Gainesville, FL''s Sister Hazel returns will an all new album, RELEASE. RELEASE features 12 brand new songs, written or co-written by all band members, including co-writes with people such as Pat McGee and Stan Lynch (Tom Petty). With over 2 million albums sold, a devoted fan base, and strong touring, Sister Hazel''s RELEASE is the next step in the band''s career. RELEASE features the tracks "Take A Bow", "Believe In Me", and the soon to be fan favorite title track, "Release". On tour now.......and always!
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Sixteen years and seven studio albums into their career, Sister Hazel is soaring
to new heights -- and from their self-titled white album days to their latest
Release, these guys dont miss a beat. Ken Block, Drew Copeland, Ryan Newell,
Jett Beres, and Mark Trojanowski are the masterminds behind the magic -- running
through new musical scores like an All-Duke Basketball Team led by Coach K.
The five Hazel members are more than just band buddies -- they take music and
their passion for writing and composing music to a brand new level with Release,
breaking the norm by a long-shot in their approach to their newest album.
With Release, Sister Hazel has jumped into a category that may very well stand
alone. This musical masterpiece, the bands seventh disc of original material,
was a true team effort in its creation.
All five band members came to the
table with numerous songs, and each member was given two tracks for the album,
with Copeland and Newell garnering three apiece.
"We felt it was time for a
different type of record, and we figured the best way to make a different kind
of record is to change the record making process," Newell said.
The band also
used a similar approach when recording their 2007 Christmas album, Santas
Playlist. In addition to contributing a song, the songwriter would then guide
his design through the recording process.
"The concept worked so well for
us," Trojanowski said. "We thought wed use it on our studio album."
their songs and meeting at the bands favorite Gainesville rehearsal place, these
five amazing musicians played through the material before traveling to Nashville
to demo the tunes prior to Newell working on the tracks at his home studio, with
band members dropping in from time to time.
In my opinion, the concept worked
to perfection -- and I hope to see a similar approach in future records from the
band. Its just amazing how much talent each and every Hazel member brings to the
table. Theyre my modern-day Pink Floyd. I love these guys…
amazing how much these guys have grown since first forming in the early 90s in
Gainesville. And from the Rock Boat to Lyrics for Life, these guys give it their
all -- and thats why I love them. So whats next from this group weve all come to
know as Sister Hazel?
"Right now, were on a tear," Block said. "And we hope
to keep things really rolling."
Roll on, Sister Hazel. Rock and Roll on...
For more information on the band, including their tour schedule, visit
their website at www.sisterhazel.com also, the full album review may be viewed
Denton Ramsey may be reached via email at
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