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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – AUG. 19, 2020
New London, CT, USA — The Rivergods make a full return to their roots on Passages, their seventh studio release, following up 2017’s State of the Union. Passages will be released Friday, August 28 for streaming and download on all major music platforms including Spotify, ITunes, Pandora, Google Play, YouTube and bandcamp.
From the anthemic opening chords of “Tropical Depression” to the traditional country lilt of “Breakfast in Bed” to the Stones-y bar romp of “Yankee Rant (Stay),” Passages covers a wide terrain of Americana, rock and country music territory. Passages features nine new original Rivergods’ songs, and closes with their first-ever studio cover on one of their own albums, a haunting take on Neil Young’s “On the Beach,” sung by vocalist Nancy Parent.
Passages was recorded at PWOP Studios in New London, CT by producer Carl Franklin, who also was at the helm for 2017’s State of the Union. Recorded live in the studio in 2019 with minor overdubs in early 2020, mixing was done sporadically and remotely throughout the spring/summer of 2020 due to COVID-19.
The Rivergods have continued to grow musically, putting out their trademark brand of roots rock/Americana music since 1997, yet have managed to stay true to the heart of the music that continues to inspire them. Husband/wife vocal team of Ben and Nancy Parent bring an intimacy to their musical pairing that can perhaps be only achieved through marriage or another familial bond. While currently not playing live due to COVID-19, the Rivergods shine just as bright as live act, and look forward to returning to the music stage as soon as safely possible.
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