Dirtwire, the Bay Area-based electro-acoustic duo of David Satori (Beats Antique) and Evan Fraser (Hamsa Lila, Stellamara), have released their next single. “The Well” featuring Rising Appalachia, issues from their forthcoming EP, The Carrier, out next week (9/9). Dirtwire are also touring the West Coast to support the new EP, with dates at dirtwire.net/event.
“The Well” is now available for streaming, along with the EP preorder, at thecarrier.dirtwire.net
In the habit of several musical genres that inspire the duo, “The Well” addresses important issues – water conservation and the proliferation of drought. Satori explains, “We were driving up highway 101 in central California this past Winter and noticed that the landscape was drier and browner than any Summer we’d lived through here. The lack of familiar winter green shocked us, and we channeled that feeling into our music. ‘The Well’ was born. We’re excited to have the beautiful voices of Rising Appalachia singing in sweet harmony with us as we join the tradition of bringing song to a struggle in our community – raising awareness of the seriousness of this drought.
We’d like to take this opportunity to help bring more thought to water conservation, not only when we’re in a drought, but as a daily part of our lives. Water is a precious thing. We can all do our part to change our water-wasting ways and keep the wells from running dry.”
Dirtwire’s Fraser and Satori, both talented multi-instrumentalists, belong to the Bay Area’s luminescently vibrant electronic world music and dance community in many ways. Satori co-founded Beats Antique, a performance/music group, which has risen to tremendous popularity through festivals such as Burning Man. Fraser performs with global groove-infused bands Hamsa Lila and Stellamara. The duo met while studying world music composition at the California Institute of the Arts, and released their first recording as Dirtwire in 2012.
For more information on the release, please visit thecarrier.dirtwire.net
For more information on water conservation, Dirtwire recommends saveourh2o.org.
09/04/14 @ Moe’s Alley – Santa Cruz, CA
09/12/14 @ Cervantes’ Masterpiece – Denver, CO
09/16/14 @ The Triple Door – Seattle, WA
09/17/14 @ Alhambra Theatre – Portland, OR
09/18/14 @ Cozmic – Eugene, OR
09/20/14 @ HopMonk Tavern – Sebastopol, CA
09/21/14 @ Foreveland Festival – Colusa, CA
09/25/14 @ The New Parish – Oakland, CA
10/05/14 @ Transcendence Festival – Sacramento, CA
Full tour information available at dirtwire.net/event