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Nashville indie-rock trio The Lonely Biscuits have premeired the official video for their cover of Liz Phair's "Never Said"with Salon. The track hails from from their forthcoming release The San Francisco EP out September
22 via Most Lonely Records.
Salon praised the band's "joyous, youthful" homage to Phair's iconic Exile
In Guyville single. "Nashville band The Lonely Biscuits are young guys," they write, "but they are deeply influenced by the '90s rock music they grew up on, and it's reflected in their sound and their songwriting."
"We were looking for a song to cover, and we always really liked her stuff," frontman Grady Weinwrich tells writer Rachel Leah. "She just has a big personality in her lyrics and in her music, so we related a lot to it. ["Never Said"] was not gender specific, and it still had her attitude. Sonically, the song was very similar to our style and what we play, but there was also a lot of room for us to throw our own new riffs in and write parts for it and put our own stamp on it. We saw it as an opportunity to put a cool twist on one of these classics."
Stream the "Never Said" video:
Glide Magazine premiered the video for the EP's lead single "Talk About." To create the video, the band asked their fans to submit their own art, which they turned into a stop-motion video reminiscent of a vintage 90's Nickelodeon commercial. The song is "light-hearted and poppy," says Glide, and "brings to mind a time when the music you heard on the radio could be fun and interesting without feeling manufactured."
"Talk About" has garnered over 400,000 streams on Spotify.
The Lonely Biscuits formed in August 2011 at Belmont University, where Wenrich and Sam Gidley were roommates. Bassist Nick Byrd lived on the same floor and joined the band in January 2012. The Lonely Biscuits first started gaining attention on college campuses around the country, while they were still students themselves. The last four years the band has been headlining small clubs across the U.S. and opening for other national touring acts. The Lonely Biscuits have played on numerous festival stages such as Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, Hangout Fest, Austin City Limits, LouFest and South by Southwest. In 2013, MTVu named The Lonely Biscuits "College Artist of the Year", and gave them the opportunity to play alongside many major acts at the MTVu Woodie Awards in Austin, Texas. After graduating in May of 2015, The Lonely Biscuits partnered with Nashville producer/engineer Paul Moak to record and release their new material. Their Come Around EP was released in November 2015.
The Lonely Biscuits will release their debut album later this year. Check out their Pledgemusic page, where fans can pledge to have the band mow their lawn, write a song about them, or take home Wenwrich's childhood amp.
9, the band will make their debut at Nashville's famed Ryman Auditorium, opening for Judah & the Lion.
The San Francisco EP Track Listing:
1. Talk About
3. San Francisco
4. Never Said (Liz Phair cover)
Lonely Biscuits Tour Dates:
Sep 9 - Nashville, TN - The Ryman Auditorium (w/ Judah & the Lion)
Sep 14 - Louisville, KY - Zanzabar
Sep 15 - Knoxville, TN - Pretentious Beer Co.
Sep 16 - Athens, GA - 40 Watt
Sep 17 - Chattanooga, TN - Revelry Room
Sep 22 - Nashville, TN - Grimey's New & Preloved Music
Sep 23 - St Louis, MO - The Pageant (w/ The Revivalists)