Track Premiere: Edward David Anderson (ex-Backyard Tire Fire)


New solo album produced by Steve Berlin of Los Lobos fame will arrive in late April.

 By Blurt Staff

 Edward David Anderson was frontman for the mighty roots/twang/trash/pop/raveup band Backyard Tire Fire, who kicked off in 2001 in NC before relocating several times and winding up in Bloomington, IL; a slew of well-received albums resulted, notably the Steve Berlin-produced Good To Be in 2010. Sadly, the group split in 2011. But now Anderson’s back with his solo debut, Lies & Wishes, which drops April 29 via the venerable Royal Potato Family label, based in Brooklyn. We are dead chuffed, as our British peers might put it, to premiere an advance track from the album, “Lies & Wishes,” for your sonic edification:

The ten track collection was written in the time between the dissolution of Anderson’s band and his mother passing away. Steve Berlin of Los Lobos jumped onboard to produce after hearing the title track.

 “Steve thought this song was ‘a paradigm for the whole record’ when I sent it in the initial stages. Turns out we basically used the demo in its entirety, adding drums and some vocals in the studio,” Anderson tells us. “There was a palpable vibe when I demoed it in my basement that had a lot to do with the pain I was experiencing during the decline of my mother’s health.  Writing and recording this tune was beyond cathartic and I love that it ended up being the title track that sets the table for the rest of the album.”

  Tour dates:

 3/08 – Serenbe Community – Chattahoochee Hills, GA

3/14 – Fairhope Brewing Company – Fairhope, AL

3/21 – Seville Quarter – Pensacola, FL

3/29 – Happy Harbor – Orange Beach, AL

4/05 – Shady Nook – Saybrook, IL

4/12 – High Note – Pekin, IL

4/18 – Kemp’s – Lexington, IL

4/19 – Bistro 101 – Canton, IL

4/25 – The Bridge – Columbia, MO

4/26 – Off Broadway – St. Louis, MO

4/28 – Castle Theatre – Bloomington, IL (w/Leon Russell)

5/02 – Castle Theatre – Bloomington, IL

5/03 – Martyrs – Chicago, IL


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