Track Premiere: Downhaul – “Wires/Enough”

Posted: by The Editor

The time has come, Downhaul is finally announcing their debut full-length album. Before You Fall Asleep will be out March 29, 2019 on Refresh Records and the first taste of the LP is here today with “Wires / Enough”.

This track perfectly shows off Downhaul’s signature style, starting with a low, driving riff before opening up with jangly, almost math-y guitars and vocalist Gordon Phillips’s twangy croon. From the first lines, “I’m eating fast food frantically, outside of therapy / Six minutes late, really six years late now,” the band relates the feeling bittersweet nostalgia that is seeping into present-day struggles. Phillips said, “This song is about the (often self-imposed) pressures and expectations that can come with transitioning into adult life. So many different things can be overwhelming if you internalize them and try to ‘go it alone’ without healthy ways to cope.” By the end of the track, there is an acceptance of help with a cautiously optimistic sentiment; “But if no one else / Ever believed in me / It’d be enough / You’d be enough.”

Downhaul’s music is multifaceted enough that with a little digging there is just about something for everyone. With the album on its way, tour dates up and down the East Coast, and the genuine authenticity that the band oozes, they are truly poised to have a banner year in 2019.

The record is now up for pre-order and you can view their upcoming tour dates below.

Upcoming Tour Dates w/ House & Home:
03.06 – Norfolk, VA – West Beach Tavern
03.07 – Washington, DC – The Velvet Lounge
03.08 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fire
03.09 – Brooklyn, NY – Gold Sounds
03.10 – Baltimore, MD – Ottobar

04.13 – Richmond, VA – Camel – Album release w/ President Sam, Ol’ Sport, Fanfare
04.19 – Richmond, VA – Muscular Dystrophy Benefit
04.27 – Charlotte, NC – The Milestone – w/ Jail Socks, Ol’ Sport, Group Chat

Follow Downhaul:
Facebook // Instagram // Twitter // Bandcamp

Scott Fugger

The Alternative is ad-free and 100% supported by our readers. If you’d like to help us produce more content and promote more great new music, please consider donating to our Patreon page, which also allows you to receive sweet perks like free albums and The Alternative merch.