#CMAFEST // our favorite songs from our friends rocking CMAFEST 2015
1. RADIO WAVES - ELI YOUNG BAND
2. I'M SOUTHERN - THE CADILLAC THREE
3. HARD TO LOVE - WILL HOGE
4. BEER MONEY - KIP MOORE
5. GET IT ON - JOEY HYDE
6. HEARTS ON FIRE - ERIK DYLAN
7. GOOD ON YOU - NATIVE RUN
8. ONE CAN BE ALOT - BLACKJACK BILLY
9. MAD LOVE - CANAAN SMITH
10. I'VE ALWAYS LOVED YOU - MAC POWELL
SHOT IN GUANTANAMO BAY, CUBA
FILMED & DIRECTED BY ROBERT PRICE
#SUMMER // our favorite summer tunes for 2015
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1. "Tompkins Square Park" by Mumford & Sons - I like
2. "All These Things That I've Done" by The Killers - every bit as good today as ever. what a great track from a "killer" band! Ha!
3. "Graceland" by Paul Simon - reminds me of being on the road with my dad.
4. "Let Me Down" by The Staves - damn those sisters can sing
5. "Blue Eyes" by Middle Brother - great side project of Dawes frontman. luv the opening lick.
6. "Hangover Days" by Jason Collett - guitar player for Broken Social Scene. track just feels like getting into trouble.
7. "My Leather, My Fur, My Nails" by Stepdad - we blast this song in Dreamcatcher. weird ass band that is really fun. epic key change!
8. "The Eye" by Brandi Carlile - I missed the train on her until recently. very thankful I caught that ride
9. "Secondhand Heart" by Will Hoge - one of our favorites. on our pre-show mixtape.
10. "By My Side" by Great Good Fine OK - dance music. falsetto singers which is cool. Whitney Houston grooves. killer pop chorus.
11. "Back In The High Life Again" by Steve Winwood - nostalgic, listen with friends.
12. "Tennessee Whiskey" by Chris Stapleton - excited for this guy. doing Nashville proud. this band is so warm & groovy.
13. "The Wild Life" by Vacationer - lead singer from one of my favorite bands in high school. goes good with the beach & vodka.
14. "Black Leather Jacket" by Keith Urban - written by our friends Tom Douglas & Jaren Johnston, produced by Butch Walker. track is HUGE. dig this artist. lyric feels like "glory days".
15. "Just Say Yeah" by Jackson Browne - most of our playlists will have Jackson on it. boy running after girl. "I wanted to be somebody you'd see when you're feeling good.." summer love. yeah.
Vinyl. Atlanta, GA. 4/3/15.
#THISISREALLIFE // the songs that influenced us & lead to the making of our debut album "This Is Real Life"
“Most People” – Dawes
These guys write some of the most kick ass songs around.
“Every Little Kiss” – Bruce Hornsby
Nostalgia City on this one, a great driving song.
"I Ain’t Ever Satisfied" – Steve Earle
Steve exudes rebellion. He’s really a tragic figure who just wants to find out how to love a woman. One our most influential artists. Musically, it drives, a big chorus with ‘woahs’ and one repeated line; pure & simple. And it has ‘longing’, something we like to write about.
“Burning” – Nightbox
We had a day off in South Padre Island, found this song and it stayed in repeat for two days.
“Lawyers, Guns and Money” – Warren Zevon
Can’t get away from how groovy and smart this song is. Warren Zevon was able to be funny and profound at the same time.
“‘Til I Hear It From You” – Gin Blossoms
We love bands that roll & jangle. These layered vocals work together so well. The whole song is just so melodic. It feels good. A story about a girl that helps the guy move towards redemption; he needs her. We relate.
“If I Could Change Your Mind” – Haim
Their album was one of the best of last year, and this track in particular is amazing.
“Dreams” – Fleetwood Mac
This song is like a time machine for me. It’s such a twisted kind of love song. Stevie Nicks is haunting and Mick Fleetwood’s groove feels like the back seat of a Cadillac. I taught myself to sing harmony to this song.
“You Can Call me Al” – Paul Simon
I used to ask my mom to put this song on after she picked me up from kindergarten. Paul Simon’s delivery is so bold and then so neurotic sounding at the same time. I hope pop music can get back to being this smart at some point…..Roly poly little bat-faced girl…..haha
“Wild Ones” – FloRida
Oh ya, party time. Don’t think too hard about this…
“Wild & Young” – Amercan Bang
Jaren Johnston, who wrote this tune, produced our last record. we’re big fans of what he does. this song is just fun, crazyhearted & unapologetic, while feeling vintage. and loud.
“Love To Get Used” - Matt Pond
Absolutely love the way this song feels. It’s just so cool. Even the guitar riff sounds like it doesn’t really give a shit.
“Take It Easy” – The Eagles
Our favorite band. 3 guys singing together. Nothing feels more ‘Mockingbird Sun’ to us than this band and this song.
“The City” – The 1975
This band is wild. Young & kinda couldn’t care less about what they say or do. And the drums are massive.
“I’m Alive” – Jackson Browne
When this album came out in the 90’s, my dad had it on repeat in his Datsun. The whole record is full of great memories for me. Ironically, I’m pretty sure Jackson Browne wrote it about his divorce from Daryl Hannah. Music turns pain into beauty.
OUT MONDAY MARCH 16 10AM
shot in the studio during the recording of our debut album "This Is Real Life"
Mole End Studios. Franklin, TN. August-November 2014.
video by Robert Price.
our first full length album is here Monday, March 16, 2015. check back for daily updates. gonna be a wild ride until then!
what we do when snow shuts us out of our show in NYC. we weren't emotionally ready.
We knew it had weak bones. The cylinders were vulnerable. The spark plugs were fragile. But the show must go on. After our show at Rockwood Music Hall on October 5, we took the long road home back to Nashville. Through the stunning mountains of Virginia and east Tennessee, we all had a feeling that this might be Dreamcatcher's last run with us, but nobody said anything, and we just enjoyed our last trip together. We pulled into the rehearsal space with a sputtering engine and a weary last breath. We parked Dreamcatcher and said goodbye. 161,342 miles, over 30 states, 223 shows, a lot of coffee and long nights. And a lot of fun. Adios Dreamcatcher, Spirit of the Horse Wind. This video is for you.
LYRIC VIDEO for "Everybody Needs A Sign" (shot on October 6 on I-81, leaving New York City NY, bound for Nashville TN)
Our friends at ZUUS Country & Cotton Mill Live asked us to record a live acoustic session, and the first song has just been released as a part of a Christmas special. The best song we got about the journey home is "My Hometown". The whole session will go live early 2015. Click the image. We hope you dig it.
It's been a long time coming. Too long. We're finally releasing some new music. It starts tomorrow with "Hey Mary". We hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoyed creating it.
I've delayed posting this blog because I have kept waiting for some profound revelation about what I need to say to inspire the few readers here to go and buy the song and/or tell a friend about it. It's been so long since we released anything that I can't help but feel the pressure of expectation. Truth is, I don't know what to expect. I just hope y'all like it. I hope you listen to it. I hope it makes your day better.
The song will be available at 12:01 AM on Friday. Go get a copy.
It will be for sale in most of the places you can buy music online like iTunes, but if you are so inclined we would prefer that you buy it from our website. I am not going to rant here or make a stand against "the man", but iTunes tends to take a pretty substantial portion of the money that you give for themselves. If you download the song from our website we will get most of that dollar which will go towards recording and releasing new music to you guys! Also the file that you download will be much higher quality from our website. a .wav as opposed to a .mp3.
Regardless of how you choose to download; enjoy. I have never used a semicolon before and I am not sure if I just did it correctly. We will be releasing more music soon!