Kate Pierson – iconic voice and founding member of the B52s, punk, new wave, genre-defying band will release her debut solo record Guitars and Microphones, February 17 via Lazy Meadow Music/Kobalt Label Services. Revered for her anthemic pop chops, Kate’s songs are rife with girl group wit, drama—rejecting stereotypes and preconceived ideas at every turn.
Kate previously shared a taste of Guitars and Microphones with “Mister Sister” a poetic love letter of the power of transformation, for which a portion of proceeds will go to the Sylvia Rivera Law Project. Today she reveals the lush “Bring Your Arms,” an immediately infectious synth-pop jam with a move to the groove environmental theme. Co-written by Sia and Chris Braide, the song was inspired when Kate and Sia witnessed sea turtle egg rescue while on a trip to Tulum in Mexico. Environmental activists themselves, they found it moving and thus Sia hatched the song for Kate. “Bring Your Arms” is available as an instant-grat MP3 w/ Guitars and Microphones iTunes pre-order now! CD digipak is also available for pre-order at Amazon. A portion of the proceeds for “Bring Your Arms” will be donated to Sea Shepherd Conservation Society.
“Bring Your Arms” premiered with SPIN – Click here to give it a listen!
Guitars and Microphones was produced by Tim Anderson (Ima Robot) and features Nick Valensi of The Strokes on several tracks. Kate collaborated on songwriting with Sia who also executive produced the album. Along with being a B52, Pierson has collaborated with The Ramones, Iggy Pop, David Byrne and REM. Guitars and Microphones marries party rock, psychedelia and socio-political punk. This is humanism and feminism out for a real good time.