Boston-based trio The Ballroom Thieves are set to release Deadeye, their second full-length record in as many years, on October 21st. The album comes on the heels of two years of non-stop touring including trips to Newport Folk Festival, Boston Calling and Mountain Jam along with praise from NPR’s Bob Boilen and Consequence of Sound.
Stylistically, the Thieves find a captivating mélange of acoustic styles on the album, exploring the basic constructions of folk and pop music while almost wholeheartedly rejecting its restrictions at the same time. It mirrors the band’s sharp awareness of its surroundings that equates to a rare form of musical intelligence in the form of raw, gritty energy and powerful 3-part harmony.
Deadeye is a heart-on-their-sleeves account of a life away from family, friends and loved ones in seek of a career doing what they love.