Rose’s Pawn Shop Craft Indelible Songs On “Lush” (The Bluegrass Situation) New Ted Hutt-Produced Album Gravity Well, Out September 9th
Playing Riot Fest Chicago, Headlining Grand Ole Echo At The Echo In LA July 6th
The Bluegrass Situation Premieres First Track “After This Fall,” Listen Here:
June 27, 2014 – Filled with indelible songs, strong melodies and choruses that linger in your head for days, the new Rose’s Pawn Shop album Gravity Well, out September 9th on INgrooves Music Group, is a breakthrough for the L.A. band. Produced by Ted Hutt (Gaslight Anthem, Old Crow Medicine Show, Dropkick Murphy’s), the record shares musical DNA with artists like Dawes, The Avett Brothers and even a legendary songwriter like Jackson Browne. That’s because first and foremost, Rose’s Pawn Shop craft great songs, and they bolster them with exceptional instrumental chops and a live show that is already blowing minds.
Album opener “What Were You Waiting For?” stampedes out of the gate, with Gravity Well revealing itself as a record that rewards multiple listens, the nuances of a new standout song being discovered after each spin. “Go Get Gone” is a song about dark times as bad decisions mount after a breakup, with banjo and fiddle enhancing the hazy atmosphere surrounding the track. On the opposite end of the emotional spectrum is “Stay All Night,” a song that taps into the rush of excitement and possibility at the start of a new relationship. “After This Fall,” which premieres today on The Bluegrass Situation, is a simple song built around drums, pump organ and a strummed banjo, but the melodies and vocal harmonies lift it to a much fuller, emotionally resonant place. The title track is a mini-epic, a song about finding your own light and self-reliance, which builds from gently finger-picked guitar and upright bass to a cascade of electric guitar, drums and vocals.
The band spent two-and-a-half weeks of pre-production work with Hutt before heading into Kingsize Soundlabs in L.A. for another two weeks to record Gravity Well. This gave them time to focus and refine their sound. The band put faith in Hutt to help them get the sonic elements in place in order to create the cohesive sound of the album. They worked hard to make sure the album made sense as a whole, leaving many songs off the record that didn’t serve the overall sound of Gravity Well.
Rose’s Pawn Shop recently played the Wakarusa Festival, and will be at Riot Fest in Chicago in September, with a full tour currently being booked. They also headline a Grand Ole Echo show at The Echo in L.A. on July 6th. The band’s previous album Dancing On The Gallows charted for four straight weeks on the CMJ Top 200 chart, and received praise from various outlets, including KEXP, No Depression, American Songwriter, Pop Matters and the Nashville Scene.
Rose’s Pawn Shop are Paul Givant (Lead Vocals, Guitar, Banjo), John Kraus (Guitar, Banjo, Vocals), Tim Weed (Fiddle, Mandolin, Vocals), Christian Hogan (Drums) and
Stephen Andrews (Upright Bass).
For more information on Rose’s Pawn Shop, please contact Rob Krauser at REK Room Media, firstname.lastname@example.org or 917.703.8361.