My second Band Mom add in 2010 is here!
I heard of Night Driving in Small Towns from my lovely friend and former co-worker Marcela, who now lives in Atlanta and works for the exciting Southeast label, Lower 40 Records. I’m so glad we’ve kept in touch, because I love this band!!
This was another album with a very limited physical release, so if you’re a college radio station rep and you didn’t get a hard copy, please don’t be offended, but if it is at all possible please DO download it!!! Contact me (or check your email) for the link!
NIGHT DRIVING IN SMALL TOWNS
Lower 40 Records
Night Driving in Small Towns are land dwellers. Having moved from small south Georgia towns to the city of Atlanta in 2008, the band has seen its share of topography. So has their music. Navigating the spaces between artsy folk pop and brazen indie rock, their sound is sometimes gutsy, sometimes reserved, but always premeditated.
The group’s musical content originates from the songwriting duo of Andrea Rogers and Colby Wright. The two have written together for almost a decade, getting their craft down to a weird science in the process. Wright provides a lush musical backdrop for Rogers’s intimate lyrics, an amalgamation that has been described as a “a lighter version of Rilo Kiley“, or a “potent cocktail” of sound (Michael Shaunessy, Flagpole). This intoxicating vibe led to Night Driving’s inclusion in a 2008 list of the “Top 25 Bands on Myspace” as determined by Rolling Stone, as well as their subsequent inclusion on the roster of Atlanta’s Lower 40 Records.
The band’s debut album on the Lower 40 label, featuring their characteristically mature lyrics juxtaposed with a youthful sensibility, sung in boy-girl melodies sweet enough to melt even the coldest doubter’s heart, will be released April 20, 2010. Night Driving in Small Towns have shared the stage with bands such as Fruit Bats, Death Vessel, and Land of Talk and are currently playing regionally in support of the record.
RIYL: Jenny Lewis, Essex Green, Belly, Sundays
Start With: : 1, 9, 7, 5 FCC CLEAN
Contact me for a download link!
So it’s time to add this thing at Top 200! It’s already been getting some great press, like this review from Aquarian Weekly. Their album comes out on April 20th, but their album release show is one month later, on May 21st: it’s at the Highland Inn Ballroom Lounge in Atlanta, GA at 8:00pm w/ Oryx & Crake & Today the Moon, and Tomorrow the Sun. Oh, and did I mention it’s a ZOMBIE DANCE PARTY?!?
They’ve also got a few other shows coming up in the next little bit in Georgia and North Carolina. Check ‘em out if you’re in the Southeast!
Apr 29, 2010, 7:00 PM: Smith’s Olde Bar – 500 Songs for Kids: Song 478, “Just Like Heaven”: Atlanta, Georgia
May 1, 2010 3:00 PM: Decatur Green Fest on the Square : Decatur, Georgia
May 13, 2010 9:00 PM: Boiler Room: Asheville, North Carolina
Jun 25, 2010 8:00 PM: Mint Gallery w/ TBA: Atlanta, Georgia
Jun 26 2010 8:00P: Snug Harbor w/ TBA: Charlotte, North Carolina