Folk Rock band Rye to release new album, Cumberland Island, on May 14
Atlanta, Georgia – March 30, 2013 — Atlanta band Rye will independently release Cumberland Island on May 14, 2013. Featuring the brotherly harmonies of David and Jonathan Fallis, Cumberland Island is a modern blend of folk rock with crisp songwriting and warm instrumentation that draws on shades of Americana, country, and soul. At times, it’s James Taylor, while at others, it’s the Heartbreakers; but at its core, it is Rye.
Cumberland Island was recorded to 2 inch analog tape at Fry Pharmacy Studios in Nashville. The album was mastered analog as well at Treelady Studios by Garrett Haines, a frequent contributor to Tape Op Magazine. The decision to record, mix, and master entirely analog was intentional, “We intended to keep our personality in this record, and didn’t want to give ourselves a chance to lose that intimacy through over-editing,” says David Fallis. The album Cumberland Island was recorded with mostly live vocals and with limited overdubs.
Rye began their run of 2013 shows in an unconventional manner, collaborating to play two nights with a live ballet set to the band’s music. And for a band that’s keen on storytelling, pairing with live dance was a natural fit. “Adding a visual element to our songs was special. It really gave them a new perspective,” remarks Jonathan Fallis. “We are always looking for new ways to connect our songs with an audience.”
Rye will be playing live shows in support of Cumberland Island throughout 2013. The album will be available digitally and through physical CD on the release date, May 14. Full show dates, additional media, and Rye’s complete biography can be found at http://www.RyeTheBand.com.
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