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 reapproached 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 ‘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’.
“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.