: Nashville Sunday Night presented by Lightning 100 & Yuengling
Sunday, Jun 22, 2014 8:00 PM CDT
(6:00 PM Doors)
3rd and Lindsley, Nashville, TN
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Hamilton Leithauser announces his debut solo album "Black Hours" via Ribbon Music on May 6th (North America)/May 5th (Rest of the world) -- inaugurating a new chapter in an already remarkable career from The Walkmen front man. The album brings Leithauser full circle and then some, from lonely midwinter piano-and-vocals sessions, to a loud, live Rock n Roll group and back again. Featuring Leithauser with a slew of talented collaborators including Rostam Batmanglij (Vampire Weekend), Paul Maroon (The Walkmen), Morgan Henderson (Fleet Foxes) and Richard Swift (The Shins/solo), the album showcases Leithauser at his most passionate, personal and free.
The video for the first single "Alexandra" was directed by SXSW Film Festival Grand Jury award winning director Tristan Patterson. The track was co-written by Hamilton Leithauser and Rostam Batmanglij, the latter producing and mixing the track.
In its orchestrated rhythms, dynamic vocals, and generous production, "Black Hours" speaks from one booming voice. The instrumentation provides muscle and texture: Maroon covering a wide range of acoustic and electric guitars as well as grand piano; Batmanglij switching between guitar, harpsichord, piano, bass and harmonica; Morgan Henderson from Fleet Foxes takes the marimba and upright bass, and Richard Swift lays down impressive drums on seven tracks (Henderson & Swift will be accompanying Leithauser on a full U.S. tour). Amber Coffman from The Dirty Projectors provides backing vocals on several numbers and even Hugh McIntosh of Leithauser's first band, the Recoys, returns to the drum stool for a pair of songs.
As a singer and lead guitarist in rock band Gomez, Ben Ottewell is well known for his unmistakable voice and talent for blistering and inspired guitar solos. Rolling Stone declared, "Gomez's not-so-secret weapon is Ben Ottewell." And as GQ Magazine once wrote and anyone listening can attest, "[his] voice is not of this world."
Since his first solo release, "Shapes & Shadows" (2011), Ottewell has been pleasing audiences with a series of successful acoustic tours across the US, UK and Australia. Now with a newly-recorded album of songs for his second solo project, "Rattlebag," the singer is set to return to the stage, this time with a band, performing his new music as well as a few Gomez favorites. The band will feature Ottewell on guitars and vocals, and two musicians who also appear on the album -- Will Golden on bass and keys, and Al Sgro on drums.
"Rattlebag" was recorded via an Indiegogo crowd-funding campaign and the support of fans, with a wide album release being planned later this year. Simultaneously stripped-down and lush, "Rattlebag" is an Americana-inspired collection of beautifully poetic tales of salvation and redemption, of sanctuary and braving rocky seas in search of distant shores. Ottewell's infectious melodies and bluesy riffs will stick with you, and beg you to sing along.