Strand Of Oaks Shares Touching Single “Keys”

On March 22nd, Strand of Oaks (Timothy Showalter) will return with his 6th album, Eraserland via label Dead Oceans.  In support of the news of the upcoming release, Showalter has shared the single “Keys.”  Instrumentally, Showalter enlists the help from My Morning Jacket members Carl Broemel, Bo Koster, Patrick Hallahan and Tom Blankenship, who played a crucial role in the making of the album.  From beginning to end, “Keys” ascends as Showalter securely commands your attention with his Southern vocals.

Timothy Showalter on “Keys”:

“I’ve tried ever since Strand of Oaks started to properly write or express my love for my wife and best friend Sue. We’ve grown up together, and without a doubt, you would have never heard of me if it wasn’t for Sue. She worked two jobs at the beginning of Oaks just to make sure I could get plane tickets to some tour I would inevitably lose money on and for six records she was the first to ever hear any song I’ve ever written. In a way, everything that I’ve written is a love song for her. I was a lonely and aimless kid when we first met, and it was her unconditional support that gave me the courage to pursue this dream. But “Keys” is a song about the future and realizing with more years the aspects of life that truly matter and what seems so important in the moment just slips into dust. If you listen to the second chorus, you will hear the best and only take we could find where both me and my producer Kevin could get through without tears. ‘I’ll buy us a trailer down in the Keys,’ may be the most honest and true realization I’ve ever expressed to my love. I truly hope anyone listening is loved by someone like I have.”

Eraserland is available for pre-order today and the die cut; double LP will be available on limited cloudy white vinyl.  Strand of Oaks will head out on a North American Tour next month.

Tour Dates:

4/10 – FM Kirby Center – Wilkes-Barre, PA

4/11 – U Street Music Hall – Washington, D.C.

4/12 – Motorco Music Hall – Durham, NC

4/13 – The Earl – Atlanta, GA4/14 – Saturn – Birmingham, AL

4/16 – Antone’s – Austin, TX

4/17 – Three Links – Dallas, TX

4/19 – Meow Wolf – Santa Fe, NM

4/20 – Valley Bar – Phoenix, AZ

4/22 – Teragram Ballroom – Los Angeles, CA

4/23 – The Independent – San Francisco, CA

4/25 – Mississippi Studios – Portland, OR

4/26 – Neumos – Seattle, WA

4/27 – Biltmore Cabaret – Vancouver, BC

4/28 – The Bartlett – Spokane, WA

5/1 – Turf Club – Minneapolis, MN

5/2 – High Noon Saloon – Madison, WI

5/3 – Lincoln Hall – Chicago, IL

5/4 – The Hi-Fi – Indianapolis, IN

5/6 – Beachland Tavern – Cleveland, OH

5/7 – Club Cafe – Pittsburgh, PA

5/8 – Sinclair – Boston, MA

5/9 – Music Hall of Williamsburg – Brooklyn, NY

5/10 – Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA

5/20 – Metropool – Hengelo, THE NETHERLANDS

5/21 – Blue Shell – Cologne, GERMANY

5/23 – Loppen – Copenhagen, DENMARK

5/24 – Privatclub – Berlin, GERMANY

5/25 – TivoliVredenburg – Utrecht, THE NETHERLANDS

5/26 – TRIX – Antwerp, BELGIUM

5/27 – Omeara – London, UK

5/29 – Brudenell Social Club – Leeds, UK

5/31 – Whelan’s – Dublin, IRELAND

6/29 – Rock Werchter – Werchter, BELGIUM