Philadelphian-by-way-of-Indiana and Couch by Couchwest ’12 alumni, Timothy Showalter, a.k.a. Strand of Oaks, will release his third LP Dark Shores next Tuesday (July 24) which you can pre-order now and you will receive a a free download of the album track “Trap Door,” as well as some bonus material bundled up as The Alma EP. Says Showalter:
The “Alma EP” (named after my grandma), … was recorded in the winter of 2005 in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. I had just finished college and had no idea what to do with my life, so we just kept playing weird shows and recording. These recordings we’re the beginnings of what became [Oaks' debut record] Leave Ruin.
You can listen to the new track ‘Trap Door’ and the bonus tracks
Get a free download of the song 'Maureen's' released in June
In December Tim Showalter recorded a Shaking Through episode with his one-man band Strand of Oaks. Along with collaborators Eliza Hardy-Jones of Buried Beds and Chris Ward of Pattern is Movement, he tracked a version of the new song “Spacestations"
Couch by Couchwest session