Steelism

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Marketing Highlights

  • ism features guest vocalists Ruby Amanfu, Tristen, Andrew Combs & Jessie Baylin. The album also features legendary “Nashville Cat” Charlie McCoy (Bob Dylan's Blonde on Blonde).
  • Steelism are confirmed for Newport Folk Fest 2017 and Pilgrimage Music Festival 2017.
  • Steelism + Ruby Amanfu summer tour dates TBA.
  • Album was co-produced by Jeremy Ferguson (Lambchop, Turbo Fruits, Tristen) and mastered by John Baldwin (Lee Hazlewood, Margo Price, Deer Tick, Hurray for the Riff Raff).
  • Past press coverage includes NPR’s Weekend Edition, NPR First Listen, Rolling Stone Country, American Songwriter & more.
  • Press coverage on ism thus far includes Rolling Stone / Rolling Stone Country, American Songwriter, Glide & more.
  • NPR World Cafe Nashville segment aired on 4/6 and segment with Ruby Amanfu aired on 5/4.
  • Have opened for St. Paul & The Broken Bones & Deer Tick.
  • Have played major festivals including ACL & Hangout.
  • Performed as the house band for the inaugural celebration announcing the establishment of NPR's World Cafe Nashville, American Songwriter’s 30th Anniversary Party & Americana Music Association’s Pre-Grammy Salute to Loretta Lynn.

Bio

In September 2014, Nashville-based instrumental outfit, Steelism, were introduced to a national audience with the release of their debut full-length album, 615 to FAME. The record, featuring ten original instrumentals and one cover, became a calling card for the band’s versatile yet distinct sound, drawing influence from film score composers like Ennio Morricone and ’60s instrumental acts like Booker T. & the M.G.s, The Ventures and Pete Drake. With their latest effort, ism, Steelism offers a more holistic listening experience, inspired by mid-century modern design, early Brian Eno productions and 70s film scores. They also introduce featured vocalists into their instrumental canon for the first time. The result is a refreshing sonic palette with an invigorating twist on the Intoxicating Sounds of Steelism.

ism, was co-produced by guitarist Jeremy Fetzer, pedal steel player Spencer Cullum (together known as Steelism) and Jeremy Ferguson (Lambchop, Tristen, Andrew Combs). Tracking began on November 9th, 2016, with the divisive results of the U.S. Presidential election just in. Respite was found through the creative process while holed up at Ferguson’s Battle Tapes Recording studio in Nashville, Tennessee. The usual Steelism rhythm section, Jon Radford (drums) & Jon Estes (bass), and Robbie Crowell (formerly of Deer Tick) on keys are heard throughout the record. Legendary “Nashville Cat” studio musician Charlie McCoy (Bob Dylan’sBlonde on Blonde) on vibraphone & harmonica and a lush string quartet provide the finishing instrumental touches.

Steelism’s inception was motivated by Fetzer & Cullum’s desire to explore musically, taking chances with writing and performance that they otherwise couldn’t backing other artists. With ism they continue this exploration. Elements of David Axelrod, AIR, & Pink Floyd were noted in the production of the opening track, “Re-Member”. On “Eno Nothing”, Fetzer’s piano and fuzz steel melody were inspired by the melodic phrasing of jazz pianist Thelonious Monk while put to a driving rhythm. The work of film score composer Lalo Schifrin, Serge Gainsbourg circa Histoire de Melody Nelson and the 1970s German Krautrock movement also inform the sonically rich tone of the record.

Tracklist

1. Re-Member
2. Eno Nothing
3. Shake Your Heel (feat. Tristen)
4. Anthem
5. Roulette (feat. Ruby Amanfu)
6. Cup of Wasser
7. Chartreuse
8. Lonely Game (feat. Andrew Combs & Jessie Baylin)
9. The Henchman / The Buffalo
10. Let It Brew

For Fans Of

Serge Gainsbourg
Neu!
Brian Eno
Lalo Schifrin
David Axelrod
David Byrne
Delicate Steve
William Tyler
Pink Floyd

Home Market

Nashville, TN - United States

Album Details

Artist

Steelism

Album Title

ism

Street Date

06/23/2017

Order Due Date

05/26/2017

Discount

5% (ends 06/29/2017)

Genre

Rock/Alternative

Label

Intoxicating Sounds

Parent Label

Thirty Tigers

Configuration

CD Longplay

Price Code

CD12

UPC

752830539204

Box Lot

30

Catalog #

IS002

Album Details

Artist

Steelism

Album Title

ism

Street Date

06/23/2017

Order Due Date

05/26/2017

Genre

Rock/Alternative

Label

Intoxicating Sounds

Parent Label

Thirty Tigers

Configuration

Vinyl Longplay 33 1/3

Price Code

LP18

UPC

752830539303

Box Lot

30

Catalog #

IS0021

Album Details

Artist

Steelism

Album Title

Ism

Preorder Date

05/05/2017

Street Date

06/23/2017

Genre

Rock/Alternative

Label

Intoxicating Sounds

Parent Label

Thirty Tigers

Configuration

Digital Audio Longplay

UPC

886446474557

Tour Dates

Bandsintown

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