Today I had a long day at work and really just wanted to get up and run away. The time was moving slow and my concentration was long gone by the lunchtime hour. I tried listening to my iPod and nothing was capturing my attention. I was having difficulties finding something to jam to and it was making the day crawl even slower.
I just was not having it.
Luckily I got an email from my pals at Thirty Tigers and everything changed. They emailed me to tell me about a band called Backyard Tire Fire. I admit I chuckled at the band name but knew it had to be something interesting if the three decade big cat people were sending out emails about them. I decided to take a moment and check out the video…
Needless to say that was all it took for me to become a fan. On February 16th the band will be releasing Good To Be on Kelsey Street Records / Thirty Tigers.
In support of the release the band will be touring all over the place and will be making a stop in Cleveland on May 1st at the Beachland Tavern. I have a feeling it’s going to be one of those shows not to be missed.
Download This! – Backyard Tire Fire – “Good To Be”
Thirty Tigers had this to say about the release:
Over their eight-year career as a band, Backyard Tire Fire has created a presence in the music world that is hard to ignore. Their fifth full length release Good To Be was produced by Los Lobos’ Steve Berlin and is a culmination of guitarist/vocalist Ed Anderson’s 13-year journey on the road of rock and roll. With this release Backyard Tire Fire delivers an album full of working-man songs that demonstrate their upbeat, glass half full approach to life.