Friday, June 20, 2014

Loves It announces three-month run of summer tour dates along with premiere of single and video for "Dancin'".

Hear “Dancin’” by Loves It via Huffington Post, see the video at Exclaim!, or follow the links below!


Wild” by Loves It is the “Daily Download” at Rolling Stone

“Wild” is the “Song of The Day” at NPR-affiliate KUTX, Austin

The Austin, Texas based country-folk songwriting duo known as Loves It has announced and launched three months of summer tour dates in support of its current album All We Are, out now via Team Austin Records.

The band that has become known for its seemingly never-ending love of the road (playing 200-plus shows a year!) has also completed and premiered the video for “Dancin’” the latest single from All We Are.  Fans can see the video via the website for Canada’s largest music paper, Exclaim!, and an MP3 of the track is available now via Huffington Post.  A complete itinerary of tour dates can be found below.

Loves It has attracted the attention of Rolling Stone, Austin’s NPR affiliate KUTX and daily paper the Austin Chronicle,Daytrotter, airplay from Vin Scelsa’s legendary ‘Idiot’s Delight’ radio program and features from Pollstar and the UK’sR2 Magazine since its release in 2013.

‘Dancin’ is about the journey of a young emotionally vulnerable woman who goes out to find love and fulfill her potential,” explains the band’s Jenny Parrott of what bandmate Vaughn Walters describes as a “Steve Earle Guitartown-era-feeling tune.” “More specifically,” says Parrott, it’s an autobiographical song about my first love, my music, my dreams and the loss, and ultimate resolution that followed.”

She continues, “My first love was a wonderful musician who invited me to move away to Nebraska and front my first band when I was 19-years-old. The problem was that everyone seemed to notice that he was an alcoholic but me. My Dad didn’t want me to go, he saw this behavior in him from the beginning, but I was so caught up with being in love.”

Parrott concludes, “I was blind at the time, but in the end there was resolution, and the song ends on a compromise between father and daughter where he shows his love by buying her dancing shoes. I had dreamed that my Dad took me shopping, and it meant that everything was okay and he could rest assured that I wouldn’t make any more horrible romantic decisions.”

The video for the tune, directed by Jillian Hall, an Audience Choice Award winner at SXSW for producing the film“Yakona,” is more lighthearted.  The clip sees Parrott and Walters racing to a gig, depicting them being transformed along the way by their experiences with the different dancers they encounter.

Director Hall explains, “We called on our friends, friends of friends, and even visited dance classes to recruit dancers.  We found quite a variety of talent including a yogi master, Cajun two-steppers, a contortionist, a ballerina, belly dancers, and even my grandpa. I mostly work on documentary films, but I’ve been wanting to collaborate with Jenny and Vaughn for a long time. I think their music lends itself well to fun ideas.”

“I think it’s a little bit ‘Alice In Wonderland’ meets bizarre but pleasant dream,” says Parrott. “There are a lot of neat details.  The two-steppers have performed at the Democratic National Convention and The Smithsonian, the extras were lured to Givens Park location by our flyers promising vegan snacks. The rest was shot in East Austin at Ortega Elementary School.”

Loves It Live

06/20 Lake Way, TX @ Amlo Farms
06/21 San Marcos, TX @ San Marcos Farmer's Market
06/26 Cedar City, UT @ Groovefest @ Grind Coffeehouse 730PM
06/27 Cedar City, UT @ Groovefest @ Main Stage 130PM
06/28 Pindeale, WY @ Rock Rabbit @ Soundcheck Fest Official After Party
06/29 Centennial, WY @ Beartree Tavern
06/30 Laramie, WY @ Coal Creek Coffee
07/03 Fort Collins, CO @ Wild Boar Coffee
07/12 Mount Solon, VA @ Local Roots Stage @ Red Wing Roots Festival 12PM
07/17 Gatlinburg, TN @ Sugarlands Distilling Company
07/18 Knoxville, TN @ Blue Plate Special @ WDVX 12PM
07/18 Bristol, TN @ Border Bash
07/19 Bowling Green, OH @ House Show for info
07/26 Davis, WY @ Beer Garden Stage @ Brew Skies Festival 945PM
07/27 Wheeling, WV @ Vagabond Chef Kitchen @ McClure Hotel
07/28 Cleveland, OH @ Barking Spider
07/29 Detroit, MI @ PJ's Lager House
07/31 Minneapolis, MN @ Lee's Liquor Lounge
08/02 Madison, WI @ Sugar Maple Festival
08/03 Milwaukee, WI @ Frank's Power Plant
08/04 Marion, IN @ Beatniks Cafe
08/06 Columbus, OH @ Woodlands Tavern
08/08 Pittsburgh, PA @ Howler's Coyote Cafe
08/09 Bedford, PA @ Wills Mountain Festival
08/15 Washington, DC @ House Show for info
08/16 Accident, MD @ MoonShadow Cafe
08/27 Brooklyn, NY @ 68 Jay St. Bar
09/04 Providence, RI @ Leviathan Exchange
09/06 Bowdoinham, ME @ House Show for info
09/07 Cambridge, MA @ Club Passim
09/11 Worcester, MA @ Nick's Bar & Restaurant
09/12 New Haven, CT @ Cafe Nine
09/13 Portsmouth, NH @ The Press Room
09/14 Philadelphia, PA @ Fiume
09/15 Baltimore, MD @ Dangerously Delicious Pies
09/19 Bristol, TN @ Rhythm and Roots Reunion
09/20 Bristol, TN @ Rhythm and Roots Reunion


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