Louisville, KY natives Follow the Train spent the last year in the studio crafting their shimmering new album Mercury, a lushly detailed collection of music that is packed with ideas and brimming with emotion at every corner. Produced by Kevin Ratterman (VHS or Beta), the album is available today through Removador Recordings and Solutions, the label run by My Morning Jacket frontman Yim Yames and former My Morning Jacket guitarist Johnny Quaid.
Follow the Train began in 2004 as Dennis Sheridan’s solo musical project, paying tribute to the shoe-gaze of the late 80s and early 90s. The project found an audience with the self-released EP, The Great Disturbance, followed by a full-length album called A Breath Of Sigh. Sheridan eventually found an ear in his longtime friend Yames, who brought Follow The Train to Removador.
The band moved through a few different ensembles before settling on a six-piece group that came together for the new album. Sheridan is joined by James Hewett (drums), Mike Sabo (guitars), Brandon Jones (percussion), Carlos Ramos (bass) and David Cronin (keyboards).
Mercury has emerged as a nine-song, space-maddening, psychedelic, operatic brain-cookie. At the center is Dennis Sheridan’s beautifully tattered yet commanding voice, which carves out a trail in the sky and bursts with lyrics that yearn for exploration.