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Universal Republic Records

July 07, 2010 09:10 ET

Oscar Winner & Grammy Winning Producer T Bone Burnett to Release The Secret Sisters' Debut Album on His New Universal Republic Imprint Beladroit Records

Buzzed About The Secret Sisters' Debut Album Silver Threads And Golden Needles in Stores October 5, 2010

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - July 7, 2010) -  Grammy winning producer T Bone Burnett will be presenting and releasing Universal Republic singing duo The Secret Sisters -- and their highly anticipated debut album, Silver Threads And Golden Needles -- on a brand new Universal Republic label created by Burnett especially for this release: Beladroit Records. The album will be in stores October 5, 2010.

The Alabama-reared siblings, Laura and Lydia Rogers, whose new album is steeped in the familial camaraderie and mesmerizing harmonies braced by their Mussel Shoals roots, recorded their inaugural musical effort at Nashville's renowned Blackbird Studio. Produced by revered country knob-turner Dave Cobb (Waylon Jennings and Jamey Johnson), and executive-produced by Burnett, The Secret Sisters' sound captured on their debut has been described by Burnett as "as close to 'pure' as it gets, and I've been doing this for forty years."

The multiple-Grammy winner's enthusiasm for The Secret Sisters attests to their burgeoning stature as one of the year's rare musical finds: "In The Secret Sisters, you can hear the history of rural American music from the 1920s and a reverence for every musical genre since," stated T Bone Burnett. "Popular music requires the absolute honesty of The Secret Sisters, and I'm thrilled to be involved in presenting them to the world."

Scheduled to hit stores and online platforms this fall, Silver Threads And Golden Needles was recorded in a marathon two-week recording time frame. The producers also brought in vintage analogue recording equipment and vintage microphones, determined to properly capture The Secret Sisters' magical harmonizing and stunning vocal power. The duo's signature sound is evident on songs such as "Why Don't Ya Love Me," "Why Baby Why," and the lilting anthem "Tennessee Me," among others.

Hailing direct from the fertile musical territory of Mussel Shoals, AL, The Secret Sisters co-wrote several of the songs on the new album. The girls' also re-worked found treasures, including the Frank Sinatra classic "Something Stupid," as well as enlisting the support of legendary country musicians such as pedal steel great Robbie Turner and piano legend Pig Robbins, among others.

About Universal Republic Records: Universal Republic Records, launched in 1995 by Monte and Avery Lipman, has quickly evolved into one of the most successful new labels of the last decade. A division of Universal Music Group, the world's largest music company, Universal Republic is home to a diverse array of superstar artists as well as innovative imprints and digital business ventures. It is comprised of Universal Republic and Republic Nashville Records, and is in partnerships with Big Machine, Cash Money, Lava Records and Downtown Records, among others. The company's roster boasts such chart-topping artists as Taylor Swift, The Rolling Stones, Enrique Iglesias, Amy Winehouse, Colbie Caillat, Lil' Jon, Hinder, 3 Doors Down, Owl City, Godsmack, Jack Johnson, Damian Marley and Chamillionaire, among many others.

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