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Edison – “Open Road” (audio) (premiere)

Edison’s “Open Road” is an upbeat piece of acoustically-inclined folk, all harmonicas and handclaps and good cheer.

Edison’s “Open Road” is an upbeat piece of acoustically-inclined folk, all harmonicas and handclaps and good cheer. It’s stylistically similar to Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, especially their smash hit “Home”. You’ve got the obvious — “home is wherever our feet go” vs. “home is wherever I’m with you”; the invocation of the South, Edison’s Phoenix and Tennessee contrasted with the Zeros’ Alabama and Arkansas — but the main similarity is the tone of the two pieces. They’re both unbreakably positive, male-female harmonies heartily extolling the virtues of the open road, all peace and friendship and the power of wandering. And if we lose that sort of enthusiastic idealism in our music, then where will we be?

“A little over a year ago we made the decision to leave our jobs, move out of our apartments and hit the road pursuing music full time,” says the band. “We’ve done 50k+ miles with Van Morrison and Trailer Swift [the band’s touring vehicles] so far. ‘Open Road’ was written at the beginning of our travels and is a celebration of making the decision to go for it and not look back.”

Familiar Spirit comes out September 16 through Rhyme & Reason Records.

TOUR DATES

7/22 – Winter Park, CO @ Divide Music Festival (w/ Cake, Edward Sharpe)

7/29 – Fort Collins, CO @ The Artery

7/30 – Denver, CO @ The UMS

8/13 – Fort Collins, CO @ Bohemian Nights New West Fest

8/16 – New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues (Parish Room)

8/18 – Atlanta, GA @ Eddie’s Attic

8/20 – Macon, GA @ SparkMacon

8/23 – West Columbia, SC @ New Brookland Tavern

8/24 – Charlotte, NC @ Double Door Inn

8/25 – Durham, NC @ Motorco

8/28 – Vienna, VA @ Jammin Java

8/30 – Charlottesville, VA @ The Southern

8/31 – Sellersville, PA @ Sellersville Theater

9/2 – New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge

9/3 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall

9/6 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland

9/7 – Chicago, IL @ Space

9/9 – Boulder, CO @ Fox Theater (w/ Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds)

9/13 – Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge

9/15 – Tucscon, AZ @ Club Congress

9/17 – Phoenix, AZ @ Livewire

10/14 – Albuquerque, NM @ The Co-Op

10/15- Greeley, CO @ Moxi Theater

10/16 – Fort Collins, CO @ Hodis Halfnote

10/19 – Salt Lake City, UT @ State Room

10/21 – Billings, MT @ Pub Station

10/22 – Boise, ID @ Neurolux

10/24 – Spokane, WA @ The Bartlett

10/25 – Seattle, WA @ Sunset

10/26 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge

10/29 – San Francisco, CA @ Neck of The Woods

10/30 – Sacramento, CA @ Goldfield Trading Post

11/4 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Satellite

11/5 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues (Voodoo Room)

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