New Kinjac Album Broken Mirrors Out April 22nd

I’ve spent the winter quietly working on a new Kinjac album. It’s now the first full moon of spring and I’m happy to announce that the album is finished. It’s called Broken Mirrors and it will be officially released on Seven Moths Records on the next full moon, which falls on April 22nd.

Broken Mirrors Album CoverBroken Mirrors Tracklist:

  1. What You Find
  2. Our Time Is Done
  3. Wolf
  4. Champagne
  5. Selfish
  6. In Time
  7. Broken Mirrors
  8. Shattered
  9. Possession
  10. Possessed

I will be releasing a music video for the song Possession on the new moon, which is on April 7th, exactly a year from when that song was released as a single.

In the meantime, please enjoy this lyric video for the song Possessed, which will also be on Broken Mirrors.

Smoking Gun by Carolinabound Released

Carolinabound-Smoking-Gun-CoverSmoking Gun, the debut release from Carolinabound, was released on Seven Moths Records today.

Find the album on Spotify, iTunes, Bandcamp, and other major online retailers now.

Carolinabound is led by Chris Smith, a singer-songwriter based in the mountains of Western North Carolina. At the age of fourteen, Chris began writing songs, and picked up his first guitar shortly thereafter. By eighteen he was playing local venues in and around his hometown of Johnson City, TN. Chris moved to Asheville in 2003 to pursue music further, and is still going strong, performing over 100 shows a year both as a solo artist, and under the moniker Carolinabound, where he’s joined by bassist Jeremy Blake.

The album is a collection of songs based on love, loss, and life experience seen through the eyes of a man that claims his number one influence is the Blue Ridge Mountains. The EP features the quartet of Chris Smith on guitar and vocals, Jeremy Blake on bass, Leo Grassl of Motel Rodeo on pedal steel, and Halli Anderson of River Whyless on violin, and it was produced by Seven Moths founder Michael O’Shea.

Smoking Gun brings a fresh, distinctive sound from an old county barroom in a southern ghost town. It conjures up the ghosts of Townes Van Zandt, Gram Parsons, and a number of other sweet but not forgotten spirits. The lyrics are raw, honest, and meet the rural, blue collar family for dinner.

For press inquires, please contact kelly[at]teamclermont.com.

Carolinabound Kickstarter Reaches $5000 Goal

Kickstarter GoalCarolinabound’s Kickstarter project to raise funds for their new album Smoking Gun has officially met its $5000 goal.

The band had this to say:

“We made it!!! We have officially hit our fundraising goal with time to spare. Thank you so much to everyone who has pledged! We couldn’t have imagined such a wonderful response and are truly touched by the outpouring of generous support from all of you.”

“Remember, the fundraising goal is just the bare minimum we needed and extra funds just means we can do even more with the new album, so please do still pledge if you hadn’t gotten around to it yet and were planning to do so. We’re uploading a new backer exclusive video to the Kickstarter right now too!”

Smoking Gun will be released on Seven Moths Records on March 10th.