Head For The Hills Release Blue Ruin Today, Featured in CMT Edge
“Effortlessly matches integrity against innovation.” –Brian T Atkinson, CMT Edge
“On top of modern string music”
–John Lawless, Bluegrass Today
“This is not your grandpa’s string music” –Mark Raborn, Prescription Bluegrass
“Head for the Hills uses misdirection like a veteran magician on Blue Ruin… a surreal, heady and innovative fusion of styles.”
–A.H. Goldstein, Westword
“Head for the Hills is bluegrass filtered through the sounds of jazz, indie rock, hip hop, world music and folk”
–Danny McClosky, The Alternate Root
“Fine new recording.” — Mandolin Cafe
“Their best work yet” –Brian F Johnson, Marquee
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Head for the Hills is pleased to announce their third studio album, Blue Ruin, releases July 9th, 2013. Blue Ruin sees the Colorado quartet fusing bluegrass, jazz, hip-hop and indie rock into songs inspired by love and misery and comic books. Think Meta-fictional sea shanties, pop-infused newgrass murder ballads and urbane lyricism, twang and punch. Featuring twelve new original songs marked by moving narratives and stellar musicianship, Blue Ruin showcases the quartet’s contemporary take on acoustic music; embracing the bluegrass pedigree while looking forward.
Head for the Hills is Adam Kinghorn on Guitar and vocals, Joe Lessard on violin and vocals, Matt Loewen on upright bass and vocals and Mike Chappell on acoustic and electric mandolins.
Recorded and mixed in Fort Collins, Colorado at Swingfingers Studios with ace engineer and banjoist Aaron Youngberg (Martha Scanlan, Cahalen Morrison and Eli West), Blue Ruin features contributions from Andy Hall (The Infamous Stringdusters), James Thomas, Gabe Mervine (The Motet), and more. Renowned screen print artist Timothy Doyle (Muse, The Black Keys, Lucas Films, NASA) created the stunning cover art and Grammy Award-winning mastering engineer David Glasser rounds out the production team. This is Head for the Hills at their most artistically fulfilled: self-produced and in top form. Blue Ruin is more than just a “bluegrass” record—it’s a Head for the Hills record.
Stay tuned for more about the new release on the band’s website and social networks. www.headforthehillsmusic.com. For the most up-to-date list of tour dates, including the band’s Album Release Show in Denver, CO at Breckenridge Brewery’s 23rd Anniversary Celebration on July 13th, click here.