Video for “Onward & Down” also available; Full-length scheduled for release January 3rd.
Archer Black (L-R): Paul Cartwright, Dustin Morgan, Madison Megna, Jen Thomas. Photo: Steve Elkins
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“Onward & Down” b/w “The Sounding (Acoustic)” is the first single and video by Archer Black
Los Angeles-based band Archer Black has released the first single from its upcoming album Forgiveness Is A Weapon (January 3rd, 2012 – Post Planetary Records). Those who purchase the digital single directly from Post Planetary Records can choose a lossless audio format and will receive an additional non-album track “The Sounding (Acoustic).” The bonus song is actually a stripped down version of label owner Faris McReynolds’s favorite track from Forgiveness Is A Weapon.
“I asked for something as laid back and casual as Dustin would allow,” says McReynolds referring to Archer Black leader Dustin Morgan, who is also known as the bass player for The Autumns. “So this is him playing upright bass, piano, guitar and singing,” continues McReynolds. “He didn’t want to do something too simple though, As he put it: ‘I'm not a troubadour with an acoustic guitar.’”
Morgan himself explains that “This version is recorded more or less the way it was written. The piano is my grandmother's old piano and hasn't been tuned in at least 20 years. I've almost called a piano tuner about ten times, but I guess it just wouldn't be right if that piano was suddenly perfectly in tune. I played all the instruments on this version. It's got an intimacy that is a really nice counterpoint to the more heavily orchestrated version on the record.”
The video for “Onward & Down” is also available now and stars actor Luke Barnett and Archer Black violinist Jen Thomas. “Onward & Down” is the first single from Archer Black’s debut album Forgiveness Is A Weapon scheduled for release on Post Planetary Records on January 3rd, 2012. Archer Black’s Dustin Morgan is available for interviews. Contact Josh Bloom at Fanatic for more information.
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