Love and Theft, Muth offer new songs
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
– Love and Theft is back with its second disc, but it's a different group this time around. Eric Gunderson and Stephen Barker Liles are still in the band, but the band's third member, Brian Bandas, left the band after its 2009 debut, which featured the hit Runaway.
The band was without a label after Lyric Street shuttered its doors. Love and Theft has a hit on its hand with Angel Eyes
from the new disc.
Seattle artist Zoe Muth and the Lost High Rollers are out with an EP today of six songs. Muth, who has released two albums for Signature Sounds, comes across as a mix of Emmylou Harris and Iris DeMent.
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Going the indie route generally is viewed as entrepreneurial. For Love and Theft's Stephen Barker Liles and Eric Gunderson, it was a necessity. The duo is proof that the chart summit is not all it's cracked up to be. After hitting number 1 with 2012's "Angel Eyes," they were dropped by RCA Nashville last year when their follow up singles flopped.
With their final album for the label shelved and unable to legally recut the tracks they had recorded, "Whiskey On My ...
A lot has happened to Love and Theft since they debuted in 2009. They're down to a trio - Eric Gunderson and Stephen Barker Liles - since Brian Bandas left two years ago. They've switched labels as well, and instead of being forgotten after one hit single (Runaway), they're emerging again thanks to the single and lead-off track Angel Eyes.
There's more than that going on though. Gunderson and Liles both sing well, trading leads and harmonizing often with each other (If You ...
What if you held auditions for lead singer within your band and everyone got the job? It happens. All three members of Love and Theft - Brian Bandas, Eric Gunderson, and Stephen Barker Liles - share the vocal duties, acting as each other's backups and plugging in harmonies (think early Eagles) wherever possible. In the wake of a tour opening for Taylor Swift, the pin-up gents from everywhere (Austin by way of Charlotte and Clearwater, Fla.) now venture forth with their debut to the eager ...