DANIELE LUPPI & PARQUET COURTS CONCEPT ALBUM MILANO FEATURING KAREN O OUT NOW
MILANO AVAILABLE ON DANGER MOUSE’S
30TH CENTURY RECORDS/COLUMBIA RECORDS
“The smooth Americana of Milano is a far cry from the soulful melodies of Daniele Luppi’s last collaborative project Rome, and presents the ideal melting pot for the influence of both the brash musicianship of Parquet Courts and fellow collaborator Karen O’s forceful vocals.” – The 405
Producer and artist, Daniele Luppi, has released his album MILANO on Danger Mouse’s 30th Century Records. MILANO is a concept album, complete with songs that are fictionalized stories about misfits, fashionistas, outcasts and junkies in mid-1980s Milan. Daniele teamed up with Parquet Courts and Yeah Yeah Yeah’s vocalist, Karen O, to help deliver his vision of an emerging youth culture struggling to be heard amidst the rapid gentrification of old Milan.
MILANO can be streamed at purchased at all digital retailers here: http://smarturl.it/MILANOalbum
NPR, who streamed MILANO as part of their first listen programs, raves “Luppi enlivens MILANO‘s arrangements with playful flourishes, adding bells (“Mount Napoleon”), synths (“Lanza”) and skronky saxophone solos (“Cafe Flesh”). The result is unlike anything we’ve come to know in Luppi’s distinctively swooning music.”
SOUL AND CIGARETTE
TALISA (feat. Karen O)
FLUSH (feat. Karen O)
MEMPHIS BLUES AGAIN
PRETTY PRIZES (feat. Karen O)
THE GOLDEN ONES (feat. Karen O)
Standout tracks from MILANO include Daniele & Parquet Courts “Soul and Cigarette” a jaunty, springy tune that belies its more sinister, saddened backstory of artistic struggle, as well as “Talisa” featuring Karen O, an electric track that serves as a love letter to Talisa Soto, a celebrated model, actress and close friend and muse of Gianni Versace. This is also rounded out by the flirty “Mount Napoleon”.
Watch “Talisa” featuring Karen O here: http://smarturl.it/TalisaVid
Watch “Soul and Cigarette” here: http://smarturl.it/SoulCigaretteVid
Watch “Mount Napoleon” here: http://smarturl.it/MountNapoleonVid
MILANO can easily be seen as the final volume of Luppi’s Italian album trilogy, sealing an expansive love letter to his homeland’s famed arts and culture. Whereas his last two records, An Italian Story and Rome, pay homage to iconic grooves by The Marc 4 and soaring Spaghetti Western Era film scores, Luppi’s newest effort examines the gritty 1980’s New York Punk scene and its influence on Milanese music, fashion, and high-art.
About 30th Century Records
Since launching in December 2015 with the release of 30th Century Records Compilation, Volume I, Danger Mouse’s 30th Century Records, the imprint in collaboration with Columbia Records, has already built an impressive roster, releasing albums by Autolux, Sam Cohen, Maybird, Dams of The West (featuring Vampire Weekend drummer Chris Tomson), and the album Last Place by Grandaddy. The most recent project for the Label and Danger Mouse was the ambitious accompanying soundtrack for the acclaimed Amazon Original Series “The Man InThe High Castle,” Resistance Radio: The Man In The High Castle Album which features everyone from Beck, Michael Kiwanuka, The Shins, Sharon Van Etten, + more, all covering songs from the early 1960s.