Liz Cooper Announces New LP ‘Hot Sass’ via Thirty Tigers

Acclaimed singer, songwriter and musician Liz Cooper will release her anticipated new album, Hot Sass, September 3 via Thirty Tigers (pre-order here). Ahead of the release, the album’s first single, “Slice of Life,” is debuting today.

Produced by Benny Yurco (Michael Nau, Grace Potter & the Nocturnals), mixed by Dan Molad (Lucius, Emily King) and recorded live at Little Jamaica Recordings in Burlington, VT, the new album marks multiple departures for Cooper—from her nine-year home of Nashville, from her band addendum of the Stampede, and from the genre-based expectations she’s accumulated throughout her career. With these twelve new songs, Cooper comes into her own—both musically and as a person—embracing a newfound sense of independence, honesty, maturity and creativity. In addition to Cooper and Yurco, Hot Sass also features Cooper’s longtime bandmates and collaborators Joe Bisirri (bass), Ryan Usher (drums, percussion) and Michael Libramento (guitar, synthesizer).

Reflecting on the album, Cooper shares, “It’s me learning about what kind of woman I am and it’s not pretty all the time…I’m still processing these songs. Still reflecting. And I think that’s the thing—Hot Sass is just a stamp in time of what was happening in my life. I just want to continue making art that displays myself, the moments, and the people around me.”

1. Slice of Life
2. Heart Shaped Candy
3. Motorcycle
4. Hot Sass
5. Feeling Good
6. Lucky Charm
7. Getting Closer
8. Shoot The Moon
9. Fragile Lips
10. Je T’aime
11. My Oh My
12. Smoke Break

June 24 /// Brooklyn, NY /// Mercury Lounge—FlyMachine Livestream
August 29 /// Lexington, KY /// Railbird Festival
September 2 /// Manchester, TN /// Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival
September 17 /// Telluride, CO /// Telluride Blues and Brews
September 19 /// Asbury Park, NJ /// Sea Hear Now Festival
November 11-14 /// Seattle, WA /// Freakout Festival

photo credit: Cara Merendino

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