May 19, 2017
July 14: Republican Hair Releases The Prince and The Duke
Nashville, Tenn. — May 19, 2017 — Less than a year after their debut with the LP High and Tight, Nashville’s new wave pop band Republican Hair is back to pay homage to two legends. The Prince and The Duke, slated to release July 14, is not only musically inspired by its namesakes, but is lyrically centered around their lives– and deaths. The album’s ultra-catchy first single, “Miss Prince” is slated for digital and vinyl release (it’s purple, of course) on Prince’s birthday, June 7. The second single, “Constellation” is a melodic reflection on David Bowie’s legacy and the lightning bolt-shaped constellation named for him posthumously. The track will be released on June 16, in celebration of Ziggy’s 25th anniversary.
Republican Hair is the newest side project from songwriter, filmmaker, and renaissance man Luke Dick. Most recently, Dick was nominated for ACM Song of The Year for Eric Church’s “Kill a Word.” In January, he spoke with Rolling Stone about songwriting and filming the documentary Red Dog, a memoir about his unconventional childhood and growing up as the son of an exotic dancer. In 2011, he co-wrote The Rolling Stones and Philosophy: It’s Just a Thought Away and has a master’s in philosophy. He has taught at multiple institutions, including Nashville State, CUNY, St. Francis, St. John’s, and even a stint in Singapore.
Although Dick is noted for writing multiple country hits, Republican Hair’s High and Tight (released late 2016) established a fresh sound somewhere between 80’s new wave punk and current upbeat indie pop. In April, the band was featured on Spotify’s “Garage Jams” playlist and is a recurring favorite on “Discover Weekly”. In addition to releasing two records within a year, the band started “Haircuts for Humans,” a Nashville charity that teams up with local barber shops to provide haircuts for the homeless and raises money for the Martha O’Bryan Organization.
The band will be touring with Wheeler Walker Jr. on the following dates:
June 2 – Nashville, TN – Exit/In
June 6 – New York, NY – The Bowery Ballroom
June 8 – West Hollywood, CA – Troubadour
For more information, visit http://republicanhair.org/.