Happy to announce that we’ll be touring the West Coast from Los Angeles to Seattle this March. Check out our tour page for more details and we’ll see you out west!
Friday March 7, 2014, Room 5, Los Angeles, CA Saturday March 8, 2014, Linnaea’s Cafe, San Luis Obispo, CA
Sunday March 9, 2014, Otter Rock Cafe, Morro Bay, CA Monday March 10, 2014, Elbo Room,San Francisco, CA Tuesday March 11, 2014, Starday Tavern,Portland, OR Thursday March 13, 2014, Royal Room, Seattle, Washington Friday March 14, 2014, Port Townsend Boiler Room, Port Townsend, WA
Ricky Flake at the Sun Herald named our album Wildfire a top 10 album of 2013! 9. ‘Wildfire,’ The Riverbreaks (Independent Release) This February release comes from a Washington, DC band that got going when some members attended UNC-Chapel Hill and began working with producer/former dB Chris Stamey. The opener, “Wild Fruit,” shows the band’s up-tempo side. Other highlights include “Field of Sparrows” and “Paper Moon,” which segue into each other with slow-dripping intensity. Fans of alt-alt country and adult pop music will enjoy this one.
Vinyl copies of Wildfire are available for $15. Each one is unique and hand printed by Anthony Dihle, the designer. The run was limited to 300 copies.
Original post on Fire Studio website by Anthony Dihle: http://www.ant-hive.com/archives/1070
“After having designed The Riverbreaks’ CD last summer, they came back with plans for a vinyl release. I’d been wanting to do a record cover for years. After much fist pumping, I agreed to not only design the record, but to also screenprint the entire run rather than take it to an outside printer. I also ran a poster edition in support of the release show. For each of the covers, I used a freehand method of making color bands using silkscreen ink pickup up with a relief printing brayer. The story is better told through a video clip. I broke printing that layer into 5 sessions on different nights, still the repetition resulted in temporary numbness and tingling my left hand.
Covers: edition of 300, three colors on the front, black text on the reverse. Uncoated, pre-converted kraft paperboard with two color inner labels. Posters: edition of 80, four colors, all using the same screen stencil in a staggered step-and-repeat.
Not only are the Riverbreaks good people, they’re damn fine musicians. Wildfire on vinyl is available at Som Records, Crooked Beat, and Red Onion in DC, and at their live shows. Listen to and buy their music online at Bandcamp or on iTunes. ” – Anthony Dihle
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)