Today, acclaimed Annapolis, Maryland-based trio Pressing Strings has released their new studio album …And I For You via Warren Haynes’ Evil Teen Records. PRESS HERE to listen. …And I For You, the seventh full-length album from the three-piece whose influences range from folk, blues, rock, funk, soul, and reggae, includes the lead single “Your Love” and recent track release “Carousel.” Coinciding with today’s album release, Pressing Strings has issued the official music video for the infectious “Your Love,” which has been impacting Triple A and Americana radio nationwide. PRESS HERE to watch the “Your Love” music video, directed by Paul Hutson and produced by Clovr Collective. …And I For You is available now digitally and on CD and vinyl – PRESS HERE to purchase.
“Writing and making this record was a great experience for me personally and the band,” shares lead guitarist and vocalist Jordan Sokel. “It’s not always an easy process and we weathered a lot of stuff in the past couple of years for it to come together in the way that it did. It’s a great feeling to finally release something out to the world that you love and are proud of. We hope people dig it!”
…And I For You marks the most fully realized set of songs yet from Pressing Strings and their first record to feature all members sharing the singing and helping with the harmonies. The album touches on timeless themes that resonate and find meaning at a time when turmoil and tenacity seem so predominant within a weary world. The 11-song collection, produced by Steve Wright, reminds us that gratitude, devotion, and the wisdom to recognize that even in the midst of uncertainty there are virtues that are important to cling to, which, in turn, can ultimately lead to true satisfaction.
Propelled by a catchy rhythm, soothing sentiment, and absolute joy and desire, “Your Love” sets the perfect tone as each song that follows immediately takes hold and resonates well after the final notes fade away. The melodies on …And I For You reflect the band’s upbeat optimism, from the easy, affable designs of “Down For You” and “We Will Be Alright” to the instantly engaging sound of “Weather The Storm,” the playful yet persistent “No One Else,” and the emotive and expressive “When The Morning Comes.” Elsewhere is the electrifying rock track “Carousel,” an older Pressing Strings catalog selection that’s been revamped for the new album as it highlights their strengths of groove and blues inspired songs. PRESS HERE to watch a recent performance video of “Carousel.” Full track listing for …And I For You below.
Pressing Strings — Jordan Sokel (guitar, vocals), Nick Welker (bass, vocals), and Justin Kruger (drums, vocals) — will celebrate the release of …And I For You tonight (July 14) in Richmond, VA as they kick off a series of tour dates, which also stops in Nashville this Sunday, July 16th and back in their home state of Maryland for various shows later this summer. See below for upcoming tour dates and visit www.pressingstrings.com for more information and tickets.
Pressing Strings first formed in 2006 while Sokel was still in college. The band officially debuted in 2008 with their album, Where We Are, and now has a deep catalog that includes the albums Episodes (2010), Pressing Strings (2012), Life of a Tree (2013), Owe the Source (2015), and Settle In (2020) as well as two EPs, Most of Us (2016) and Morning Takes (2021). As Pressing Strings built up their impressive live show and paid their dues gigging, their fame was spreading throughout the entire Eastern Seaboard, leading to headlining venues across Maryland and Washington, DC and frequent festival appearances at Peach Music Festival, Firefly, Sweetwater 420 Fest, Floydfest, and more. Over the last decade, Pressing Strings has also toured and opened for the likes of The Beach Boys, Gov’t Mule, Toad the Wet Sprocket, JJ Grey & Mofro, Rachael Yamagata, Neal Francis, The Toadies, Jerry Douglas, Sam Roberts Band, Michael Glabicki (Rusted Root), Rayland Baxter, and Junior Marvin of the Wailers. In addition to their touring success and amassing over 6 million streams, radio has also taken notice, with national AAA and public broadcasters across the U.S. eagerly embracing Pressing Strings and taking them to the top of their charts. As a result, they’ve been featured on WTMD’s “Top 89 Songs of the Year” five times and WRNR’s “Top 103” four times, among other highlights.
…And I For You Track Listing
1. Ellie’s Introduction
2. Your Love
3. No One Else
4. Weather The Storm
6. Down For You
7. We Will Be Alright
8. When The Morning Comes
9. Oh My My
11. We Will Be Alright (Acoustic Version)
PRESSING STRINGS TOUR DATES
July 14 – Richmond, VA @ The Camel
July 15 – Johnson City, TN @ Tennessee Hills Brewstillery
July 16 – Nashville, TN @ Acme Feed & Seed
July 20 – Charlotte, NC @ River Jam at US National Whitewater Center
July 21 – Dunbar, WV @ Live at The Shop
July 27 – High Point, NC @ Stock & Grain
August 2 – Greeley, CO @ Moxi Theater
August 4 – Colorado Springs, CO @ Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
August 5 – Denver, CO @ Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom & Other Side
August 9 – Omaha, NE @ Slowdown
August 10 – Kansas City, MO @ Knuckleheads
August 19 – Ardmore, PA @ Ardmore Rock N’ Ride
August 25 – Berlin, MD @ Burley Oak Brewing Company
September 8 – Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery
September 9 – Stevensville, MD @ Cult Classic Brewing