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Billy

by The Shang Hi Los

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The second single from the as-yet-untitled LP, coming Summer of 2022 - only on Rum Bar Records. Trumpets, whips, vibroslaps... it's The Shang Hi Los.

"I love it! Of course!!!" - Palmyra Delran
"I love this band." - Kelly Ogden

"I thought Sway Little Player, might be the best bubblegum song ever, but then I met Billy." - Jay Howlett

"The Shang Hi-Los have boldy reinvented themselves in remarkable fashion in each step-forward. Opening with a blaring trumpet, the new single evokes thoughts of old Western movies while it thunderously rocks with Jen D'Angora's fabulous vocals!" - Kristen Eck, Bumblebee Radio

"This sounds like it could be the theme song to an odd little low budget hipster Western heavily inspired by Quentin Tarantino. It's an ultra cool left turn for one of our favorite local garage rock bands!" - If It's Too Loud

"The Shang Hi Los have another attention getter with “Billy”. It's kind of like a song in an old spaghetti western. It harkens back to a time when a “Ringo” (1964 hit by Lorne Greene.) would crop up the hit parade. It's great hearing Dan Kopko have fun with the guitar licks and he rises to the occasion here." - Boston Groupie News

"I love this, It's like Blondie and a Sergio Leoni soundtrack fooled around and had a love child." - Rushonboys, loyal fan and esteemed customer

"The likes of Frankie Laine sang cowboy movie soundtracks filled with mariachi trumpets and such. The Shang Hi-Los re-visited these days with a rock guitar and fiery drums. Dan Kopko plays country licks that are totally on fire. Singer Jen D'Angora has the voice for this kind of music as well. The combination does work." - WoNo Blog

"I've been anxiously awaiting this new release from my 2021 Song of the Year Artists The Shang Hi Los! ''Billy' is more than required listening as Jen D'Angora and Dan Kopko have once again done it all in epic fashion. This is the best use of horns since Love (and The Damned) recorded one of my lifetime favorites 'Alone Again Or'. I suddenly have a craving for Spaghetti...Western Style." - "Boris" Boden The Secret Weapon on Woody Radio

"One of my most highly-anticipated albums of 2022 is the forthcoming debut long player from the mighty Shang Hi Los. "Plymouth Rock", the first album teaser, was nothing short of a smash hit. Now we get another taste of what's to come with "Billy", out today on Rum Bar Records. Jen and Dan have written themselves another stunner of a song. And in typical Shang Hi Los fashion, this song sounds unlike anything the band has done before. "Billy" literally comes on with the blare of a trumpet and the crack of a whip. Leave it to The Shang Hi Los to write a new wave pop song that sounds like it belongs on the soundtrack of an epic western picture! Is it really necessary at this point to say that Jen absolutely crushes the vocal? Doesn't she always? The band is firing on all cylinders here, and Dan's stellar production captures every glorious nuance. Chris Barrett guest stars on trumpet and Mellotron and adds a whole new dimension to this song. Look for the full album to release this summer...only on Rum Bar Records. All hail Danny K, master of the whip!" - Lord Rutledge, Faster And Louder

lyrics

Did you see him standing there in the paper moon?
With a silhouette and a silver spoon...

Billy, all my love is so translucid
A glimmer in the sun that bleached out bruises
Any time at all, his call

Billy, on the run, luck down and museless
Trigger of a gun, somebody shooting
Any time at all, his call

Billy's got a gun...

credits

released March 4, 2022
Written by D'Angora / Kopko

Jen D'Angora - Vocal and Guitar
Dan Kopko - Guitars, Vocals, Whip
Lee Harrington - Bass
Chuck Ferreira - Drums and Percussion
Featuring Chris Barrett on Trumpet and Mellotron

Produced and Mixed by Dan Kopko
Mastered by Dave Locke, JP Masters
Design & layout: Daykamp Creative

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