The Drunken Hearts Share ‘Unrest’ Single: Exclusive Premiere

By Scott Bernstein Sep 25, 2019 10:31 am PDT

Colorado’s will release a new album entitled Wheels Of The City via LoHi Records on October 18. JamBase is pleased to premiere the LP’s lead single, “Unrest.”

The Drunken Hearts recorded the 11-track album with Tim Carbone of Railroad Earth at Silo Sound Studios in Denver. Carbone both produced and contributed to the record, which the band started work on just one day after the release of their 2018 album, The Prize. For Wheels Of The City, the group created and recorded a new song each day of the sessions. “I loved working on this record with The Drunken Hearts,” said Carbone, a partner in LoHi Records. “Andrew sent me the acoustic demos of the songs and I sketched out the arrangements and instrumentation. The band essentially learned the songs and added their ideas the day we tracked them.”

“‘Unrest’ was an older original song that I thought would fit well well thematically with the rest of the tunes on Wheels of the City,” guitarist and vocalist Andrew McConathy told JamBase. “I wrote the song quite a while ago, at least as far as song lives go – likely around 2010-2011. It started out as a country, cowboy-ballad type of thing but once we got into the studio with Tim Carbone, it instantly morphed into a piano-driven rock song topped off by a very psychedelic, Pink Floyd inspired bridge. Tim helped me with a few choice lyrical modifications and also laid down the rollicking piano throughout, which really tied the room together.”

Listen to “Unrest” below:

The Drunken Hearts will embark on a tour in support of the album next month which includes a number of dates opening for Yonder Mountain String Band.


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