Old Salt Union is releasing the exclusive video for their track “God You Don’t Need” from their latest album Where The Dogs Don’t Bite (Compass Records). Fans can watch the video exclusively via DittyTV this week. The video will go wide on Friday, Nov 1.
Where The Dogs Don’t Bite, The Alison Brown produced record offers up a musically expansive and slightly darker side from Old Salt Union. The album sees the band digging deep into their eclectic and diverse interests to create this set of new music, which has already received the acclaim of outlets like Rolling Stone Country, No Depression, Relix, The Bluegrass Situation and Bluegrass Today.
Jesse Farrar (lead vocals and bassist), kicks off the album with “God You Don’t Need,” a hook laden ode to a relationship gone bad set against a tapestry of strings and an eerily compelling banjo melody. Label mate Bobby Osborne guests on “Tell Me So,” a nod to the bluegrass side of the band’s musical sensibilities featuring lead vocals and songwriting by mandolinist Justin Wallace. Violinist Brighton delivers the gypsy-tinged instrumental “Johann’s Breakdown,” which pulls from jazz and classical progressions, and Wallace delivers the haunting title track, “Where The Dogs Don’t Bite,” which features triple-layered guitar harmonies, stacked vocals and a group sing-along that recalls last call at a corner pub in the rust belt, a fitting closing to this musically versatile and compelling release.
Old Salt Union on Tour
Nov 15 | Des Moines, IA @ Gas Lamp
Nov 16 | Columbia, MO @ Rose Music Hall
Nov 22-23 | St. Louis, MO @ Delmar Hall*
Dec 5 | Minneapolis, MN @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge
Dec 20 | Asheville, NC @ The Grey Eagle
Feb 21 | Bellevue, WA @ Wintergrass
Mar 26-29 | Squaw Valley, CA @ WinterWongerGrass
*Supporting Son Volt