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The Town We Live In

by The Habit

“Maybe Americana should best be described as music played by Americans. Either way, The Habit are rising heroes of that movement, a group capable of scraping up against hard surfaces but walking away wound-free.” (The Morton Report, 2012)
Genre: Rock: Americana
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1. E-V-O-L
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2. Demons
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3. Break Down the Walls
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4. Tell Me How from Love to Fly
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5. Speckled Brown
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6. Annabel
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7. Leave Her, Johnny
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8. From Seat 9
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9. All the Pretty Girls
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10. You Will Miss Me When I'm Gone
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11. Boat On a River
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12. For You
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
“The Habit is a Brooklyn-based band on a mission, trying to work out what real Americana is, and they might have it nailed.” (Unveiled Artist, 2012).
“Maybe Americana should best be described as music played by Americans. Either way, The Habit are rising heroes of that movement, a group capable of scraping up against hard surfaces but walking away wound-free.” (The Morton Report, 2012)
With the release of their second full-length LP, The Town We Live In, available on Reel to Reel Records July 23, The Habit leaps through American musical idioms with a dramatically expanded sound. Produced by punk-rock legend Ivan Julian (Richard Hell & the Voidoids), The Town We Live In traverses a disparate but singularly American musical road, from the rock-twang of opener “E-V-O-L,” to the Spector-dosed howl of “Break Down the Walls,” to the 70s AOR nod of song-suite “Boat on a River,” to the singer-songwriter styling of “Speckled Brown”.
The Town We Live In was written by guitarists/songwriters Will Croxton and Brian Mendes, each with their own distinct style and coming from a unique musical lineage. Croxton has led New York–based indie-rock bands Idle and The Royal Wylds, and in his early days was the lead singer in punk band DT & the Shakes. Mendes came to The Habit along a different path, spending years on the road as a country troubadour and studying the work of the Carter Family, Roy Acuff, and other forgotten storytellers who have long passed.
Binding these two seemingly incongruous paths is the unadorned, effortless, and passionate voice of
The Habit: Siobhan Glennon. Tyler Holzer adds mandolin and keys, along with veteran Mike Ratti
(The Nails, Rex) on drums, and Eli Thomas on bass. The Town We Live In was recorded in Manhattan’s Lower East Side at N.Y. Hed Studios. Outfitted with a range of vintage instruments and an analog mixing board, the songs were recorded to two-inch tape, giving the album its rich, classic sound.
The McKeesport Daily News opined, “Keep your eye on this bunch.” 2013 promises to be the year The Habit makes its leap.
Critical Praise for The Habit’s Lincoln Has Won (2011):
Icon deemed Lincoln Has Won, “raucous, ruff ‘n’ tumble rock and roll (Beggars Banquet, Replacements) with country- and folk-influenced rock (Dylan, The Knitters) with male/female vocal alternately plaintive (Phil Ochs-meetsthe Clash “War Is Done”) and gallantly raspy (the gospel-derived “Shout Together”).”
DirtyImpound.com raved, “... (The Habit) trundles at one like a horse drawn wagon on fire ... on their marvelous full-length debut, Lincoln Has Won ... With amps turned up impolitely, harmonicas wailing and hearts worn out in the open ... Lincoln Has Won oozes passion and purpose, shared greatness just out of reach snatched at with hunger and conviction ... Listening to them chase down big ideas is a goddamn blast, truly the arrival of a band on par with the opening salvos from The Jayhawks, Whiskeytown, Uncle Tupelo and other kindred spirits.”
contact: info@reeltoreelrecords.com 347.749.1186 337 Maujer St., Brooklyn, NY 11206

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