Heather Wagner Reed
AUSTIN-BASED YACHT POP GROUP
MR LINEN ANNOUNCES DEBUT LP
‘STAY COOL’ OUT FRIDAY, JULY 2
Nearly five years after their debut single, MR LINEN releases eight
brand new songs by a charismatic yet mysterious French Bulldog
“Linen isn’t just a fabric, it’s a state of mind.” - MR LINEN
(AUSTIN, TEXAS — June 8, 2021; source: Juice Consulting) — Today, Same Sky Records announces that Austin-based yacht pop group MR LINEN will be releasing their debut, full-length album “Stay Cool,” set to drop Friday, July 2, 2021. The project has been five years in the making and is a spin-off project inspired by the 2016 track “MR LINEN,” a quirky tribute to the beloved KUTX Eklektikos host, John Aielli. See here for the original “MR LINEN” music video. To celebrate the hit-ridden summertime record, there will be an online album release special, “MR LINEN’s Album Release Spectacular,” hosted by @miss.samantha in the style of MTV Spring Break. The event will feature multiple video vignettes based on the songs and a special performance from local breakdancing crew Hope4HipHop. To check out MR LINEN online, visit mrlinenmusic.com.
“The eclectic, electric and eccentric record will inspire listeners to grab your linen pants, run to a body of water and jump on a stranger’s boat,” said MR LINEN. “It’s that kind of unabashed spontaneity that may also cause excessive dancing with said strangers.”
Like so many other records, “Stay Cool” was originally slated to be released the summer of 2020, before COVID-19 shut down the global music industry leading to the record being postponed. Now, with vaccination well underway, MR LINEN wants to see “Stay Cool” as the official soundtrack of our long-awaited summer of togetherness. Heavily influenced by pop sensibilities of the ‘80s and ‘90s, “Stay Cool" is a party album tailor-made for pool parties, beach trips and backyard BBQs.
“I’m on a mission through the galaxy,” said MR LINEN. “It’s a mission to move your body, shake your soul and an invitation to embrace the linen way of life.”
The songs are steeped in irreverent charm with topics varying from boats (that go fast) to learning kung fu (in outer space) to falling head over heels in love with a girl who makes amazing tacos. MR LINEN encourages that you pull up a beach chair, a frosty cocktail (such as a Dirty Banana), and as always, #StayCool.
The album was produced, recorded and mixed at Same Sky Productions in Austin, Texas by David Messier, Dave Madden and Andre Cantave. Other notable musicians who played on the record include BettySoo and Ange Kogutz (vocals), Kevin Flatt and Mike Sailors (trumpet), Russell Remington (flute), Greg Williams (saxophone) and Paul Deemer (trombone).
The “Stay Cool” track list is as follows:
Go Fast Boat
The Taco Song
Make It On Her Own
Space Kung Fu
The Dirty Banana
I Got You
About MR LINEN:
MR LINEN is a five-year-old French Bulldog with a really good ear. He was born April 2, 2016 in Houston, Texas. The runt of a three-puppy litter, he was adopted at only three months old, given the name “Larry” and moved to Austin with his new family. The young shy pup was not quick to come out of his shell. He was afraid of even crossing a threshold from a tiled floor to a carpet. What began to build young Larry’s confidence was music. Larry’s parents owned and operated a busy recording studio in Austin, where Larry was exposed to all kinds of music and the wild world of musicians. At four months old, he appeared in his first music video and from that moment he had stars in his eyes. He was destined for a life in show business. Larry began spending hours watching other famous dogs on YouTube; Lassie, Rin Tin Tin, Beethoven, Pluto, and Toto. However, after seeing the film “Old Yeller,” he decided that his true calling was music and he would never act again.
Growing up with his parents and their musician friends’ playlists, he was exposed to the pop and R&B classics of the ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s and his large ears were always quick to pick out the yacht rock (it may have been all the high pitched flutes). Larry would spend his days laying underneath the large pecan trees behind the studio, munching on pecans and dreaming up the melodies and rhythms that would become his debut album. He wanted his music to cross between yacht rock, pop and R&B and most importantly he wanted humans to love it. Humans, after all, have the treats and the scratches.
Being a Frenchie, covered in fur and with no snout means the hot Austin summer is not easy. But under those pecan trees, Larry would stay cool. He thought about what humans do to stay cool in the summer and that’s when it hit him: “They wear Linen! I’ll become MR LINEN!” Larry formed MR LINEN by taking his ideas into the studio. He collaborated with Andre Cantave, Dave Madden and David Messier at Same Sky Productions in Austin, Texas to create “Stay Cool,” a collection of nine original songs that take the listener on a sonic journey through the greatest Pop Music and Yacht Rock productions of our times. The songs are steeped in irreverent charm with topics varying from boats (that go fast), learning kung fu (in outer space) and falling head over heels in love with a girl who makes amazing tacos (I mean, haven’t we all?) MR LINEN encourages that you pull up a beach chair, a frosty cocktail (such as a Dirty Banana), and always #StayCool. For more information on MR LINEN, see www.mrlinenmusic.com.
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