Nashville duo Escondido are proud to announce the release of their long awaited sophomore album Walking With A Stranger February 5, 2016 on their own label Kill Canyon. Earlier that week (Monday, 2/1), Escondido will perform live on influential Los Angeles station KCRW’s flagship show Morning Becomes Eclectic. A U.S. tour will begin later that month with The Lone Bellow.
In September 2015, Escondido premiered “Heart Is Black” on The Wall Street Journal’s Speakeasy blog and was the #1 trending song on the app Undrtone.
The first single from Walking With A Stranger is “built around metronomic drums and layers of reverberating guitar, the tune lands somewhere between fierce and alluring thanks to singer Jessica Maros’ bewitching vocals.” (-Wall Street Journal)
“Try,” the second single out in November, is about the “beauty and hardships of partnerships. The video captured the essence of the song as Maros and James “gracefully floating beneath the surface of a dark, calm body of water, often intertwined and perfectly in sync with the melodies” and premiered on Interview Magazine. That same month they were a featured “Rising” artist on the music service Tidal.
Walking With A Stranger is the follow up to 2013s debut The Ghost of Escondido, “…one of the rare alt-country crossover acts with highbrow cred… It’s country but with a cinéaste’s touch…” – Vogue.com “Band of the Week”
And Garden & Gun Magazine describes “if Clint Eastwood’s Man with No Name stepped into a vintage El Camino and turned on the radio, Escondido would come blaring out of the speakers.”
Escondido will tour with The Lone Bellow beginning February 23rd before heading to the SXSW Music Conference in Austin, Texas in March.