Hope and Wire

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The Eastern
Hope and Wire

[ Rough Peel Records / 2 CD ]

Release Date: Monday 5 March 2012

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A string band that roars like a punk band, swings like a gospel band, drinks like a country band, works like a bar band, opes like folk singers, sings love songs like union songs, and writes union songs like love songs...

Constantly on tour the eastern have played in every nook and corner of the good isles of New Zealand, and have broken strings and dented floors in parts beyond. From Papanui to Portland, Shirley to Sydney they've seen more than their share of barrooms and street corners, but treat any opportunity to hold it down and play as a gift and one they'd be fools to waste. They play like they mean it, like it's all they know how do…because they do and it is.

The Eastern now return with their 3rd full length album. A double album. Hope & Wire. A lot has happened to them and where we live in the past year and they have a lot of stories to tell and a bunch of things to sing about…

Time to put ya work down, ya feet up, pour a whiskey and have a listen, it could well be the nicest thing you do for yourself all year.


Disc 1 - Hope:
1. Gone
2. 3 angels
3. Town like here
4. Copper Line
5. Set a signal
6. The Letting Go
7. State houses by the river
8. Sad heart
9. James Girl
10. Out on the Sun

Disc 2 - Wire:
11. North wind
12. Turn it round
13. Four on the Floor
14. Up Spinner
15. Hope and Wire
16. Wait out the winter
17. So low blues
18. Let em know
19. The waterside
20. In the morning

Watch the moving "The Letting Go" video via YouTube...