Teip Records proudly presents the latest offering from acclaimed alt-country and Americana maestro Podge Lane, a captivating winter-themed double A-side titled 'Snow / Hailstone,' set to release on November 17th, 2023. As the frost sets in, Podge Lane delivers a poignant auditory journey through the stark yet beautiful contrasts of the winter season.
Following the critical acclaim of his sophomore album 'Common Country Misconceptions' earlier this year, Podge continues to enchant listeners with his unique blend of alt-country stylings and introspective lyricism. The new double A-side release features two distinct tracks that encapsulate the dual nature of winter's joy and severity.
'Snow' offers listeners a serene escape, reminiscent of childhood wonder and the simple joy of watching the world turn white. The song’s melodic country balladry, paired with the tender plucking of banjo strings, invites a tranquil reflection of the quieter moments in life. In contrast, 'Hailstone' brings to life the sudden, harsher elements of winter with its metallic resonator guitar rhythms and the visceral imagery of being caught in an unexpected hailstorm.
Lane's narrative-driven songwriting shines as he explores these seasonal themes with a touch of enlightened dark humor that has become a hallmark of his music, drawing comparisons to the likes of John Prine and Jimmy Buffet. His ability to flip traditional country tropes on their head with his reflective storytelling and original sound has garnered attention from notable publications like Hot Press.
The announcement of 'Snow / Hailstone' coincides with the wrap-up of Podge's successful 'Common Country Tour 2023' across Ireland and the UK, where his engaging live performances deeply resonated with audiences. As 2023 draws to a close, fans can look forward to the continued evolution of Podge Lane’s musical journey and the promise of new music on the horizon.
'Snow / Hailstone' is more than a set of winter singles—it's an emotive experience crafted by an artist who continues to redefine the alt-country genre. Mark your calendars for November 17th and join Podge Lane in embracing the winter season through song.
About Podge Lane:
Podge Lane emerged on the music scene with his debut singles in 2018 and has since become a prolific figure in the alt-country and Americana genres. With an extensive back catalogue of independently released EPs, live albums, and studio albums, Lane has established himself as a distinguished voice in storytelling and songwriting.