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Nedelle Torrisi is a singer with a voice for the ages and a songwriter who would fit in at the Brill Building. Her most recent album Advice From Paradise is the brainchild of Torrisi and producer Kenny Gilmore, guitarist / keyboardist / drummer / secret musical mastermind with Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti. Gilmore plays most of the instruments on Advice, a labor of love more than two years in the making, cut between tours and other engagements. Let us be clear, this all heart, no gimmick album is truly excellent.


Whether with her previous band Cryptacize or working solo, Nedelle’s songcraft harkens to a time when albums were albums, songs had structure, anyone could sing them. Rich in emotion, neither retro nor particularly modern, Advice From Paradise suggests a timeless midway point between Carole King and Sade. Best known as the lead singer of Cryptacize, Nedelle has also sang on albums by Ariel Pink, Dev Hynes, and Sufjan Stevens, and opened tours for Julia Holter, Deerhoof, of Montreal, Magnolia Electric Co., Destroyer, Xiu Xiu, Jens Lenkman, and Fiery Furnaces. In her spare time Nedelle writes a romance advice column at


Advice From Paradise is out on vinyl February 17 from Ethereal Sequence Records, distributed by Drag City.



1/13 – Tallahassee, FL – The Moon *
1/14 – Pensacola, FL – Vinyl Music Hall *
1/15 – Gainesville, FL – High Dive *
1/16 – Orlando, FL – The Social *
1/17 – Tampa, FL – Crowbar *
1/18 – Miami, FL – Grand Central *
1/19 – Jacksonville, FL – Freebird Live *
1/20 – Macon, GA – Cox Capitol Theatre *
1/21 – Charleston, SC – The Pour House *
1/22 – Greensboro, NC – The Blind Tiger *
1/23 – Nashville, TN – Mercury Lounge *
1/24 – Chattanooga, TN – Rhythm and Brews *

* = w/ Of Montreal


Nedelle Torrisi
Advice From Paradise
(Ethereal Sequence)
Street Date: Feb. 17, 2015

Track List:

1. Psychic Returns
2. Double Horizon
3. Don’t Play Dumb
4. Don’t Play Dumb Afterthought
5. I Love Thousands Every Summer
6. Can’t Wait
7. Fool Boy
8. Emotional Money
9. Cathartica
10. Born to Love You
11. The Show Must Go On
12. The Perfect Timing