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Sallie Ford


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When Sallie Ford first burst into the music scene she quickly established herself as one of the most powerful voices in indie rock. Today, Sallie premieres a new song “Coulda Been” on A.V. Club from her upcoming new album Slap Back out on October 14th, marking her debut on Vanguard Records. Produced by Chris Funk (Decemberists, Black Prairie, Red Fang), the new album introduces Sallie’s all new line-up - Anita Lee Elliot (Viva Voce & Blue Giant) on bass, Amanda Spring (Point Juncture, WA) on drums & Cristina Cano (Albatross & Siren & the Sea) on keyboards.

About “Coulda Been” Sallie says: “The song is about games that people play in romantic relationships and how you always want what you can’t have. I wrote the lyrics first and was inspired to write music when I was playing along with computerized drum beats in order to find inspiration.”

Sallie Ford grew up playing music in Asheville, NC. In 2006, she decided to move to Portland, OR where she met her band “The Sound Outside.” Together they released three albums and an EP but parted ways in 2013. The beginning of this year Sallie fulfilled her dream of starting an all-girl rock n’ roll band and in February of 2014, the band went into the studio with producer Chris Funk to begin recording Slap Back. The new record has a surf, garage rock & classic rock feel. Sallie proclaims Slap Back to be an “ode to all babe rockers from Joan Jett, Blondie and Pat Benetar to PJ Harvey & Exene Cervenka.”


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