Currently booking a spring U.S. tour as well – to coincide with the March release of their LP. Full details below.
By Blurt Staff
Americana trio Lily and the Tigers cut their new album The Hand You Deal Yourself (out March 4) under circumstances some have noted were similar to Bob Dylan & The Band’s Basement Tapes or Bon Iver’s For Emma, Forever Ago – stripped-down, down-home, and downright intimate. You can check out advance track “Home” right here, courtesy your friendly neighborhood BLURT (and we are damned proud to offer it to you ‘cos this group is the real deal).
It’s the third effort for Adam Mincey, Casey Hood and most recent addition Jared Pepper, who by the summer of 2013 had crammed their instruments into Hood’s tiny Toyota Yaris and road tripped up the East Coast from Georgia to Vermont where, for the next week, they worked The Hand You Deal Yourself, recording every day and camping every night.
“There was nobody else around,” Hood says of the solitary sessions. “We’d wake up every morning to the sound of the Mad River, then go into the studio during the day, and afterward there’d still be a couple hours of sunlight to walk to the general store or explore some waterfalls. Being outside inspired us. Playing music around a bonfire is what we love.
“This album is about the all the work we put in to get where we’re going,” Hood adds. “You can be influenced by a lot of things but ultimately you deal your own hand. We don’t carry our fear. We set it aside.”