Wed, 06/01/2016 - 1:38 pm

Austin, Texas-based duo The Wind and The Wave, newest signing to Island Records, released their brand new single, “Grand Canyon,” the first advance track from their long-awaited second album, HAPPINESS IS NOT A PLACE, produced by Butch Walker, due later this year.

Currently on a mini-tour of their native Lone Star State, The Wind and The Wave will make a stop at the intimate Pianos on New York’s Lower East Side on May 24th.  A week later on May 30th, the duo will kick off a summer tour of the U.S. and Canada opening for Iceland band Kaleo, who now also make Austin their home.  (See all tour dates below.)  The Wind and The Wave have previously toured with Stereophonics, Bob Schneider, Jamestown Revival, Bare Naked Ladies, the Colourist, Norway’s Bernhoft, and others; and have performed at such major U.S. festivals as SXSW, Bonnaroo, Firefly, Summerfest, and Forecastle.  In 2014, they opened for Fun. and Bruce Springsteen at the NCAA March Madness Music Festival in Dallas.

HAPPINESS IS NOT A PLACE is the much-anticipated follow-up to The Wind and The Wave’s debut album of 2014, From The Wreckage (RCA), which included the Top 30 AAA track, “With Your Two Hands.”  The duo soon found their songs being sync’d on TV in The Vampire Diaries, Nashville, Killer Women, Supernatural, Hart of Dixie, Quantico, iZombie, and Grey’s Anatomy, which featured their cover of Snow Patrol’s “Chasing Cars.”  That cover eventually made it to #1 on Shazam’s USA Future Hits chart.  (The Wind and The Wave also re-recorded Simple Minds’ “Don't You Forget About Me” and Cyndi Lauper’s “Time after Time” for the ABC series).

The Wind (Dwight Baker) and The Wave (Patricia Lynn), best friends whose mantra is “If it feels forced, f*** it,” met in 2009, when Matchbox Studios owner Dwight ventured out to a club one night to see a local band; Patty’s previous band was the opener and Dwight was cap­tivated.  He showed an interest in working with her, and a creative partnership was born.  The two describe themselves as being “cut from the same thread” and “rarely on different pages.”

By 2012, Dwight and Patty had started a writing group with a bunch of friends, an idea, Dwight admits, they “ripped off directly from [supportive fellow Austin singer-songwriter] Bob Schneider.”  The discipline led them to churn out a song a week for six months.  “It was just, ‘Let’s get really high, drink lots of whiskey, and write for the f*** of it,” Dwight says. “That’s how it all started.”  The Wind and The Wave’s first shows together were opening for Schneider.

THE WIND + THE WAVE OPENING FOR KALEO:

May     30        Portland, OR                           Revolution Hall

June    4          Denver, CO                            Gothic Theatre

            5          Canon City, CO                      Royal Gorge Bridge

            10        Los Angeles, CA                     El Rey

July    18        Columbia, MO                        Blue Note

            19        St. Louis, MO                          Blueberry Hill

            20        Milwaukee, WI                        Turner Hall

            22        Pittsburgh, PA                         Mr. Smalls

Sun, 10/02/2016 - 1:17 pm

In 2014, Austin, TX duo JAMESTOWN REVIVAL emerged with their breakthrough full-length album UTAH.  Blending literary storytelling, rock ‘n’ roll grit, indie spirit, and country soul, iTunes crowned UTAH the “Best of 2014: Singer-Songwriter Album of the Year. With the band’s popular anthem, “California (Cast Iron Soul)” leading the way, everyone from Rolling Stone and KCRW to the Wall Street Journal and The Boston Globe featured the band. JAMESTOWN REVIVAL then made their national television debut with rollicking performances on Conan, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, and Last Call With Carson Daly, and brought a whole lot of live ruckus to festivals such as Coachella, Stagecoach, Austin City Limits, Bonnaroo, and Bottlerock Festival, among others.

JAMESTOWN REVIVAL recently returned with a new single “Love Is A Burden,” which you can listen to HERE.  Their highly anticipated sophomore album, The Education of A Wandering Man [Republic Records], is due out this fall.  The band also announced a full-scale North American headline tour entitled THE WANDERING MAN TOUR which kicks off August 11th in Denver, CO at the Bluebird Theatre and includes over 23 dates across the country, including a performance at The Greek Theater and New York’s Bowery Ballroom (see full itinerary here).

Jamestown Revival stopped by CONAN to perform their latest single “Love Is A Burden” off their new album The Education Of A Wondering Man (out 10/7). The band is gearing up to head out on a string of North American tour dates including a stop at Bowery Ballroom in NYC on Monday, October 24th.