Garrett Pierce shares two new tracks from his upcoming album & adds new live dates
STREAM: “These Wounds” & “Enough” –
Today SF artist Garrett Pierce shares two new tracks from his forthcoming album, Dusk. Both songs deal with different kinds of heartbreak, “These Wounds” the traditional kind felt after a romantic breakup and “Enough” tackles problems Pierce faced growing up that were beyond his control – he wrote this about “Enough”:
“This song explores the problems people face in the Tenderloin through a first-person account. I grew up with a mother with mental health and drug problems, and I was nearly homeless myself during my senior year of high school, so I’ve channeled my experiences to paint a picture of life on the streets. We recorded around forty tracks of instrumentation (with multiple tracks of keyboards and guitars) to make this song the most lush on the album.”
Garrett Pierce began writing for magazines and playing in rock bands as a teen in Los Angeles before permanently relocating to the Bay Area in the early 2000’s. His first full-length album Like A Moth was a stripped down acoustic affair with guest appearances by notable songwriters Jolie Holland and Matt Bauer. Garrett then traveled and toured Europe where he was honored to support Nick Cave in Greece. With a pocketful of songs, he returned to make All Masks (Crossbill Records) – a lush album recorded in the gold rush town of Columbia, CA featuring strings, wind instruments and a cast of over ten musicians.
Garrett’s 2012 record City of Sand (Narnack Records) was largely biographical, commenting on his dizzying relationship with the city and growing desire to leave for more natural settings. During this period, Garrett began splitting his time between Sonoma County and San Francisco – playing clubs throughout the bay area at night and working in the wine industry during the day.
Garrett has completed his fourth record titled Dusk which will be released on April 14, 2017 in partnership with Crossbill Records.
Other than continuing to be a voracious reader of classic American authors like Richard Brautigan, John Steinbeck, Ernest Hemingway and Henry Miller, he is an avid mushroom forager, and when he’s not in the studio you might find him somewhere in the redwoods of the Sonoma Coast walking through the damp earth.
For fans of Will Oldham, Iron & Wine, Jeff Buckley, and Elliott Smith.
06/01 – Winters, CA – The Palms Playhouse
06/02 – San Francisco, CA – Grace Cathedral *
06/17 – Davis, CA – Davis Music Festival
*= w/ Tom Brosseau
Release Date: April 14, 2017
1. The Boat Song
2. Distant Thought
3. Don’t Hold Back
4. These Wounds
6. Greyhound Song
7. Get Me Out Of This Place
8. One Last Breath
9. Not A Religious Man
10. This Town Of Mine