Today, Nashville indie-rock trio The Lonely Biscuits release “Blue Glass”, the first single off their debut full-length record The Universe In You, out March 30 via Soundly Music. PopMatters premiered the music video for the track saying “the tune is a super poppy one…with a sing-a-long chorus, jangle pop instrumentation and a melody that stays lodged in your brain.”
The Lonely Biscuits have released two EPs to date, the most recent being The San Francisco EP which included their hit single “Talk About” and a fantastic cover of Liz Phair’s “Never Said”. Glide Magazine and Salon premiered music videos for both tracks respectively, with Glide saying the song “brings to mind a time when the music you heard on the radio could be fun and interesting without feeling manufactured.”
After establishing that alt-rock sound in The San Francisco EP, The Lonely Biscuits teamed with Cage The Elephant guitarist Nick Bockrath to produce “Blue Glass”, a driving anthem with creative production that mixes fuzzed out rock with hints of motown esque percussion.
“Blue Glass” coincides with the launch of the independent zine, Ordinary Thoughts, curated by lead singer Grady Wenrich.
Grady was inspired by all of the art happening around him from his friends like Cyle and Cain Barnes of The Weeks, Ian Bush of Diarrhea Planet, Grant Gustafson of Blank Range, Mackenzie Howe of The Wild Reeds, Aaron Martin and Kole Sharp of Okey Dokey, Liza Anne, Becca Mancari, Wrenne Evans and more. He wanted to put something together to document this and share with his friends and community.
The Lonely Biscuits formed in August 2011 at Belmont University, where Wenrich and Sam Gidley were roommates and bassist Nick Byrd lived on the same floor. They first started gaining attention on college campuses around the country while they were still students themselves. Since, they’ve played on numerous festival stages such as Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, Hangout Fest, Austin City Limits, LouFest and SXSW. In 2013, MTVu named The Lonely Biscuits “College Artist of the Year”.
The Universe In You tracklist:
1) Walking Home
2) Caught Up
5) Blue Glass
6) San Francisco
8) You Are OK
9) Talk About
01/12 – Nashville, TN – Red Arrow Gallery (‘Ordinary Thoughts’ release party)
04/06 – Knoxvillle, TN – Rhythm and Blooms Fest
04/07 – Charlotte, NC – Evening Muse
04/13 – New York, NY – Mercury Lounge
04/14 – Asbury Park, NJ – The Saint
04/19 – Omaha, NE – Reverb Lounge
04/20 – Ames, IA – M-Shop (Iowa State University)
04/21 – Chicago, IL – Schuba’s
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