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The Deslondes "Hurry Home"

Thursday, April 13, 2017 – The Deslondes return with their sophomore album "Hurry Home" on June 23 on New West Records.

The Deslondes also announced initial tour dates, beginning June 6 in Austin.

The 13-song set combines country and R&B, although the new music is said to have a more electrified sound with psychedelic flourishes.

On the upcoming release, the band split up songwriting and lead vocal duties among its five members, Sam Doores, Riley Downing, Dan Cutler, John James Tourville and Cameron Snyder.

The Deslondes met up last winter at New West Records' studio and rehearsal space in Athens and recorded everything for five days, working out new songs and arrangements. With a batch of 20 new songs, they invited their longtime producer and engineer Andrija Tokic (Alabama Shakes, Benjamin Booker) to New Orleans to begin tracking that summer,

"It's a fitting title for this album because our lives and our songwriting revolve around leaving and returning, or searching for, home," the group said in a statement. "And home can be a physical place, a relationship, or a state of mind."

Recordings from the early sessions, including "Just In Love," "Muddy Water" and "Better Be Lonely."

Over several sessions back at Tokic's Nashville studio during the fall of 2016, The Deslondes finalized the album with "Nelly" and the gospel-influenced title track.

"Hurry Home" is the follow-up to the band's 2014 eponymous debut for the label. Named after the street in the Holy Cross neighborhood of New Orleans where the band first came together, The Deslondes have toured heavily since Doores and Cutler left Hurray For The Riff Raff.

The track listing is:
1. Muddy Water
2. One Of These Lonesome Mornings
3. (This Ain't A) Sad Song
4. She Better Be Lonely
5. Every Well
6. Ribbon Creeks Collide
7. Hurry Home
8. Nelly
9. Hurricane Shakedown
10. Just In Love With You
11. Many Poor Boy
12. Beautiful Friend
13. Deja Vu And A Blue Moon

Tour dates are:
June 6 Austin, TX @ 3Ten ACL Live
June 7 San Antonio, TX @ Limelight
June 9 Tucson, AZ 191 @ Toole
June 10 Pioneertown, CA @ Pappy & Harriet's
June 11 San Diego, CA @ Hideout
June 13 Los Angeles, CA @ The Bootleg Theatre
June 14 San Francisco, CA @ Swedish American Hall
June 16 Portland, OR @ Doug Fir
June 17 Seattle, WA @ The Sunset Tavern
June 18 Vancouver, BC @ Cobalt

CD reviews for The Deslondes

Hurry Home CD review - Hurry Home
On their eponymous 2015 debut album, The Deslondes cooked up an original musical gumbo befitting their New Orleans base, a steaming stewpot filled to the rim with flecks of country, folk, roots rock, Tex-Mex, Stax/Sun soul and, of course, all the sounds and passions elicited by the Crescent City. For their sophomore album, "Hurry Home," the Nawlins quartet - vocalist/guitarists Sam Doores and Riley Downing, vocalist/stand-up bassist Dan Cutler, vocalist/percussionist Cameron Snyder and »»»
The Deslondes CD review - The Deslondes
It's not hard to draw a laser straight line between The Deslondes' New Orleans home base and the quintet's twangy, tangy R&B/Soul gumbo on their eponymous debut. Just press play and marvel at the loping authenticity of the opening track and first single (how very Motown), the Fats Domino-flavored "Fought the Blues and Won." But subsequent listens reveal that The Deslondes aren't content to rely solely on the Crescent City's spice rack for their sonic stew; hints »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: The Lil Smokies provide the perfect antidote – On a night when the world to be falling further apart thanks to coronavirus (this would be the night the NBA postponed the season), there stood The Lil Smokies to at least in some small measure save the day. The quintet is part of a generation of musicians with bluegrass as the basis, but not totally the sum of the music either.... »»»
Concert Review: White makes the case for himself, no matter how dark the music – John Paul White opined with a glint in his eyes that his songs were not of the uplifting variety. In fact, they were downright dark. How else to explain "The Long Way" with the line "long way home back to you." Or "James," a song inspired by his grandfather who suffered from dementia. But lest you think that the Alabama... »»»
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