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|Lido Beach Releasing “The Kelli Song (Oh, Lucky Me)”; Co-Written with Kim Shattuck, the Late Frontwoman of influential LA Punk Band The Muffs; Half of All Proceeds To Be Donated To ALS Research|
|Lido Beach is debuting “The Kelli Song (Oh, Lucky Me),” a track that frontman Scott Waldman co-wrote with Kim Shattuck, the late frontwoman for LA’s The Muffs, who tragically passed away from complications of ALS in 2019.|
Waldman says “I used to manage Kim as a songwriter and producer. We wrote this song together and shortly thereafter, she revealed to me that she had some form of ALS and had stopped producing and writing. She and I had the chance to write “The Kelli Song (Oh, Lucky Me)” in 2018. I spoke with the publisher then and Kim passed. There is never the right time to release a song from the dead or by the deceased. I decided to put this track as the meat (track 2) of the upcoming Lido Beach three-song EP ‘Sweat Equity.’ I’ll never play it live, but we are donating half of its proceeds towards ALS research. I hope that Kim would be happy. I miss her.”
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Additionally, Lido Beach has released a new holiday cover. Waldman explains, “I’m an agnostic Jew and I wanted to release a Christmas song on July 3. Sorry?”
Stream “Jingel Belle Roc” here.
Originally formed in 2008 by the former bassist for The City Drive (We The People/Sony Records) Scott Waldman, Lido Beach released their debut album ‘Fake Hellos, Real Goodbyes’ that same year. Armed with a set of ultra-catchy earworms and a steady touring schedule that found them playing shows with the likes of the Cab, Black Tide and American Hi-Fi, Lido Beach quickly earned a loyal fanbase.
After releasing their “Social Climbing” EP in 2013, they disbanded, until 2017 when they reunited for a series of shows. Since then, Lido Beach has become more of a solo project for Waldman, who now lives in Los Angeles and by day, runs a successful music management company, writes for a number of media outlets and hosts a long-running podcast.
In 2018, Waldman/Lido Beach released a new single “I Fell Hard” and later, an acoustic version of the 2008 song “My Oh My,” which were both well-received by fans. During the pandemic, he again got the urge to revisit and rework tracks from the band’s catalog, which resulted in the recent single, “New Scar, Same Scar,” a re-imagining of the track ‘Scar’ from ‘Fake Hellos, Real Goodbyes.’
Watch for the new EP ‘Sweat Equity’ to be released this August.