Beartooth go country with The Blackbird Session EP

Beartooth announce country inspired EP of their own songs.

Beartooth band photo, rock style, grey backdrop

Beartooth have surprised everyone with the folk and country music-inspired The Blackbird Session EP. The Blackbird Sessions EP reveals a fresh sound from the band featuring stripped-down and acoustic renderings of songs from Beartooth’s latest album Disease.

Don’t worry though, it’s not a permanent change for the band.

Presented in video format, Beartooth recorded The Blackbird Sessions EP at the famed Blackbird Studios in Nashville, TN. Caleb Shomo commented

“When the idea came up to do acoustic sessions, immediately my mind went to family holidays. Constantly surrounded by singing old hymns and harmonies on harmonies. The idea of taking Beartooth in a direction of my first musical moments in life felt right. The songs came out better than I could have ever imagined. A massive, MASSIVE part of that was Blackbird. The love I have for that place goes beyond any studio in existence. The rooms are the best in the world, the gear is the best in the world, the consoles… etc. All of this would be enough to make it feel like home, but the icing on the cake is the people who work there. Every time I walk in, it’s nothing but good vibes and hard workers.”

“We had the honour of the studio owner and mastermind John McBride (look him up — it’s insane) requesting to engineer our session. This led to an environment that was amazing and free. No limits, no worries, just playing and singing. He handled the rest. Being able to mix tracks engineered by such a legend/tracked on his home turf was an honour. This is 100% live.  No metronome, minimal rehearsal, just a bunch of musicians who love what they do getting in a room and going for it. If you want to see and hear Beartooth stripped down to one of its rawest and most emotional forms, please enjoy.”

In one full day, Beartooth reimagined four, full-band acoustic live recordings of songs like “Disease,” “You Never Know,” “Afterall,” and “Clever.” The songs are arranged and enhanced with lap steel, violins, and female vocals. You can watch the video for Clever below.

In other news, the band head out on an extensive UK and European headline tour in early 2020 with support from The Amity Affliction, but not before they hit the road this year with A Day to Remember and I Prevail on one of the most-anticipated treks of the entire fall season.

All dates, including the band’s upcoming festival appearances, are below.

BEARTOOTH ON TOUR:

UK/EU 2020 HEADLINE DATES
16/2 — Stuttgart, DE – LKA-Longhorn
17/2 — Vienna, AT – Arena Wien
19/2 — Solothurn, CH – Kofmehl
20/2 — Munich, DE – Tonhalle
21/2 — Oberhausen, DE – Turbinnenhallen
22/2 — Wiesbaden, DE – Schlachtof
24/2 — Bristol, UK – O2 Academy
25/2 — Glasgow, UK – SWG3
26/2 — Nottingham, UK – Rock City
28/2 — Manchester, UK – Academy
29/2 — London, UK – Roundhouse
01/3 — Antwerp, BE – Trix
03/3 — Amsterdam, NL – Melkweg
04/3 — Hamburg, DE – Grosse Freiheit
05/3 — Berlin, DE – Huxleys
06/3 — Leipzig, DE – Taubchenthal


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