Beat Surrender favourite Rich McCulley has released a new album, Out Along The Edges is the roots rockers seventh in seven years, Rich has knack for creating great melodies and catchy hooks and once again he’s put together an excellent song set that holds the listener’s attention from start to finish.
Here’s the lead-track Hey Trouble which kicks of the album in style
With his latest record “Out Along The Edges,” he writes of both love and loss, good and not so good, hard and better times. He’s brought his classic, road-tested sound: satisfying melodies, chiming guitars, hummable harmonies, whirling organs… all the elements of catchy roots pop and recorded in a richly-arranged Americana style that is McCulley’s trademark. Ever present is his distinctive gravelly voice, providing a solid dose of heartfelt character throughout the songs. Since his debut solo record in 2000, McCulley’s credits have included critical acclaim, hundreds of storied gigs from coast to coast, tens of thousands of touring miles, hundreds of published songs and co-writes, and production credits on dozens of records by important LA bands. His songs and co-written tunes appear in several movies, including 2012’s “Little Birds” and “Donner Pass.” His music has also been featured on FX’s “The League,” ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Men In Trees,” CBS’s “Cold Case,” HBO’s “Cathouse” and Lifetime’s “Army Wives” to name a few. “Summer Storm” from “Out Along The Edges” was featured in CMT’s hit show “Nashville” in January 2017. McCulley hails from the Central Valley of California where he wrote, recorded and toured with a variety of country rock and pop rock bands on labels such as Geffen and Columbia. He now makes his home in Los Angeles.
Here’s the album closer and my favourite “Chase the Sun”
Previously on Beat Surrender
Amber Arcades, the moniker of Dutch-born musician Annelotte De Graaf, today shares the beautiful video for ‘Wouldn’t Even Know’ featuring Bill Ryder-Jones. ‘Wouldn’t Even Know’ is taken from the new five track ‘Cannonball’ EP, which was released last week earlier this month on Heavenly Recordings.
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Meadowlark have today shared an emotional new video for their current single ‘Postcards’. As with all of Meadowlarks’ videos, ‘Postcards’ was directed by the band’s guitarist Dan Broadley. In keeping with the concept of the song itself, which is a message to an ex-lover, Meadowlark called upon their fans to contribute to the creation of this video and asked them to send in postcards with messages to those who have impacted their life in a significant way, good or bad.
Overwhelmed with the reaction to their call out and armed with a collection of personal and emotional messages, Dan then set to work, selecting the postcards that resonated best with the concept of the song and built the resulting video around these messages. The project as a whole has acted as a cathartic experience for both Meadowlark and their fans alike.
Pre-order Postcards on vinyl now.