New York, NY (Top40 Charts)
8, the Austin-based songwriter David
Ramirez will release We're Not Going Anywhere, the follow up to his 2015 breakthrough record Fables and second in partnership with Thirty Tigers. Today, Billboard premiered "Stone Age," the fourth song to be released from the forthcoming album.
Stream "Stone Age" via YouTube: https://youtu.be/zA6bU2TySNQ
"I was in England the week of July 4th of 2016. I woke up every morning that week reading U.S. news about black murders, cops being killed, gay clubs getting shot up... just an overwhelming amount of violent acts due to prejudice," explains Ramirez. "It was heartbreaking to see my country revert back to a state of mind I thought we had been working hard to evolve from. 'Stone Age' isn't speaking about any one person, it's a song about our national and international community."
Recently, The Independent in London premiered the video for "Time" and said, "Amid the criticism of country music and its shortcomings when it comes to tackling right-wing views, there are artists who will speak out and address the issues that are affecting the US... David
Ramirez is one of those artists."
Watch the video for "Time" via YouTube: https://youtu.be/TC0TTi-GVeI
Monthly premiered "Time," the third song to be released from the forthcoming album, and said, "The influence of expansive rock and eighties acts are heard in new synth-driven aural textures, but the compelling lyricism that has grown Ramirez's audience over the years remains the backbone of the record."
We're Not Going Anywhere is now available for pre-order via iTunes and Amazon, and includes an instant download of "Watching From A Distance," "Twins" and "Time." Stream the songs via Spotify.
FLOOD Magazine premiered the video for "Twins" and said, "In a voice as honeyed as that of Ryan Adams, he couches his criticism in a spaced-out brand of folk that takes notes from the shuffling sadness of The War on Drugs and Hiss Golden Messenger."
UPROXX's Caitlin White shared the news of the album release and said "...the dark country blues of the album is not an overt message, hammered home; instead, Ramirez stands his ground by refining and compressing his sound, creating rebellious, lonely and soothing music in the face of such upheaval."
On the 10 vividly imagined and passionately performed songs on We're Not Going Anywhere David
Ramirez takes in the world from his unique perspective: "Being half white and half Mexican has made this current political climate especially interesting. So many cultures in this country are being viewed as un-American and it breaks my heart. My family have raised children here, created successful businesses here, and are proud to be a part of this country. Most of what I've seen as of late is misplaced fear. I wanted to write about that fear and how, instead of benefiting us, it sends us spiraling out control."
For We're Not Going Anywhere, Ramirez partnered with producer Sam Kassirer, who has helmed albums by Josh Ritter, Lake Street Dive, Bhi Bhiman, and many other artists. In January 2017 Ramirez and his band decamped to the Great North Sound Society, an eighteenth-century farmhouse in rural Maine
that serves as Kassirer's studio.
Ramirez will showcase at AmericanaFest on Friday, September
15 at Mercy Lounge at 9:00 pm. Find a full list of tour dates below.
We're Not Going Anywhere Track List:
2) Watching From A Distance
3) People Call Who They Wanna Talk To
5) Good Heart
6) Stone Age
7) Telephone Lovers
10) I'm Not Going Anywhere
9/15: Nashville, TN - Americana Fest (Mercy Lounge, 9:00 pm)
9/21: Denton, TX - Dan's Silverleaf
9/22: Waco, TX - Common
9/23: Amarillo, TX - Hoots
9/28: Houston, TX - The Heights
9/30: San Antonio, TX - Sam's Burger Joint
10/5: Norman, OK - Opolis
10/6: Tulsa, OK - Vanguard
10/7: Fayetteville, AR - Stage 18
10/8: Lexington, KY - Willie's Locally Known
10/11: Vienna, VA - Jammin Java
10/12: New York, NY - Mercury Lounge
10/14: Cambridge, MA - Middle East
10/15: Philadelphia, PA - Boot and Saddle
10/17: Buffalo, NY - 9th Ward
10/18: Toronto, ON - Drake
10/20: Cleveland, OH - Beachland Tavern
10/21: Grand Rapids, MI - Founders Brewing
10/23: Des Moines, IA - Vaudeville Mews
10/24: Kansas City, MO - Riot Room
10/26: Denver, CO - Globe
10/28: Ft. Collins, CO - Hodi's
10/31: Spokane, WA - The Bartlett
11/1: Seattle, WA - Tractor Tavern
11/2: Vancouver, BC - Biltmore Cabaret
11/4: Bellingham, WA - Green Frog
11/5: Portland, OR - Doug Fir
11/7: San Francisco, CA - Bottom Of The Hill
11/8: Los Angeles, CA - Bootleg Theater
11/9: San Diego, CA - The Casbah
11/10: Tucson, AZ - Club Congress
11/11: Phoenix, AZ - Valley Bar
11/17: Austin, TX - Mohawk
11/19: Dallas, TX - HOB Cambridge Room
11/29: St. Louis, MO - Blueberry Hill Duck Room
11/30: Omaha, NE - Slowdown
12/1: Minneapolis, MN - 7th Street Entry
12/2: Chicago, IL - Schubas
12/5: Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle
12/6: Asheville, NC - Isis
12/7: Chattanooga, TN - The Camp House
12/8: Nashville, TN - Mercy Lounge
12/9: Atlanta, GA - The Earl
12/10: Dothan, AL - The Plant
12/12: Orlando, FL - The Social
12/13: Tampa, FL - Crowbar
12/14: Jacksonville, FL - JackRabbits
12/15: Tallahassee, FL - The Wilbury
12/16: Birmingham, AL - Saturn