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OUT NOW: I DRAW SLOW, TURN YOUR FACE TO THE SUN

 

 

 "TURN YOUR FACE TO THE SUN could be the breakout album they need to step out of the
Americana box and find a fanbase among a wider audience."
-AXS.com

 

 

April 21st, 2017 - Nashville, TN:  Dublin-based roots band, I Draw Slow releases their highly anticipated new album, TURN YOUR FACE TO THE SUN today on Compass Records.

Their combination of infectious high-energy songs, exuberant performances and a passion for tradition come together on this album to create the band's most cohesive offering yet. Fronted by brother/sister songwriting team Dave (guitar/vocals) and Louise (vocals) HoldenI Draw Slow coaxes the past into the present with original tunes that draw from the best of Irish and American folk music.

Their break out track “Goldmine” from 2012’s REDHILLS was fueled by an add to a prominent Spotify playlist and its 20s themed video succeeded in introducing the band to a North American audience. Since then, they’ve gone on to establish themselves as festival standouts at MerleFest, Pickathon, Wintergrass, RockyGrass, Grey Fox, Red Wing, Edmonton Folk Fest, Sisters Folk Festival, Mountain Stage and more. 

Building on the success of REDHILLS, the band released WHITE WAVE CHAPEL in 2014, which reached # 2 on the Irish charts.  As their touring and press response grew in the years following, the band decided to capitalize on their dedicated fanbase to completely crowd-fund their new album, TURN YOUR FACE TO THE SUN, their most ambitious project to date featuring a more expansive sound and palette. 

I Draw Slow is a five-piece outfit comprising vocals, guitar, fiddle, banjo, and double bass. Holden siblings Dave and Louise are supported by violinist Adrian Hart, clawhammer banjo player Colin Derham, and double bassist Konrad Liddy. The quintet uses strings and vocals to create what has been described as a “fully natural evolution” (Bluegrass Today U.S.) of Americana/Appalachian music and Irish songwriting. 

TURN YOUR FACE TO THE SUN comes out today in North America and the rest of the world on May 12th. The band has started their US tour dates that includes a stop at MerleFest - the festival has called them one of their "must-see fresh faces". 

 

 

Watch the official video for "My Portion".

The video was shot on Achill Island Co. Mayo off the West Coast of Ireland
Directed by Max Carpio & Cian McKenna

 

 

TRACK LISTING:

1. Maria 

2. My Portion 

3. Same Old Dress Will Do 

4. Garage Flowers 

5. Apocalypso 

6. Don’t Wake the Children 

7. Alvarenga 

8. Tell the Girls 

9. Carolina 

10. Twin Sisters 

11. Crooked Life 

FOCUS TRACKS:

Don’t Wake the Children

My Portion

 

 

TOUR DATES 2017

April 21st- Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3 - New York, NY

April 22nd - Winter Village and La Tourelle - Ithaca, NY

April 23rd - Nelson Odeon - Cazenovia, NY

April 25th - Davidson College - Davidson, NC

April 26th - ISIS Restaurant & Music Hall - Asheville, NC

Apirl 27th - City Winery - Nashville, TN

April 29th -  MerleFest -  Wilkesboro, NC

April 30th - Hill Center’s American Roots Music Series - Washington, DC

May 14th - Whelans - Dublin, Ireland

May 20th - Cyprus Avenue - Cork, Ireland

June 29 - July 2nd - The 27th Annula High Sierra Music Festival, Quincy, CA

July 6th - Brick Hill House Concerts - Orleans, MA

July 7th - The Burren Backroom Series - Somerville, MA

July 8th - Riverlink Park Summer Concert Series - Amsterdam, NY

July 14th - The Friends of the Bedford Public Library Concert Series - Bedford, VA

July 14 - 16 Red Wing Roots Music Festival Natural Chimneys Park Solon, VA

 

 

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Christina Dunkley | Compass Records christina@compassrecords.com | 615.320.7672

 

 

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