Beats Per Minute blog premieres “Pick Me Up,” the latest track from San Antonio-based band’s “Music for Film,” out Feb. 12th.
Jared Putnam of The March Divide as photographed by Amanda Oldham
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“Pick Me Up” (w/ lead vocals by Laura Wheeler) is the latest featured track from Music for Film by The March Divide
“Pick Me Up” is the second featured track from the upcoming Music for Film (Feb. 12th – Dead Letter Records) album by San Antonio-based band The March Divide. While most of the songs on the album feature band leader Jared Putnam’s lead vocals, “Pick Me Up” is a tune that Putnam wrote for singer Laura Wheeler to vocalize.
“I wrote ‘Pick Me Up’ knowing it was Laura’s to sing,” Putnam explains. “The song is about not being able to get over being let down by someone you really care about. It portrays a feeling you just can’t get past.” Putnam recently discussed the upcoming album with David Brown of NPR-affiliate KUTX, Austin on his “Texas Music Matters” program. Listen to the piece here: http://texasmusicmatters.tumblr.com/post/40269737692/today-on-texas-music-matters-jared-putnam-of-the.
Music for Film is a fresh start for Putnam after leaving the rock and roll life following many years on the road with his band The Conversation. “All of that time on tour wrecked my personal life,” he explains. “But, it only took a couple of years before the void from not playing was just too big to ignore.” An acoustic-based record that only has a full drum kit on half of the songs, the unique sound of Music for Film still maintains distinct references to Putnam’s louder influences such as The Promise Ring and Cursive, and Putnam’s love of Elliott Smith comes out in the album’s catchy hooks, clever lyrics and unexpected upbeat moments.
The March Divide will tour in support of Music for Film in early 2013. See below for upcoming confirmed dates. Jared Putnam of The March Divide is available for interviews. Contact Josh Bloom at Fanatic for more information.
The March Divide Live
*=Solo **= Full Band
02/07 Austin, TX @ Parish Underground **, Record Release Show
02/09 San Antonio, TX @ Boneshakers **, 21+, 9PM, Record Release Show
02/12 Conway, AR @ Bear's Den Pizza *, 18+, Free
02/14 Columbia, MO @ The Bridge *, 8PM
02/15 St. Louis, MO @ Lemmons *, 21+, 9PM
02/16 Lake St. Louis, MO @ House Show *, 8PM, RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org
02/17 Tulsa, OK @ The Hunt Club *, 8PM
02/21 Austin, TX @ Red Eyed Fly **, All Ages, 10PM
The March Divide
Music for Film
(Dead Letter Records – Feb. 12th, 2013)
03. Skinny Brain
04. I’m Unconvinced
06. I Don’t Remember Why
07. Done Waiting
09. Jose Cuervo
10. It’s All Been Sung
The March Divide Links
Contact Josh Bloom at Fanatic Promotion