Austin-based trio Greyhounds has announced the upcoming release of their new LP Cheyenne Valley Drive on April 6th. They've also shared the first single from the record, "No Other Woman", which is currently streaming via Rolling Stone Country who writes, "On 'No Other Woman,' the guys fire twin barrels of sticky Memphis soul and swampy, old-school rock & roll."
Greyhounds are the Austin trio of Anthony Farrell (vocals, keyboards), Andrew Trube (vocals and guitar) and Ed Miles (drums). Many music fans remember Farrell and Trube as key members of JJ Grey's band MOFRO for many years. After parting with Grey in 2016 to focus full-time on Greyhounds, the band has only left the road to record and release two full-length records.
The seeds of Cheyenne Valley Drive were planted in 2016 when Greyhounds met acclaimed engineer and Memphis native Matt Ross-Spang. Soon afterwards, Matt moved his operation to the newly refurbished Sam Phillips Recording studio. Greyhounds had always wanted to record in the historic studio, considering it the perfect place to make the type of album they wanted: a less produced, more spontaneous style of recording, all straight to tape like many of the classic records that were made there in its heyday. And Ross-Spang was the perfect engineer, steeped in the old-school style of making records.
Drawing from 17 years of songwriting, Trube and Farrell had plenty of material to choose from. "It was a chance to look back at some of our favorite tunes that we had never recorded" says Trube. Because there were only 3 days in which to record and mix the record, Greyhounds knew they would have to be ready to perform these songs seamlessly, just like they would at a live show. "When recording to tape you have to make commitments. It is a lesson in letting go and not getting hung up on things. Its liberating."
13 songs were recorded and mixed over the course of those three days, along with guest appearances by Dante Schwebel, Will Sexton, Amy LaVere, and Art Edmaiston. "When you are going at that pace, you don't get a lot of time to second guess yourself. You learn to trust your instincts and be more present in the moment," says Farrell of the breakneck pace of recording.
Cheyenne Valley Drive is a product of a band at the height of their game, making music in a studio that has been virtually untouched by time, recording in the style of their musical heroes.
Greyhounds Tour Dates:
2/24 - Clearwater FL - Clearwater Sea Blue Festival
2/25 - Miami FL - The Fillmore
2/26 - Keeping the Blues alive at sea
3/22 - Birmingham AL - The Nick
3/23 - Macon GA - The Creek Stage
3/24 - Atlanta GA - Terminal West
3/30 - Fort Worth, TX - Shipping and Receiving
4/05 - San Antonio, TX - Sam's Burger Joint
5/10 - Saint Louis, MO - Bootleg @Atomic Cowboy