Court Yard Hounds announce new disc for July
Friday, May 31, 2013
– Two-thirds of the Dixie Chicks - aka Court Yard Hounds - announced this morning the duo will release a new album in July.
Emily Robison and Martie Maguire announced via Facebook, "We're excited to announce our new album, "Amelita" is out July 16th on Columbia Records! We'll have a lot more info to share with you next week!"
The sister released their debut under Court Yard Hounds moniker on May 4, 2010 and toured behind the disc. They released three singles, but none charted.
The third member of the Chicks, lead singer Natalie Maines, released her solo debut, "Mother," earlier this month. The disc veers more towards rock and is not country.
The Chicks have not released an album since "Taking the Long Way" in 2006. The group will do four dates in Canada in July.
Much has changed for The Chicks since their last studio release, "Taking the Long Way," some 14 years ago. Rebranding for one. No more Dixie Chicks, thanks to their reaction to the discussion over racial issues in the U.S. following the killing of George Floyd. "Dixie" was no longer the right look.
And then there's the music and the end of a marriage, an overriding theme throughout the highly personal and emotional "Gaslighter."
The change also crept into the ...
With The Dixie Chicks seemingly on recording hiatus, this has been a productive year for the trio in other configurations. For sisters Emily Robison and Martie Maguire, that translates into the second volume of the California sunshine pop sounds under the moniker The Court Yard Hounds three years after its debut. And once again, Maguire and Robison know a thing or two about sisterly harmonies, bright sounding songs and a few twists and turns.
This isn't a straight-ahead country disc ...
With their main gig - the Dixie Chicks - on an extended recording hiatus, sisters Emily Robison and Martie Maguire decided to get together to form this duo and put out some quality music. Think of Sheryl Crow, and you have a pretty good idea of what the Court Yard Hounds sound like. There is a brightness from the generally simple, laid-back production of the sisters and Jim Scott.
The Hounds' sound is not something you'd find on a Chicks' disc. The material comes as being more of ...