Check out the latest tune from the Charlottesville alt-country/rock outfit Sons of Bill, the catchy and thoughtful "Brand New Paradigm".
Unlike Mumford & Sons, whose old-timey name suggests an authenticity that is more manufactured than genuine, Sons of Bill are actually what their name implies. The Sons of Bill are actually the sons of William Wilson, professor emeritus of theology and literature at the University of Virginia. (The group hails from Charlottesville.) Sons of Bill let their sharp songcraft and careful lyricism shine on "Brand New Paradigm", a track off of their forthcoming album Love & Logic.
Abe Wilson, one of the three brothers that make up Sons of Bill, says to PopMatters about the song, "Generally speaking, this song is about the basic tension between the individual consciousness and the turning universe. It's about giving yourself to the tides of life instead of fighting the current, so to speak—trying to resolve this tension through love, drugs, religion, etc. Beyond that, I wanted to leave the song open to interpretation and let the listener fill in the specifics from his or her own experience."
Love & Logic is out on September 30th through Thirty Tigers.
You can also catch the band at any of the tour stops listed below:
9/19 – Nashville, TN @ Americana Music Festival (8 PM – The Basement)
9/25 – Roanoke, VA @ The Harvester
9/26 – Richmond, VA @ Broadberry
9/27 – Charlottesville, VA @ The Jefferson Theatre
9/28 – Raleigh, NC @ Southland Ballroom
10/01 – Asheville, NC @ New Mountain Music Hall
10/02 – Greensboro, NC @ Blind Tiger
10/03 – Washington, DC @ The Hamilton
10/04 – New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
10/05 – Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe Live (Upstairs)
10/07 – Boston, MA @ Great Scott
10/09 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Cafe
10/10 – Columbus, OH @ The Basement
10/11 – Chicago, IL @ Schubas
10/12 – Goshen, IN @ Ignition Garage
10/13 – St. Louis, MO @ Duck Room at Blueberry Hill
10/15 – Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar
10/16 – Newport, KY @ Southgate House
10/17 – Nashville, TN @ The High Watt
10/18 – Charlotte, NC @ Visulite Theatre
11/04 – New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa
11/05 – Bryan, TX @ Grand Stafford Theater
11/06 – San Antonio, TX @ Sam’s Burger Joint
11/07 – Austin, TX @ Stubb’s Jr.
11/08 – Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s Downstairs
11/09 –Dallas, TX @ Prophet Bar
11/11 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Rhythm Room
11/12 – Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Theater
11/14 – San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
11/15 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Lobero Theatre, Sings Like Hell Series
11/16 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
11/18 – Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern
11/19 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
11/21 – Bozeman, MT @ Live From The Divide
11/23 – Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge