Up and coming Nashville band Elliot Root premieres “Wicked Lies,” tours with Rainbow Kitten Surprise; debut full-length “Conjure” out 8/25

In anticipation of Conjure, the debut full-length record from up and coming Nashville band Elliot Root (out August 25 on E.R. Recordings/Thirty Tigers), the group is premiering the album track “Wicked Lies.” The song is featured on Spotify’s New Music Friday playlist, stream the track at https://youtu.be/1wUg7xpph3w.

Additionally, this fall Elliot Root will embark on a U.S. tour with Rainbow Kitten Surprise, kicking off on October 1 in Memphis; see below for a list of confirmed dates.

Most recently, mxdwn premiered the video for the track “10,000,” hailing the clip as “haunting” and praising frontman Scott Krueger’s “soulful” vocals. The first track released off of Conjure, “10,000” was featured on Spotify’s New Music Friday playlist upon release, where it quickly received over 400,000 listens. Watch the video at http://bit.ly/2sitkUA and share it at http://vevo.ly/35Qr9L.

Co-produced by the band’s own Melissa Mattey and Krueger alongside Tony High at Nashville’s Blackbird Studios and Width Music, Conjure follows the group’s Thoughts From Yesterday and II EPs. Elliot Root features Krueger (vocals, guitars), Mattey (keyboards, drum programming), Sean Truskowski (drums) and Todd Bond (guitars).

Writing and recording the album over the course of a year, the band worked out their material at Mattey and High’s own Width Music Studio before moving to Blackbird Studios to lay down the tracks. “We would usually start the days off with an idea or two and spend the rest of the day experimenting and letting each idea unfold,” explains frontman Krueger. “I don’t think we had any sort of preconceived notion as to what we wanted things to sound like, our main goal was to really just get out of our own way and do whatever felt natural at the moment. Eventually we could see a common thread start to run through everything we were writing.”

Krueger goes on to note, “Our writers, producers, engineers and mixing engineer are members of the band or live sound team, so the collaboration on the record was really closely knit with almost no outside influence. With the exception of mastering the entire record was created internally.”

Releasing their first two EPs in 2015, Elliot Root has quickly gained attention in their hometown of Nashville with the track “Punks and Poets” topping Spotify’s “Sounds of Nashville” Top 100 chart and reaching Spotify’s U.S. Viral 50 Chart. No Country For New Nashville called the band “loud [and] full of energy…wonderfully electrifying.” The band has performed alongside X Ambassadors, Lord Huron, the Zac Brown Band, Michael Franti & Spearhead and more.

* with Rainbow Kitten Surprise

July 15

Chattanooga, TN

Riverfront Nights

August 1

New York, NY

Mercury Lounge

August 2

Baltimore, MD

Metro Gallery

August 11

Boulder, CO

Non-Comm Radio Summit

August 25

Clinton, MS

Red Brick Roads Street Festival

September 2

Nashville, TN

Live on the Green

September 16

Bristol, TN

Bristol Rhythm & Roots Festival

September 29

Aspen, CO

Wheeler Opera House

October 1

Memphis, TN

1884 Lounge*

October 2

Jackson, MS

Duling Hall*

October 4

Baton Rouge, LA

Varsity Theatre*

October 5

New Orleans, LA

Tipitina’s Uptown*

October 10

Tulsa, OK

The Vanguard*

October 11

Lawrence, KS

Granada Theatre*

October 12

Columbia, MO

Blue Note*

October 17

Pensacola, FL

Vinyl Music Hall*

October 19

Tuscaloosa, AL

Druid City Music Hall*

October 20

Knoxville, TN

The Concourse at the International*

About RJ Frometa

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