Petra Haden’s wondrous new album Petra Goes To The Movies is available today via Anti-. The record is already generating acclaim from the press with the New York Times saying, “the arrangements are ingenious, emphasizing Ms. Haden’s gift for mimesis.” This absolutely unique work offers a one of a kind opportunity to experience some cinematic soundtracks in an extraordinary new way.
The album features Haden, a highly regarded musician and former member of That Dog, delivering a cappella versions of songs from films such asRebel Without A Cause, Taxi Driver, Superman and more.
Haden, who hails from a musical family that includes her father, distinguished jazz bassist Charlie Haden, has contributed to records by Beck, The Twilight Singers, The Decemberists, Foo Fighters, Mike Watt and others as well as collaborated with the acclaimed guitarist Bill Frisell. She previously released an a-cappella rendition of the Who’s pop art masterwork “The Who Sell Out” which Pete Townshend called “beautiful.”
In addition to Haden’s multi layered vocals, the new record features notable guest appearances by jazz pianist Brad Mehldau, bassist Charlie Haden and Bill Frisell.
Haden will be performing songs from Petra Goes To The Movies live in Los Angeles on January 26th at the Getty Center.
In addition she will perform on February 9th at the First Unitarian Church. For these events, Haden will be joined by a 16 person choir.