Female-fronted, quirky americana outfit, The Cannondolls (Durango, CO) are proud to release their first Studio EP on August 23, 2016.
Produced by Andy Rok (founding member of Flobots) The Cannondolls five-track Crumbs EP is an alt-country joyride, with accents of power-ballad pop, doo-wop, ragtime and folk. At the heart of each song is a musical contradiction: "Bed on Fire” and “Diamonds and Gold" are tracks that were intended as soulful murder ballads. Ultimately, they became power anthems with driving rhythms and chipper melodies, yet still emanate struggle and remorse. Paradoxically, when singing of misery and despair in the final tracks "Pain" and "Way To Go," the lyrics, harmonies and melodies point to an underlying optimism.
While Crumbs EP is the first studio release for The Cannondolls (Caitlin Cannon, Kate Willyard and Alissa Wolf) Cannon considers it to be a follow up to her 2011 self-titled album “Caitlin Cannon and the Artillery”, a project that opened for The Reverend Horton Heat and shared stages with the likes of Lydia Loveless and Shooter Jennings. Cannon, whose songs received honors from the Rocky Mountain Folks Festival and have been featured on Democracy Now, now finds lyrical maturity with the help of co-writer Kate Willyard, in their first collaboration. They expect fans of Miranda Lambert, Shovels and Rope and First Aid Kit, to embrace The Cannondolls’ Crumbs EP with excitement and a little sass in their hearts.
The Cannondolls are celebrating the release of Crumbs EP with a special live event on August 27th at The Rochester Courtyard and The Animas City Theatre in Durango Colorado, with support by Daphne Willis, Hailey Steele, Farmington Hill and Andy Rok and The Real Deal.