Sunday, May 15, 2016


Susan Hyatt is a now Nashville-based singer with a clear, clean soprano she can twist into sultry contortions, and a pop music historian's P.O.V. for inspiration. For instance, my above left photograph documents Susan performing 1967's "How Does It Feel To Feel" by The Creation in 2014! The formula worked profoundly with her band Stimulator's 2010 original cut "Lovelier In Black," a celebratory morbid ditty that should have been right up there with Nine Inch Nails' "Head Like A Hole" for altGoth anthems.

Her newest effort PinUps & Trumpets, to be released 5.23.16 on Orchard Records, is perfect party music for any fun but slightly unsettling occasion as rather pretty offerings that challenge. An effective career-oriented musician, Susan and her past musics have been heard on all manner of mainstream television broadcasts, so there's no reason to doubt this offering will as well.

The official press release as follows: 
Susan Hyatt’s new record “Pin­Ups & Trumpets” is an all covers album celebrating her favorite rock songs growing up. Recorded in Nashville, the album was co­-produced with trumpet player Zack Leffew.

The record marks a new musical direction for Susan, who thus far was known as a rock chick fronting bands Pillbox and Stimulator. This record melds indie rock with prominent jazzy flavors and sultry female vocals  on cuts by Motley Crue, Alice Cooper, Marilyn Manson, Depeche Mode, David Bowie, Judas Priest, Roxy Music, The Eagles and The Cars.

 Left, Susan Hyatt, center, in the 21st Century Pandoras (see LINK); right, promoting a book proposal with her own guided, free Pilates/gym workout for the press and others!

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