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Amanda Shires landed everywhere from NPR's Tiny Desk to the Grand Ole Opry to the cover of Texas Music as their Artist Of The Year in 2011. Now she's back with 'Down Fell The Doves' set for August 6 release via Lightning Rod Records. The album's 11 original songs feature Amanda's sharpest writing to date, brought to life by a voice that melts, a fiddle that sears, and guitars - played for the most part by her husband, Jason Isbell - that scrape and howl.
Shires has blossomed into a truly original voice with 'Doves,' which was produced by Andy LeMaster (Bright Eyes, REM) and recorded at his Chase Park Transduction studio in Athens, GA. "Bulletproof" ponders invincibility with the help of a Siberian tiger claw. "Wasted and Rollin'" casts a deep, impressionistic fog. For "Deep Dark Below" Shires' attention shifts to the underworld, where the devil plays fiddle with a bow made of bones. "Song for Leonard Cohen" has a softer touch, imagining a drunken evening stroll with the master songwriter.
Andrew Combs is a songwriter, guitarist, and singer who lives in Nashville. Originally from Dallas, Combs is inspired by the great tradition of Texas songwriting exemplified by Townes Van Zandt, Guy Clark, and Mickey Newbury.
Following the success of the 2010 EP Tennessee Time, Coin Records released the 7-inch single “Big Bad Love” in May 2012 and Combs’ debut full-length album, Worried Man, on October 30, 2012.
The new album caps off a busy year for Combs who signed as a staff writer with Razor & Tie Music Publishing in July 2012. Combs was also tapped to play the 2012 Americana Music Association festival and has played and toured with Shovels & Rope, Jonny Corndawg, Caitlin Rose, Houndmouth, Robert Ellis, and Jason Isbell.
The idea of following up their critically acclaimed 2012 Album Sea Fever seemed like an impossible task to Todd Kessler and The New Folk. After spending nearly two years crafting the lush orchestral arrangements and big studio sound, 2013 found them touring and playing more, forcing them to approach their set in a more practical way. Paring down their sound to accommodate their live show did come with rewards, namely their new single “Exactly Where I Should Be.” Written as a response to singer Todd Kessler’s return to reality after being on a televised singing competition, the new track is a testament that no matter what life brings, being true to your self and your passion reaps the best rewards.
Exactly Where I Should Be will be released digitally on August 22nd along with the premier of a music video to accompany the track, and will be the first single to a new EP the band will release later in 2014.
Come pay your respects to summer at our REV x BLU Skate Jam on August 23rd from Noon to 4pm in the Schubas' parking lot.
There will be $2 Revolution cans, DJ sets, trick contests with prizes, and a raffle. The pros from Bluetown Skateboards will be there in full effect and we’ll be selling Rev x Blu skate decks and tees @ 50% off! Come hang!
Bluetown was born underground in 1996 from a desire for style and substance. We set out to create a company that defines our dedication to skateboarding. Chicago is our home and is known for harsh weather, rough ground and blow-hard politicians. This diverse environment breeds a unique type of skater who uses experience to focus on the here and now. We turn obstacles into assets and failures into a foundation for success. Bluetown makes the case with a distinct, low-key style and personal hard work in order to deliver a quality product. The Bluetown company and it’s members stand behind our skateboards.
“We call it American Gypsy, because it wanders but isn’t lost. Its a tramp, you can’t get lost when you’re in love with where you are.”
Formed in 2011, songwriter/director Antony Ablan began his search for a band–a group of musicians that could handle, with grace, the wildly eclectic and dynamic changes in mood of his writing. “It was several months of working with all sorts of great players before I found the right fit. When it clicked it was so obvious to me, I knew these were the right musicians, it finally worked.”
The virtuosic group developed quickly. “Once it clicked, things moved fast,” says Antony. The band soon found themselves headlining Chicago’s most notable venues, from Schubas to Lincoln Hall, to The Empty Bottle. They embarked on their first national tour in the fall of 2011, earning notoriety for their explosive live shows all the down to Texas and back. Swinging from gentle sunshine ditties to wild soaring epics, to dirty garage floor american gypsy, The Tramps had come into their own.
Upon returning to Chicago, full of fire, they began recording their ambitious debut album. Over 6 winter months, the band created a completely independent, full length album. Its not a studio album, and its not a live record. Making use of portable recording gear they were able to record anywhere, at any time, with unbound freedom to experiment with sound for their anticipated debut.