Monday, August 26, 2013

Austin-based duo Loves It briefly pauses permanent tour to record new album, out Oct. 29th.

Hear “Wild,” the first single from upcoming “All We Are,” courtesy of Rolling Stone now.


Loves It (L-R): Vaughn Walters, Boxie, Jenny Parrott. Photo Credit: Laura Partain.



“Wild” is the first single from the upcoming album “All We Are” by Loves It


See the exclusive premiere of “Wild” by Loves It courtesy of Rolling Stone!

“We played 200 shows in 2011 supporting our first album,” says Vaughn Walters of Austin-based duo Loves It, which will release its second album All We Are on October 29th via local label Team Austin.  “It would have been 220 shows,” Walters continues, “But we had to cancel a month of shows because we got plowed by a beer truck.” “Wild,” the first single from All We Are is streaming now after recently making its exclusive debut via Rolling Stone.

After getting their sea legs in no time as a touring act that first year, Walters and Loves It bandmate Jenny Parrott decided to put their belongings into storage in April of 2012, and hit the road full-time.  “We booked as we went and we’ve been on the road ever since,” Walters explains.  Then, when it came time to make their second album, Walters wondered, “How do we find time to record and where, since we don’t live anywhere?!”

The harmony driven pair plays with a veneration for tradition, and was determined to bring a modern voice to their favorite folk, country, gospel and punk sounds on this latest recording.  Ultimately, the band booked some time at EAR Studio during some down time in Austin and burned through the whole album in three days.

For the uninitiated, the “Wild” single expertly displays the artistic camaraderie that makes this duo’s combination of influences work under the reality of a tireless schedule that sees Loves It on tour more often than not. “Basically, we’re two songwriters who learned to back each other’s songs up on the road,” says Parrott.

“Wild” is one of the pair’s collaborative tunes.  As Parrott explains, “I started writing this song at a time when I was mad at Vaughn, so I exaggerated some of the things he does,” Parrott says of this Springsteen-style rocker. “Then I needed help to finish it, so he wrote some exaggerated stuff about me. Ultimately, the song is about fighting with a lover who is distant and freedom seeking, and just saying to them ‘The heck with this fighting crap, let’s just take off and conquer the world together as a team.”

All We Are by Loves It is scheduled for release on October 29th via Team Austin.  Vaughn Walters and Jenny Parrott are available for interviews.  Contact Josh Bloom at Fanatic for more information.

Loves It is always on tour.  See below for dates.


Loves It
All We Are
(Team Austin – Oct. 29th, 2013)

Track Listing:

01. Katydid
02. Wild (STREAM | DOWNLOAD | MP3)
03. The Angels Sing
04. Rocketship
05. Flag
06. Peace
07. Anne-yr-sm
08. (Would You Like To Be) My First Divorce
09. Dancin’
10. Western Swing Murder
11. Scab
12. Choose
13. Appalachian Ballad


Loves It Live

08/27 Livingston, MT @ Murray Bar
08/28 Ammon, ID @ The Cellar
08/29 Seattle, WA @ Darrell’s Tavern
08/30 Manzanita, OR @ Vino
08/31 Portland, OR @ Plews Brews
09/01 Ashland, OR @ Grizzly Peak Winery
09/05 Fresno, CA @ Fresno Brewing Company
09/07 Mendocino, CA @ Dick’s Place
09/08 Knight’s Ferry, CA @ Sheatherfest
09/12 Bolinas, CA @ Smiley’s
09/13 San Jose, CA @ House Show
09/14 Santa Rosa, CA @ Arlene Francis Center Music Art and Movement Celebration
09/16 Los Angeles, CA @ Redwood Bar
09/17 San Diego, CA @ Tin Can Ale House
09/18 Los Angeles, CA @ Taix
09/19 Boulder Creek, NV @ The Dillinger
09/20 Prescott, AZ @ Raven Cafe
09/23 Phoenix, AZ @ Joe’s Grotto
09/26 Tucson, AZ @ Plush
09/27 Gallup, NM @ Coal Street
09/28 Enid, OK @ Fling at The Springs Festival
10/04 Huntsville, AL @ Lowe Mill Concerts on The Dock
10/05 Sarasota, FL @ House Concert
10/08 Sarasota, FL @ Packinghouse
10/10 Orlando, FL @ Will’s Pub
10/12 Tallahassee, FL @ Mockingbird
10/16 Sarasota, FL @ Packinghouse
10/18 St. Augustine Beach, FL @ Jack’s BBQ
10/20 Tampa, FL @ Skipper’s Smokehouse
10/30 Austin, TX @ White Horse 10PM, CD Release Show, w/ Leo Rondeau
10/31 Llano, TX @ Badu House Wine
11/05 Marble Falls, TX @ River City Grill
11/07 Austin, TX @ The Driskill
11/16 Austin, TX @ Hargrave Arcade
11/22 Wharton, TX @ Milam Street Coffee
11/23 Decatur, GA @ Shootout at Eddie’s Attic
12/08 Portsmouth, NH @ Press Room
12/11 New Haven, CT @ Cafe 9
12/13 Brooklyn, NY @ Red Hook Bait and Tackle
12/14 Philmont, NY @ Main Street Pub
12/21 Morgantown, WV @ Gene’s
12/22 Thomas, WV @ Purple Fiddle


Loves It Links


Contact Josh Bloom at Fanatic Promotion

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