Thursday, September 8, 2016
Premiere: Renshaw Davies say goodbye to "Summertime"
By Alex Woodward
on Thu, Sep 8, 2016 at 11:30 AM
The EP follows the band's dusty folk conjuring Fleetwood Mac and Van Morrison on 2015's 7-inch single “Auctioneer” and “Goin’ Down the Road," loose and carefully arranged acoustic rambles braced with gentle, haunting harmonies.
"Summertime" amends the band's roots with a dry melancholy and creeping synth underneath a singing lap steel. Carson Thielen of The Kid Carsons and Bear America Records recorded the band. "It is a departure from our regular sound that we've been crafting with a lot of help from Carson," Renshaw tells Gambit
. "Definitely trying a more 'modern' approach."
Thielen adds synth and electric guitar to the duo's balanced harmonies, with bassist Trey Boudreaux, drummer Eric Rogers and lap steel from Derek Duplessie.
Renshaw Davies performs a single release show
at 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10 at Gasa Gasa with Little Maker and Vaughn & the Valentines. Tickets $8.
Innocence lost, painful nostalgia and terrible heat — the hallmarks of summer. New Orleans songwriting duo Renshaw Davies (John Renshaw and Emily Davies) kiss off the season with "Summertime," the songwriting duo's first single from their upcoming EP