Though known for their stomping metalcore and anthemic hard rock, Ohio’s Beartooth are primed to showcase a stripped back country and folk side to themselves with their new EP, ‘The Blackbird Session’.
The band recorded ‘The Blackbird Session’ EP live in one session at the famed Blackbird Studios in Nashville, Tennessee, owned by John McBride.
This is what vocalist Caleb Shomo had to say about the EP and how it all came together.
“When the idea came up to do acoustic sessions, immediately my mind went to family holidays. Constantly surrounded by singing old hymns and harmonies on harmonies. The idea of taking Beartooth in a direction of my first musical moments in life felt right. The songs came out better than I could have ever imagined. A massive, MASSIVE part of that was Blackbird. The love I have for that place goes beyond any studio in existence. The rooms are the best in the world, the gear is the best in the world, the consoles… etc. All of this would be enough to make it feel like home, but the icing on the cake is the people who work there. Every time I walk in, it’s nothing but good vibes and hard workers.
This is 100% live. No metronome, minimal rehearsal, just a bunch of musicians who love what they do getting in a room and going for it. If you want to see and hear Beartooth stripped down to one of its rawest and most emotional forms.”
The band’s new EP, ‘The Blackbird Session’, will be released on September 13th 2019 via Red Bull Records.
You can take a look at the cover artwork and full track listing below.
02.) You Never Know
04.) Clever [stream]
Details surrounding pre-orders will be made available soon.
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