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Forthcoming Release: Preview and Pre-Order “Wild Abandon” EP by Ian Penn

June 22, 2015


Wild Abandon - Ian Penn


Release Date: June 29, 2015

1. Wild Abandon
2. Cold Mountain
3. Miss April
4. Have A Little Time For Yourself
5. Live Another Day
6. Different Kinds Of Strangers

Listen to the single “Wild Abandon”

Preview and Pre-order the EP on iTunes and Bandcamp


Young Ian Penn is an old soul evoking the wisdom of timeless folk music legends like Bob Dylan, and Pete Seeger. His first single, Headback Home, was released October 15, 2014. Penn is based in the Pampanga countryside writing songs in the shadow of Mount Arayat. Inspired to write by Canadian icon Neil Young’s album Out on the Weekend, Penn assembled his latest batch of songs for his EP, Wild Abandon, with the intention of inspiring listeners to reflect on their own lives and experiences. Penn’s hope is that listeners will see themselves in his songs, a similar wish, he notes, to that expressed by Joni Mitchell in a rare interview with the CBC: “If you listen to that music and you see yourself, it will probably make you cry and you’ll learn something about yourself and now you’re getting something out of it.” The end result of Wild Abandon is a collection of what the now Manila-based performer likes to call “road songs,” six thoughtful, simple and contemplative songs that he envisions people taking on long road trips as a soundtrack to landscapes unfolding around them as they drive.

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Sign On My Window: Exclusive Single + B-Side from San Francisco-based Yea-Ming and The Rumours

June 19, 2015

Christine Mazur

If 1960‘s German singer Nico was reincarnated as the love child of Johnny Cash with a touch of 1950s Doo-Wop in 21st Century San Francisco’s Bay Area, that child would be singer Yea-Ming Chen, backed by an assortment of talented, fun-loving musicians.

Yea-Ming Chen

Yea-Ming Chen

Lilystars Records is pleased to introduce these American indie minstrels with the release of an exlusive single, Sign On My Window, a charming, timeless waltz about love and loss. The simple tune compliments and lays bare the heartbreak in the lyrics. Melancholy but danceable, Yea-Ming and The Rumours put a sweet spin on this breakup song that anyone who has loved and lost will connect with.

Sign On My Window - Yea-Ming and The Rumours

Sign On My Window – Yea-Ming and The Rumours (Single Cover)

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This single comes with a bonus B-Side, Let Me Stand Close to the Water. This wistful, introspective tune calls to mind a more innocent time; carefree summer afternoons from years gone by. A somewhat bittersweet ballad, it is perfect for reflective moments of times gone by.

Yea-Ming and The Rumours

Yea-Ming Chen and The Rumours

Solo or backed by a band, Chen can be heard along the West Coast as Yea-Ming and The Rumours (so-named for the Fleetwood Mac album), having performed in and around the San Francisco Bay Area, Sacramento and the Davis area in California. Over her career, she has played shows with Calvin Johnson, Paul Collins, Greg Ashley, Gris Gris, The Mantles, The Dodos, Forrest Day, Bart Davenport, Nobunny, Peach Kelli Pop, the Moore Brothers and more. Having been in bands since age 18, she performed for about 10 years with her best friend Anna Hillburg as Dreamdate. The two have recorded three albums.

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