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Hard Love

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bucketbaker92 In the world of indie/folk/rock etc. a lot of bands are chasing simple structures and usual sounds. After a couple listens you can start singing along to Hard Love with ease, but it's not like that the first few listens though, and for me, that's refreshing. Really great washes of sound throughout the record that challenge without putting you off. Honest sounding on the musical and lyrical front. Good album. Curious to listen to his back catalogue.
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Tim Showalter's latest release as Strand of Oaks, 'Hard Love', emanates an unabashed, raw, and manic energy that embodies both the songs and the songwriter behind them. "For me, there are always two forces at work: the side that's constantly on the hunt for the perfect song, and the side that's naked in the desert screaming at the moon. It's about finding a place where neither side is compromised, only elevated."

Drawing from his love of Creation Records, Trojan dub compilations, and Jane's Addiction, and informed by a particularly wild time at Australia's Boogie Festival, he sought to create a record that would merge all of these influences while evoking something new and visceral. These influences coupled with an uninhibited and collaborative studio experience moved an initial concept for a singularly feel-good record to something more complex and real.  As much as Showalter wants this record to seem like a party, it's more than that. It feels like living. "You went away...you went searching...came back tired of looking" is how Showalter begins the title track, a sentiment that epitomizes Showalter's own mentality in beginning 'Hard Love'. As the record progresses, so do the themes of dissatisfaction and frustration with love, family, success, and aging, both in personal experience and songwriting

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released February 17, 2017

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