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Cherchez La Femme

Acoustic Rock Love Songs:  This is the fifth full-length & self-produced studio album by songwriter & solo recording artist Scott Cooley which features 13 original acoustic songs released on June 21st, 2012 on the Scott Cooley Records label.

Liner Notes

© ℗ 2012 by Scott Cooley. All rights reserved.  A 2012 studio album release from Scott Cooley Records.  Made in Michigan, United States Of America.  Scott thanks:  you.  Scott Cooley – music & lyrics, recording, mixing, mastering, artwork, production, performance of djembe, snare, hi-hat, congas, bongos, bhodran, shaker, hand clapping, tambourine, cowbell, washboard, marimba, harmonica, acoustic lap steel slide guitar, acoustic bass guitar, rhythm & lead acoustic guitar, background & lead vocals.  Lenore Cooley (appearing courtesy of ShoeGirl Productions) – inspiration, accordion extraordinaire & co-producer on Cherchez La Femme & If I Had Time, keyboard on Forever In Shame & co-drawer w/ Scott of the pen & ink album cover art.

Forever In Shame is a slow builder.  I Did A Bad Thing is a catchy hand-clapper that is based on a true story.  The title track is brilliant, thanks to Lenore's awesome accordion playing, and also features a mean washboard given to me by my mother-in-law.  My Sweetheart, My Darling is a 3/4 time waltz that has an old-timey feel and the brush snare is cool.   Too Close For Comfort has been described as one of the top 5 songs in my catalog.  What About Me? has a certain je-ne-sais-quoi feel to it and is one where I really got into playing the marimba.  Hot Sauce is hot rocker that celebrates what the title implies.  She Got Even has a country flavor w/ cowbell, a mean bottleneck slide and is "loosely" based on a true story.  Please Louise is a riff-based rocker with a sweet harmonica solo.   With All Of My Heart might make you want to sing along, while You're So Beautiful might make you want to dance, even though it's a mid-tempo number.  I can honestly say that No Reason Flowers has commercial radio hit potential.  If I Had Time is a country song w/ Lenore's accordion and is probably the best song I've ever written, even though it is a very personal song.

Medium Description:  Cherchez La Femme is Scott Cooley's fifth album.  It contains 13 new acoustic songs that are mostly rock, with a couple country and one Cajun/Zydeco song.  The theme is one of love, relationships and women;  and the sound includes acoustic guitars with minimal percussion and a little harmonica, marimba and slide with light background vocals and of course, the clear, warm, calming SC lead vocals.

Longer Description:  Cherchez La Femme is the fifth full-length album release from Scott Cooley.  It features songs ranging stylistically between acoustic pop, acoustic rock, folk rock, cajun/zydeco, old-timey, country rock, and ballads that tell unique stories of love and relationships from a man’s perspective about the fairer sex.  The last song, however, is a tough tune that will tug at your heartstrings from a different perspective – that of a grandfather to a grandson.  The emotions run the gamut from sadness to shame to remorse to lust to revenge to desperation to frustration to infatuation to love to happiness to joy.  It has been suggested by many that if you want to find a root cause behind many of the problems men face, look for the women they associate with…such is life.

Additional Release Details:

Packaging Format: Full-length, long-playing record album from Amazon On Demand (Create Space) CD-R standard jewel case; Compact Disc (print on demand) CD-R, digital MP3 (in print edition)

Suggested Retail Price (SRP): $12.49 (compact disc) , $12.49 (MP3 album)
Price Rationale: competitive for independent, motivation to buy physical product

Home Market: Michigan

Export Distribution Availability: YES
Territory Restrictions: None

Digital Distribution Rights: Amazon (direct); Bandcamp (direct); Google Music (direct); iTunes, Spotify, etc. (via CD Baby)

Promo Track: (a complimentary mp3 available for marketing purposes) - Soundcloud, NoiseTrade, Reverb Nation, Bandcamp

Key Retail Stores: Amazon, iTunes, Google, Bandcamp, Rhapsody, eMusic, Spotify

Commercial & Professional Stock: Available for venue sales, web sales, press & radio


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Cherchez La Femme
Album cover drawing by Lenore & Scott Cooley
Studio album by Scott Cooley
Catalog # SCR05
Released June 21st, 2012
Recorded July 2010 - May 2012
Studio Scott Cooley Music Productions
Genre acoustic garage rock, ballad, indie folk pop, Americana, cajun/zydeco/swamp, old-timey, alternative acoustic, classic country, soft rock
Length 50 minutes
Label Scott Cooley Records
Producer Scott Cooley
Personnel Scott Cooley, Lenore Cooley
Track Chronology
"Sense Of Belonging"

"Cherchez La Femme"

"Used To Be Good Looking"

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Brief Description

Acoustic rock songs, some w/ a country or even cajun/zydeco flavor, about love, relationships & women from a man's perspective, w/ the usual minimal rhythm section, occasional harmonica, marimba and slide, and clear & warm vocals.

Related Information Links
  1. Cherchez La Femme Press Release.pdf
  2. Album Redux, New Album Coming Soon, Site Updates, Free Stuff, More Stores, More Top 10 Lists, Thanks To German Fans, Helping Flint's Homeless
  3. Next Album Due This June - Songwriting & Recording Under Way
  4. It's Official, My 5th Full-Length Has "Dropped"
  5. In Case You Missed It, My CD Pre-Release Party Rocked
  6. Here's a free stream (full song) of the title track from my new album, which features the accordion prowess of my lovely wife Lenore!!!

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