From American Songwriter: “Check out this cool video from Washington, DC Americana act The Riverbreaks from their excellent new album Wildfire.
“Tell The Girls” is a rootsy dance number, the kind you want to stomp your feet and clap your hands to. For the video, Riverbreaks created their own version of animation with an accelerated view of an artist drawing out sketches to illustrate the song.
“I wrote the first draft of ‘Tell the Girls’ in Costa Rica after playing with a couple old musicians on a farm,” Vocalist and rhythm guitarist Ryan Bailey tells us. “Later, I set the song in the coves of Appalachia, which are gorgeous, but also a little spooky. The idea behind ‘Tell the Girls’ is a boot-stomping, moonlit dance party in the woods. Rachel Briggs, the artist, was really able to capture the essence of the song with her drawings.”
Wildfire is the second album from The Riverbreaks, following 2011′s Get You Right. The new record was produced by Chris Stamey (The dB’s) atModern Recording in Chapel Hill, NC. Watch the video below.”
Happy to announce several album release shows! More details and dates to come soon.
Friday February 1, 2013: The Kennedy Center (DC)
Saturday February 2, 2013: the Living Room (NYC)
Friday February 15, 2013: the Whiskey (Annapolis, MD)
Saturday February 16, 2013: Black Cat (DC)
Sunday February 17, 2013: Local 506 (Chapel Hill, NC)
We’ve completed almost all tracking for our album! Neela and I tracked vocals and violin a couple weeks ago, and Chris Stamey has been adding the final touches. We’re planning on a video shoot for our first single in late May, followed by a single release show(s) in July.
Also, we’ve launched a Kickstarter project to help fund our album. Check out the project to preorder!
We recording the basic tracks to 12 new songs two weeks ago at Modern Recording in Chapel Hill. Neela and I are returning to the studio this weekend to record violin and vocals. Can’t wait for you all to hear these tracks! Chris has been incredible to work with and has some great ideas for the songs. Below is a picture of us sans Neela with Logan Matheny, our studio drummer and drummer for the band Roman Candle:
After multiple sessions in Chapel Hill working with our producer Chris Stamey, we’re finally going to record the basic tracks at the end of March. We are thrilled to be working with Chris as apart from being a great artist himself, he has produced some of our all-time favorite albums, including records by Whiskeytown, Roman Candle, and The Rosebuds.
We’ll be recording 12-14 tracks, of which 10-12 will likely make the cut for the final album (still untitled). We’ve played some live before, but many will be rearranged, and there will be some unheard tracks as well. Once the album is out we’ll be playing more regularly in DC as well as embark on another tour.
It has been incredible returning to Chapel Hill, a place we all love. Andrew, Jesse, and Ryan had a college band there several years ago, and Neela and Drew also lived in Chapel Hill and Raleigh. Chris’s studio backs up to the woods, and spring should be a great time to record this album.
Reach out to us at theriverbreaks (at) gmail.com or @theriverbreaks if you have any questions or for us or just want to be in touch!