Rock-alternative band, Archie Powell and the Exports are about to debut their third album, produced by John Alvin of Surfer Blood, Netherfriends and Santa, and includes 12 original songs. The announcement was made on September 11, 2013 by the band. Their new music is a different take on their previous singles which were more darker and louder. The album is set to release in early 2014. However, fans can get a preview of the new music by catching them at a city near you for their upcoming tour, before they hit the stage at CMJ.
Much of the music and formation of the band is at the helm of lead singer and songwriter, Archie Powell, who knows that it is a group effort, says "I guess the duality between a pop rock aesthetic and the darker lyrical content kind of speaks to how I carry myself socially. I’m a pretty upbeat individual if you give me a quick once-over, but there are a few poor souls out there who have clearance cards to the super classified bad parts of my brain. They exist, you just gotta dig deeper, I guess."
Read the great praise Archie & the Exports have received:
“Powell and his Exports pair crunchy guitar riffs with great song titles…Its party rock that is, in fact, rock music.”
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“With simple melodies and sardonic lyrics, Archie Powell and the Exports' new album, Great Ideas in Action, may well be the soundtrack to this summer.” NPR’s World Cafe
“The rave-up “Crazy Pills” rides a driving organ riff to frantic heights, with Powell howling above chugging guitars and pounding drums. It’s acerbic in a Costello vein, carrying a bite to match the sharp music.” AV Club
The band's sophomore album, in contrast, is anchored by songs that touch on the difficulties of landing a job in a down economy ("Job Fair") and the ways day-to-day life can gradually grind people down ("Metronome"). Instead of moping, however, Powell and his mates transform even their most mundane, soul-crushing experiences into hummable power-pop gems. Feel free to sing along.” REDEYE CHICAGO’s Best of 2012
“Their songs have all the good stuff crammed into three or so minutes: boundless enthusiasm/joy/ spirit, hooks on top of hooks on top of hooks, killer sing- along choruses, and a welcome sense of humor.” Providence Phoenix
Check out their tour dates HERE.
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Source: Western Publicity