“Bone and Marrow sounds huge. It’s so very good. Influenced by many, and boiled down into a fine tuned full-length debut. There isn’t a bad track in the bunch.” – Portsmouth Spotlight
“this is a gorgeous record” – Alternative Press
“a masterpiece of a solo project release” – Me Gusta Reviews
Singer/songwriter Derek Archambault is no stranger to the spotlight; he has spent the last 4 years on tour with progressive hardcore/punk band Defeater, and has had a solo project called Alcoa going for even longer. After countless years of being on the backburner, Alcoa will release Bone & Marrow, its debut full-length album, on February 26th, 2013.
Bone & Marrow was recorded in mid-2012, first in Derek’s hometown of Portsmouth, NH, then at Mike Moschetto’s The Office Recording (N. Andover, MA) and at Jay Maas’ Getaway Recording Studio (for vocal tracks and mastering). This debut album features eleven pop/country-tinged songs about life, love and regret. Also prevalent on the album is the addition of instrumentation like upright bass, banjo, fiddle, pedal steel, piano/organ, and charming guy/girl dueling vocals (featuring Archambault’s fiance Alyssa Eygnor), making it Alcoa’s most complete and mature effort to date.
Tomorrow, Alcoa will be playing an intimate, exclusive show at the Bridge Nine Records office in North Shore Massachusetts. Archaumbault commented, “I’m really excited about playing this exclusive show before the release of ‘Bone & Marrow’. We’ll be playing songs from the full length as a stripped down version of the live band.”
ALCOA – ON TOUR
February 21- North Shore, MA @ Bridge Nine HQ