“Nashville-meets-Laurel Canyon” (- Daytrotter) duo Escondido will release the debut The Ghost of Escondido on February 26th – the same week iTunes will offer the song “Black Roses” as “free single of the week.”
Escondido’s songs range from the Tom Petty/Fleetwood Mac influenced pop numbers Cold October and Bad Without You, to the lovelorn country ballads Special Enough and Willow Tree.
“If you’ve ever wondered what it might sound like to spend a starlit evening under the Southwestern desert sky, Escondido’s debut album The Ghost of Escondido will transport you there. “ – CMT Edge
“Escondido is a helping of Americana rootsy-ness with a side of classic spaghetti western. The feel is like a long winter in Marfa. With Sophia Loren. And a whiskey. Strange I know, but enjoy the washed out, lovelorn creation of these song slingers…” – Nashville Lifestyles Magazine
“Escondido is Spanish for “hidden,” but if the Nashville, Tenn. band of the same name has any say in the matter, the meaning will change. Think warm, melodic pop with a touch of desert twang, and you’re just about there.” – KDHX 88.1
The duo spent the month of February on the West coast touring with Wild Cub including a sold out show in Seattle, performing at KCRW presents with Willy Mason at the Hotel Café and filming a video in the desert for “Black Roses.” On February 13, their song “Don’t Love Me Too Much” was used in ABC’s “Nashville” and the band also made a cameo in the same episode. And Daytrotter premiered their session on February 20th.
Next, Escondido will celebrate the release at the High Watt in Nashville on Friday, March 1 before heading to SXSW in March.
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