The O’s Release Sophomore Album (RIYL The Avett Brothers, Mumford & Sons, The Jayhawks) [Free MP3]
BETWEEN THE TWO
RIYL: The Avett Brothers, Mumford & Sons, The Jayhawks, Gram Parsons, Led Zep III, The Everly Brothers
Dallas, TX: On February 8th, The O’s return with their sophomore release Between The Two (Idol Records), the follow-up to their 2009 debut We Are The O’s, a critically acclaimed release that prompted Alternative Press to include the Texas indie-folk duo of Taylor Young and John Pedigo on their prestigious list; “100 Bands You Need To Know”.
Lovingly produced by Grammy Award winner Stuart Sikes (Loretta Lynn, The White Stripes, Cat Power, Modest Mouse), Between The Two is an exacting reflection of the wanton passion that fuels The O’s raucous live performances. From the soggy-bottom ramble of the first single/video “We’ll Go Walkin” to the Led Zep “Gallows Pole” aura of “In Numbers We Survive” to the exquisite green-grass harmonies of “Sunshine” to the dueling banjos flair of “Everything’s Alright,” the perpetually sun-soaked vibe that shines upon a mélange of banjo, Lowebro lap steel, xylophone, tambourine and harmonica paves the musical way; wheels-off, full speed ahead.
Wheels in perpetual motion, The O’s have played over 300 shows across the US, UK and Europe over a two-year span that saw these road warrior comrades sharing stages with Old 97’s, Dave Alvin, Ben Kweller, Justin Townes Earle, Mark Olsen and Gary Louris (of The Jayhawks), Joe Ely, Billy Joe Shaver, David Allen Coe, Slobberbone, John Dee Graham, Split Lip Rayfield, Guy Forsyth & Lukas Nelson (Willie Nelson’s son).
In addition to the brotherhood of The O’s, both guys continue to enrich their impressive Texas scene pedigrees with Young an active member of The Polyphonic Spree (drums) and Boys Named Sue (drums) as well as previous stints with The Backsliders, Hi-Fi Drowning, Young Heart Attack and P.W. Long. Pedigo is also an active member of Boys Named Sue (vocals & guitar) and a former member of Rose County Fair.
With such accomplished eclectic resumes, the pair is often asked what “kind” of music they play.
Young pontificates “Well, we sweat too much for a folk band, drink too much for a pop band, and rock too much for a country band. Our music lies somewhere in between. Like the feeling of standing on a rooftop and singing an old Louvin Brothers tune at 4AM…or shifting from buzz to beep. The O’s will always be about the song. We’ll always be about the party. Our music hangs somewhere “Between The Two.”
Between The Two will be issued in a variety of formats; digital download (with a special iTunes pre-release on January 18), CD, vinyl and even as a super limited edition 8-track (only eight copies are being manufactured and will be sold via auction in conjunction with The Eight Track Museum in Denton, TX).
“It’s not difficult to fall in love with the richness and authenticity of the perfectly blended vocals of The O’s. The band’s debut effort, We Are The O’s, truly gets to the heart of human existence.” Alternative Press
“We Are The O’s” [is] a stripped-down country-rock album that is gritty and raw like a Texas sunburn.” AM New York
“Stark and remote in some places and complex when it’s called for, their songs run the gambit from traditional country/folk to an interesting Americana-tinged slacker rock.” Dallas Observer
“No-frills, sparsely arranged gems call to mind Rhett Miller and his knack for broken-down, introspective story songs and the raw and witty folk of the Mountain Goats.” Riverfront Times
01.19.11 – Dallas, TX – Kessler Theater (residency)
01.21.11 – Ft. Worth, TX – The Moon (w/ Calhoun)
01.22.11 – Dallas, TX – Double Wide
01.26.11 – Dallas, TX – Kessler Theater (residency)
02.11.11 – Dallas, TX – Club DaDa (CD Release show)
02.12.11 – London, ENG – 12 Bar
02.16.11 – Newcastle, ENG – The Cluny 2
02.17.11 – Edinburg, Scotland – Nobles Bar (w/ Fire and I)
02.19.11 – Glasgow, Scotland – TBA (w/ Fire and I)
02.20.11 – Bathgate, ENG – The Attic
02.21.11 – London, ENG – Monto Water Rats (w/ Sean Russell)
02.25.11 – Bolton, ENG – Railway Venue
02.26.11 – Skelmersdale, ENG – The Old Toby
03.17.11 – Austin, TX – SXSW (TBD)
03.18.11 – Austin, TX – SXSW (TBD)
03.19.11 – Austin, TX – SXSW (TBD)
BETWEEN THE TWO
1. We’ll Go Walkin’
2. Wrecking Ball
3. In Numbers We Survive
4. Tryin’ To Have a Good Time (Free MP3)
5. We Are Young
6. Time For a Change
8. Pushin’ Along
9. Tennessee Coalminer
10. Remember You
11. Everything’s Alright
12. No Troubles Left at All
Taylor Young: Vocals, Guitar, Kick Drum, Xylophone
John Pedigo: Vocals, Banjo, Lowebro, Tambo, Harmonica
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