Punk rockers Dead Flowers step in as female powerhouse Ashley Falgout’s backing band on new EP

(DALLAS, TEXAS – October 2017; source: CultureHype) – Vocalist Ashley Falgout, the frontwoman from new local blues-rock group Falgoo, teamed up with punk rockers the Dead Flowers on her debut self-titled EP out this November. A co-album release celebration at Three Links Deep Ellum on Saturday, Nov. 4 will celebrate Falgoo and Dead Flowers’ new releases out that Friday. Doors open at 8 p.m. with live music by both bands, plus a live set by psych-rock group Royal Sons, starting at 9 p.m. Tickets can be purchased here online for $10 or for $15 at the door. Three Links is located at 2704 Elm St, Dallas, Texas 75226. 

“Music allowed me to see that feeling things was a unique gift,” Falgout said. “From my perspective, music is all about feeling anything and everything and using those emotions in a constructive way.” 

Described as “angst-filled love songs washed down with a good whiskey,” the artist spent early mornings and late nights putting pen to paper as a way to work through the often harsh reality of modern romance and heartbreak. Inspired by legends such as Big Mama Thornton, Amy Winehouse, Ani Difranco, Janis Joplin and Etta James, Falgout’s music is deeply rooted in rock, blues, and folk. 

The powerful singer-songwriter cut her teeth in the local hip-hop scene writing licks for artists like Erron Lee and producer Jonathan Thomas AKA Jay Analog (Cure for Paranoia). On Tuesdays and Saturdays, she can be found onstage with Dallas’ only live improv band Co-Lab and experimental hip-hop group Cure for Paranoia at Drugstore Cowboy in Deep Ellum. The artist expresses herself creatively in her spare time as one part of Verm and Loretta, a heartfelt musical duo in which she plays acoustic guitar and sings with local cellist Lauren Barry. A local veteran who’s been flying under the radar for years, Falgout has decided to throw her “Hands to the Sky” and express her changing perspective in her music. 

First-time producer and Dead Flowers front man Corey Howe stepped off the stage and into the studio to curate the EP with Falgout. Giving her previously written songs structure and direction, Howe also worked closely with the artist on helping her find confidence in her songwriting. Howe (rhythm guitar) and James Brock (drums) of Dead Flowers and cellist Lauren Barry performed in the studio on the EP and provided Falgout (vocals/rhythm guitar) with the foundation to her vision. With vocals and instruments recorded at Ferralog Studios in Deep Ellum, the project was able to evolve naturally. The EP was engineered by Nash Griggs, mixed by Nathan Adamson (Ferralog) and mastered by Kent Stump (Crystal Clear Sounds). 

“I really enjoyed moving through the creation process with Corey, this experience was the first time working with a producer who really supported all my vision and helped me connect the dots in my songwriting,” she said. 

“Selfishly, my motivation to work on this record was me wanting to be able to hear her voice anytime I wanted,” said Howe. “I’ve been a fan of Ashley’s for years. This album is about showcasing her songwriting capabilities and the way she tells stories with her voice.” 

Falgoo’s self-titled debut will be available for purchase on iTunes and streaming on Spotify on Friday, Nov. 3. For more information about the band, “Like” them on Facebook. 

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Track Listing: 

1. “Hand Up” (3:28) 

2. “Black and Blue” (2:12) 

3. “Throwing Stones” (3:46) 

4. “Safe Passage” (3:48) 

5. “Safe Passage Reprise” (1:03) 


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