For Immediate Release:
July 25, 2013
(Winnipeg, MB) - Winnipeg musicians Joey and David Landreth have spent the last decade supporting some of Canada’s most talented artists, developing a reputation for their exceptional musicianship. They’ve played with everyone from Doc Walker to Imaginary Cities and now they are finally taking the plunge into a project that is uniquely their own, The Bros. Landreth. The band will be releasing their debut album ‘Let it Lie’ on September 3rd with the Album Release Show to follow on September 5th at the West End Cultural Centre (WECC) in Winnipeg.
‘Let it Lie’ was recorded through the dead of winter in Southern Manitoba with the guidance of friend and producer Murray Pulver (Doc Walker, Tara Oram, Crash Test Dummies). Their studio time happened to land them directly in the middle of the coldest week in January with the temperature hovering below -30C. The heat in the loaned van died on the trip out to the country and they had to borrow a heat gun to defrost a pie shaped circle in the windshield. Despite all of this, The Bros. Landreth are still fiercely proud to call Winnipeg their home.
“We’re at the epicenter of this great artistic hub, smack dab in the middle of the coldest place in the known universe,” David playfully exaggerates. “We have to write and play just to stay warm half the year. It becomes a creative incubator – a survival technique.”
With their debut album ‘Let It Lie’ The Bros. Landreth leave the esoteric behind in favor of delivering stories simply, never letting their road-proven musicality stand in the way of the songs speaking for themselves. It begins with the upbeat “Our Love”, which tells the story of a relationship at the end of it’s rope. “Runaway Train” features their musician father, Wally Landreth, sharing vocal duties and the guitar driven “Goin’ To the Country” is an opportunity to hear the band dig in. French horn sneaks in beautifully unexpected on the heartbreaking “Greenhouse” - a song tackling the fallout of a tragic suicide. “Nothing” is the truest love song of the bunch and features a lonesome cowboy harmonica solo that will raise the hackles on the back of your neck and make you check your boots for snakes.
Look for The Bros. Landreth’s debut album ‘Let It Lie’ available for purchase at iTunes, Bandcamp & other fine digital retailers on September 3rd and don’t miss out on your chance to see them live in Winnipeg for the Album Release Party on September 5th! The Bros. Landreth will hit the road in support of the album in late September/early October and the tour dates will be announced soon. Check thebroslandreth.com for the most up-to-date tour information.
The Bros. Landreth ‘Let It Lie’ Album Release Party
w/ special guests Red Moon Road & Daniel Champagne
When: Thursday, September 5th
Where: West End Cultural Centre (586 Ellice Ave, Winnipeg, MB)
Doors at: 7:15 PM
Tickets: $15.00 in advance West End Cultural Centre, Ticketmaster, Winnipeg Folk Festival Music Store and Music Trader. Tickets at the door are $20. All Ages.
The Bros. Landreth ‘Let It Lie’ Track Listing
Release Date: September 3, 2013 (Independent)
1. Our Love
3. Let It Lie
4. Runaway Train
6. Tappin' On The Glass
8. Going To The Country
9. Where Were We
The Bros. Landreth is: Joey Landreth: guitars and vocals, David Landreth: bass and vocals, Ryan Voth: drums and vocals & Alex Campbell: piano, harmonica, and vocals.
“The Bros. Landreth put on a performance that made you swell with Prairie pride and hope to God that they continue with this project for a long time.” - Beatroute
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