and brown people in the U.S. I’m excited to play with Fur Dixon and Janelane: women who also refuse to stay silent.”
The album’s “distillation of frustration, sadness and occasional joy, alongside real world issues, into sheer poetry is a real gift, and a much needed one right now,” says Brett Callwood in his LA Weekly album of the week write-up of Quiet For Too Long. Schou has also been interviewed about the album by NPR, KPCC, LAist, Mike Watt on his The Watt From Pedro Show, Moment Magazine and more. Personal, political, loud, passionate, ‘Quiet For Too Long’ is filled with Schou’s ferocious vocals and garage-y guitar, and also features talented Chelsea Jean Speer-Guzman on bass and back-up vocals, Eric Hasenbein on guitar and Bryan Bos on drums. Iranian feminist visual artist Delbar Shahbaz painted a portrait of Schou for the cover.
Born and raised in Hollywood, Schou is half Danish and half Jewish-Polish, and the grandchild of Holocaust survivors. She has played solo and in bands (Bitch & Moan, The Lassiebeat, Racquet, Naughty Bird) in L.A., New York City and Copenhagen, Denmark. She showcases a raw and bluesy rock ‘n’ roll vocal strut with guitar inspired by Janis Joplin, X, Pretenders, Etta James, PJ Harvey and Patti Smith.
Schou’s experience as a writer includes former staff positions at The Associated Press and Entertainment Weekly to freelance work for The New York Times, Los Angeles Times and other outlets. She’s interviewed artists including Aretha Franklin, Brian Wilson and Patti Smith. She contributed essays on PJ Harvey, Patti Smith and Sharon Jones to the 2018 book Women Who Rock: Bessie to Beyoncé. Girl Groups to Riot Grrrl. She is on the steering committee of the L.A. collective Turn It Up!, seeking gender equality in music, with Alice Bag, Allison Wolfe and other women in music.
Solvej Schou photo courtesy of the artist