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Strand Of Oaks Share New Single “Jimi & Stan” Taken From New Album “In Heaven” due October 1st

August 10, 2021

STRAND OF OAKS

Share New Single ‘Jimi & Stan’

Taken From New Album: In Heaven  Out October 1st

Strand of Oaks has today released, ‘Jimi & Stan’, the second single to be lifted from Tim Showalter’s (Strand of Oaks) forthcoming new and eighth studio album, In Heaven, out October 1 through Thirty Tigers. Of the song, Strand of Oaks – singer, songwriter and musician Tim Showalter – shares, “My sweetest buddy/cat Stan sadly passed away. And the only way I could describe my love for him was imagining Stan and Jimi Hendrix hanging out in heaven together smiling and going to shows and having the best time.”

Instantly immersive, a truly enriching ensemble that devours the audience. From the immediate start hurtling the audience into the center of this vast creation, the audience absorbs the emotional entanglement of this track. The track directly gets to the means of its world and reason. The bright instrumentation and alluring rhythms cascade across this landscape. The power of this track intensifies throughout and keeps the movement fast-paced with this fierce infliction. The vocal tones are so prominent that the lyrical delivery offers this visionary influence.

The song is the second unveiled from Strand of Oaks’ highly anticipated new album, In Heaven, which will be released October 1 and is now available for pre-order.

Recorded in October 2020 with Kevin Ratterman at Invisible Creature in Los Angeles, In Heaven is a hopeful reflection on love, loss, and enlightenment. In his eighth studio album as Strand of Oaks and first since moving to Austin, TX, Showalter takes his own grief and newly found sobriety and manifests songs that achieve a universality rooted not only in loss, but also joy, celebration, and newfound strength.

Ahead of the release, lead single, “Galacticana,” recently debuted to widespread acclaim. Of the track, NPR Music praises, “The message at the core of ‘Galacticana’ is universal, not only as a remembrance of all that was lost during the pandemic, but as a reflection of the joy and newfound strength we’re feeling right now,” while Stereogum declares, “‘Galacticana’ boasts a new kind of focus. There’s sharp, hook-driven songwriting acumen at play here, which becomes something magical when combined with a mellower Strand of Oaks.” 

In support of the new album, Strand of Oaks will play a European tour of fifteen headline dates for February 2022. The live shows are in addition to Strand of Oaks’ appearance at this year’s Pukkelpop Festival in Belgium and headline show in The Netherlands this August, and will include four UK dates, including London’s Lafayette on February 6. Tickets for the tour are on-sale now, full details can be found at www.strandofoaks.net/shows.

Reflecting on the album, Showalter shares, “In Heaven was created with so much love and my greatest hope is that it connects with people and provides a momentary space for reflection, joy, catharsis and whatever else someone might be looking for in their life.  Music is magic and I feel like the luckiest person in the world that I’m allowed to share it.”

In addition to Showalter on guitars and vocals and Ratterman on drums, the album features Carl Broemel (My Morning Jacket) on guitars, Bo Koster (My Morning Jacket, Roger Waters) on keyboards, Cedric LeMoyne (Alanis Morrissette, Remy Zero) on bass and Scott Moore on violin with special guest James Iha (The Smashing Pumpkins) on vocals and guitar on “Easter.”

EUROPEAN LIVE DATES

2021:
19th Aug – Netherlands / Zwolle Hedon
20th Aug – Belgium / Pukkelpop
 

2022 With Band:
3rd Feb – Paris / Petit Bain
5th Feb – Brighton / Brunswick
6th Feb – London / Lafayette
7th Feb – Leeds / Brudenell Social Club
8th Feb – Bristol / Exchange
11th Feb – Utrecht / TivoliVrendenburg
12th Feb – Maastricht / Muziekgieterij
13th Feb – The Hague / Paard
14th Feb – Groningen / De Oosterpoort
17th Feb – Berlin / Privatclub
18th Feb – Copenhagen / Loppen
 

2022 Solo:
19th Feb – Gothenburg / Pustervik
20th Feb – Oslo / Krosset
21st Feb – Stockholm / Nalen
22nd Feb – Lund / Mejeriet

 

https://www.strandofoaks.net

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