Space-western Purveyors Engine Drop Latest Album, Red Moon Rises
Released on: November 14, 2014, 10:25 am
New York, New York, November 14, 2014 -- /EPR NETWORK/ -- Self-described as a space-western outfit, Engine are a four-piece group that has established themselves in their local scene while writing music from a house-boat town in southern Louisiana and street performing in New Orleans. They're now making headway into national recognition with the release of their latest album, Red Moon Rises, as well as their featured track included on WiFi PR Group's digital mixtape, Indie Anthems Vol. 7.
Fans of Conor Oberst and Jonathan Wilson may have never heard space-western music before, but once they've had a chance to experience Engine's songs and productions firsthand, they'll have a new appreciation for the way indie musicians reinvigorate the sonic soundscape. Their music is transformational and blends gospel, R&B and psych rock with a little southern soul that comes from their Highland, LA, upbringing.
With musical influences ranging from Bob Dylan and Ink Spots to Iron and Wine and Jonathan Wilson, Engine's sound blends many different genres to create their unique niche music. At times, their instrumentation resembles that of The Beatles in their psychedelic era but with the lyrical prowess of Bright Eyes and the art-rock sensibilities of Arcade Fire. In addition to space-western, Caddo-American Folk rock and psychedelic gospel are two other genres that Engine find themselves being compared to, and it is these unique influences and musical flavors that have helped Engine to create such a distinct sound.
In addition to creating compelling music, Engine dedicates themselves to the visual aspect of performances and music videos as well, embracing storytelling and incorporating settings and characters as they go about their adventures. From pirate ships with fluttering sails to a psychedelic forest with woodland creatures, Engine's set designs bring their music to life in a way that most other bands don't attempt.
With their fourth full-length and latest recording effort, Red Moon Rises, Engine were entirely self-sufficient, having recorded, produced and pressed the album to vinyl themselves within their northern Louisiana community. They consider it to be their greatest achievement thus far in their music career together, and they are currently pushing and promoting it heavily to reach a wider national and online audience.
Preceding this album were three other full-length albums and an EP, all of which they self-published and used to build up a following throughout Louisiana. As part of the Louisiana film community, the band's songs have also been used in local films that were entered in the Louisiana Film Prize. The Louisiana Department of Tourism also used Engine's music for their commercial and promo videos, including downtown development videos and Mardi Gras ads.
Following up the Red Moon Rises release, Engine's track "Whiskey Hymnal" is featured on WiFi PR Group's mixtape, Indie Anthems Vol. 7, a collection of international independent talent spanning a wide range of genres that WiFi PR wants to put on the radars of industry tastemakers and music lovers the world over. Released at Chicago's Pitchfork in July 2014, the digital mixtape was handed out on 3,500 download cards to festival attendees, and 1,500 more copies are now available on the Indie Anthems Bandcamp page.
Engine has a number of upcoming tour dates:
11/07/14 - Texarkana, AR - Hopkins Ice House w/Otis the Destroyer
11/08/14 - Alexandria, LA - Pitchers and Pints (Tamp and Grind pre-show)
11/22/14 - Minden, LA - Fasching Carnival (Parade)
12/12/14 - Shreveport, LA - Red River District (Public)
01/09/15 - San Antonio, TX - Bottom Bracket Social Club
01/30/15 - Florence, AL - The 116
01/31/15 - Jackson, TN - Hal and Mals
Fans and media can find Engine's music for download on iTunes and Bandcamp. Engine also has videos up on YouTube, including one for "Lands of Sleep," and an entire video playlist.
About Engine Music
The Factory Fire (2010)
Caverns of Sonora (2012)
Lands of Sleep (2012)
Wild Onions EP (2013)
Red Moon Rises (2014)
Alisa St. Rock
WiFi PR Group
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