Dayton, Ohio, rock band, The New Old-Fashioned, will release its second full-length album, Low-Down Dirty Summer Nights, on September 26. Technically speaking, the second New Old-Fashioned album is three years in the making. In the time since the band’s debut self-titled record (recorded in the summer of 2012 with producer Patrick Himes and released in December of the same year), the band has spent plenty of time honing its live sound, incorporating new drummer Matt Oliver’s hard-hitting rhythms into its folky Midwestern Americana template.
The result is a more aggressive record, one that highlights the band’s ’70s rock and soul influences rather than the folky country sounds of its debut. The album comes out swinging with the crunchy groove of “On the Top,” and the Stones-y “27,” before settling into more diverse territory like the jaunty “Home,” the pounding “True to Me, True to You,” and the hypnotic title track. What hasn’t changed over the past three years is the band’s attention to clever musical arrangement and soaring harmony vocals courtesy of bassist Tom Blackbern and guitarist Kent Montgomery.
Recorded with producer Micah Carli (Hawthorne Heights) at Popside Recording Studios in Troy, OH, Low-Down Dirty Summer Nights has a clean and punchy feel that emphasizes loud guitars, rumbling bass, and impassioned lead vocals from frontman David Payne. Several guest performers helped bolster the record’s soul-oriented offerings, including Marnée Richardson (vocals) and Kevin Skubak (organ) of Columbus soul/funk outfit The Pleasant Tense.
The New Old-Fashioned will celebrate the release of Low-Down Dirty Summer Nights at Gilly’s in Dayton, OH on Saturday, September 26.
Today, Ghettoblaster has the pleasure of premiering “27” from the forthcoming effort. Enjoy:
(Visit the band here: https://www.facebook.com/TheNewOldFashioned.)