Tune culled from new digital EP, out next week; see tour dates, below.
By Blurt Staff
Hailing from Virginia and together since 2010, rootsy/indie-rockin’ five-piece Annabelle’s Curse have, to date, served up three highly-regarded albums and have a new one slated for release in June. In the meantime, though, they’ve got a brand new stopgap digital EP titled Here and Now that was produced by Bill Moriarty and Zach Goldstein and arrives Feb. 17, and you can get an advance listen of the title track right here and right now, so check it out:
The band —Tim Kilbourne (Voice, Guitar, Banjo), Zack Edwards (Guitar), Carly Booher (Mando, Voice), Travis Goyette (Drums), and Tyler Luttrelle (Bass) —is not only musically prolific, they are also monsters when it comes to touring, and have become festival favorites at several major musical gatherings in their region of the world. They’re currently on a winter tour that kicked off last weekend in Asheville, NC, and will wind its way up to Philly then back down to Chattanooga; consult the dates, below.
Kilbourne notes, of his band’s musical evolution, “When things first started, the goal was to write good music with a positive message. It was all about the craft of songwriting, and never really about anything more. It just kind of grew from that. We’re still doing the same thing on a slightly bigger scale. We’re still focused on making better music as we go along.”
Adds Edwards, “We have kind of strayed from our roots a little more with each new album, leaning a little more on the electric side of things. That’s also allowed for us to get weirder with our effects and textures. With each album, we’ve put a lot more effort and a larger budget towards the sound production. Over time, we’ve gained more conviction, confidence and certainty in our sound. The music has kind of grown up along with us.
“We’ve been able to share a piece of ourselves with the world. We’ve met fans that have used our music to get through hard times. Plus, we get to play music together with our best friends. What more could anyone want?”
Indeed – boy howdy to that. Catch ‘em at a friendly venue near you – and you can hear a ton of music, both live and studio, at their Soundcloud page.
On the web: https://www.annabellescurse.com/
02.03•The Mothlight (Asheville, NC)
02.04•Local 506 (Chapel Hill, NC)
02.09•Martin’s (Roanoke, VA)
02.11•Ortlieb’s (Philadelphia, PA)
02.17•The Willow Tree (Johnson City, TN)
02.18•The Garage (Winston-Salem, NC)
02.24•Preservation Pub (Knoxville, TN)
02.25•Clyde’s on Main (Chattanooga, TN)
03.18•The Evening Muse (Charlotte, NC)
Photo credit: Loch and Key