ROSIE & THE RIVETERS ANNOUNCE SOPHOMORE ALBUM
DUE OUT APRIL 6, 2018
TIRED OF PEOPLE PLEASING, HOLDING BACK & FEELING SMALL...
FIRST SINGLE "LET 'EM TALK" PUTS IT ALL OUT ON THE TABLE
TORONTO, ON - JANUARY 26, 2018 - Rosie & the Riveters never planned to get political. But opening a newspaper or watching the news these days made it impossible to see the status of women around the world and stay silent. The result is Ms. Behave - a 12-song collection of gritty, sultry, vintage-inspired folk anthems that paint a portrait of a woman’s voice in a man’s world. The Saskatoon trio is set to release the new album independently on April 6, 2018. The group is ready to engage a conversation with the lead single, "Let ‘em Talk", out TODAY. “I go high, they go low, Won’t let them run my show” - "Let ‘em Talk" draws its lyrics from years of people pleasing, holding back, and feeling small. The band will kick off their North American tour dates, ahead of the release, on March 24 in Philadelphia. Further info on the album and tour can be found at http://www.rosieandtheriveters.com/.
The band wrote over 40 songs in a cabin in Northern Saskatchewan before traveling to Toronto to collaborate with heavy-hitting Canadian songwriters like Royal Wood and Matthew Barber. A quick read through song titles like “Gotta Get Paid”, “Let ‘em Talk” and “I Wanna be King” gives an idea of what they have to say. While the title track, “Ms. Behave”, rejects the policing of women’s behavior, “I Believe You” sprung from the outrage and sorrow they felt after hearing the recent avalanche of stories of sexual assault. Produced by Joshua Van Tassel (Sarah Slean, Rose Cousins, Great Lake Swimmers), their sophomore album echoes Aretha Franklin’s demand for R-E-S-P-E-C-T.
Rosie & the Riveters’ unmistakable visual branding of red lipstick, pin curls, and overtly feminine costuming may be deceiving, but this is not a throwback band. Ms. Behave embraces the feminist undertone of their moniker, Rosie the Riveter, in a way they hadn’t previously; one that allows them to shed their please-all attitudes, take a purposeful stance and dare be themselves. Listen closely to hear playfully defiant lyrics and confident talk-back harmonies. Every word, note, and movement on the new album is done purposefully to empower and challenge change.
Ms. Behave Tracklisting
Let ‘em Talk
Good to Me (co-write with Matthew Barber)
Gotta Get Paid (co-write with Matthew Barber)
I Wanna Do Nothing with You
Life is Good Today (co-write with Royal Wood and Tim Abraham)
Ask a Man
I Wanna Be King (co-write with Robyn Dell'Unto)
I Believe You
UPCOMING NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES
February 15-18 - Kansas City, MO - Folk Alliance International
Saturday, March 24 - Philadelphia, PA - Philadelphia Folk Society
Tuesday, March 27 - New York, NY - Rockwood
Wednesday, March 28 - Boston, MA - Club Passim
Thursday, March 29 - Markham, ON - Flato Markham Theatre
Tuesday, April 2 - Philadelphia, OH - Performing Arts Center at Kent State Tuscarawas
Wednesday, April 4 - Montreal, QC - Upstairs
Thursday, April 5 - Quebec City, QC - Theatre Petit Champlain
Saturday, April 7 - Annapolis Royal, NS - Kings Theatre
Sunday, April 8 - Saulnierville, NS - L’Association Le Moulin de la Baie
Wednesday, April 11 - Fredericton, NB - Fredericton Playhouse
Friday, April 13 - Summerside, PEI - Harbourfront Theatre
Saturday, April 14 - Windsor, NS - Mermaid Imperial Performing Arts
Wednesday, April 25 - Nashville, TN - TBA
April 26 - 30 - Wilkesboro, NC - Merlefest
Thursday, May 3 - Vancouver, BC - Wise Hall
Friday, May 4 - Edmonton, AB - The Aviary
Saturday, May 5 - Calgary, AB - Ironwood Stage & Grill
Sunday, May 6 - Stettler, AB - Stettler Performing Arts Centre
Friday, May 11 - Saskatoon, SK - TBA
Saturday, May 12 - Regina, SK - The Artesian
Sunday, May 13 - Winnipeg, MB - Park Theatre
What's The Story About Rosie & the Riveters?
Since the band’s formation in 2011, the Riveters have quickly taken the folk scene by storm sharing the stage with the likes of Arlo Guthrie, Serena Ryder, and Fred Penner. The band’s reinvention of vintage folk garnered much national attention for their debut album, Good Clean Fun!, released in 2015. It peaked at #9 on Earshot Magazine’s national folk/roots chart, and their single, Ain’t Gonna Bother, reached the #5 spot on the CBC Radio 2’s national Top 20 countdown. In 2016 they won a Saskatchewan Arts Award (Emerging Artist Category) and they also picked up nominations for a Canadian Folk Music Award (Vocal Group of the Year) and a Western Canadian Music Award (Roots Duo/Group of the Year).
"Rosie & the Riveters put on one of the best live shows you'll ever see - you'll go home with a big smile on your face." — RICH TERFRY, CBC RADIO 2
Inspired by Rosie the Riveter, the feminist icon who symbolized the women’s movement into the workforce during WWII, the Riveters seek to empower women to be ambassadors for change within their own communities. In support of this vision they invest 20% of their merchandise profits in women’s projects around the world through KIVA.org. They’ve helped women like Alice in Kenya expand her horticulture farm and Maria in Ecuador purchase a sewing machine for her tailoring business. To date, they’ve contributed more than $7400 to over 150 projects around the world.
Allyson Reigh, Alexis Normand, and Farideh Olsen are the charming women who make up Rosie & the Riveters.