Liz Cooper & The Stampede

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Liz Cooper & The Stampede
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Liz Cooper & The Stampede (courtesy of Kane Stewart)
Background information
OriginNashville, Tennessee, USA
Genres
Years active2014-present
LabelsSleepyhead Records
WebsiteOfficial website
Members
  • Liz Cooper
  • Ryan Usher
Past members
  • Ky Baker
  • Grant Prettyman

Liz Cooper & The Stampede are a three-piece American rock band from Nashville, Tennessee.[1] NPR describes their music as "a seamless balance of muted rhythmic sounds and propulsive drive that feels so good".[2]

Overview[edit]

Liz Cooper spent the majority of her life developing her golf skills, only to drop her college scholarship to move to Nashville and pursue music in 2012.[3][4] Bottlerock Festival, Austin City Limits Festival, and have opened for Lord Huron, Phosphorescent, Tyler Childers, Houndmouth, Bermuda Triangle, Rayland Baxter, and Deer Tick.[5][6] The band will play Newport Folk Festival, Forecastle Festival, Lockn' in summer 2019. When asked what types of music influences her she says "The '60s, '70s. Meeting people. My surroundings. Traveling. Jazz. Bossa nova. Random music that I'll hear when I'm driving through random places in Colorado where there's only one station, and it's really strange and I'm stuck with it. Everything influences me."[7]

Reviews[edit]

  • Glide Magazine says "This is special stuff, sending a clear as day signal that Liz Cooper & the Stampede may be one of the most exciting live acts out there right now." [8]
  • Natalie Weiner at New York Times writes "This lilting Nashville rock trio gives new meaning to the label “easy listening” with their tempered, dreamy psychedelia. Gentle grooves and softly arpeggiated guitars take the place of sprawling, climactic jams, yet their songwriting is taut enough that the audience is never in danger of being lulled to sleep."[9]
  • Bruce Warren at NPR writes “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.”[10]
  • Jimmy Drenovsky from Mmarquettewire.org said, "Liz Cooper & the Stampede are a three-piece unit that make breathtaking ambient-rock tunes."[11]
  • NO COUNTRY-staff with NoCountryforNewNashville.com wrote, "We've had our eye on local psychedelic rockers Liz Cooper & The Stampede since they blew the roof off our Acme Feed & Seed showcase a while back."[12]
  • BNH at NPR.org related that "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."[2]

Discography[edit]

EPs[edit]

Title Album details
Monsters
  • Release Date: June 24, 2014
  • Label: Liz Cooper & The Stampede
Live at the Silent Planet
  • Release Date: April 1, 2016
  • Label: Liz Cooper & The Stampede
Liz Cooper & The Stampede on Audiotree Live
  • Release Date: October 26, 2016
  • Label: Audiotree Music
Liz Cooper & The Stampede | Audiotree Far Out
  • Release Date: June 16, 2017
  • Label: Liz Cooper & The Stampede
Live in Chicago EP
  • Release Date: July 12th, 2019
  • Label: Sleepyhead Records

Albums[edit]

Title Album details
Window Flowers
  • Release Date: August 10, 2018[13]
  • Label: Sleepyhead Records


References[edit]

  1. ^ Drenovsky, Jimmy. "Liz Cooper & the Stampede: Answering the Questions that Matter". Marquette Wire. Retrieved 10 January 2018.
  2. ^ a b "10 More Tiny Desk Contest Entries We Loved". NPR.org. March 21, 2017. Retrieved January 15, 2018.
  3. ^ Zumer, Bryna. "From golf to guitars, Fallston native turned Nashville recording artist comes 'home' to BBQ Bash". The Baltimore Sun. The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved 10 January 2018.
  4. ^ "Indie Spotlight: LIZ COOPER & THE STAMPEDE". BMI.com. October 5, 2017. Retrieved January 15, 2018.
  5. ^ Zyzda, Rachel. "Get To Know: Liz Cooper & The Stampede". ANCHOR MAGAZINE. Retrieved 10 January 2018.
  6. ^ Davis, Amber. "Brittany Howard and Bermuda Triangle Charm a Sold-Out Basement East". Nashville Scene. Nashville Scene. Retrieved 10 January 2018.
  7. ^ Levin, Hilli. "On Par". Native Magazine. Native Magazine. Retrieved 10 January 2018.
  8. ^ Glide. "ALBUM PREMIERE: LIZ COOPER & THE STAMPEDE GET LOOSE AND WILD ON PSYCH-MEETS-INDIE-ROCK EP 'LIVE IN CHICAGO'". Glide Magazile. Glide Publishing LLC. Retrieved 17 July 2019.
  9. ^ Weiner, Natalie. "Pop, Rock and Jazz Concerts to Check Out in N.Y.C. This Weekend: Liz Cooper & the Stampede". New York Times. Retrieved July 2, 2019.
  10. ^ Warren, Bruce. "Liz Cooper & The Stampede's 'Window Flowers' Channels Classic Sounds To Soar". NPR. Retrieved July 2, 2019.
  11. ^ Drenovsky, Jimmy. "Liz Cooper & the Stampede: Answering the Questions that Matter". Marquette Wire. Retrieved January 15, 2018.
  12. ^ "[No Country Premiere] Liz Cooper & The Stampede Drop Live Video For "Thieves"". No Country For New Nashville. April 12, 2016. Retrieved January 15, 2018.
  13. ^ Trageser, Stephen. "Liz Cooper and the Stampede Hang With Virtual Hunks in 'Mountain Man'". Nashville Scene. SouthComm, Inc. Retrieved 25 May 2018.

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