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Pop / Rock 03/03/2016

Miranda Lee Richards Shares Video For "7th Ray" Via Bullett Media - 'Echoes Of The Dreamtime' Out Now Via Invisible Hands Music

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New York, NY (Top40 Charts) "A coming of age return by the San Franciscan singer-songwriter...Richards’ transcending, perhaps, for the first time, her influences, and no longer constrained, arriving at psychedelia’s higher plane" - Four Stars, Mojo

"...hovers between Joanna Newsom and Stevie Knicks." - 8/10, Uncut

"Richards has grown beyond her influences and is ready to become, herself, a spirit guide to a new generation of songwriters." - PopMatters

"A bit like what Beach House come up with if they tried to write roots rock."
-Stereogum

"Breathtaking... a near perfect song cycle." - Echoes Radio

Earlier this year, the Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter Miranda Lee Richards released her first album in over six years Echoes Of The Dreamtime on Invisible Hands Music. The collection of eight psychedelic folk songs was recorded in her home with production from Rick Parker who has worked with the likes of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and Lord Huron.

The album premiered in it's entirety via Noisey. KCRW shared the track "First Light of Winter," the second single to be released from the collection. Eric J. Lawrence said the new album "expands, matures and solidifies her sound" which he describes as "pastoral, psychedelic folk-rock."

Stereogum shared "7th Ray," the first single to be released from the album, and said, "It’s a gorgeous midtempo track that sounds a bit like what Beach House come up with if they tried to write roots rock."

"So much of our experience lies within the realm of the subconscious, influencing our outer realities. When we realize we have control over our offering to the world, we begin to examine the subconscious and have a conversation with it, instead of being ruled unknowingly by it," says Richards about the album. "In Echoes of the Dreamtime, those inner workings rise to the surface and begin to integrate into our experience. Contained therein are themes of self-discovery, transformation, and grappling with the duality between dark and light within ourselves and society. The literal use of Space Echo throughout is reflective of the theme: it’s subtle and beautiful and repeats until we listen.”

Richards was born in San Francisco after the summer of love and before the dawn of disco. Her parents are well-known underground comic book artists Ted and Terre Richards, R. Crumb being their most infamous contemporary. After graduating from the San Francisco School Of The Arts, she travelled to Paris to model, but soon returned to the U.S. to pursue a musical career. A series of chance encounters led her to befriend Kirk Hammet from Metallica, who taught her to play guitar. Early demos of her songs reached the ears of Anton Newcombe, and she soon joined his band The Brian Jonestown Massacre. She sang on their early recordings, including the first track on the debut album, and appeared with them in the seminal documentary DIG!.

Echoes Of The Dreamtime is Richards' third studio album and first release in more than six years.

Track List:

1) 7th Ray
2) Tokyo's Dancing
3) Little Radio
4) First Light of Winter
5) Julian
6) Colours So Fine
7) It Was Given
8) Already Fine
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