Instrumental Duo Steelism Prep New Album ism

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Nashville instrumental duo Steelism, who served as the backing band for American Songwriter’s 30th anniversary party back in 2015, has announced plans to release a new album June 23 via Thirty Tigers. The group’s latest work is called ism and is the follow-up to 615 To Fame. 

ism is a ten-song record that that draws inspiration from remembrances of things past, such as mid-century design and ’70s film scores.

“We began recording ism the day after the election results rolled in which created a tense atmosphere right from the get-go. We depended on Steelism to be our escape. The new rule for the sessions became that a musical part or performance was only successful if it made you laugh or feel cool! Which instantly helps filter a lot of ideas out,” explained the band.

The record features guest vocals from Tristen, Ruby Amanfu, Andrew Combs, and Jessie Baylin.

Tracklist:
 1) Re-Member
2) Eno Nothing
3) Shake Your Heel (ft. Tristen)
4) Anthem
5) Roulette (ft. Ruby Amanfu)
6) Cup of Wasser
7) Chartreuse
8) Lonely Game (ft. Andrew Combs & Jessie Baylin)
9) The Henchman / The Buffalo
10) Let it Brew
Tour Dates:
6/29: Mercy Lounge – Nashville, TN
7/1: Eno River Festival – Raleigh, NC *
7/27: Rockwood Music Hall (Stage 2) – New York, NY
7/30: Newport Folk Fest – Newport, RI
9/23-9/24 @ Pilgrimage Fest – Franklin, TN *
* = co-bill w/ Ruby Amanfu