24.04.2019 news

Today Singer-Songwriter THAD Reveals His Most Personal Material To Date On ‘West Coast’ EP

Singer-songwriter THAD has announced the release of West Coast EP today.  Known for his most recent work as the lead singer of LEAGUES, the songs on West Coast EP offer a glimpse into THAD’s evolution as an artist and his most vulnerable fully realized songwriting to date.  A full-length album is set to be released this Fall.

 

The songs on West Coast EP share a common thread of creating connection, and for THAD, sharing his journey with others who he hopes will in turn feel a little less alone.  “Fill My Cup” (Aka Walking To A City) sums up the struggle many artists encounter, being inspired to continue making music when you feel like you’re not moving forward.  “Susie From The West Coast” is a song about falling in love when you’re least looking for it, and perhaps the first true love song that THAD feels he’s ever written.  “All I Want” is an inner narrative about actual needs in life and the internal struggle of trying not to seem needy.

 

 

A connection to Brittany Howard (Alabama Shakes) is an important part of the journey of these songs.  THAD had been a fan of Brittany’s music and happened to meet her via a close mutual friend.  She became a passionate supporter of his music, eventually helping to connect him with her management team who in turn facilitated the connection to producer Tony Berg (Amos Lee, Andrew Bird, Phoebe Bridgers).

 

THAD was inspired to create LEAGUES in 2013 during a year of much needed space back home in North Carolina. The band debuted on the Billboard Heat Seeker Charts and went on to connect with radio, film and TV.  At the same time, THAD began writing a collection of new songs that didn’t fit the band’s sound.  A more personal solo statement, he knew that these songs were the beginning of the next chapter in his career.

 

THAD will be releasing a full-length album in the Fall of 2019 and in the meantime, will be hitting the road in anticipation.  A full list of upcoming tour dates is included below. You can listen to THAD’s track “Fill My Cup” above.

 

THAD 2019 TOUR DATES

May 9 – Milwaukee, WI – Colectivo Coffee Lakefront

May 10 – St. Paul, MN – Turf Club

May 11 – Chicago, IL – Schubas Tavern

May 12 – Detroit, MI – The Crofoot

May 14 – Toronto, ON – The Drake Hotel

May 16 – Washington, D.C. – Pearl Street Warehouse

May 17 – Brooklyn, NY – Rough Trade

May 18 – Philadelphia, PA – World Café Live

May 21 – Charlottesville, VA – The Southern Café and Music Hall

May 22 – Durham, NC – Motorco Music Hall

May 23 – Asheville, NC – Grey Eagle

June 4 – Seattle, WA – Tractor Tavern

June 5 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir

June 7 – San Francisco, CA – Café Du Nord

June 8 – Los Angeles, CA – Gold Diggers

 

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