Sallie Ford & the Sound Outside

Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside's new record 'Untamed Beast' (Partisan Records, 2/19) is a visceral rock and roll romp. Like a "cross between Ella Fitzgerald and Tom Waits" (Mashable) Sallie has established herself as one of the most powerful female voices in indie rock. Ford and her group - Tyler Tornfelt (upright bass), Ford Tennis (drums), and Jeffrey Munger (lead guitar) - recorded the album's 11 tracks with Adam Landry and Justin Collins (Deer Tick, Middle Brother) at Jackpot! Studios in the band's hometown of Portland, Oregon. The band will preview tracks from the new album with an NYC performance during APAP on January 11 at Rockwood Music Hall, 7pm.
On the new album the band creates a powerful statement on finding freedom through defying conformity. Through clever (often racy) turns of phrase, Sallie twists traditional notions of gender and genre. She says "it's time for a girl to infiltrate the boys world of rock n roll and grab it by the balls. To me rock n roll isn't a genre, it's an energy." From the exuberantly sexy "Do Me Right" to the free-spirited cry of "Party Kids," 'Untamed Beast' has a lust for life.
'Untamed Beast' is the follow up to 2011's 'Dirty Radio' (Partisan Records) which Brooklyn Vegan called "phenomenal and monumental." In 2011 Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside made their national television debut on Letterman, were one of the most talked about new performers at Bonnaroo, the Newport Folk Fest and Bumbershoot, and were championed by Jack White and The Avett Brothers.

"What’s worthy of note about these guys is the complexity of their songwriting. A lot of young bands can pull off the garage or alternative thing if they add enough distortion and bass, but MFB seem to already have a fairly refined aesthetic after only a few months together as a band, and without a distortion pedal in sight. Furthermore, Loewenstein’s lyrics are surprisingly poetic and, even if they display some rougher moments at times, show a kind of potential that makes one curious to see what he’s going to come up with next.

Take for example the line “My heart is pumping effervescence/platinum blood through chrome veins,” from their song “Rise and Shine.” It’s the kind of lyric that makes you want to stop and untangle the meaning, even if there may be no meaning to it, and then start to make up the meaning on your own. That, to me, is a feat that deserves further attention."
-Grant Catton (NUVO, Indy's alternative voice)

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