Jerry Harrison, Producer and Former Talking Heads Member, Produces Debut Album for SXSW Discovery -- The Black & White Years

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Twitchy art rockers from Austin to make their NYC debut during CMJ Music Marathon.

Jerry Harrison has just completed work on the debut album for Austin art rockers, The Black & White Years. A seven song preview of the album will be distributed at the CMJ Music Marathon and is available now for the media at The Black & White Years will make their first ever New York City live appearance during the CMJ Music Marathon on Wednesday, October 17, 10 p.m. at R Bar, located at 218 Bowery, New York City.

Jerry Harrison first saw The Black & White Years performing live in a parking lot during this year's SXSW Music Festival and was immediately taken by the quirky arrangements and lyrical themes of their songs. The next day, Harrison, visited the band at their house in Northeast Austin where they performed about 25 songs for him in their living room. Five weeks later Harrison had the band in his studio, Sausalito Sound, recording their debut album. Jerry Harrison, who is legendary as a member of the Talking Heads is equally known for his work as a producer for such artists as The Von Bondies, Violent Femmes, Live, Foo Fighters, General Public, No Doubt and many others. The album was engineered and mixed by Eric E.T. Thorngren.

Members of the media, bloggers and college radio programmers are invited to download advance release MP3 files by clicking on or pasting this URL into your web browser:

The Black & White Years are:
Scott Butler - vocals, guitars, words, costumes for tigers
Landon Thompson -better guitar than Scott, whack FX, keys, tight pants
John Aldridge -listless bass, brass, hair, non-sequitors

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