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Serving up a huge shot of genre-bending rock
BOOKING & PUBLICITY CONTACT: Spunky PR
Laura “Spunky” McGaughey
or Mark Mauldin, 303-981-2096 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Wendy Clark, vocals and rhythm guitar
Daniel Paschke, lead guitar
Mark Mauldin, rhythm guitar & pedal steel
Rhett Haney, bass/backup vocals
Rob Cameron, drums/percussion
Tequila Mockingbird Music presents the third release from Tequila Mockingbird:
Release date Feb. 12, 2010
“Luck and Trouble gives the listener an album that showcases a variety of genres...all done impeccably”
Alicia Shuster, UCD Advocate
Genre-bending rock band Tequila Mockingbird are pleased to announce the release of their third album, Luck and Trouble, at the official CD release party on Friday, February 12, 2010 at the Toad Tavern in Littleton, Colo.
Produced by Bill Thomas, engineered by Rhett Haney and mastered by multi-GRAMMY-winning David Glasser of Airshow Mastering, Luck and Trouble is the band's first self-recorded album. "We wanted to record our third album using current technology to save money and have total creative control, which we acheived," says rhythm guitarist Mark Mauldin. "It's something totally organic we can call all our own. We did all the recording, mixing, photography and graphics layout."
With all the fun and challenges that come with a do-it-yourself recording, Tequila Mockingbird experienced their own highs and lows throughout the journey of bringing their own vision to life. They wrote all but one of the nine original songs, showcasing their maturity, strength and diversity as writers. By taking time to do things their way, they had the space and freedom to have fun, let their quirks run amok and bring out their best in each other through their own creative pace.
When the going got tough, "we had to remember that we are family," says vocalist Wendy Clark. "Staying emotionally connected to each other through the many equipment and technological failures was a challenging part of the recording process, but our relationship became very strong through it all."
The album's first single, "Actual Size," was written by singer-songwriter and award-winning filmmaker Eric Shiveley and debuted on the online radio station, Party 934.com on Saturday, December 5, 2009. Chris K. of the syndicated program, The Colorado Sound, also added the track to his rotation that same day. It's "the strongest testament yet of this longtime Denver band's ability to shake loose the branches of more sedentary, laid-back alternative roots-rock... and give Wendy Clark some serious credit here...she stands toe-to-toe with Chrissie Hynde in the 'chicks that really rock' department," he says.
Luck and Trouble sums up "how lucky we are to get in trouble together," says guitarist Daniel Paschke. It's also a crowning achievement in the band's decade-spanning career, setting up the seasoned professionals for their next big leap into defining who they are, where they've been and where they're going. It captures the intensity of a live Tequila Mockingbird show and continues the band's tradition of delivering 120-proof rock-and-roll, but on a more sophisticated level.
"Each album accurately represented who we were as individuals and as a band at that moment. And whether you are driving down the road in 1998 or 2010, a Tequila Mockingbird album still makes you want to open the throttle and take a ride," smiles Clark.
Actual Size (track 2), Blue (track 1), Luck
and Trouble (track 3) and La Carta (track 8)
ALL TRACKS ARE FCC-COMPLIANT
Luck and Trouble track listing
1. Blue (4:25)
2. Actual Size (3:34)
3. Luck and Trouble (4:07)
4. Consequence (4:14)
5. Everything’s Not Alright (4:49)
6. Distance (3:26)
7. Home (2:58)
8. La Carta (3:08)
9. Wrong? (2:25)
Total Running Time: 33:18