Generationals Debut Two New Tracks
Generationals have released double singles “Eutropius (Give Me Lies)” & “Hard Times For Heatherhead.” The tracks arrive ahead of their forthcoming album Heatherhead, out June 2 via Polyvinyl Record Co. After thirteen years of creating music, the band has made the record they have been pursuing from the start – what could be considered their thesis statement. In an age that demands constant content churn from artists, Grant Widmer and Ted Joyner have stubbornly stuck to quietly refining their own signature sound, to great success. “Hard Times For Heatherhead” barrels forth with a driving drum beat inspired by British post-punk band The The, while “Eutropius (Give Me Lies)” settles into a nostalgic rhythm soundtracking a bittersweet letter to the singer’s younger self. They follow previous singles “Waking Moment” & “Dirt Diamond”. The band hit the road, starting September 9th in Houston, TX, other stops include Los Angeles, Chicago, Toronto, anf many more.
Having worked before with legends like Richard Swift, the New Orleans-born duo this time teamed up with producer Nick Krill (The War on Drugs, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Spinto Band) and welcomed in collaborators Small Black, Seth Kaufman (Floating Action) and Jonny Campos (Lost Bayou Ramblers) among others – even a wrong number voicemail, sampled on “Strangers.”
Heatherhead is the result of a restart. After scrapping sessions that sounded great but weren’t exciting and true to them, instead of reinventing their approach to chase a fanciful trend, they found a better understanding of their identity and sound than ever before. When a severe storm ripped through Widmer’s front yard and left them without power for days during recording, the two just sat together, drinking warm beer and listening to an emergency radio. These 11 songs similarly feel conversational and lived-in – as effortless, endearing and settling as a long hug from an old friend. They are no-fuss, no-filler manifestations of Generationals’ bittersweet beauty, of would-be rock anthems made to feel like cozy sweaters. The record at large digs deeper into the juxtapositions that have long made the band so compelling: soft but pointed, dry but warm, distinct but familiar. It may just be their best yet.
Generationals 2023 North American Tour Dates:
09/07 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall – Upstairs
09/08 – Austin, TX @ Mohawk
09/09 – Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
09/11 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
09/12 – Salt Lake City, UT @ State Room
09/13 – Boise, ID @ Olympic
09/15 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
09/16 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
09/19 – San Francisco, CA @ Bimbo’s 365
09/22 – Los Angeles, CA @ Lodge Room
09/23 – San Diego @ Quartyard
09/24 – Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress
10/04 – Minneapolis, MN @ Turf Club
10/05 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall
10/06 – Lakewood, OH @ Mahall’s
10/07 – Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern
10/09 – Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground Showcase Lounge
10/10 – Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
10/12 – Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts
10/13 – New York, NY @ Racket
10/14 – Washington DC @ The Atlantis
10/16 – Asheville, NC @ Grey Eagle
10/18 – Durham, NC @ Motorco Music Hall
10/19 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
10/20 – New Orleans, LA @ Tipitina’s
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