L.A.'s The Rescues will return with their second studio album Blah Blah Love and War in early 2013, a fun-funded new project that follows up their 2010 release Let Loose The Horses on Universal Republic. Lead single "Arrow" give us a preview of the new album from the singer/songwriter quartet of Adrianne Gonzalez (AG), Kyler England, Rob Giles, and Gabriel Mann. Listen via the video below:
From the Press Release: The Rescues are back. This diverse group of talents featuring Adrianne Gonzalez (AG), Gabriel Mann, Kyler England, and Rob Giles have been big fish in an ocean of LA bands since 2007. Signed to Universal Republic in 2009, Let Loose The Horses was written in a month and recorded shortly thereafter, released in June 2010. TV (Grey's Anatomy) and movie placements, an appearance on Glee, a feature as iTunes' Single of the Week and a national tour catapulted the band to a new level of public exposure.
Blah Blah Love And War, The Rescues' new album, reveals a glimpse into the minds of the bandmates, and the long, difficult road they took to where they are now. This is a band with legions of devoted followers, a band that reminds fans around the world why they love music. But near the end of their time with Universal, The Rescues began doubting themselves and each other. They took a break, and after a bit of space, the four musicians realized that they loved working together, and they understood the impact they had made on people's lives. They felt they owed it to their fans, their friends, their families, and themselves to continue making music as a foursome, and in the summer of 2011 regrouped to create a new batch of songs.
After a wild ride, The Rescues are now at the helm of their own ship. They are working directly with their fans and friends, and created a video for the new album's first single, "Arrow," which encourages people to pre-order the album and get involved via a PledgeMusic campaign. This offers pledgers an inside look at making the album and the inner workings of the band, and the support allows the band to release Blah Blah Love And War on their own terms. The Pledge campaign reached its target in eight days, touching and inspiring the band to create more content for the fans. As the campaign remains open and excitement builds for release of the new album, it serves as the perfect link between a band and the people who truly love their music.
The first of the new offerings is “Arrow,” an infectiously catchy, unmistakably Rescues song. It begins with brutal insecurity as AG sings, “I’m drifting in the water, I’m somewhere in between, a ship that cannot save me, a shore I cannot see.” Giles chimes in with the band’s signature male/female vocals and continues, “My mouth is dry and wasted, my will is giving out, I’m looking for religion in the middle of a drought.” The song continues to build, an anthem to their journey and will to survive as a band with lines like “Maybe it’s the best things that are hardest to recognize.” England and Mann join in seamlessly, the arrangement ascends, and The Rescues declare, “It doesn’t matter if I miss or not, ‘cause you’re an arrow right through my heart.” With a memorable melody and a theme of determination all can relate to, the song is resonating with both old and new fans before its official release.
The Rescues are continuing their PledgeMusic campaign as they put the finishing touches on their album, produced by Giles, to be released in early 2013. In addition to a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the album, rewards offered to Pledgers include autographed CDs, a Skype session with the band, paintings by AG, and even a “mystery box.”
Fans interested in getting involved can visit http://www.pledgemusic.com/TheRescues.