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Singer/songwriter Seth Adam writes compelling, genuine songs with honest lyrics. The alt-country, rootsy rocker draws comparisons to Counting Crows, Tom Petty, and Son Volt.
His latest studio release, Steel Tempered Pride, delves further into folk, Americana, alt-country, and psychedelic explorations than previous efforts. Not one to rely on trends of popular music, this self described “scrapper” takes a page out of the Lucinda Williams instruction book by performing frequently and writing deeply personal, heartfelt rock & roll songs.
The new record, Steel Tempered Pride, was released on September 24, 2013 and features production credits by David Immerglück, Counting Crows, Camper Van Beethoven) on two tracks - ‘Push And Pull’ and ‘Old Broken Ladder’ (Immerglück also played bass on these tunes). The record also features bass performances by The Alternate Routes’ guitarist, Eric Donnelly (‘New York City Bound’, ‘Troubled Times’) and drum performances by “Ramblin” Rob Heath (Justin Townes Earle, The Madison Square Gardeners) on ‘Old Broken Ladder’ and ‘Push and Pull’. Electric guitars and harmony vocals from Gerry Giaimo, mandolin and harmony vocals and Steve Tobey round out the rest of the tracks on Steel Tempered Pride. We caught up with Seth from his home in New Haven to chat about his all American roots.
Action Camp’s latest project PA finds the duo wading into heavy sonic terrain and coming back with a sound that’s entirely new. Inspired by famous man-made disasters in Pennsylvania’s history, the record blends the intimate experiences, both real and imagined, of the band memebers’ and of those living through a moment when time stood still. The result is an immersive experience in which the grandness of history is made tangible and personal again.
After members Maura Jacob and Bengt Alexsander relocated to Jacob’s home town of Pittsburgh, PA they were inspired to write material about their, at times conflicted, relationship with their new home city. The band’s vision expanded when they became fascinated by stories centered around Pennsylvania disasters, tales that are known well by many growing up in the Rust Belt.
Ultimately, the songs on PA explore an array of subjects, from man’s relationship to industry and to the earth, to the way our work can come to define us, to the struggle to find a place to call home. The duet’s sound is unique, with atmospheric and ghostly tunes. The new single “You Don’t Even Know My Name” is out now on iTunes and the album can be pre-ordered on Bandcamp. We had the opportunity to catch up with Maura from the Steel City to unveil these ghostly subjects.
(Source: revolutionthreesixty.com )