TRACK PREMIERE: THE HERBERT BAIL ORCHESTRA “HOLD YOUR OWN”
It’s been quite some time since L.A.’s Herbert Bail Orchestra put new music into the world, but that’s only because band founder Anthony Frattolillo knew he didn’t want to make an album just for the sake of making an album: “At some point, I wasn’t concerned with the idea that I should have released a follow-up four years ago, right after we had all of that momentum with the first album,” he says. “I thought it was more important to get it right—that in the long run, in a hundred years when I’m dead and gone and somebody listens to this, they’re going to hear it and say, ‘Damn, this is good. It’s thoughtful, intentional—it’s timeless.'”
The new “Hold Your Own” is a heartfelt ballad for the down-but-not-out that puts a Springsteen-style ethic into an indie Americana sound—not quite like if Nebraska had an accordion, but definitely something for those same kind of dark nights of the soul. It’s part of HBO’s new History’s Made At Night, produced by Chris Rondinella (Levon Helm, Sara Watkins) and Seth Olansky (Best Coast) as the follow-up to 2013’s The Future’s In The Past, and it’s out on vinyl on Fri., Sept. 28—pre-order a copy here—and there’s a record release show at the Satellite that same night, too!