Catherine Feeny & Chris Johnedis Vinyl Release Featuring Like A Villain And Sama Dams

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Acclaimed songwriter Catherine Feeny and jazz drummer Chris Johnedis celebrate the vinyl release of their first collaborative effort on Fluff & Gravy Records.

Prog-and post-punk maestros Sama Dams have garnered an inspired following for bucking all sorts of aural cliches, instead choosing to forge ahead with brilliantly tempered blasts of soothing instrumentals and swaying experimental rock freakouts courtesy of frontman Sam Adams.

"Since 2010, under the name Like a Villain, the Portland multi-instrumentalist has been using her jazzy clarinet, looping pedals and musical theater-trained voice -- along with a musical theater-cultivated flair for the dramatic -- to make experimental music that revels in the dichotomy between pretty and provocative. " -- Willamette Week

Working with producers Sebastian Rogers (Floetry) and Sheldon Gomberg (Ben Harper, Ricki Lee Jones), in a live four-day session in Silverlake, CA Catherine Feeny & Chris Johnedis create a universe of sound that is sparse and propulsive, yet playful, for their eponymous debut as a duo. Producers Rogers and Gomberg and mixing engineer Tony Lash (Elliot Smith, Feist) leverage Feeny's quietly arresting vocals and classic pop songwriting against Johnedis's R&B inflected polyryhthms, masterfully maximizing their tools -- ukulele, voice, guitar and drums.

Feeny won the 2014 Peace Promotion Prize in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest. Audiences across the US and Europe have been mesmerized by the spell the duo cast on stage.

Advance praise for the album:
"As moving and enjoyable as it is socially and politically relevant,” —
“Infectiously listenable and like nothing you’ve heard before,” — Glide Magazine
"It’s a strange and powerful sound,” — American Standard Time
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