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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan signs to Rounder

A NEW HOME FOR DOLORES: Just learned that the angel-voiced Dolores O’Riordan, lead singer and songwriter of The Cranberries, has signed to Zoë/Rounder Records. The Burlington, MA-based Rounder Records is one of our favorite music labels in the entire country. They are the home of Delta Spirit, The Tragically Hip, Robert Plant/Alison Krauss, and Sam Roberts amongst many others. The addition of O'Riordan would seem a great fit for the dedicated music label. There's more O'Riordan news to report: the artist is on the verge of releasing a new album; the 11 track No Baggage arrives on August 25th.

Dolores O'Riordan

Now on Rounder Records

With No Baggage, O’Riordan’s unforgettable, distinguished voice is back and better than ever. O’Riordan co-produced and wrote all the tracks on the album with Ontario-based Dan Brodbeck, resulting in a bright, clean sound that finds the singer’s astoundingly emotive voice front and center, be it on the gorgeous piano ballad “Lunatic” or the forthright, anthemic rocking track “Be Careful” or the infectious, driving lead single, “The Journey.”

Music Video: "When We Were Young"

O’Riordan is no stranger to success, led by “Linger,” The Cranberries debut album Everybody Else Is Doing It, hit #1 in Britain. Follow-up No Need to Argue cemented the group’s popularity via such popular tracks as “Zombie,” “Ridiculous Thoughts,” and “Ode to My Family,” ultimately being certified 7x Platinum in the U.S. and 5x platinum in Europe (hitting # 1 in Germany, Austria, and Australia, and # 2 in the U.K.). The Cranberries had four top 20 Billboard albums, 8 hit singles, and worldwide sales of over 40 million records.

2 comments:

matt said...

Looking forward to this...her first solo disc was great!

Anonymous said...

It was OK. By no means GREAT.