Americana/rock group Tumbleweed Wanderers will release their sophomore album, Realize, due out June 9, 2015. After recording Realize at Panoramic Studios in Stinson Beach (My Morning Jacket, Band of Horses), the band spent months meticulously overdubbing at a mansion in San Francisco that was turned into a home studio. They then drove to Chicago to mix the record with Brian Deck (Iron & Wine, Modest Mouse). No strangers to legendary producers, the group have previously collaborated with John Vanderslice at Tiny Telephone Studio on their debut album So Long.
Glide is premiering “Easy Come Easy Go” off Realize (below), a slow burning track that shows the band’s prowess of turning Americana into the deeper realms of the indie-singer songwriter spectrum that reflects Ryan Adams, Hiss Golden Messenger and Steve Earle.
“Easy Come Easy Go” sorta just came to me all at once while I was sitting on my couch in Los Angeles after a days work,” recalls bassist Greg Fleischut. “I had been working as a delivery driver, dropping off meds to patients for a pharmacy in the city. It had been my regular routine to wake up in the morning, head to work, work these deliveries nto the evening and then come home and pick on my guitar. I’d come home stiff and tired; lonely, after having spent the day in my truck; stuck in this cycle day to day. The songs were my only out at the end of the day. Easy Come’s really all about being immobile, stuck in a dead-end cycle while you watch everyone around you going places. They’re moving forward while you’re stuck in one place, hoping they’ll at least leave you with something before they’re totally gone. Not the happiest inspiration but I got some songs out of it. After I wrote the song I brought it in to these guys and we added all the layers of harmonies and instruments and came up with this arrangement.”
Oakland, CA-based Tumbleweed Wanderers have escalated from busking to headlining Bay Area venues and attracting fans with a sound reminiscent of Wilco, Jack White, Delta Spirit and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros. Based on a shared desire to be in a touring band and use music as a vehicle to meet people and travel the country, Patrick Glynn (piano, organ, synthesizers), Rob Fidel (vocals, guitar, banjo), Jeremy Lyon (vocals, guitar) and Greg Fleischut (vocals, bass, guitar) spent the first year as a band building a local following in the Bay Area, busking outside of shows and playing cafes, bars and clubs. Together they released their debut album, So Long (2012) and three self-produced EPs, Tumbleweed Wanderers, Library Sessions and Worn Down Welcome. Over the past two years, Tumbleweed Wanderers have toured the country extensively, made appearances at a multitude of festivals and completed their sophomore full-length, Realize.
Tumbleweed Wanderers have come a long way in four years, from sharing the stage with Angus Stone on a North American tour, supporting Greensky Bluegrass, Moon Taxi and The Revivalists, among others, on national tours to opening for Jackie Greene & the Mother Hips at The Fox in Oakland. Additionally, the group have left impressions at several notable festivals including Outsidelands, Hangout, Shaky Knees and Hardly Strictly Bluegrass and have sold out San Francisco’s legendary venues like The Independent and Great American Music Hall.