White Ash Falls Sign to Light Organ Records for Debut Album, Premiere New Single
Light Organ Records will release White Ash Falls' By the River Bend on September 4. As a press release explains, while Bishop begun the project with some self-recorded acoustic demos, the White Ash Falls moniker was chosen to reflect the openness of the outfit's lineup.
"I like to think of it as a collective," Bishop said in a statement. "It's not necessarily a band, because everyone's coming and going depending on when they're not busy. I was lucky enough to have players who were so competent that they were able to learn songs in an afternoon and be ready to make an album."
Up to ten players performed on particular tracks on By the River Bend, which was recorded live off the floor at Burnaby, BC's Hive Studios, where Brandon Scott of Yukon Blonde served as co-producer. Highlights of the nine-song set are said to include the moody, castanet-assisted "Your Song," and the "alt-country gallop" of "Whatever You Want." While featuring some Bishop originals, the album also includes covers of Hoagy Carmichael's 1943 number "Hong Kong Blues" and the Scottish folk standard "Katie Cruel".
To get a taste of what's in store on By the River Bend, you can stream new number "I Can't Get Tomorrow" below.
While there's still a couple of months to go before By the River Bend hits shelves, the press release reports that Bishop is already working on a follow-up with producer Colin Stewart (Black Mountain, Yukon Blonde).
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