Our Daytrotter session is now live! Listen to 3 cuts from Wildfire, plus the debut of a brand new song, Burning Sage.
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.”
Wildfire, our new album, is now available on bandcamp, itunes, and Amazon. At shows we’ll have CDs and screenprinted vinyl!
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)
American Sun is the 4th song from our upcoming album Wildfire. We put together a video using shots of some of our friends on the road. Enjoy!
Preview of upcoming full length album, Wildfire, produced by Chris Stamey at Modern Recording in Chapel Hill, NC.
Our album is getting mixed now and we’re booking shows to celebrate. We’ll be releasing our first single at the upcoming shows:
Friday July 20: Red Palace, Washington D.C.
Saturday July 21: Pianos, NYC
Monday July 23: The Middle East Club, Boston, MA
Friday August 3: Iota Club, DC
See you there!
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!