April 02, 2012

The Spring Standards: yellow//gold

The Spring Standards
photo: Shervin Lainez

James Cleare, Heather Robb, & James Smith are The Spring Standards, a folk rock trio thriving on vocal harmonies. The yellow//gold 2EP finds them at a crossroads: yellow is soft-spoken and rural, looking back at their childhoods in Pennsylvania and Delaware, while gold is louder and energetic tapping into the vibe of New York, theirr current palace of residence. They might evolve into a unremarkable rock band if they're not careful ...

The Spring Standards: yellow//gold

With the tender woodwinds adding color to Chicago and the percussive piano during the superb ballad Enemies, the yellow part of the 2EP is the clear winner of the set. However, the keyboard heavy rocker Here We Go of the gold half will get them airplay on tons of indie loving radio stations.

yellow//gold is released on Parachute Shooter Records. Release date: May 1st. Pre-0rder it from the band's website.

yellow:
  1. Only Skin
  2. Heavy Home
  3. Chicago
  4. Crushing Pennies
  5. Enemies
  6. Wildfire Forest
  7. So Simple So True
gold:
  1. Nightmare
  2. Watch The Moon Disappear
  3. Rusty Wheels
  4. Here We Go
  5. Unmarked Pill


(The Spring Standards - Here We Go)

Live dates:
  • 04/06 The Knitting Factory (CD release party) - Brooklyn, NY
  • 05/02 BAR (free show) - New Haven, CT
  • 05/06 The Blind Pig - Ann Arbor, MI
  • 05/07 Schuba's Tavern - Chicago, IL
  • 05/08 Off Broadway - St. Louis, MO
  • 05/09 MOTR Pub - Cincinnati, OH
  • 05/10 Rumba Café - Columbus, OH
  • 05/12 Beachland Tavern - Cleveland, OH
  • 06/04 Jammin' Java - Vienna, VA #
  • 06/05 World Cafe Live Theatre - Philadelphia, PA #
  • 06/06 Club Cafe - Pittsburgh, PA #
  • 06/09 Brighton Music Hall - Boston, MA #
  • 06/15 The Casbah - San Diego, CA #
  • 06/16 Saint Rocke - Hermosa Beach, CA #
  • 06/17 The Coach House - San Juan Capistrano, CA #
  • 06/18 Troubadour - West Hollywood, CA #
  • 06/19 The Independent - San Francisco, CA #
  • 06/21 Doug Fir Lounge - Portland, OR #
  • 06/22 Crocodile Cafe - Seattle, WA #

# w/ Rhett Miller

» thespringstandards.com

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