Death On Two Wheels released their sophomore album on November 5th via their label The Ghost Umbrella. The Atlanta based rock n roll band spent the better part of two years writing and recording the album. The self-produced labor of love was recorded primarily at Favorite Gentlemen Studios and the legendary Southern Tracks in their hometown of Atlanta, GA, and mixed by Brad Fisher (Manchester Orchestra, O’Brother). Amidst recording, the band has continued their constant road assault, performing nationally supporting acts including Jim James, Lucero, Foxy Shazam, J. Roddy Walston & The Business, Reignwolf, and The Whigs to name a few.
The self-titled album proves to be a more raucous affair than their previous record, Separation Of Church And Fate. Overall, the new material is a more focused vision of what the band has come to be known for: its raw, energy-filled live shows. Vocally, Trae Vedder’s throat is captured in its truest form, as grit and gravel as ever before, with a new sense of definition in his delivery. Lyrically, he seems to have found a home mixing Southern Gothic slander with upbeat off-the-cuff tomfoolery. And musically, they’ve taken things up a notch as well, delivering an arsenal of guitar, organ, bass, and drums. Less twang, more bang - that seems to be the approach. This fivesome may have shed a bit of their southern skin, but the classic 70’s/meets grunge/meets modern mashup remains in full force, capturing their wealth of influences in a more concise, no holds barred sort of fashion. Keep your eyes peeled as the Death On Two Wheels continue their onslaught of rock n roll know how.
Death On Two Wheels have shared the stage with Social Distortion, Lucero, Against Me!, Foxy Shazam, Manchester Orchestra, Jim James, Frank Turner, Butch Walker, and more at festivals like Bamboozle, Forecastle, and Shaky Knees. Their music has been featured on NBC, Showtime, Spike TV, and at the Sundance Film Festival.