The Slackwater News “Note By Note” 7″ RECORD RELEASE PARTY!!! w/ Mean Reds
Lancaster’s melodic indie-rock and freak-folk outfit.
June 28, 2014 · 8:00pm
$10 Advance w/record – $5 at the door w/no record
The Slackwater News RECORD RELEASE PARTY!!!
With the release of their first 7-inch single, “Note by Note” (b/w “Roman Holiday”), the Slackwater News presents a pair of catchy new tunes that walk that thin line between indie-rock and freak-folk — memorable for their melodies, sweet in their harmonies, and cleverly arresting in their lyrics.
Mixed by Cochrane McMillan at Coyote Hearing Studios in Oakland, California (Dr. Dog, Marco Benevento, Bill Laswell, Tea Leaf Green), and mastered by Chris Colbert in Cottage Grove, Oregon (The Walkmen, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Richard Swift, David Bazan), the two new tunes showcase the group’s pop sensibility with a more concise and polished approach to their signature brand of Kitchen-Sink American Pop.
Note By Note is a prelude to the band’s full length LP “Dutch Gold”, which is expected to drop later in 2014. The Slackwater News is independently releasing the songs as a limited first edition of 500 hand-numbered pressings on colored vinyl, to be available on the band’s online store, through CDBaby, and at select record stores in the U.S.A. The songs will also be available for download at iTunes, Amazon, and all major online distributors and streaming sites. You can pre-order “Note by Note” at www.slackwaternews.com.
Their past EPs, “All You Creatures” and “Graveyard Mates” earned significant regional notice as well as airplay on WXPN and other radio outlets. They drew comparisons to the likes of Dr. Dog, The Band, The Black Keys, Spoon, The Beatles and Grateful Dead. The group—Dan Zdilla (vocals, guitar), Matt Blank (drums), JJ Gammache (bass, vocals), Matt Johnson (guitar), and Daniel Ramirez (piano/organ/synth/FX)—proudly hails from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, where they’ve been a prominent fixture of the thriving music scene for half a decade.
This Lancaster based band features: Laura Luce: Lead Vocals, Brad Topping: Guitars, Josh Wood: Guitars, Rob Nye: Bass, Caleb Lewis: Drums