Timothy Showalter of Strand of Oaks finds raw emotions to propel the nine-track effort, Hard Love, to a compellingly powerful and dark level.
Listen to “Radio Kids” Here:
The album works through his struggling marriage and the near death of his younger brother, which emanates an unabashed, raw, and manic energy that embodies both the songs and the songwriter behind them.
“In a time of calculation and over-thinking, I wanted to bring back the raw, impulsive nature that is the DNA of so many records I love,” Showalter explains.
Sadness is awful, but it drives so many people to create and express as a means to self soothe. This album, although raw, serves a very special purpose.
Timothy says about the album:
“Some records are built like monuments, set in stone. I want this record to be burned in effigy, in celebration of the limited time we have on this earth.”
Strand of Oaks –Hard Love
Hard Love is the most fearless and dynamic album ever released by Strand of Oaks.
Conceptualized from experiences of pain and duress in Timothy’s life, the album evokes a certain suffering that’s sure to relate in a visceral way to every listener.
Strand of Oaks, as usual, have already begun touring in support of the album. Be sure to check the website for dates and times.
Strand of Oaks’ Hard Love is released via Dead Oceans. The limited edition Stoner Swirl Vinyl will sell out quickly, so act fast to ensure that you get a copy.
- Hard Love
- Radio Kids
- Salt Brothers
- On the Hill
- Quit it
- Rest of it
- Taking Acid and Talking to My Brother
The best things come in thin square packages.
Dead Oceans is on the cutting edge of new music. The label boasts released from amazing artists, including The Tallest Man on Earth and Julianna Barwick.
Free US Media Mail Shipping
It ain’t the world’s fastest shipping, but it gets the job done, and it’s free! Sit back, relax, relax some more, and then your record will appear :)
Stoner Swirl Vinyl
The Limited edition Stoner Swirl Vinyl will look sweet as it spins around your turntable. Act fast to get your copy before it’s gone!
Free Digital Download
Vinyl at home, digital on the go. We get it! Free download card included with the album.