Keegan DeWitt Announces Ltd. Edition 7" single, "Two Hearts/Reluctance", out 12/14/10 ~ BrooklynRocks: NYC Music Blog

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Keegan DeWitt Announces Ltd. Edition 7" single, "Two Hearts/Reluctance", out 12/14/10

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Keegan DeWitt Announces Ltd. Edition 7Keegan DeWitt will release a limited edition 7" single, "Two Hearts" // "Reluctance", on December 14th, 2010 via Nashville's Theory 8 Records.

The single's two tracks, "Two Hearts" // "Reluctance", were written this summer while DeWitt toured in promotion of his recent "Nothing Shows" EP (released July 13th exclusively through Daytrotter). The tracks expand upon the cinematic, orchestral feel of "Nothing Shows", finding DeWitt moving in a notably different direction than either the EP or his debut full-length, Islands (Izumi Records, 2009). The driving, dance-inflected pop of "Two Hearts" follows in the footsteps of "Nothing Show"'s propulsive, rhythmic closer "Hearts Beat Loud".

The second track "Reluctance" - featuring vocals by Isaaca Byrd of The Bridges - has a delicate, shimmering uncertainty and might be the prettiest song he's penned. Each song deals with transition, fittingly, as the single itself continues DeWitt's passage from a solo singer/songwriter to a collaborator: the songs were written to be played live with his current touring band of Byrd, Matt Shaw (Hymns), Jeremy Bullock (Pico vs. Island Trees), and Dylon York (Band Marino), who back him on the recordings. Both songs will also be included on a forthcoming new EP, due Spring 2011.

"Two Hearts" // "Reluctance" will be available as a 7" via DeWitt's website and at his upcoming shows, and a download card for MP3s of the two tracks will also be included with each copy. A digital download version will also be available at all major digital retailers and includes the bonus track "Shut Your Eyes", a demo of "Reluctance," and a radio edit of "Two Hearts."

DeWitt will spend the month of November in Paris working on the new EP and playing a handful of solo shows. He'll return home to play a single release show at the Exit/In in Nashville on December 15th, where the first 100 fans through the door will receive a free copy of "Two Hearts" // "Reluctance".

Keegan DeWitt tour dates:

NOV. 24 PARIS, FR -- FARGO (In-store)
DEC. 15 NASHVILLE, TN -- EXIT/IN (Record release show)

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