Coco Hames – Jason Sims Puts You In Your Place #14
Jason Sims Puts You In Your Place is a series of conversations with creative people about how the places in their lives affect them and their work.
As the singer, guitarist and songwriter for Nashville based garage rock band The Ettes and with The Parting Gifts she has certainly covered a a massive amount of territory fleetingly but the places she has called home have left very distinct impressions.
The Ettes released their first album Shake the Dust on Sympathy For The Record Industry in the USA and 2Fer Records inSpain in 2006. Shake The Dust was produced/mixed by Liam Watson and recorded at Toe Rag Studios in London, UK.
The Ettes’ second album Look At Life Again Soon released by Take Root Records in the USA, 2Fer Records in Spain and KNTRST in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland in 2008. Look At Life Again Soon was also produced and mixed by Liam Watson and recorded at Toe Rag Studios in London. This release has been called “as good as modern garage rock gets” by Tim Sendra of Allmusic.
The Danger Is EP released by Take Root Records in the USA in April 2009. The EP includes 2 tracks that are produced/mixed by Dan Auerbach and recorded at his Akron Analog studio in Akron, Ohio in December 2009.
The Ettes’ third album Do You Want Power released by Take Root Records in the USA in Sept 2009. The album was also released on Moor Works in Japan, The Planet Company in Australia/New Zealand and KNTRST in Germany, Austria & Switzerland. Do You Want Power was produced/mixed by Greg Cartwright and recorded at the Bomb Shelter in Nashville, Tennessee. Tim Sendra of Allmusic refers to it as “their most focused and diverse set to date and widens their garage rock sound without diluting it”.
The Ettes’ fourth album Wicked Will was produced at Toe Rag Studios by Liam Watson and released August 2, 2011 through Krian Music and the band’s own imprint, Fond Object. The vinyl version was released through Sympathy For The Record Industry.
The Ettes have supported sold-out tours by The Black Keys (2008), Kings Of Leon (2009) and The Dead Weather (2010). The Ettes have also shared the stage with theSilversun Pickups, The New York Dolls, The Go-Go’s, The Greenhornes, Jay Reatard, Metric and Gossip.
The Ettes’ song “Crown Of Age” from Look at Life Again Soon is featured on Drew Barrymore’s movie Whip It and soundtrack in 2009. The Ettes performed on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon in October 2009. The song “Take It With You” is featured in UK TV series Skins, in series 4 finale.
Along with performing in The Ettes, Lindsay “Coco” Hames founded The Parting Gifts with Greg Cartwright. The band’s debut album “Strychnine Dandelion” was released November 9, 2010 on In The Red Records and features both Jem and Poni of The Ettes, Patrick Keeler (The Raconteurs, The Greenhornes), Dave Amels (Reigning Sound, Daptones) and a guest appearance from Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys).