a new Downhaul EP is here! like right now!
November 22, 2019
With the sincere, pensive songwriting of bands like Into It. Over It. or oso oso, and a unique vocal that’s not too far off from The Hotelier, Downhaul is undoubtedly a band you should keep your eye on. Their new EP, Tornado Season, is out today via Refresh Records, with proceeds from Bandcamp going to benefit the Southern Environmental Law Center.
Tornado Season features 4-track versions of one of the earliest Downhaul tracks, “Old Wood,” as well as one of the standouts from their debut album Before You Fall Asleep, “Balcony.” There are also two brand new songs on the EP that show off the band’s softer side, including “Walking Distance" and "Leverage."
listen to their new EP
Downhaul started making waves earlier this year when their debut album Before You Fall Asleep took the DIY community by storm. It connected almost instantly thanks to its authentic blend of emo and twang, not to mention the band’s relentless effort on the stage, having played over 100 shows all along the east coast with bands like Tiny Moving Parts, Have Mercy, and oso oso.
Before You Fall Asleep followed three prior EPs that set the stage for Downhaul’s signature emotionally rural flair, and it truly magnifies and expands upon the core tenants of the band’s developing sound. Mixed by Chris Teti (Fiddlehead, TWIABP, Really From), mastered by Bill Henderson (Tigers Jaw, Microwave, Balance & Composure) and engineered by Kris Hilbert (Between the Buried and Me, The Love Language, Daddy Issues), it’s a technical record, yet still accessible with an obvious disdain for repeating lyrical callbacks throughout the album’s 34 minute runtime.