MIA DYSON CELEBRATES 15th ANNIVERSARY OF HER ARIA AWARD-WINNING ALBUM PARKING LOTS BY REISSUING VINYL PACKAGES
+ PARKING LOTS (REVISITED) EP OF REIMAGINED TRACKS
+ 2021 AUSTRALIAN EAST COAST TOUR DATES
“…a sublime grit and gravel voice that lands her squarely between Lucinda Williams & Bob Dylan.” – Boston Globe
“Dyson’s songs, are little vignettes of the wanderings that we go on and the striving that we do that leads us to our hoarse recollections.” – Daytrotter
Beloved Australian singer, songwriter and guitarist Mia Dyson has announced a special upcoming release to coincide with the 15-year anniversary of her highly acclaimed album Parking Lots. Set to be released Friday 4 December, the Parking Lots (Revisited) EP will feature five completely reimagined tracks from the album, stripped to their core and dressed again, with new arrangements, special guest appearances and additional nuances, all approached through Dyson’s highly considered idiosyncratic lens. To celebrate the occasion, Mia has reissued the original album with a limited run of white vinyl and has announced a 2021 East Coast headline tour that will see her perform all 11 tracks off Parking Lots from start to finish.
Recorded in Ojai, California at Echo Magic, Parking Lots (Revisited) features expressive double bass by Matt Aronoff, additional keys by Lee Pardini (Dawes) and appearances from her band and the producers of this set, Erin “Syd” Sidney and Daniel Wright. Mixed by Scott Hirsch (Hiss Golden Messenger) and mastered at the legendary Capitol Studios by Ian Sefchick, the five intimate reinterpretations of Parking Lots (Revisited) range from Mia’s first and last singles released from the original album ‘Roll Me Out’ and ‘I Meant Something To You Once’, to the gorgeous stripped down piano performance of ‘Choose’, to a rhythmic, bouncing take on ‘Rivers Wide’ with a stop by the Old Bar for a swampy blues exploration of ‘Parking Lots’.
STREAM PARKING LOTS REVISITED EP (FOR REVIEW PURPOSES)
STREAM // EMBED ORIGINAL PARKING LOTS ALBUM ON SPOTIFY
Parking Lots (Revisited) EP Track Listing
1. Roll Me Out
2. Rivers Wide
3. Parking Lots
5. I Meant Something To You Once
“Some friends and I used to perform in a women’s prison in Western Melbourne. I got to know a few women quite well and over time they shared their stories with me. I wrote ‘Roll Me Out’ thinking of the story of one woman in particular who had been incarcerated and then fell in love with another prisoner,” said Mia Dyson about the first released track from her award-winning album Parking Lots.
In her two-decade long career, Mia Dyson has been nominated for five ARIA Awards with Parking Lots taking out ‘Best Blues and Roots Album’ in 2005. She was the inaugural recipient of Double J’s Artist Of The Year at the 2014 J Awards following the release of her Australian classic LP Idyllwild, and has had four albums up for AIR Awards with The Moment earning her a nomination for ‘Song Of The Year’ at the 2013 APRA Awards. Mia Dyson’s extensive career has seen her support the likes of Stevie Nicks, Eric Clapton, Bonnie Raitt and Joe Cocker, and most recently touring extensively with her band Dyson Stringer Cloher. Now, the seasoned Australian artist is thrilled to announce a run of National live dates in 2021 taking to Newcastle, Sydney, Melbourne, regional Victoria, Brisbane and Byron Bay for Bluesfest in her first live shows in 12 months. Tickets are on sale now, so be sure to snag one quick.
Parking Lots 15th Anniversary Tour 2021 Tour Dates:
Friday 12 March – Lizotte’s – Newcastle, NSW
Saturday 13 March – The Lansdowne – Sydney, NSW
Friday 19 March – Howler – Melbourne, Vic
Saturday 20 March – TBA – Surf Coast, Vic
Sunday 21 March – Macedon Railway Hotel – Macedon Ranges, Vic
Friday 26 March – Sandy Point Music Club – Sandy Point, Vic
Saturday 27 March – Theatre Royal – Castlemaine, Vic
Sunday 28 March – Sooki Lounge – Belgrave, Vic
Thursday 1 April – The Brightside – Brisbane, Qld
Friday 2 & Saturday 3 April – Bluesfest – Byron Bay, NSW
Tickets on sale now via miadyson.com
Parking Lots LP vinyl reissue & (Revisited) EP (free digital download with vinyl pre-order) is out Friday 4 December via MGM on Spotify / iTunes / Apple Music.
Parking Lots 15th Anniversary LP (White Vinyl) bundles are now available to pre-order and pre-save, with limited edition handwritten lyrics, t-shirts, caps and signed posters.
Pre-order bundles are available now via MIA DYSON ARTISTS FIRST.
Produced By Daniel Wright And Erin “Syd” Sidney
Recorded At Echo Magic In Ojai, Ca
All Songs Engineered And Mixed By Scott Hirsch
Mastered By Ian Sefchick
All Songs By Mia Dyson (APRA / BMI)
Mia Dyson – Piano, Guitar, Vocals
Matt Aronoff – Double Bass
Lee Pardini – Additional Piano
Daniel Wright – Electric Bass, Backing Vocals
Erin “Syd” Sidney – Drums
Artwork By Jim Grimwade