Article Contributed by 37-Media | Published on Sunday, July 16, 2023

Raleigh-area duo The One Eighties (Daniel Cook and Autumn Brand) will finally release their long-awaited debut album Minefields August 18 (pre-save HERE).  Today, they are premiering their Living Rooms Sessions video of “Two Jet Planes” exclusively with Americana UK - Watch HERE.  Alfitude says the song, which was released on July 7, is “simply sublime. By fusing elements of Americana with indie and pop, the track feels sincere, heartfelt and emotive.” York Calling says it’s “…told through an emotive Americana pop arrangement with beautifully compelling vocal harmonies. Its lyrical storytelling is rich and its chorus is wonderfully memorable.”  Up To Hear says it boasts, “… dreamy vocal harmonies that have been deployed in all of the right areas…”

Minefields was mastered by Grammy-Award winners Greg Calbi and Steve Fallone (Kacey Musgraves, The National, Father John Misty) and features key players such as award-winning drummer Fred Eltringham (Sheryl Crow, Amanda Shires, Carrie Underwood) and bassist Mark Hill (Morgan Wallen, Luke Bryan, Kelly Clarkson) among others.

In addition to “Two Jet Planes” July 7, they released two tracks in 2022 including their beautiful debut single “Dead Star Light,” a song that combines traditional roots instrumentation with 80’s synths and orchestral strings. The video was seen on CMT.com and DittyTV, they performed the song on My Carolina Today (CBS) – watch it HERE, were included in No Depression “What We’re Listening To” Column HERE, and featured in Raleigh Magazine HERE, among others.  Their second single, the genre defying Disco-Americana “No King,” is a tongue-in-cheek song about the demise of an oppressor.  Minds Behind The Music said, “This is what the new ABBA songs should have sounded like…‘No King’ is a perfectly produced and written pop gem. It's got great vocals, great orchestration and great guitars too. Love it!” The video, watch HERE, was co-directed by Cook, art-directed by Brand, and produced with the support of Myriad, a Raleigh-based video company.  It made its national television debut on DittyTV show The Curve.

And to celebrate their album release, The One Eighties will be playing a special album release party at Kings in Raleigh at 8:00pm on August 25.  Tickets are on sale now HERE.  “The album has some big instrumentation and production, so we’re excited to bring it to the stage and to Raleigh for the very first time,” said Brand. “Along with a seven-piece band joining us on stage, the audience can expect a few surprises.”   They will also be playing Sofar Sounds in Raleigh September 14, location to be announced soon.  Catch The One Eighties on the road later this year.  Tour dates will be announced in the coming weeks.