On the heels of their well-revered 2017 album The Native and recent signing to Bloodshot Records, Vandoliers will release their third album and label debut Forever on February 22, 2019 (pre-order). Rolling Stone Country is premiering the album’s first single, “Troublemaker.”
Produced and recorded by Adam Hill (producer for recent albums from Low Cut Connie, The Bo-Keys, Deer Tick, Don Bryant, Zeshan B) at American Recording Studios in Memphis, TN, the band’s third album (and first with Bloodshot) Forever is a mix of youthful and defiant punk, rugged Red Dirt country, and vibrant Tejano. The album’s 10 songs blend emblematic rock ‘n’ roll with bold horns, violin, and a slather of twang reflecting where the band is from, where they have been and, eventually, where they’ll be headed. It’s regional and universal all the same.
“I wrote a series of songs about my life and gave it to the best musicians I know to flesh out,” says lead singer and guitarist Joshua Fleming. “I spent over a year writing by myself, with friends and mentors, and we spent just as long filling out arrangements and writing scores. We wrote horn and fiddle parts on a trio tour through the mountains of New Mexico, Wyoming and Montana.”
In support of the new album, Vandoliers will be touring throughout 2019, including an album release show in Dallas on February 23. All dates are available on the band’s tour page, with new shows to be added soon.
12/14 – Yukon, OK – Grady’s 66 Pub
12/15 – Tulsa, OK – Mercury Lounge
2/23 – Dallas, TX – Granada Theatre (ALBUM RELEASE SHOW)