Meriwether To Plug In The Snakes This Month
Anyone attending SXSW should make the effort to catch the band's blistering live set at one of the following performances: March 19 at the All Together Now Showcase at Bayou Lounge at 11:20PM (18+); March 19 at the Texas Rockfest (outdoors on the corner of 7th and Neches) at 1AM (all ages); and March 20 at the MusicGorilla.com Showcase at Treasure Island at 12AM (21+)
With over 4 million new media plays, the band is already a premier headlining act in the Southeast consistently selling out top draw venues such as the New Orleans House of Blues, and the Varsity Theatre in Baton Rouge . After finding much success selling more than 15,000 copies of its GVE Records debut Make Your Move, Meriwether is amping up for the worldwide release of its new album, Plug in the Snakes.
The band took a minor detour after the release of its debut as its sophomore effort Sons of Our Fathers (produced by Howard Benson) was shelved after signing a major label deal with Suretone/Interscope Records. Severing those ties, Meriwether has gone back to its roots and is as fierce and hungry as ever. Plug in the Snakes was recorded and self-produced with the help of local prodigy Brian Beyt and also features guest appearances from several popular artists from the region.
"Plug in the Snakes is pretty fast-paced and full of energy," singer/guitarist Drew Reilley explained to LSU's Tiger Weekly.
"We went out-of-the-box for the recordings and tried to have a lot of fun experimenting with different instruments," Reilley offers. "It's much more aggressive than our past recordings. I think our frustration with the situation we've been in with the industry over the last few years has definitely contributed to this."
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