Defend Music recording artists Chris and Thomas will be hitting the road this April in support of their critically acclaimed album Land of Sea.
The Los Angeles-based indie folk duo recalls moments of great troubadour couplings such as Simon and Garfunkel while retaining their own distinctive, cinematic sound which has earned them press accolades.
NPRâ€™s Song of the Day calls the album track â€œTake These Thoughtsâ€ â€œa warm, harmony-drenched roots-pop gem that hits its mark with glorious efficiencyâ€¦Chris and Thomas are nothing if not born to sing simultaneously.â€ Web authority the All Music Guide asserts that the album is â€œFilled with homespun lyrical wisdom and poetic touches revolving everyday concerns and matters of the heart, gorgeous music, and fabulous pickingâ€¦A timeless set.â€ American Songwriter declared that the duo is â€œâ€¦the sound of two voices in the closest of harmony, like the spirit of shared soulâ€¦this is authentically heartfelt, resonant music.â€ MOJO Magazine in the UK said this of the album: â€œOneâ€™s from Memphis, oneâ€™s from Munich, but their voices fuse like twins on this excellent full-length debut, a very close runner up to album of the month. They can sound like Joe Pernice channeling Simon & Garfunkel or young Crosby & Nash lost on a moonlit prairie. This is evocative and impressive stuff.â€
Chris and Thomasâ€™s voices blend perfectly and the live atmosphere is a beautifully intimate experience, complete with humorous asides as in-between song banter. They are truly a duo who sounds phenomenal on recording but are equally powerful in the live setting.
The duo will be performing a few songs from their forthcoming release Into The Sun due out this fall.
Please donâ€™t miss your chance to catch these amazing musicians live and/or to let your readership know about them.
Tour dates are as follows:
04/13/09 3rd and Lindsley Nashville, TN
04/17/09 Molly Malone’s Cincinnati, OH
04/18/09 Sunergos Coffee Louisville, KY
04/20/09 Natasha’s Lexington, KY
04/21/09 Victorians Midnight CafÃ© ` Columbus, OH
04/24/09 Lemonjellos Holland, MI
04/25/09 Crazy Wisdom Bookstore and Tea Room Ann Arbor, MI