Dear listener,

Bombadil are a trio of North Carolina and France-based vocalists, songwriters, and visual artists. They are pleased to announce their new album, Beautiful Country, to be released in late September on Ramseur Records. The album was written and recorded during a time that found one member marrying a noted puppet artist, another relocating to a small village in the southern French Alps, and the third learning the finer points of audio and aeronautical engineering. The album is a document of these three humans’ collective transitions, interests and imperfections. It was produced by Scott Solter, who has worked on stunning recordings with acts like the Mountain Goats, Spoon, and Superchunk.

The sound is technicolor Americana pop, with knitted three-part vocal harmony. The band uses traditional instruments like acoustic guitar, bass and drums and combines them with unidentifiable sounds to create singular sonic landscapes for each song to live within. In the words of the band, “The record we made is an extension of ourselves. We are excited for the world to hear it.”

Beautiful Country is a wonderful collection of colorful folk, good-hearted lyrics, and thoughtful melodies. The music is captivating and peaceful all at once—a real gem. The expectations are high for this superb live band with a full schedule of performances throughout North America and Europe over the course of the next year. Bombadil have received press coverage in The New York Times, Rolling Stone, and Paste, and their songs have been featured in the movie Trainwreck and the Hulu original series Runaways.

Thank you for listening,

James Phillips/Bombadil

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