The Warhorses Announce Pre-sale of Debut Album
“Leaving In Your Eyes” Top 100 on Texas Regional Radio Report
(Austin, Texas) — The Warhorses are pleased to announce the release of their self-titled full length debut, scheduled for October 7, 2016 release, is available for pre-sale now at iTunes, Amazon and Google Play. The first Texas Country/Red Dirt radio single from the 10-song album, “Leaving In Your Eyes,” charted inside the Top 100 at #99 on the Texas Regional Radio Report after only one week at radio and was one of the week’s “most added” songs. THE WARHORSES was produced by Dave Percefull of yellow DOG Studios in Wimberley, Texas; “Leaving In Your Eyes” is being promoted to radio by Debbie Green Promotions. THE WARHORSES follows the release of REGARDLESS, the band’s 2014 EP which featured the debut radio single “Leave Me Alone” and the 2015 standalone single release “Heart Like Mine.”
“This new record was a long time in the making, but it was worth the wait,” said Casey Shaw (vocals, guitar, mandolin, harmonica, songwriter). “I think the growth in our songwriting and musicianship shows in what you hear on this record. We’ve really settled into who we are as a band, and I think this record is a perfect illustration of that.”
Working hard to deliver genuine, personal, and musically satisfying country music, THE WARHORSES is a hearty and wide-ranging collection. Quintessential country fare is covered on the lead single, “I Drink Whisky” and “Still Be Loving Me” as losing love is tackled with grit and heart. The sentiments of a mutual parting are best displayed on “Last Goodbye” and “Walk Away.” Steering away from the point of view of the person that was left or hurt, “Driving Blind” is told by the one who was leaving while “Steppin’ Away” is kind of the “kiss my ass” song on the record. Songs like “Ami’s Song,” “Hear You Sing Along,” and “Not Tonight” are interpretive; defining whether they were written to fix something or reassure someone, well, that’s left to the listener.
“These were songs that we cared about and we needed to share them with everyone,” said Seth “Tobo” Tobin (bass, songwriter). “A lot of good advice says that you don’t need to make a 10-song record anymore but it was something we had to do. These songs needed a voice and their time.”
“We definitely feel these songs are the best we’ve done and hope that people will get the real, authentic, honest vibe of the record,” said Sonny Bihl (guitar). “I think what it boils down to on this record is that we knew we wanted to have an experience that we would remember for the rest of our lives when we went in to the studio and we did. Now we hope listeners will pick up on that, and enjoy the music for their own reasons.”
Shaw , a US Army and Iraq War veteran, founded The Warhorses in 2012. Reconnecting with Bihl and Tobin, after several years of each suffering through broken bands, “missed connections” and other social media escapades, the line-up was completed with the addition of Phil Medina (drums) and Lucas Seiferman (lead guitar and harmony vocals). The Warhorses made their way onto Texas radio with the Top 50 single, “Leave Me Alone,” and a Top 75 with “Heart Like Mine.”
With influences that range from the classic styles of Robert Earl Keen, Guy Clark, and Townes Van Zandt to the honky-tonk edginess of Buck Owens, Merle Haggard, and Dwight Yoakam, it becomes clear that they also look to the dynamics of Reckless Kelly and Micky and The Motorcars for inspiration. With a focus on having a big sound and good guitar tones, the drums drive the band as Shaw’s southern vocal draws you into the very personal stories he has written about life, and mostly, love.
Creating an identity forged by a desire to be real, and with style and substance in their corner, The Warhorses remain steadfast in their conviction to stay true to themselves, and their fans, by consistently presenting music that is universal and relatable.
For more information on The Warhorses, view their website at thewarhorsesmusic.com/ and follow them on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.