Thursday, September 5, 2013
Truth & Savage Co. is currently out on the road in support of their new album, “Pick Me Up” and will be stopping in Mount Pleasant on Friday, Sept. 13 at Party at the Point.
Released Tuesday, July 23 via Megaforce/Sony RED, “Pick Me Up” powerfully builds on their stirring blend of rock and Americana introduced on their acclaimed 2010 self-titled debut album. Distinguished by their four lead vocalists and five songwriters, plus soaring four-part harmonies and a strong guitar-keyboard meld, the band co-produced the album this time around with Jon Ashley, while longtime band cohort Bill Reynolds (Band of Horses) handled the mix. It is a joyous tour de force recorded at Echo Mountain studio in Asheville, N.C., that features 12 original tracks and a cover of Joe South’s Grammy-winning 1968 hit “Games People Play.” Opening with the plaintive “The Bad Times,” the album shifts into high gear with “Silver Lining” and keeps the highlights coming with such songs as first single “Appalachian Hilltop” (out now), “Bird On The Wing,” “I’m Not Your Boyfriend,” the title track and the rollicking “So Sad.”
The band - Scott Kinnebrew (guitars/lap steel/mandolin/vocals), Tim Jones (guitars/vocals), Walker Young (piano/organ/accordion/vocals), Adam Grace (organ/piano/Wurlitzer/additional background vocals) Bill “Smitty” Smith (drums/percussion/vocals) and Dean Moore (bass/ additional background vocals) - has ties to Asheville, where Kinnebrew, Young and Smith played together before relocating to Los Angeles and starting Truth & Savage Co. with Jones and Grace. Growing into a potent live act that’s hit the road with The Black Crowes and the Avett Brothers, the band toured for a year and a half on the first album before relocating to Nashville. Of a 2011 Colorado show, the Denver Post said, “Truth and Savage Co. is about as tight as any professional band out there…The four-part vocal harmonies on nearly every song sounded flawless…(2/28/11).”
Truth & Savage Co. were cited as a “Top 10 Band To Watch This Summer” (2010) by USA Today and Rolling Stone’s Fricke added, “This sly California sextet draw on irresistible history (Buffalo Springfield, the Band) to spell out the modern trials of peace and love…Truth and Salvage Co. have what it takes for a long haul, in the country-R.E.M. breeze of ‘101’ and saloon glow of ‘She Really Does It For Me.’”
The band exclusively debuted the new album in it entirety on USAToday.com on July 17. Check it out here: http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/music/2013/07/17/truth-salvage-co-pick-me-up-album-premiere/2524813/
To read the band’s bio and full press releases, go to: http://www.msopr.com/n/client-roster/truth-and-salvage-co/
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