Last of the Easy Riders Album Release

Golden Blue Presents

Last of the Easy Riders Album Release

The Guestlist, High Plains Honky

Sat, February 10, 2018

Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:00 pm


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Last of the Easy Riders
Last of the Easy Riders
From high in the Rocky Mountains, Last of the Easy riders descend with Unto the Earth, its new psych-infused country-rock long-player.

Like the Denver-based band's debut, a 2016 self-titled EP, the new full-length will be issued in January 2018 by Agitated Records on vinyl, CD and digital.

While the Easy Riders' first outing exhibited the band's kaleidoscope of trippy guitar sounds and production techniques, Unto the Earth unveils the band's earnest songwriting chops and knack for genuine Bakersfield-Sound country. Though, the guys certainly didn't abandon its lysergic-leanings, especially on the mind-warping title track - which also serves as the lead single.

With no shortage of jangly guitars, piano and pedal steel, the LP no doubt echoes Clarence White-era Byrds, but it doesn't stray far from the band's Southwestern-rock 'n' roll roots. The early-'70s AM rock sounds of Free Wheelin',' the opening track, reverberates the band's nomadic lyrical tendencies, while promptly setting up the sonic road trip Unto the Earth delivers. Turn the Tide,' which closes Side A, melds brilliantly modest Tom Petty-esque guitar riffing with the Easy Riders' signature vocal harmonies - which soar across both sides of the wax.

Being the first full-length for the band, the members - whom all share songwriting credits - were able to stretch out and laydown some lengthy and tastefully-stacked arrangements. From the fiery doors-esque jamming on Woodland Echoes' to the ominous western guitar lines of Shadow Cruiser,' numerous moods freely wander across the nine-song track list.

Almost all the lyrics are intended to paint vivid picture, and give listeners a sense of place,' says the band's co-founder Christopher Minarik (guitar/backing vocals). Certain songs and lyrics really lay it on the line and say exactly how the songwriter felt, or what they were going through. It's the most personal and honest songwriting I've ever done.'

Rounding out the lineup heard on the LP is bassist/vocalist Dan Duggan, guitarist Bradley Grear and drummer Mitch Mitchum. Unto the Earth was recorded in March 2017 in Lansing, Michigan by producer/songwriter George Szegedy - who also offered up his own song for the disc, the twangy-and-wistful It Won't Be Long' After five months of mixing and fine-tuning, the Last of the Easy Riders were ready to deliver the record.

In support of the album, the band's 2018 live shows will feature new bassist Gann Matthews and Hamilton Belk, who played pedal steel on the album.
The Guestlist
The Guestlist
The Guestlist are bringing their mountain sounds across the nation. Hailing from Denver, CO this six-piece rock band has been making a name for themselves across airwaves and music venues. With their upcoming release of Racing, Chasing (September 1), the band prepares to travel coast-to-coast in support. Coming off a fresh tour to the East coast in June, the band had the pleasure of performing in Rochester, New York City, DC, and sharing the stage with The Nude Party & Post Animals in Boone, NC. Without missing a beat, the band prepares to follow the summer with headlining shows in Denver, supporting at The Fox Theater in Boulder, and an August tour that will see them return to Seattle and Portland. The band has had the pleasure of performing with Fantastic Negrito, Paper Bird, Black Pistol Fire, and The Suffers.

Racing, Chasing takes elements of rock, blues, jazz, and americana to formulate a powerful album with its lead single, “Lonely”. Produced by Mark Anderson (Paper Bird) at Mammoth Cave in Denver, the album has had positive responses from their peers and associates. With the support of a national radio and publicity campaign, The Guestlist expect to build on an already thriving following.

".. (The Guestlist) has the meditative feel of a Rocky Mountain sunset. Chalk it up to the slow tempos, the haunting rounds of slide guitar or the bluesy lyrical plaints — whatever the source, the record offers a strong sense of high altitudes, late-night campfires and small-town calm." - Westword Magazine
High Plains Honky
High Plains Honky
Country music for cowboys, hippies, bikers, heads, freaks, wierdos, truckers and rockers.
Venue Information:
7 S. Broadway
Denver, CO, 80209