Thursday, June 10, 2010
Philadelphia trio GOOD OLD WAR has scored a #2 Heatseeker debut this week with their self-titled, sophomore album. Upon release, the album leapt to the #1 slot on Amazon's overall digital chart, also making its way to #1 on iTunes Singer/Songwriter chart.
A devout fan base and online buzz has propelled the release's momentum. The band has had two successful live performances on Ustream, drawing as many as 20,000 viewers. A fan contest has seen supporters posting tracks on social networks, hanging homemade flyers in student unions and creating awareness on platforms like Twitter. The band also performed several in-stores for retailers, including Best Buy and Portland's Music Millennium.
The album, which contains "songs filled with tight harmonies, jangly guitars and memorable, country-tinged melodies" (Rolling Stone), is one of a handful that are leading a rock music renaissance in Pennysylvania. Philadelphia Weekly remarks that Good Old War is "poised for a breakthrough on a national level."
Much of the band's success is owed to their intense touring schedule, which now finds them in the middle of a thirty-date headline run. Seattle Weekly notes, "After two albums and a couple hundred shows, Good Old War has turned into an immensely promising effort. In some ways, the trio could be Philadelphia's answer to Fleet Foxes ."
With Yukon Blonde and Audra Mae:
June 9 - SOMA - San Diego, CA
June 11 - Troubadour - Los Angeles, CA
June 12 - Martini Ranch - Scottsdale, AZ
June 14 - The Loft - Dallas, TX
June 15 - White Rabbit - San Antonio, TX
June 16 - Meridian - Houston, TX
June 18 - The Orpheum - Tampa, FL
June 19 - Blackbooth - Orlando, FL
June 21 - Masquerade - Atlanta, GA
June 22 - Tremont Music Hall/Casbah - Charlotte, NC
June 23 - The Rock and Roll Hotel - Washington, DC
June 25 - Maxwell's - Hoboken, NJ
June 26 - Webster Hall - New York, NY
June 27 - Middle East Upstairs - Cambridge, MA
Posted by Dan Goldin at 3:33 AM