Saturday, 7 January 2017

The Infamous Stringdusters, LAWS OF GRAVITY radio add date January 9th

Radio add date: January 9th, 2017
Street date: January 13th, 2017

"I LOVE this album. The songs, the musicianship and production values. Awesome!!" 
MarySue Twohy, SiriusXM Program Director  

“The Stringdusters are the Star Wars of bluegrass and this is their Return of Jedi.
Stop fiddling with your lightsaber and get this album.” —
Ryan Adams  

"The first listen persuaded me that I had just heard the first entry on my Best of 2017 list. Really strong work!” 
—Keith Dudding, KDHX St. Louis 

“‘Gravity’ is a ‘straightforward love song’ perfectly complemented by intricate banjo melodies and sweeping fiddles. It’s The Infamous Stringdusters at their best, with all of the band’s members playing to their strengths, adding their own unique elements to a song that feels at once dynamically multilayered and pure-and-simple bluegrass...Indeed, gravity is a strong theme, not just in the Stringdusters’ new single but in their upcoming new album as a whole.” —The Boot 

"The Stringdusters has quickly found its way onto my playlist. Great to see the band (with Long Island's own Andy Falco) in fine form on these thirteen tracks with "I Run To You," "Gravity" and "1901: Canyon Odyssey" (the true story of the incredible Torrence & Fellows expedition in the Black Canyon of the Gunnison River) as personal faves." 
—Charlie Backfish, WUSB (Stony Brook, Long Island, New York)

“With it’s world-class playing, This Ol’ Building…is a powerful wake-up call.” Rolling Stone Country 

“With a nod to the past and a firm foot down on the gas toward the future, the ‘Dusters…
don’t leave bluegrass behind; they’re stretching it from within.” 
—New York Times 
January 5th, 2016 - Nashville, TN

Bluegrass virtuosos The Infamous Stringdusters have announced details about their upcoming new album and an extensive supporting tour. As first revealed on Rolling Stone Country, the new album LAWS OF GRAVITY marks a return to form for the Grammy-nominated acoustic five-piece, whose widely acclaimed 2016 album LADIES & GENTLEMEN featured all female singers (like Joss Stone, Lee Ann Womack, Nicki Bluhm, etc). LAWS OF GRAVITY is all new original Dusters music--perhaps the most "Infamous" record they've done in their decade together. 

The Infamous Stringdusters--Andy Hall (dobro), Andy Falco (guitar), Chris Pandolfi (banjo), Jeremy Garrett (fiddle), and Travis Book (upright bass) recorded the album in Nashville and co-produced it with Billy Hume (Ludacris, Ying Yang Twins). “This is an important record for us, coming off the LADIES & GENTLEMEN project,” says Falco. “That album exposed us to a lot of new fans and we toured so hard this year, it really feels like a great time in the history of the band. We think LAWS OF GRAVITY is a quintessential Stringdusters record, and that all facets of the group are represented on the album in a cohesive way.”

The Infamous Stringdusters: "Gravity" from album Laws Of Gravity

Saw you from a distance/ Swingin' from the high line/ All that was before you vanished in a moment’s time
We thought the race was a long run/ We didn’t know that we’d win it/ We thought the good times were yet to come
We didn’t know we were in it/ Oh gravity/ Oh gravity/ Don’t let go/ Don’t let go
Pulled back the curtain/ Climbed up on the sky line/ I could see forever/ Out beyond the end of time
We thought the game was a long one/ We didn’t know that we’d won it/ We thought the path was a straight line
We didn’t know we were on it/ Oh gravity/ Oh gravity/ Don’t let go/ Don’t let go/What could go wrong
If you hold on/ Hold on to me/ Oh gravity..Oh gravity..Oh gravity..Don’t let go..

LAWS OF GRAVITY is The Infamous Stringdusters at their finest, with honest songs and a fresh yet familiar bluegrass/Americana/progressive feel. “You write what you know,” says Falco. “We're on the road all the time and there's always gravity that's keeping you grounded, and pulling you home. The themes on this album stem from things that happen out on the road, and the freedom we have to make music. There's nothing freer than being on stage and making music. We're telling these stories of musical nomads, all the stuff we like to do.” 
Of the recording process, Pandolfi adds, “We had a lot of good energy stored up as we were getting into production, as well as a few more years of experience with the studio. We had much more of a vision for how we wanted this album to come together than we did with past projects. We know that capturing the live, collective sound always opens a door for the listeners, as opposed to building and crafting something that you can only make in the studio. We are a band. We play live together, and more than any one song or achievement, this is what we do. Now we have an album that captures that.” 
LAWS OF GRAVITY will be released January 13th, 2017 on Compass Records.

Behind The Scenes: Making of 'Laws Of Gravity' Album Art:

Freedom, Gravity, A Hard Life Makes A Good Song, Vertigo, Maxwell, Black Elk, This Ol’ Building,  Soul Searching
1901: A Canyon Odyssey, Sirens, Back Home, Let Me Know, I Run To You 
Gravity, This Ol’ Building, I Run To You

Recommended for fans of O' Brother, Where Art Thou?, Dan Tyminski, The Earls Of Leicester

(13 Jan 2017) The Infamous Stringdusters - Laws Of Gravity (Compass Records)
13 Tracks/ Time: 54:04 Bluegrass / Americana

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