Featured In November 2008 Interview And Spin Magazine
10/23 – 8PM – The Delancey (Sesac Music Night)
10/24 – 8PM – The Studio at Webster Hall
10/25 – 8PM – Red Bull Space (40 Thompson st)
Smoke Rings Deluxe Edition, Featuring Smoke Rings LP + Bonus Remix EP (Part 1)
Deluxe Version Will Be Released This October 14th On Range Life Records
The Anniversary B-Sides & Rarities Out June 24th On Vagrant Records http://www.vagrant.com/release/details/195
Alternative Press Magazine : “Her irony-free delivery and the legimately funky backdrops allow her to pull off her newfound urban attitude better than any white indie-scene lifer should…this stylistic nomad will likely yield the crown by her next release.”
Daytrotter Track Review : http://www.daytrotter.com/features/1263/dri-two-are-one-a-track-review
RemixMag.com : “Adrianne Verhoeven (“Dri”) serves soulful electronic pop on Smoke Rings, her slumped-in-the-easy-char solo LP. Known for her work in The Anniversary, multi-instrumentalist Dri’s “girl group” fervor goes over magnificently”
|Her debut record, “Smoke Rings”, is just that – a collection of kisses (and kiss-offs) blown to past and present loves; a swirl of stoned immediacy, of feelings and melodies coming to life in loose perfection.
With a background in everything from opera to emo, from vibes to horns, Dri’s record could have gone anywhere. That she found joy in crafted beats and soulful samples is due largely to the talents of a few local Lawrence, Kansas producers who plied her with tracks that she could turn in to treasures. Those producers are rare soul/funk deejay Josh Powers (“Don’t Wait”, “What’s Real”), protools-stylist SayMyName (“Two Are One”, “Indria”, “Inspiration”, “Hot As Hades”), hip hop producer and emcee Nezbeat (“You Know I Tried”, “Free Tonight”) and electronic composer 1,000,000 Light Years (“Meet Me Out”).
For a female musician in the mix since she was 18, Dri has seen and done it all and these songs work through what mattered (“Don’t Wait”), what matters (“Two Are One”), what a girl wants (“Indria”, “Hot As Hades”), what a girl needs (“Inspiration”). What makes her happy is connecting with the music and as a distillation of her talents and influences, “Smoke Rings” is all Adrianne.As a sense of her seductiveness, however, “Smoke Rings” is pure Dri.
“Smoke Rings” was recorded in Lawrence, Kansas by Jim Vollentine and mixed in Austin, Texas by Jim Vollentine. Mastered by Howie Weinberg.
1. Two Are One
2. Don’t Wait
4. You Know I Tried
6. Free Tonight
7. Meet Me Out
8. Hot As Hades
9. What’s Real
10. Goodnight, Baby
11. Smoke Rings
Bonus 4-Track Remix EP (Part 1):
1. Two Are One (One Are Two remix by Homeowner)
2. Goodnight, Baby (Coke Week X remix)
3. Meet Me Out (1,000,000 Light Years remix)
4. What’s Real (Say My Name remix)
RANGE LIFE http://rangeliferecords.com/Dri
LAST FM http://www.last.fm/music/Dri
THE ANNIVERSARY http://www.myspace.com/theanniversary69
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