Pressing Strings – On The Wire
Number of Tracks:1
From the Album:On The Wire
Available Date & Time: Jan 17 2020 10:00:00 EST
Impact Date: Feb 03 2020 00:00:00
LEAD SINGLE “ON THE WIRE” IMPACTS Feb 3, 2020
FROM THEIR FORTHCOMING ALBUM, SETTLE IN, RELEASING WINTER 2020
“[Band frontman] Jordan Sokel’s voice is insanely unique and compelling. One day, the world is going to wake up and wonder why it’s taken too long for Pressing Strings to receive the national recognition they so richly deserve.”
– Bob Waugh, Program Director, WRNR 103.1/Annapolis, MD
“Combining robust rhythms and songwriting that’s folksy and heartfelt yet funky and feel-good. Toeing the line between hometown darlings and rising stars, these boys-next-door exude the laid-back authenticity you might expect to come out of Maryland.”
– Baltimore Magazine
What’s in a band name? A little or a lot, depending on how deeply you want to go.
For Annapolis, Maryland-based trio Pressing Strings (Jordan Sokel: Guitar/Vocals, Nick Welker: Bass, Brandon Bartlett: Drums), the guitar guy is outnumbered by the rhythm section, but it all started back when Sokel, as a kid enamored with Dylan, Marley, Strummer, Simon, and Withers, learned to simultaneously play guitar and sing his favorite songs.
Then, guitar in hand, the songwriting bug took hold.
Cutting to 2014, with the current line-up firmed up, the band got to work developing its fanbase in the mid-Atlantic with shows from Pennsylvania to the Carolinas, then headed into the studio to record its Owe The Source album, released in 2015. Not easily tagged, genre-wise, the album deftly mixed a thoughtful soulfulness with union hall rock and roll, and they returned to the road to show it all off everywhere from VFWs to festivals.
Rejuvenated by the band’s new energy, the band linked up with Grammy-winning producer/engineer Scott Jacoby (Coldplay, Vampire Weekend, Ronnie Spector) and headed to upstate NY to record Most Of Us. Following that album’s 2016 release, the band then toured coast-to-coast with power-pop songstress Rachael Yamagata in 2017, along with its own headlining shows along the Eastern Seaboard.
“On The Wire” follows up 2018/2019’s single “The Madness,” with a late-winter album release.
Select Tour Dates
1/31 The Meadows Washington, PA
2/7 8×10 Baltimore, MD
2/14 Cult Classic Brewery Stevensville, MD
2/18 The Iridium New York, NY
2/19 Average Joe’s Baldwinsville, NY
2/21 551 West Lancaster, PA
2/22 The Rehoboth Ale House Rehoboth, DE
3/20 The River Club Scituate, MA
WITH MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON!
Management: Jason Richardson/Hard Head Management (***********@********.*** / (***) ***-****)
Radio Promotion: Dave Einstein/Einstein’s Theory (**********@***.*** / (***) ***-****)
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