Adam Dalton and the B-Sides, the year of the Two-Part Singles
January 15th marked the release of Adam Dalton and the B-Sides rollicking new blues romp “Eye On The Prize (Parts 1 & 2)”, kicking off a yearlong series of singles from the group. “We wanted to free ourselves from the constraints of creating a body of work for an album and focus on individual songs and taking them where they were asking to go,” says Dalton.
cords sound,\u201D says bassist Dean Marold. The studio itself is housed in a 1920s era pharmacy that closed in the 1960s. In 2004, the space was simply repurposed leaving the Sun Recordsesque floor tiles and tin ceilings to create the Pharmacy's trademark sound. \u201CRecording all in the same room to analog tape really made us make decisions on the spot and gave the recording its mojo,\u201D says Dalton.
Recorded to 2” tape at Nashville’s all analog Fry Pharmacy Recording Studios, the song follows in the rootsy footsteps of Dalton’s 2009 release, Self-Loathing Blues. “Scott [McEwen] at Fry did a great job of recreating the classic Chess records sound,” says bassist Dean Marold.
On January 18th, tucked away in East Nashville's Friday night neon light, Adam Dalton and the B-Sides played to a packed house for their new single release party at Mad Donna's Music Loft.
The band kicked off the year releasing a two-part single; one song, two sounds. The latest tune is a bluesy soundtrack – with flares of Jack Johnson meets Chuck Berry, in the writing style of James Brown. From the first chord plucked on Adam's Gibson ES-135 guitar, the romp is driving and inviting.
Without intentions for a commercial prize, the band will release two-part singles throughout the year. Commitment to no specific genre is a green light to creativity in their mind. And more-so for indie music listeners.
“Eye On The Prize, Pt. 1 & 2” can be found on iTunes and Spotify.
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