We, at Satellite Farm, are huge fans of Sean Rowe and have been fortunate enough to witness him on several occasions…and the trail of dropped jaws he has left in his wake. Therefore, we are super excited about his new album, Madman, out on Anti, Inc. September 8th and drops September 9th at a record store near you.
For the Sean Rowe novice, how shall I describe his sound? It is difficult to put it in a box. Some may say his sound is folk-singer-songwriter but to disregard the mix of rock & roll, soul and blues elements-to name a few- that make up this irresistible strange brew would be criminal. Sean is currently featured in NPR’s First Listen, who writes about his sound: “at the core of every song is Rowe’s remarkable voice, which sounds inescapably melancholy, tremendously sexy and often slightly menacing.” Sean is also featured in an article by Anti, where they write about his new album: “Madman is deliberately, if not defiantly, simple in both arrangements and composition. It is soul music in the purest and most literal sense, hypnotic rhythms, warmly distorted guitars and ROWE’s incredible voice recalling a time, real or imagined, when music and people seemed distinctly more connected”
Speaking of which, Sean is hitting the road to promote his new album, touring venues around the country along with promoting a House Concert Tour. In fact, he is part of the PledgeMusic campaign, a site where fans and musicians come together to fund the costs that accumulate on the road and for promotion of new music. On Sean’s PledgeMusic page, he says: “The thing that hit me like a brick with this house show tour is how different it made me look at the relationship with my fans and how real it felt to leave the bullshit mentality of the musical mainstream.” One of PledgeMusic’s beliefs is giving back to local communities, and that is definitely something Satellite Farm is all about! By the way, Atlanta folks, Sean will be at the Red Clay Theatre opening for the one and only Amy Ray on September 19th so don’t miss it! Until then, check out these videos from Sean Rowe to get a taste of the new album:
Sean Rowe, Madman
Sean Rowe, Shine My Diamond Ring