Party Dolls – Love Wars Baby

Love Wars Baby

Party Dolls debut LP Love Wars Baby is set for release on This Is American Music later this month, the band is a collaboration between label mates Tedo Stone and The District Attorneys who are joined by band members from Crooked Fingers, Moths and Ruby the Rabbitfoot, the album’s due out on February 14th, which is no coincidence given the evolution of the songs that feature on the recording and the history of the band project.

Armed with a whole bunch of songs the DA’s frontman and principal songsmith Drew Beskin had written in the aftermath of a relationship break-up that he considered outside the DA’s sound, the fresh collaboration quickly put the song arrangements together and inside a month the band made it’s live debut on Valentine’s Day 2013. Encouraged by the success of the gig they album was created over the course of the year whenever the band members were able to gather for a recording session at bassist/engineer Frank Keith’s home studio in Athens GA.

May have mentioned it before (once or twice) but I love songs that open with an amble then breakout into it their full sound before the opening lyrics kick in and the lead and title track of the album does just that, a near perfect southern indie rocker that sets up the album just right as the band swagger through the remaining nine songs, I’ve no background info on the bands approach to the recording process but to me it sounds a pretty direct one and all the better for it – “the red button’s not that scary“.
As the label says “This Is American Music”.

The District Attorneys – Jr EP (Free download)

In their own words.

After “Slowburner” was released way back in April 2012, we toured for a bit, made some new friends, and twiddled our thumbs for a few months before deciding it was time to release some new tunes.

“Jr.” is comprised of four songs recorded in the fall over a few weekends at our house on Easy Street in Athens, Georgia. We love these songs and we hope you do too. The time spent recording has given us the confidence to get back in the studio and start work on album #2. So go forth, listen, and prepare yourselves.

In short, we hope you enjoy listening to “Jr.” as much as we enjoyed creating it!