Album artwork: Fred Lammers
Guitar rock diva, songwriter and rock and roll musician Palmyra Delran recently released her latest album, Come Spy With Me, via Steven Van Zandt’s Wicked Cool Records in partnership with The Orchard. With a genuine appreciation for rock and roll, Delran has led a long and impressive career that included playing with Pink Slip Daddy and co-founding the ’90s girl group The Friggs, sharing the stage with iconic bands such as The Ramones and Cheap Trick.
Earlier this week, Delran released her latest track, “Happy Birthday Middle Child” featuring Debbie Harry who Delran refers to as “the most punk rock person I know.” The track celebrates the middle child who often feels forgotten in the family line up, stuck between the ego-boosted older sibling and the perpetually-pampered youngest. “There seems to be an inside joke with middle children that they get ignored… or maybe be they’re just milking it for attention, but there’s always room for more birthday songs!” Delran shares.
Come Spy With Me also features Delran’s three previously-released singles, “I Thought You Said That You Were Gonna Kill Yourself” which Substream Magazine called “smart and witty,” “(If You’d Like To Make A Call) Please Hang Up” ft. power pop legend Paul Collins, as well as title track “Come Spy With Me” featuring Little Steven, Debbie Harry (Blondie), and John Carlucci (Fuzztones) which was featured as Coolest Song In The World on Little Steven Van Zandt’s worldwide terrestrial radio show Underground Garage.
When she’s not writing, recording, or touring, Delran hosts Palmyra’s Trash-Pop Shindig on Little Steven’s Underground Garage Channel on SiriusXM four days a week, delivering and eclectic mix of music to her listeners. She plays everything from sweet surf sounds, rambunctious rock n’ roll and everything in between, with Little Steven dubbing her “the Lucille Ball of rock n’ roll”.
Photo Credit: Albert Mitchell
In support of the album’s release, Delran will be bringing her tour presented by Little Steven’s Underground Garage to California through the 17th. See below for tour dates.
West Coast Tour Dates:
Nov 9 San Francisco, CA @ Amoeba Music
Nov 10 San Francisco, CA @ Thee Parkside
Nov 15 Long Beach, CA @ Alex’s Bar
Nov 16 Los Angeles, CA @ The Redwood
Nov 17 Tarzana, CA @ Maui Sugar Mill Saloon
Come Spy With Me track listing:
“Come Spy With Me” (featuring Little Steven, Debbie Harry, John Carlucci)
“Happy Birthday Middle Child” (featuring Debbie Harry)
“Tape A Nickel To The Tonearm” (featuring Ben Vaughn, Peter Zaremba, Mike Edison)
“I’m Satisfied” (featuring Genya Ravan)
“(If You’d Like To Make A Call) Please Hang Up” (featuring Paul Collins)
“Walk Away” (featuring Kim Shattuck, Matt Clarke)
“I Thought You Said That You Were Gonna Kill Yourself”
“Chica Ye Ye” (featuring Rachelle Garniez)
“Tragedy Ann” (featuring Betsy Todd)
“Shortest Longest Story” (featuring Cáit O’ Riordan, Eddie Muñoz)
“Ballad Of Madface and the Baby” (featuring Handsome Dick Manitoba, Charlie Nieland)
“Song Of Love”