Band leader Jared Putnam announces more tour dates, discusses “Music for Television,” follow-up.
Jared Putnam of The March Divide as photographed by Amanda Oldham
"Impressively hooky.” – American Songwriter
“This album kicks butt.” – KUTX, Austin
“Jose Cuervo” video premiere at Under The Radar
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“Jose Cuervo” is the latest single and video from Music for Film by The March Divide
“All of that time on tour wrecked my personal life,” The March Divide leader Jared Putnam explains of his years on the road with his previous band The Conversation. In the six years since “quitting music,” as he puts it, Putnam continued to write, leading to The March Divide’s newly-released and critically praised debut album Music for Film.
Getting to the release of the new album required Putnam to rethink his methods. “When I decided to start working on this album, I had a really difficult time,” he says. “Every album I’d done in the past was approached with a concept, but now I had songs coming from all over the place, written from several different perspectives and phases that I went through during all of that time.”
Putnam ultimately went about recording all of his material song by song, and sending the finished tracks to his trusted mix engineer to make the decision about which tunes would comprise Music for Film and which would be saved for the follow-up, Music for Television. “Essentially, it’s one big piece of work and I’m proud of it all,” says Putnam. Music for Television is slated for release later this year.
Putnam recently discussed Music for Film with David Brown of NPR-affiliate KUTX, Austin on the “Texas Music Matters” program, and the station’s “Austin Music Minute” host Laurie Gallardo simply stated that “This album kicks butt.” Music for Film’s popular single “Jose Cuervo” begat a touching video of small town live that was recently premiered by Under The Radar.
An acoustic-based record, Music for Film still maintains distinct references to Putnam’s louder influences such as The Promise Ring and Cursive. Putnam’s love of Elliott Smith also comes out in the album’s catchy hooks, clever lyrics and unexpected upbeat moments. The March Divide is touring in support of Music for Film. See below for upcoming 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
03/29 Dallas, TX @ Super Happy Fun Land **, All Ages, 8PM
04/05 San Antonio, TX @ Boneshakers **, 21+, 9PM
04/19 Fort Worth, TX @ The Cellar **, 21+, 9PM
04/20 Dallas, TX @ Bill’s Records (1317 S. Lamar St.) **, In-Store, All Ages, 4PM
05/22 Tulsa, OK @ The Treehouse **, 21+, 8PM
05/24 Aberdeen, SD @ Red Rooster Coffee House *, Art & Bicycle Spectacle, All Ages, 8PM
05/25 Milwaukee, WI @ Frank’s Power Plant, *, 21+, 10PM
05/26 St. Louis, MO @ The Way Out Club *, 21+, 10PM
05/29 Louisville, KY @ Haymarket Whiskey Bar *, 21+, 8PM
05/30 Memphis, TN @ P & H Cafe *, 21+, 10PM
The March Divide
Music for Film
(Dead Letter Records – Out Now)
03. Skinny Brain
04. I’m Unconvinced
06. I Don’t Remember Why
07. Done Waiting
10. It’s All Been Sung
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Contact Josh Bloom at Fanatic Promotion