Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Red Wanting Blue announces upcoming new release “Little America,” arriving July 1st.

Hear the exclusive premiere of album cut “Black Canyon” via American Songwriter now.

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Red Wanting Blue (L-R): Mark McCullough, Greg Rahm, Scott Terry, Dean Anshutz, Eric Hall. Photo Credit: Jeff Kane.

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“Midwestern rock heroes” – American Songwriter

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“Black Canyon” is taken from the upcoming Red Wanting Blue album Little America





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Hear “Black Canyon” by Red Wanting Blue exclusively via American Songwriter

Columbus, Ohio-based band Red Wanting Blue returns this summer on July 1st with Little America, it’s most personal and promising album to date. “Black Canyon,” an album cut from the new record, is available via an exclusive premiere courtesy of American Songwriter now.

In the years since vocalist and songwriter Scott Terry formed Red Wanting Blue, the band has gone on to establish itself as a quintessential example of American perseverance and hard work, building an exceedingly loyal fanbase based on non-stop touring, all without any industry support.

Known for making instant fans of the uninitiated with one of the most engaging and passionate live shows on the road today, Red Wanting Blue found even bigger audiences after the release of its 2012 From The Vanishing Point album, which landed in the Top 10 of Billboard’s Heatseekers chart and at #1 for the band’s home region.

Appearances on “The Late Show with David Letterman,” VH1’s “Big Morning Buzz Live,” and NPR’s “Mountain Stage” followed, and while Red Wanting Blue continues to reach new and bigger career milestones, the band is also staying true to its roots.

About “Black Canyon,” Terry explains, “I wanted the song to have the youthful confidence of ‘Everybody Wants To Rule The World’ by Tears For Fears and the power of Bob Mould’s Hoover Dam’ off of Sugar’s Copper Blue.”

As for the song’s theme, he says, “I was taken by the ending of Tim Burton’s ‘Big Fish’ where the father is carried to the river’s edge, smiling and waving to all that have gathered for his final moments. What a stunning and magnificent end to a life! ‘Black Canyon’ is my way of saying, ‘We will not go softly into that good night.’”

The new Red Wanting Blue album Little America arrives on July 1st.  The band will announce a full U.S. tour later this month.

Scott Terry of Red Wanting Blue is available for interviews.  Contact Josh Bloom at Fanatic or Brady Brock at GoldVE for more information.

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Red Wanting Blue
Little America
(Fanatic Records, July 1st, 2014)


01. Hallelujah
02. Dumb Love
03. The Rest of Our Lives
04. Leaving New York
05. Black Canyon (STREAM | DOWNLOAD | MP3)
06. Keep Love Alive
07. Drawing Board
08. It’s All Happening
09. Bumpy Ride
10. Hotel Oblivion
11. Don’t Lose Faith In Me Now
12. Little America
13. You Are My Las Vegas

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Contact Josh Bloom at Fanatic Promotion

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Australian singer-songwriter Redvers realizes dream of jetting to San Francisco to create debut album.

 Recorded in one sitting and written that morning, Justin Gill’s “Truth In Silence,” arrives June 3rd.

RIYL: Pink Floyd’s “Goodbye Blue Sky,” Beck’s “Guess I’m Doing Fine”

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Justin Gill of Redvers as photographed by Sumi Saini

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Hear “Laughing At Rainbows” by Redvers courtesy of The 405

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“Laughing At Rainbows” is the first single from the upcoming Truth In Silence by Redvers





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“I only had the morning to complete some crucial lyrics, but they seemed to come quick and easy in an old Mission District diner the morning of recording,” says Australian singer-songwriter Justin Gill of the last-minute moments that led to the creation of Truth In Silence, his debut album as Redvers, out June 3rd.

Listeners will hear Pink Floyd’s “Goodbye Blue Sky” and Beck’s “Guess I’m Doing Fine” as touchstones in album opener “Dawn Interlude” where Gill’s ethereal arrangements envelope a charm and deep honesty seldom heard today. Fresh, raw, and without armor, Gill presents his songwriting as a soft hum that pacifies the soul and captures an essence unyielding.

To make Truth In Silence, Gill dreamed of recording in America, and so landed in San Francisco in 2013 to track the album at Tiny Telephone.

“I was enraptured at the sense of freedom as I boarded the plane,” he remembers.  “I was off to capture a special moment in time. It felt fortuitous that the first song I heard on the flight was Jefferson Airplane’s ‘White Rabbit,’ a track I’ve loved a million times.”  Truth In Silence was produced by Ian Pellicci (Deerhoof, John Vanderslice, James Jackson Toth) who captured the entire album in a single day, including its first single “Laughing At Rainbows.”

“I happened to walk past a church,” Gill says of the song. “There was a sign out front that said ‘God puts rainbows in the sky’ -- I was rather intrigued by the statement.” Gill remembers that the tune’s music was written during a heavy rainstorm, so heavy in fact, that the sound of the downpour made it onto the demo recording.

“When I listened back it sounded beautiful, so I decided that rain had to be put on the track,” he explains. “I know that rain sound effects have been done to death, but I felt I had to remain faithful to that initial meeting with the song.”

As for the actual title, Gill says “I don’t remember actually writing the lyric ‘laughing at rainbows,’ but maybe I subconsciously ripped off Buddha, who said ‘When you realize how perfect everything is, you will tilt your head back and laugh at the sky.’

Truth In Silence by Redvers arrives on June 3rd, 2014.  Justin Gill is available for interviews.  Contact Josh Bloom at Fanatic for more information.

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Redvers
Truth In Silence
(S/R, June 3, 2014)


01.  Dawn Interlude
02.  Impression
03.  Homeless
04.  (Reprise)
05.  Cycle Of Welcome
06.  Laughing At Rainbows (STREAM | DOWNLOAD | MP3)
07.  Golden Anguish
08.  Violence, Windows And The Moon
09.  Time Dilation

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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Midnight Faces to follow-up 2013's “Fornication” debut with “The Fire Is Gone,” arriving May 13th.

Latest track of “crisp, synth-lined pop drama” from Saxon Shore co-founder streaming now via SPIN.

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Midnight Faces (L-R): Matthew Doty, Philip Stancil. Photo Credit: Greer K. Bratschie.

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Hear “Over Again” by Midnight Faces courtesy of SPIN

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“Over Again” is the new single from the upcoming The Fire Is Gone by Midnight Faces



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“Crisp, synth-lined pop drama.” – SPIN

The Fire Is Gone is the second album by Los Angeles-based duo Midnight Faces, comprised of vocalist Philip Stancil and composer Matthew Doty of Saxon Shore, the pioneering instrumental post-rock band founded by Doty and Josh Tillman aka Father John Misty.

Scheduled for release on May 13th, the album is the follow-up to 2013’s debut Midnight Faces release Fornication, which despite Doty’s astute reminder that “‘Indie’ and ‘80’s’ are not genres,” reminded folks fondly enough of those sounds to draw the attention of MTV Buzzworthy and MTV Hive along with popular and influential music discovery websites such as Under The Radar, My Old Kentucky Blog, Earmilk, and Baeblemusic among others.

To better understand what The Fire Is Gone is, please understand what it isn’t: No fancy producers, no big name special guests, no one wearing robot costumes, no all-analog studio, and no songs recorded live to tape.

Doty elaborates by explaining, “We made this album by ourselves and for ourselves. We made it in my apartment on a computer one track at a time. If you dig the tunes, cool. If you don’t, that’s cool, too.” Fair enough, but there’s a damn good chance you’ll be landing in the camp of the former.

Still, Doty asserts, “Just what L.A. needs –another fucking 80’s new wave band, right?” Well, no. But when the songs are as good as what Midnight Faces is cranking out, perhaps the listener should be the ultimate judge of that? In fact, The Fire Is Gone is an even more evolved take on the sound that Doty and Stancil already had pretty damn near perfect.

The Fire Is Gone by Midnight Faces arrives on May 13th, 2014.  Matthew Doty and Philip Stancil are available for interviews.  Contact Josh Bloom at Fanatic for more information.

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Midnight Faces
The Fire Is Gone
(Broken Factory, May 13th, 2014)
  

1. Wake Me
2. Over Again (STREAM)
3. Shadows
4. Hold Tight
5. This Time
6. Give It Up
7. Animal
8. The Fire Is Gone

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