Watch: Nataly Dawn Premieres "Please Don’t Scream" Video; Download Song Now with Album Pre-Order
California-based singer/songwriter Nataly Dawn of the duo Pomplamoose has premiered her video for the song “Please Don’t Scream.” Watch the video below. The track is from her forthcoming full-length Nonesuch Records debut album, How I Knew Her, out on February 12, 2013. The album is now available for pre-order at Dawn’s website, natalydawnmusic.com, and here in the Nonesuch Store. The exclusive How I Knew Her bundles include the album on vinyl or CD, an instant download of the song “Please Don’t Scream,” access to an exclusive online show by Dawn and her band on StageIt.com, an autographed print, and a download of the complete album (available on release day).
Also available today is the iTunes-exclusive Please Don’t Scream EP featuring the title track, “Leslie,” and “Araceli.” Fans who buy this EP can use the iTunes “complete my album” feature to purchase the rest of the record on release day.
How I Knew Her—comprising 12 autobiographical, introspective songs by Dawn—was produced by her longtime partner Jack Conte. The album was recorded at Prairie Sun Studios in Cotati, CA, with a group of accomplished musicians including Ryan Lerman (Ben Folds, A Fine Frenzy) on electric guitar, mandolin, banjo, and acoustic guitar; David Piltch (k.d. lang, Bill Frisell, Bonnie Raitt) on upright bass; Louis Cole (Louis and Genevieve, Pomplamoose); and Matt Chamberlain (Brad Mehldau, Fiona Apple, Tori Amos, Jon Brion) on drums. The studio, where many of Dawn's favorite Tom Waits albums were recorded, enabled the musicians to play one room as a full band. Oz Fritz engineered the album with Conte; it was then mixed by Mike Mogis and mastered by Bob Ludwig. The recording sessions were filmed and will periodically be released as companion videos including videos for “Leslie” and “Araceli,” which are viewable on Dawn’s YouTube channel.
The daughter of missionaries, Dawn spent much of her childhood in Europe where she attended Lycées Français in France and Belgium before returning to the US to study art and French literature at Stanford University. It was there that she met Conte and formed Pomplamoose, eventually performing, recording, and editing songs and videos entirely on their own in their Northern California home. Their first upload to YouTube was an original collaboration, “Hail Mary,” which was featured on the YouTube homepage. In 2010 the duo began releasing creative covers of pop songs such as Beyoncé’s “Single Ladies” and Lady Gaga’s “Telephone,” which grew their fanbase even further. Pomplamoose played 20 live dates in 2011 to sold-out audiences across the US. Before coming to Nonesuch, Dawn raised more than $100,000 via Kickstarter to make How I Knew Her.
To pre-order How I Knew Her and download "Please Don't Scream" today, head to the Nonesuch Store now.
Watch the "Please Don't Scream" video here: