ANIMAL EVOLVE is available for pre-order! If you pre-order today, you get 2 songs, "Shadow Of A Man" and "Mercy! You Need Saving" instantly! Also, two other songs from the record will automatically download as we get closer to the release date: "Don’t Shy From The Light" on 9/9 and "Native Skin" on 9/16. The remainder of the album will download on 9/23. You can pre-order the record at your store of choice via the links below:
"Our goal for this video was to find a location that had a history of reverence and solemnity that supported the essence of the song," Cook said. "What better place than the courtyard outside a historic chapel, where countless people have celebrated, mourned, and searched for answers to life's hardest questions? The cavernous reverb combined with violin was enough to make us want to stay all day, but since we weren't allowed to be there, we shot one take and fled the scene."
NEULORE will release their debut full length record, Animal Evolve, on 9/23/14 on Chop Shop / Island Records. Pre-order details coming soon.
2. Shadow of a Man
3. In The Orchard
5. Mercy! You Need Saving
6. Don't Shy From The Light
7. Bloodstained Sonnet
9. The Gathering Chant
10. Native Skin
We are beyond thrilled to be heading out with Ingrid Michaelson for a handful of shows later this summer. Ticket links and details can be found in the tour section:
7/27 - Portsmouth, NH - Prescott Park Arts Festival
7/29 - Niagara Falls, NY - The Rapids Theater, Niagara Falls, U.S.A.
7/30 - New York, NY - SummerStage NYC
8/1 - Portland, ME - State Theatre, Portland, Maine
8/3 - Cleveland, OH - House of Blues Cleveland
8/5 - Louisville, KY - Headliners Music Hall
8/6 - Indianapolis, IN - Old National Centre (Egyptian Room)
8/8 - Kansas City, MO - CrossroadsKC at Grinder's
8/10 - Des Moines, IA - Nitefall on the River
8/12 - Omaha, NE - Sokol Auditorium
8/13 - St. Louis, MO - The Pageant
Most shows are already on sale!
Check out another new song, "The Gathering Chant" from NEULORE from the band's recent performance at Brite Revolution.
NEULORE is a featured artist on this season's Feed the Beat Series by Taco Bell. Check out all the other great acts at www.feedthebeat.com and ask the band for some free Taco Bell next time you see them on tour! ;)
Nashville modern folk band NEULORE – led by the songwriting duo of Adam Agin and William T. Cook - sign with Los Angeles indie Chop Shop Records (distributed by Island Records). The single “Shadow of a Man” has already been featured in several TV shows such as ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy and impacts radio March 31st. U.S tour dates to commence in May on the Communion Music Tour (the artist collective helmed by Ben Lovett from Mumford & Sons) and headlining dates with Bootstraps supporting.
Adam Agin and William T. Cook met in 2008 and soon after began their musical collaboration with the release of the EP Apples & Eve (2010). Rather than writing individual songs, NEULORE explores central themes throughout their projects.
“After the first spin, I was compelled to return to NEULORE’s songs again and again,” says Chop Shop founder Alexandra Patsavas. “The music is so artful and immediate and tells story after wonderful story for the listener. We are thrilled to be releasing NEULORE on Chop Shop/Island.”
It’s that attention to detail that’s taken them 2 ½ years to realize their full-length debut Animal Evolve. The chorus of the single “Shadow of a Man,” is an invitation to join a community intent on bettering themselves and the world we live in by shutting the door on the parts of our past that prevent us from moving forward. “Light Your Torch/And Follow Me/ Let’s Burn The Boats Back To Who We Used To Be”
“When landing in a new territory, settlers used to burn their boats so that they knew there was no chance of retreat,” explains Tyler. “Shadow of a Man is a portrait of loved ones whose decisions have tarnished that beautiful part of them and a plea for them to reclaim their true self. Many times, the only way to create the life you want is to turn around and not look back.”
And with NEULORE, theme often directly inspires music. “Cinema has always affected the way we think,” Adam explains. “The music has to match the visual we’re creating. We’re huge fans of movies, so it’s natural for us to dream up some sort of visual scene… and then figure out how that scene would sound.”
The visual element carries to the stage, the backstories helped inspire the band’s symbolic clothing and stage setup, too, transforming NEULORE’s concerts from routine gigs into actual experiences.