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Lipstick Jodi will release its debut album September 28

Lipstick Jodi Band members Karli Morehouse, Luke Rockhold, Jamie Baarman and Camille Hoorn deliver a new upbeat sound to Grand Rapids music lovers.
Lipstick Jodi performs at Avenue for the Arts

Lipstick Jodi performs at Avenue for the Arts

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Lipstick Jodi, an indie alt-pop rock band from Grand Rapids, releases its debut, self-titled album Thursday, September 28, from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. on the Stache stage at The Intersection at 133 Grandville Ave. Lipstick Jodi will perform and special Guest artists Jes Kramer and likemelikeyou will also perform.

Lipstick Jodi, the energetic and talented young band, is led by singer/guitarist/songwriter, Karli Morehouse, who has been part of the local music scene for six years since she was 16 years old. Two years ago, her long-time collaborator Luke Rockhold joined her on drums and vocals. Luke added versatility to the mix, but the duo found their sound limiting.

When Jamie Baarman (keyboard/vocals) and Camille Hoorn (bass) joined the band last year, the unique Lipstick Jodi sound was born. Baarman and Hoorn both have strong music backgrounds, including college degrees in music and performance. The four mesh together so well that they not only shared a musical synergy but also a house in Grand Rapids, giving them ample opportunity to practice and collaborate.

Lipstick Jodi has spent considerable time over the past four months in the studio recording their debut album, which features new music written by Morehouse as well as some of her older songs that have been reworked to fit the new band’s style.

While the members of Lipstick Jodi are foremost interested in developing the band’s diverse melodies and lyrics, the band also believes they can utilize their success to further the social causes that they believe in, including diversity, equality, and support for the LGBTQ community. “We want to play good music first,” said Rockhold, “but we are woman-fronted and Queer-fronted band which also makes us unique in the local music scene added Morehouse.” “Our music backs up the social issues,” added Hoorn.

The band’s debut album includes an already released single “That’s So Great (She Likes Boys),” which is featured in a music video found on YouTube, Facebook, and at the band’s web site, LipstickJodi.com. The new album is produced by Austin Ruhstorfer at River City Studios in Grand Rapids and a digital copy of the new album will be available on September 22nd on the band’s web site, lipstickjodi.com in advance of the hard copy CD release on September 28 at the Stache.

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