On their new album Gravity Well, the fiercely independent young quintet known as Rose’s Pawn Shop deliver a rousing, honest set that demonstrates exactly why this multi-talented, multi-instrumental L.A.-based fivesome has quickly risen from humble D.I.Y. origins to national notoriety, winning a fiercely loyal fan base in the process.
The 12 new tunes that comprise Gravity Well—produced by Ted Hutt, renowned for his work with the likes of the Dropkick Murphys, Gaslight Anthem and Old Crow Medicine Show—make it clear why Rose’s Pawn Shop has earned such a fervent following. The band’s catchy, anthemic songcraft channels the raw emotional power of America’s folk, country and Americana traditions and puts them through a modern filter, creating timelessly resonant music. The ensemble makes innovative use of banjo, fiddle, mandolin and upright bass, while maintaining a rollicking pace.
Rose’s Pawn Shop has performed live radio sessions on such prestigious stations as KEXP in Seattle and WMBR in Cambridge. Gravity Well has already seen spins at radio, including KEXP’s John Richards who played “What Were You Waiting For” on his morning show. Check out the album and get it started at your station.
“Five Californians who can howl, harmonize and finger-pick with all the confidence of their Nashville peers.”
– Rolling Stone Country
“This highly charged band manage to create their own unique sound, in large part due to the craftiness of the songwriting, their storytelling and the musical virtuosity.”
RIYL: The Head and the Heart, Punch Brothers, The Avett Brothers, Yellow Red Sparks, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, The Decemberists
Recommended tracks: #1 “What Were You Waiting For”, #6 “Town Crier”, #2 “Staring at the Door”, #4 “Stay All Night”, #5 “Country Blues”, #3 “Go Get Gone”
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