The Lone Bellow Announce 'Restless' EP + New Tracks, Videos & North American Tour Announced
The Lone Bellow will head out on a major North American Tour beginning October 1st, snaking through the U.S. through December. For the first time ever, the band will play as just the trio with no backing band - riffing on a wildly popular portion of their live show where the three gather around one microphone.The Restless EP will release wide come Oct. 19th and features two new songs, two covers, and three reworked versions of songs from previous records. Produced by members Brian Elmquist and Jason Pipkin. To mark the occasion they've released two new acoustic tracks, a cover of The National's "Pink Rabbits" and a new track, "The Restless" available on all DSP's today as well as pre-ordering of the EP.
"It all started with the idea of the TRIIIO one mic tour," said Zach Williams. "Since we released our first album in 2013, we've been setting a few songs aside every night to sing together around one mic, and those times have become some of our most memorable musical moments of touring together. The responses to those acoustic sets have been so powerful, that we decided to put together an entire tour all around that one microphone. In the spirit of our upcoming TRIIIO tour, we were prompted to make a record that would capture that feeling, and to make it ourselves. We had never done that before. We ended up making it in Jason and Kanene's attic along with all the natural sounds of that space: floors creaking, birds chirping, babies crying, lawnmowers running. It was a joy to make."
The Lone Bellow's third studio album, Walk Into A Storm was released last year on Descendant Records/Sony Music Masterworks. The album was produced by Dave Cobb (Chris Stapleton, Sturgill Simpson, Jason Isbell) and recorded in Nashville, TN. Entertainment Weekly said it's "full of upbeat, irresistible grooves." And NPR declared that it "leans heavily into the rootsy, big-hearted warmth that's made The Lone Bellow one of the most sure-footed crowd-pleasers in the business."
It's been three years since the band's victorious, Then Came The Morning was released. The album was produced by The National's Aaron Dessner and nominated for an Americana Music Award. The Lone Bellow appeared on Kimmel, Letterman, Conan, CBS This Morning, Later...with Jools Holland and James Corden in support of the album. In the years since the release the band left their beloved adopted home of Brooklyn and moved to Nashville, TN.
Watch the "Pink Rabbits" video here: