Remember Tie These Hands, from the album I sent you last summer (2013), or the digital single I worked earlier this spring (Feb 2014)? (if you’re at a radio station but weren’t around last summer, you probably actually still got a copy of the CD, I was able to send so many—maybe take a look around!)
They’re doing this thing now where instead of releasing a full album, they’re just putting out one single at a time, really spending a serious amount of time and care on each song and also putting out a video along with each one. That way there isn’t a year+ wait between albums so there’s no excuse to forget about them! So, there’s no full-length coming to follow this up, so don’t wait on that. And also it doesn’t exist in hard copy form, so don’t look for one (although if you’re DESPERATE for a hard copy and absolutely won’t accept a download, but you do play singles and would be fairly certain to play this one, let me know and we can probably arrange something for the band to help you out) – but the download comes in both mp3 and lossless WAV formats, and there’s also a second track included, an alternate acoustic version of the first single, “Trampoline”. Grab it now, watch the video, send it out to yr djs or add it to your digital rotations—I don’t expect you to chart it, because I know with a digital single that’s pretty unrealistic, but I DO want you to play it and let me know what you think, because it is great!!
TIE THESE HANDS
After spending five weeks on the CMJ Top 200 (and one at #14 Most Added) with their August 2013 album Come On, Lincoln, Nebraska’s Tie These Hands are back at it with the 11/4/14 release of “Weekends”. “Weekends” is being released as a single with a simultaneous video premiere. After recording and releasing albums traditionally since 2002, the band is heading in a new direction with their future releases: the next Tie These Hands album, which begins with February 2014 single “Trampoline” and continues with this month’s “Weekends”, will be recorded and released as individual new singles, complete with videos. After years of recording at the iconic Nebraska studios Presto and ARC, often with the help of engineer AJ Mogis, the band has embraced the DIY ethic. Full control of the creative process, from recording to release, allows Tie These Hands to get fresh, new music to fans much quicker than the traditional release model. “Weekends” can be streamed or purchased on iTunes, Spotify, Bandcamp, and anywhere digital music is available. This downloadable track is packaged along with an acoustic version of the band’s earlier 2014 single, “Trampoline”.
**This is NOT a CMJ charting campaign, but digital singles like this will be coming in regular intervals for the foreseeable future: please feel free to download and spin as they’re released, in lieu of a new full-length Tie These Hands album!**
RIYL: Death Cab For Cutie, Weakerthans, Say Hi, Built To Spill, The Good Life FCC CLEAN
Contact me for a download link if you’re a radio rep!
http://youtu.be/sayUzQ5pM08 (video of track)