THE TRAIN WRECKS TO RELEASE 4th ALBUM , “ONCE AGAIN”
Junkyard Rodeo Records and The Train Wrecks are proud to announce the release of The Train Wrecks’ fourth full length studio effort, “Once Again.” The record will be available on June 16.
The Train Wrecks have long been a staple of the Savannah and Lowcountry music scene, and these latest recordings are a testament to the group’s staying power and their continually developing songwriting and musicianship. “Once Again” stays true to the foundations developed in previous releases, but also suggests new directions for their unique take on the Americana tradition.
The nine tracks on “Once Again” cover a lot of ground musically, from swampy blues to heartfelt ballads to straight ahead rock- all delivered with the The Train Wrecks’ signature sound. The band consciously approached the making of record with a ‘less is more’ mentality, playing mostly live in the studio and keeping overdubs and processing to a minimum.
The stripped-down arrangements retain a rawness that reflects the band’s live sound and, as was the group’s intent, attempt to let the songs speak for themselves without too much studio trickery. Singer and guitarist Jason Bible’s gutsy vocal pairs perfectly with the spare, “live” feel of the recordings, while lyrically he and songwriter Dave Williams hit new marks in their exploration of themes both novel and classic to the genre. Most of the tracks are punctuated by deft slide guitar work from both Bible and guitarist Stu Harmening, while drummer Jeremy Hammons and bassist Colin Motlagh provide rock solid foundation and groove throughout.
“Once Again” will be available in digital form and on CD at a special live performance, Friday, June 16th at the band’s home-base club in Savannah, The Jinx. The Train Wrecks will also be releasing a limited edition 7” vinyl single in the near future. The 7” vinyl will feature the single “Never Going Back Again” backed with “The Great Collapse.”