With a shared musical vision of marrying blues- and alt-rock, the pair began writing together in their New Orleans studio to create a unique sound all their own.
On the last day, Fish and Dayton let rip on some songs with the tape rolling. The result is The Stardust Sessions – an EP of three classic covers that showcases the duo’s edgy vocals and world-class guitar chops.
Unveiled today with a surly performance video, Fish and Dayton's "Brand New Cadillac" is a unique take on the late ‘50s rockabilly classic written by Vince Taylor (of Vince Taylor and His Playboys fame). A cover of the track also appears on the Clash’s 1979 London Calling album.
If you like what you heard, look out for Samantha Fish and Jesse Dayton’s forthcoming album.
Comprising ten new and original tracks, their new LP – Death Wish Blues – was produced by the legendary Jon Spencer and is slated for release in late spring via Rounder Records.
Fish and Dayton will be kicking off their North American tour tomorrow night in Bakersfield, California.
- Dec 3 – World Records, Bakersfield, CA
- Dec 4 – The Whiskey-A-Go Go, Los Angeles, CA
- Dec 6 – Oven Auditorium, Charlotte, NC
- Dec 7 – DPAC, Durham, NC
- Dec 29 – Ground Zero Blues Club, Biloxi, MS
- Dec 30 – Tipitina's, New Orleans, LA
- Jan 12 – Kessler Theatre, Dallas, TX
- Jan 13 – 04 Center, Austin, TX
- Jan 14 – 04 Center, Austin, TX
- Jan 15 – Heights Theatre, Houston, TX
If you can’t make Sunday night’s Whiskey-A-Go Go show in Los Angeles in person, the gig will be livestreamed from 9:00 PM PT.
Click here for livestream tickets.
Stream and download The Stardust Sessions here.
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Rod Brakes is a music journalist with an expertise in guitars. Having spent many years at the coalface as a guitar dealer and tech, Rod's more recent work as a writer covering artists, industry pros and gear includes contributions for leading publications and websites such as Guitarist, Total Guitar, Guitar World, Guitar Player and MusicRadar in addition to specialist music books, blogs and social media. He is also a lifelong musician.