by Bill Pearis
You may remember that former Cryptacize singer Nedelle Torrisi has a new project called Paradise whose debut 7" was just released. The b-side of that single is "Psychic Returns" and we've got the premiere of a delicate piano version of that song, which you can stream below. We're also giving away a copy of the 7" which comes in some elaborate packaging, including nine 7"x7" photos. Details on how to enter are below as well.
Paradise doesn't have any upcoming shows, because she's busy being part of Sufjan Stevens' current "Christmas Sing-a-Long" holiday tour whose sleigh pulls into NYC next week for shows at Bowery Ballroom on December 21 and 22 (tickets go on sale 12/19). She recently dished about preparations for the tour with Interview:
GILMORE: How are rehearsals going?Paradise song stream and contest details, below...
TORRISI: It's funny. You're playing drums, and I'm suddenly a keyboardist! But I'm terrible. I have to practice three times more than everyone else. I'll be like, "We wish you Merry Christmas!" and then I'm lost!
GILMORE: You're playing that song?
TORRISI: Half the set is Sufjan original Christmas songs, and then half the set is just normal ones that everyone knows. Those are going to be sing-alongs with the audience. It's pretty embarrassing when you can't get through "Jingle Bells" on keyboard. That's my challenge, is learning how to become a piano player.
Paradise - "Psychic Returns"
For a chance at winning a copy of the Paradise 7": either tweet something that includes both @BrooklynVegan AND "PARADISE" in the tweet, or send an email to BVCONTESTS@HOTMAIL.COM with the subject line "PARADISE". Include your first and last name in the email. We'll pick a winner at random and contact them with more details. If you enter by email, it will not be shared with anyone else. Good luck!