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What an exciting week it was for Dom La Nena on her first U.S. promotional tour!
First up was LA for Dom’s U.S. live radio debut on KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic with Jason Bentley. Dom stripped her tunes down for an interview and set that included a cover of the National’s “Start a War”. The show is available to listen to over here. While in LA Dom also popped by a music store to pick up a new distortion pedal. Check out this video for a taste of the good vibes that ensued!
Next on the cross-country journey was a quick stop in San Francisco, where Dom was greeted in the Six Degrees office with Tartine pastries before playing a couple of songs for Rhapsody’s South Park Sessions.
A busy couple of days in NYC were next in store. First on the agenda was meeting with Six Degrees publishing partners at Primary Wave Music before shooting a song for Huffington Post’s A-Sides Sessions. And to top off the trip Dom recorded a session with Kurt Andersen for WNYC’s Studio 360.
Dom will be back in the U.S. for a tour in June!
Another video that gets our bones shivering is this one from Jeremiah! Catch Dom La Nena and Piers Faccini deliver a soul-warming rendition of Dessa Vez!
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A constant state of smiles and good vibes. That’s what the new year has been like in the Six Degrees office. At the heart of this merriment lay our excitement over the release of Dom La Nena’s debut album, Ela (1/15 USA and Canada; 2/18 Europe). We are proud to say this week Dom’s debut hit #1 on the CMJ World Chart.
Like the woman behind the cello, Ela reflects a continent-spanning geographical rootlessness. Born in Porto Alegre, Brazil, Dominique Pinto moved to France at the age of eight while her father pursued his doctorate. Raised on classical music, at thirteen Dom began writing letters to American cellist Christine Walevska. With parental consent the aspiring musician relocated to Argentina where she studied with Walevska for several years before returning to Paris at eighteen. In 2009, Dom performed with English actress and singer Jane Birkin. Following an international tour with Birkin, Dom set about writing and recording her first album. The true catalyst for creating Ela, though, was meeting English-born singer/songwriter Piers Faccini. On the advice of Faccini, Dom used Faccini’s home studio in the Cevennes Mountains of France, where she recorded almost all of her parts in a week’s span. Enthused by the outcome, Faccini decided that he wanted in, and set out to work on co-producing the thirteen compositions soon to become known as Ela.
The first single from Ela, ‘No Meu Pais’ reflects Dom’s experiences with a rootless childhood. Without a specific nationality attached to it ‘meu pais’ (“my country”) becomes simply ‘myself’.