NPR Music + Rolling Stone Early Champions Of Cordovas And New Album Produced By Milk Carton Kids’ Pattengale
Cordovas will release their new album That Santa Fe Channel later this year, and already the East Nashville-based band has received early praise from NPR Music and Rolling Stone Country. Cordovas take a modern approach to traditional influences, highlighted by unbelievable harmonies, loose-yet-masterful musicianship and undeniable songwriting chops.
NPR Music premiered the first single “I’m The One Who Needs You Tonight” via their “Songs We Love” series, saying the song is “striking in its simplicity…There is no hiding on this arrangement; it is boldly unadorned and, at under three minutes, bracingly direct. More than any tape machine could, this mix and the aesthetic priorities it telegraphs situate the band squarely in 1970s Southern rock.”
Rolling Stone Country included the band in their latest “10 New Country Artists You Need To Know” round-up, saying Cordovas“sounds like: the harmony-heavy, guitar-fueled house band at a Big Pink keg party in 1968…Caught halfway between Duane Allman's Telecaster twang, the Dead's hazy harmonies and the stoned swoon of California's folk-rock heyday, Cordovas wring new life from older influences, hoisting their freak flag high on their upcoming album, That Santa Fe Channel.”
Recorded at Electric Kite studios in Madison, TN and produced by Kenneth Pattengale of the Milk Carton Kids, That Santa Fe Channel initially took shape when the band decamped to Todos Santos, Mexico for a month of rehearsals and songwriting. The band fine-tuned songs and worked to refine their breathtaking harmonies. In the studio, they were able to tape everything live, with Pattengale taking meticulous notes so the band could focus on changes from take to take.
Joe Firstman (vocals, bass)
Lucca Soria (vocals, guitar)
Jon Loyd (vocals, piano)
Graham Spillman (drums)
Cordovas recently toured with Shooter Jennings and Turnpike Troubadours, and will be on the road throughout the rest of 2017, dates can be found here.
For more information on Cordovas, please contact Rob Krauser at REK Room Media, firstname.lastname@example.org or 917.703.8361.