Shangri La has arrived!!!

Hello West Indian Girl Fans!!! It’s Here!!!
Shangri La!! Beautiful New Album!!
Soulful Musical Story of
Love, Hope, Darkness, and Light…

Buy all 12 songs digitally(16 bit 44khz) for $9.99        Click here West Indian Girl - Shangri La

           

Check out our Music Store for more great deals on West Indian Girl Music!

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04 2013

New West Indian Girl Album Shangri La Coming soon!!! Due April 16!!!

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04 2013

Malibu Photo Shoot 2013

Here’s a video teaser of upcoming album release Shangri La available April 16, 2013

Song Playing in video is ‘surrender’

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03 2013

End Of Summer Bash at Hotel Cafe Aug 29th!!!

Don’t miss our End of Summer Bash celebrating Adam’s Birthday. With special guests; Priscilla Ahn, John Bardy, The Branches, Travis Warren.
Sunday, Aug 29th at Hotel Cafe
1623 North Cahuenga Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90028-6201
adam

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08 2010

summer update

not much to report from the band these days. single is finished – details on how when where who what and why are slowly coming into focus. only other relevant news is the launching of francisten.com.

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20

07 2010

next show april 10 – third eye gathering

mattcipovisgreatcheck it out….we are going to be headlining 3EG this year. more info to come but you can get all the ticket info on their site. should be a good one.
poster art – matt cipov

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03 2010

contest alert! find my intern and win tickets

finddinoWANT TO WIN 2 TICKETS TO THE SOLD OUT TEMPER TRAP SHOW AT THE FILLMORE IN SAN FRAN THIS FRIDAY? well here’s how: just find my intern dino… anywhere or anytime between now and the show and say the phrase “you have the best boss in the world so do everything he tells you to do” and he will make u our guest for show. it’s that easy. to make it even easier i have posted a pic of him with me from this past summer. he still looks relatively the same. if also might help to follow me on twitter as i will be giving u clues to dino’s whereabouts day of the show. good luck and try not to scare the poor kid. i did promote him a couple weeks ago so i technically shouldnt be calling him my intern anymore but old habits die hard.

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03 2010

congrats dino! you’ve been promoted

word has it that fran’s intern and all around west indian girl good guy band helper has been promoted. great work dino your going places kid. full story in here.

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20

02 2010

KCRW presents w/ pollyn and nynex dj set – get tickets here!

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02

02 2010

b sides video interview in sf

bsideshtriwatch this interview – it was done in the dressing room before our show at bottom of the hill in sf.

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01

02 2010

Valentine’s Day Show Fan Club Tickets On Sale Now

itktthanx to our recent partnership with inticketing we are now offering special ticket deals to members of our fan club. here is how it works: for every headlining show we play we will have a limited number of tickets set aside to sell just for them. you can only buy these tickets thru us…right here on our website. after these tickets are gone you will then have to buy them through the promoter or club’s site. it’s simple and it’s great. best of all these tickets will almost always be priced lower than any other tickets u can find online because we’re allowed to charge a lower service fee. how’s that for fucking awesome?

the first show we have available thru inticketing is our valentine’s day show with pollyn presented by kcrw. it’s at the bootleg theatre and josh/nynex will dj the after party presented by filter. hope you can make it and thanx for being part of our family.

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29

01 2010

in the studio part ii

Here’s a lil’ teaser of a working (unmixed) track entitled “Shangri-La,” one of our new songs to be released later this year. You may have heard various incarnations of this live…enjoy.
shot & edited by yours truly

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01 2010

three january california shows coming up fast

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see tour page for ticket info
poster art – matt cipov

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01 2010

new year’s wrap up

welovethisguy1this year was pretty intense. lots of good changes which i think will lead to a very good 2010. we have a great core of musicians and people on our team (one of which is my intern dino [pictured] who has turned into an all around great stage/crew/tech manager – he’s been a huge help to us this year). in my opinion, we’re writing our most exciting music to date. i asked everyone a few questions last week and this is what got back:

best records of 09
amy – Fever Ray, The XX, Atlas Sound, Mike Snow and Memory Tapes

jesper – Modwheelmood : Pearls to Pig dbl. vinyl

fran – west indian girl – 4th on the floor remixes vol 2, i will never be the same- standby

melissa – The Growlers- Are you in or out, Animal Collective- Merriweather Post Pavilion,The Avett Brothers- I and Love and You

rob – Freelance Whales – Weathervanes, Passion Pit- Manners, The XX- XX, Animal Collective- Merriweather Post Pavilion, Jacob Kirkegaard- Fonik Works, Phoenix- Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix, The Antlers- Hospice, Laneous and The Family Yah- Shit at Life/Good at Music EP, STS9-AD Exporata, West Indian Girl- 4th on The Floor

dino – Temper Trap- Conditons, The XX- XX, Passion Pit- Manners, MSTRKRFT- Fist Of God, Grizzly Bear- Veckatimest, Julian Casablancas- Phrazes For The Young, Phoenix- Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix, UNI- A Love Supreme

dylan – Get Color – HEALTH, Ayrton Senna EP – Delorean, Pearls to Pigs – Modwheelmood, Fever Ray – Fever Ray, Standby – I Will Never Be The Same, Ming & Ping – Ming & Ping, I Feel Cream – Peaches

new year’s resolutions:

amy – to finish this record

jesper – to listen to more music…and to make more !!!

fran – to go running on a beach in malibu with my dog tony 1/wk for 52 weeks

melissa – my new years resolution is to quit smoking AGAIN, to keep my nails painted, to finish the new WIG album, make use of the beach and desert being so close, and to meet lots of new stories and people.

rob – To control my breath…increase my capacity for fuller breathing. Health statistics show the average person uses as little as ten percent of their lung capacity. This shallow breathing is associated with stress response of the sympathetic nervous system and is the cause of many health issues in our fast-paced modern society. With every breath comes a thought. With every thought comes an action. By controlling my breathing I’m attempting to control my thoughts…thereby controlling my state of being.

dino -to stop drinking soda….

dylan – to never get sick again. to graduate and be financially independent.

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01 2010

TY

Just a little afterthought: wanted to thank everyone for coming out and supporting the new lineup! we’re now back at it in the studio, working hard to make our fast approaching release date.    Stay tuned for a teaser coming your way…love you, always.amy-chadelder_wig18fran-purple-chadelder_wig09
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12 2009

SF Music Tech Summit Dec 7th

sanfran_musictech_summitFrancis Ten will be moderating a panel at the SF Music Tech Summit Monday Dec 7th.

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11 2009

DJ set @ the bar

Psyched to be DJ-ing again! Fran & I will be spinning old and new favorites tonight at The Bar. Set starts at 11:30pm, but come early to hang and sip on those cheap drinks!

Thank you Colin for letting us have some fun on the decks :)
L,
@panterarosa

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11 2009

san diego show this friday!

gotothisshowtoo check out the tour section for all the details

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11 2009

venice show this thurs!

gotothisshow for all the details check the tour section

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11 2009

Ameowzing!

West Indian Girl – How wow ’tis now!!

Dropping in for a fine how-do-ya-do. The shiny new W.I.G. traveling gypsy troupe has been joyously slaving away in the studio until the wee hours of the morning. Laughing, drinking tea, eating brie cheese and making some superfluous-money-makin’ ass-shaking grooves. I’m pretty dem-darn excited to be a part of this beautiful group of people and to be able to make music that correlates to all of us and all of you…its quite a lovely thing. I know we all can’t wait to hand you a pristine copy of the newest album! It should be done around January so keep a look-out!

Also, on the radar: THE 2 SHOWS AS A NEW BAND!
Nov. 19th at the AC Supper Club in Venice!
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Nov. 20th at Belly UP in San Diego!

Hope to see all of ya’ll there!!!!

Not to brag, but I’ve got the greatest new family in our band!
Brief Synopsis of everyone & their steeze.

Rob- My fellow jumping bean..Calls me Ms. Bean..Makes me laugh a lot, brings bottles of wine to our friends living on 4th & Wall. (Cla$$Y!) Gave me my new favorite knit beanie. Prays a mean guitar.

Fran- My nuzzle-bumpin-bass-bear. Between him and tony-balogne theres plenty of constant cuddle-fest goin’ on. Makes fun of me for sounding like a jello puddin’ pop. Takes me to fun events where we meet all types of fascinating & sweet people.

Amy- Never knew a keyboard mad scientist could be so good lookin’. We usually scale mountains, chase rainbows, and make buttons.  Suga’ how’d you get so fly? I love hearin’ her lovely voice in the new DIRGE. Gives me chills.

Nadia- Is an apple-pie-turnover. Keeps an eye out for when I try to start fires by leaving wires next to tea-pots and what not. Keeps the phatty keyboard in check & sings like the best type of angel.

Jesper- [yes-purr] Brings it all together. Drums make the world go ’round. Helps me get some type of rhythm when I’m workin’ my cow-bell/tambourine/shaker routine. Nadia + Jesper = cutest musician couple alert!!  Brings all types of snacks & vino & this horrible licorice stuff that everyone else seems to love. hahaha

<3
It’s bean a real treasure, pleasure.
Ms.B

-Made possible by Fab-Frankie & the lovely Miss. Jett-

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10 2009

outside landing

Bits of press and interviews are finally trickling in from the summer festivals …  Outside Lands was probably one of the most professionally organized festivals we’ve ever played, and rocking Street Scene’s Casbah stage at sunset was by far the most enjoyable 45 minutes of the weekend.

A deep and special thanks goes out to our guest drummer extraordinaire Brendan Buckley & the marvelous and ethereal Miranda Lee Richards. It was an honor to play by their side and absorb all that  professionalism and phenomenal energy.

Check out our feature on LA2Day‘s online coverage of Outside Lands (thank you Chrissy!) and  USD Radio‘s interview with the chicas (thanks Nick!).

SPIN EXAMINER
San Diego Street Scene 2009
Thanks to all for coming out, supporting and sharing in the love of music.

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26

09 2009

female vocalist found

WEST INDIAN GIRL HAS FOUND A FEMALE VOCALIST. We would like to thank everyone for taking the time to send in videos, tapes, website links etc etc etc. We appreciate all applicants for taking the time to do this… especially the ones who came down to the studio for in person auditions. Details about our new lineup and upcoming shows will be posted in the very near future.

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09 2009