There-s an old saying about how @you have your whole life to write your first record.@ For Coco Hames, the songs on her stunning self/titled debut poured from her pen over a sustained burst of inspiration... but they took more than a decade to live out. A deeply personal record filled with poignant ruminations on love lost and found, dreams dashed then rediscovered, these ten songs manage to pinpoint exquisite light amid life-s darkness. As the frontwoman and indomitable force behind beloved garage/pop combo The Ettes, Hames blazed a memorable trail across the -00s underground. Last summer, she began work on her solo album at The Bomb Shelter in Nashville. @It was this massive leap of faith for me,@ she admits. @After being in a band for so long, this time I was on my own / no gang to hide behind or fall back on.@ Playing guitar, piano, and electric harpsichord, Hames was aided in her effort by bassist Jack Lawrence *The Raconteurs(, drummer Julian Dorio *The Whigs(, and lead guitarist Adam Meisterhans *The Weight(. Other contributors include veteran keyboard&organ wizard Dave Amels of Reigning Sound and vocalists Carey Kotsionis *Bobby Bare, Jr.( and Lillie Mae Rische *Jack White(.