Countess of Persia
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Countess of Persia

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The best kept secret in music


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Super Birthday Battle Cake- 2007


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There is no long boring story to be told here. No mention of of local bands you've never heard of nor will ever hear from which they came, and no glowing resume to give you reasons to buy the record they've just made. Super Birthday Battle Cake is a masterpiece, this is the only fact you need to know. From the soaring unforgettable melodies of tracks like "Body Like A Magazine" and "My Favorite Movie", to the blistering ear gouging guitar solos in "State of Mind" and the albums title track, this record has balls and beauty that nearly all others of the same make and model lack. Front man Ricky Harnden croons in the style of an extremely pissed off Ben Folds, delivering heartbreak via verse to a hard rock soundtrack reminiscent of early Replacements, Dinosaur Jr and Guided by Voices.

The bands debut is brought to you by Parrot on a Porch records, a Newburgh, NY based independent record company. Founded by Dan Coutant and long time friend and partner Craig DeNoyelles. The two felt compelled to create the label after leaving a Countess of Persia performance during the summer of 2007. The live show closely resembles the energy of Kiss circa 1977 minus the makeup and high heels. However, the band remains humble and grass roots in their mentality, preferring the intimacy of a smaller venue or ever so dear "house show" to the local concert hall. "The benefit of playing in large venues is that the drunk guy who pushed his way to the front can't throw up on your pedal board." exclaims Harnden, "Some people have range with that shit, man. Either way, there are drunk people and we like them." Indeed.

October 9th of 2007, Super Birthday Battle Cake was unleashed on the world. The band is unforgiving in their feat, they make no apologies for making a record that demands to be heard. From the heart, deep within the gut, they've conjured up one of the most exhilarating releases of 2007. Countess of Persia has raised the bar with their debut offering, are you prepared to walk with them on their path to the pages of rock and roll history books? The hand has been outstretched, now just count the miles.