Low Cut Connie feature on President Obama‘s Daytime Playlist next to Aretha Franklin and The Temptations. A handpicked playlist by the President as he joins Spotify.
In November 2015, Low Cut Connie will release their third album Hi Honey in the UK. Already released to much critical acclaim in the US, the album was produced by renowned Daptone Records guitarist Thomas Brenneck (Amy Winehouse, Sharon Jones, Charles Bradley, Alabama Shakes) and features guest stars Merrill Garbus (Tune-Yards), Dean Ween, Greg Cartwright (Reigning Sound), members of the Dap Kings, and a cameo from the Sopranos cast-member Vinnie Pastore (Big Pussy).
The album was immediately lauded in the US by the likes of Rolling Stone, Maxim, Magnet, and NPR/Sound Opinions who named the record to the their top 5 records of 2015 list saying “they’re the essence of what rock n roll should be.” The lead single Shake It Little Tina, which is set for a UK release on 6 November, and its ridiculous dance-magic video from Instagram dance man Adams Carpenters (which includes a brief cameo from Oscar-winner Jamie Foxx) have been played over 200,000 times in the past few months in the USA.
Low Cut Connie formed in 2010 when singer/songwriters Adam Weiner (Philadelphia PA) and Daniel Finnemore (Birmingham UK) got stuck in a freight elevator together for four hours and decided to join forces to create their own brand of righteous rock and roll. In 2011, they released their debut album Get Out the Lotion, landing on NPR / Fresh Air’s Top Ten Albums Of The Year and legendary critic Robert Christgau’s Top Ten Songs Of The Year lists. Their second album, Call Me Sylvia (2012) included the band’s biggest song to date, Boozophilia, named one of Rolling Stone’s top 50 songs of 2012. The success of this record prompted an invitation by Jack White to play the grand reopening of his Third Man Records venue.
The LA Weekly says, “their live show is unmatched in all of rock right now.” The band will continue to tour the US throughout the rest of 2015, and Hi Honey will be released in the UK and Europe in November. Low Cut Connie are currently planning UK dates for early 2016.
Watch BBC news piece about Obama playlisting the band: