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01:51 PM on 05/24/13
May 24 - On July 16, Tallhart will release their new full-length album, We Are the Same, on Rory Records - Max Bemis of Say Anything's imprint label within Equal Vision Records.
The album was recorded in Los Angeles, CA with producer Brad Wood [Smashing Pumpkins, Sunny Day Real Estate, Say Anything], with additional tracking at Red Room Studios in Tampa, FL.
Guitarist Christopher "Boomer" Brickman reflects on the recording experience noting, "Brad Wood is one of the most fantastic people I've ever met. He was patient with us. He let us figure out ideas on the fly, but his ideas were always welcomed and I honestly think 10 out of 10 times, we used them. He pushed Matt [Segallos, vocals] to do things he had never done. He had the ear for every guitar tone/effect combination that we sought after. He knew when to make an executive decision...and it was always for the best."
He continues, "Everything on the record is very organic sounding from the snare drum to the acoustic to the percussion. We wanted to make a rock n roll record with very natural sounding instruments. We wanted the album to sound real. And with Brad's touch, it does. By the end of recording, I honestly felt like Brad and I were old friends. Months later, we still talk on a weekly basis, and I feel so privileged to have worked with him."
The new album offers the rich, grandiose compositions elegantly displaying the band's range while remaining cohesive. Segallos' soulful vocals pour gracefully over lush, atmospheric guitars, precise percussion work and jazzy bass lines, all while effortlessly displaying a simultaneous sense of sweetness and sadness. On We Are the Same, Tallhart have managed to merge lines of Americana, folk, soul, pop and rock, resulting in a distinctly unique sound that simply soars. With just the slightest hint of southern twang and the ability to layer and seamlessly interchange between full, robust vocals, delicate falsettos and deep, emotionally aggressive expressions, Tallhart masterfully balances their rock sensibilities with softer, cutting tracks, deeply immersing the listener and shining as they create a vivid world of love, loss, lust and life through powerful music and lyrics.
The Tampa, FL-based indie outfit also recently announced their upcoming summer co-headline tour with From Indian Lakes, with support from Makeshift Prodigy. Tallhart has toured and shared stages with the likes of Dashboard Confessional, Say Anything, Kevin Devine, Murder By Death, Eisley and more. All upcoming tour dates can be found below.
The band’s debut Rory Records/Equal Vision Records release, Bloodlines EP, is out now and available HERE. Tallhart is comprised of Matt Segallos (vocals, guitar), Christopher Brickman (guitar), and Glenn Espinoza (bass); Along with Cannon Hearne (keys, percussion) and former As Cities Burn member Aaron Lunsford (drums) also performing on the record.
We Are the Same
1. Our Bodies
2. High Speed
4. A Ring a Reason
5. See God Again
6. Holy Coast
7. The Fire
9. Wandering Kind
10. We Are the Same
Tallhart and From Indian Lakes (co-headline) w/Makeshift Prodigy
Jul 07 Richmond, VA @ The Camel
Jul 08 Washington, DC @ Black Cat
Jul 09 Bethlehem, PA @ Gallery U
Jul 10 New York, NY @ Webster Hall (Studio)
Jul 11 Hamden, CT @ The Space
Jul 12 Nutley, NJ @ Radiant
Jul 13 West Chester, PA @ The Note
Jul 14 Allston, MA @ Great Scott
Jul 16 Pittsburgh, PA @ Smiling Moose
Jul 17 Akron, OH @ Musica
Jul 18 Pontiac, MI @ Crofoot (Pike Room)
Jul 19 Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
Jul 20 Iowa City, IA @ Yacht Club
Jul 21 Minneapolis, MN @ Nether Bar
Jul 23 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
Jul 24 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Shred Shed
Jul 25 Caldwell, ID @ The Venue
Jul 26 Seattle, WA @ The Vera Project
Jul 27 Portland, OR @ Backspace
Jul 28 Marysville, CA @ Lee Burrows Art Center
Jul 30 San Francisco, CA @ Brick & Mortar Music Hall
Jul 31 Fresno, CA @ Victory Cafe - Hardy’s
Aug 01 Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room
Aug 02 San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
Aug 03 Henderson, NV @ Eagle Aerie Hall
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