Get ready for a new sound from Norah Jones.
Jones’ indie rock band, El Madmo, has just been signed to the label Team Love. According to Exclaim!, the band will be releasing an album on May 20.
Jones adopts a pseudonym and blonde wig when performing with the El Madmo. On their MySpace, the band has written this colourful description of themselves: Born of social ineptitude and an ageless belief in trick-or-treatery, EL MADMO offers escape, justice, karmic postulation, and that feeling you get when you know something that no one else does. Starting out as a garage band trapped in the basements of various hockey arenas, their is a powerfully raw sound that could only be inspired by the smell of Zamboni fuel and sweaty skates. The band consists of guitarist/singer, Maddie, bassist/singer, El, and majestically afroed drummer, Mo. Their self-titled debut album is a solid piece of body rocking ear-munition revealing a musical labyrinth that challenges you to, “Choose your own adventure.” From the Aeolian darkness of “Vampire Guy”, to the sassy cha-cha of “Fantasy Guy”, to a song that simply asks, “What good is a smile when your head’s in a vise?”, EL MADMO serves up a hot and tasty meal that’ll fill you up and also “Rock Yer Balls Off.”
Fans can listen to three tracks at MySpace.com/elmadmo.
NORAH JONES has locked her Grammy Awards away in a box in her closet – because she’s terrified of dropping one.
The singer has eight Grammys but her awards aren’t on show.
The sultry jazz singer tells Blender magazine, “They’re really heavy. I’m scared I’ll drop one on my head. I can just see the headline: ‘Norah Jones murdered by her Grammys.’”
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Norah Jones is ready to make her big feature acting debut, as a woman in search of true love in the romantic comedy “My Blueberry Nights.”
Along the way, Jones’ character will meet a host of eccentric people in the film by noted Hong Kong director Wong Kar Wai. This will be Wong’s first English-language feature, which also stars Jude Law, David Strathairn, Rachel Weisz, Tim Roth and Natalie Portman.
“My Blueberry Nights” was picked up by the Weinstein Co., which will distribute the film in the United States, Australia, and New Zealand.
Grammy winner Jones will release her third album “Not Too Late” on Jan. 30.