ATO Records and Newport Folk Presents ® unveil the first release in a limited edition series of 7"s, featuring live versions of Hurray for the Riff Raff's "Daniella" and Benjamin Booker's "Violent Shiver". The 7-inch will be available via ATO Records' e-store beginning July 8 and will be sold on site at Newport Folk Festival ®, which will take place July 25-27, 2014. It will be available at select indie retailers beginning on August 5. The 7-inch can be pre-ordered now at smarturl.it/NewportVinyl
"Daniella" is one of the first songs that Alynda Lee Segarra of Hurray for the Riff Raff ever wrote and she re-recorded it at Electric Lady Studios this past winter exclusively for the limited edition 7-inch. The band won many new fans with its stand-out performance at last year's Newport Folk Festival®, which led up to the release of Hurray for the Riff Raff's critically acclaimed album 'Small Town Heroes.'
"Violent Shiver" is the first single from New Orleans-based Benjamin Booker, whose music has been hailed as "a quaking blues punk blitz" by NME. Booker will be making his Newport Folk Festival debut this year just before the release of his self-titled debut album, out August 19. The version of "Violent Shiver" that appears on the 7-inch was recorded in March 2014 at Good Danny's Studio in Austin, TX during a session for the online blog Daytrotter.com.