Handsome Young Ladies Releasing New Album 'We Got It Covered'
on May 17
Band's Pumped Up Cover of Sade's "Smooth Operator" Now Streaming
FFO: Me First And The Gimme Gimmes, etc
Handsome Young Ladies is not your father's cover band. Anchored out of Rochester NY, the power trio brings new life to your favorite multi-genre hits of the last 40 years.
Consisting of Chicago import Sam Swanson (of Midwest Blue, Dormlife, and Boomjuice) on both guitar and vocals, bassist Anthony Carvalho (of Red Letter Statement and Praxia) and studio producer Jesse Sprinkle (of Poor Old Lu, Demon Hunter, Dead Poetic, and Bluebrick Recordings) on drums and back up vocals, H.Y.L. has decades of experience in both the regional and national music scenes, as well as the recording industry.
The band specializes in clubs, bars, and private events including weddings, birthdays, and corporate parties, but make no mistake, they come to rock as if they're playing arenas. Imagine the rhythm section of Nirvana fronted by Elvis Costello playing cover songs and you're on the right track.
With a large dose of alt-rock energy and loads of rock n roll swagger, Handsome Young Ladies' upcoming release 'WE GOT IT COVERED' features spirited renditions and entirely new takes on classics from the likes of Queen, Sade, Earth Wind & Fire, Madonna, Elton John and many more.
In the works long before that other recent covers album, the band started recording 'WE GOT IT COVERED' in December 2017 and finally finished last summer. Recorded/engineered by Jesse and mixed/mastered by his brother Aaron Sprinkle (New Found Glory, Anberlin, Story of the Year), the album will be available everywhere on May 17th via the band's own label Alarm Clock Revolution. See cover art and track listing below.
Check out the video for their cover of Sade's "Smooth Operator" here:
Stream/download "Smooth Operator" on all digital platforms here:https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/handsomeyoungladies/smooth-operator
“I’m a die-hard and loyal Sade fan. I’d say borderline obsessed to be honest. Most of her fans are, you know. With Sade, it’s like you’re all in or all out. You know the catalog inside and out, otherwise you find her as forgettable background music. Except for that one hook to that one song ‘Smooth Operator’ from 1984 that you can’t help repeating. Re-arranging and recording this song was probably the most fun I’ve ever had in the studio. Jesse Sprinkle’s nasty rhythm was just so dead on and breathed a new life into this 25 year-old gem of a song, along with the loud distorted jazz chords. I hope it resonates well with the new and old generation of music lovers." - Sam Swanson (vocals, guitar)
Pre-save 'WE GOT IT COVERED' here:https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/handsomeyoungladies/gq49
Physical pre-orders: https://handsomeyoungladies.bigcartel.com
For a list of upcoming shows or to book the band, visit: https://www.handsomeyoungladies.com.
01. September (Earth Wind & Fire)
02. Everybody Wants To Rule The World (Tears For Fears)
03. Smooth Operator (Sade)
04. Another One Bites The Dust (Queen)
05. Rock With You (Michael Jackson)
06. The Sign (Ace of Base)
07. Time After Time (Cyndi Lauper)
08. Roxanne (The Police)
09. Love Fool (The Cardigans)
10. Holiday (Madonna)
11. Bennie And The Jets (Elton John)
Recorded & Engineered by: Jesse Sprinkle
Mixed and Mastered by: Aaron Sprinkle
Sam Swanson: Vocals, Guitars, Keys
Jesse Sprinkle: Drums, Percussion, Back-Up Vocals
Anthony Carvalho: Bass