American Rock'n'Roll band THE WALCOTTS today (9/16) release their debut full-length album LET THE DEVIL WIN on Local Hero Records via KOBALT/AWAL. The new 12-track album by the Los Angeles band--that captivatingly distills roots music,soul, blues, and country--can be purchased digitally (here) on iTunes and physically in CD and vinyl formats on Amazon here. Additionally, the album can be streamed on Spotify here.
THE WALCOTTS--Tom Cusimano (Vocals/Guitar), Laura Marion (Vocals), Jim Olson (Drums) and Devin Shea (Violin)--will celebrate the release of LET THE DEVIL WIN with an album release show in Los Angeles at Hotel Café this Saturday, September 17 presented by The Bluegrass Situation, followed by taking the festival stage Sunday, September 18 at KAABOO in Del Mar, CA. Earlier this week (9/12), American Songwriter partnered with THE WALCOTTS to premiere their 360 performance video of "Helping Hand (Austin, 4am)" off the new album. Click here to watch the interactive virtual reality/360 video on a desktop or here on a cell phone.
LET THE DEVIL WIN finds THE WALCOTTS planting one foot in the rootsy terrain of their influences and the other pointing toward the future. Armed with a large line-up, their sound is fueled by male-female vocal harmonies with the accompaniment of horns, pedal-steel, fiddle, and piano.With songs recorded at the legendary FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama and Rami Jaffee's (The Wallflowers/Foo Fighters) private Fonogenic Studios in Los Angeles along with a co-written song with John Alagia--known for his work with Dave Matthews Band and John Mayer--the sound is unmistakably WALCOTTS: both familiar and fresh, old and new, fine-tuned and broadly appealing.
Formed in 2012, THE WALCOTTS began spreading their music through multiple TV and film placements, while also earning a well-deserved rep as a powerful live act (with personnel growing as large as nine players on stage). They've opened dates for Steve Winwood, Chris Isaak and Honeyhoney before landing the above-mentioned Chris Stapleton West Coast tour. Live, THE WALCOTTS bring the nuances of their recorded material to life with every show--including recent gigs alongside LeeAnn Womack, Lindi Ortega, Kate Voegele and Men at Work's Colin Hay--building upward toward an explosion of horns, organ, guitar and dual vocals.