Good Old War will release their fourth studio album and first on Nettwerk Records, Broken Into Better Shape. Produced by Jason Lehning (Mat Kearney, Dolly Parton), and featuring lead single “Tell Me What You Want From Me,” it follows critically acclaimed Come Back As Rain, which debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Heatseekers, and led to national TV performances on Jimmy Kimmel Live! & Conan. Good Old War has earned the loyalty of an ever-expanding fan base thanks to their captivating live shows touring along side a diverse group of artists including Alison Krauss, Guster, Brandi Carlisle and Dr. Dog.
Originally from Long Beach, California, Greg Laswell is one of the most uncompromising songwriters of these modern times. You may recognize a bit of Leonard Cohen in his tormented baritone. You might think of Tom Waits when you sense how deep in the gut these songs come from. But if there is a quality that still and ever marks out Laswell’s writing, it is an ability to use words like unrepentant paper cuts. Should you be at the receiving end, perhaps you might not at first feel the sting; but it will burn like hell later.
In 2009, Laswell’s songs started appearing in various films (Friends With Benefits, My Sister’s Keeper, Final Destination) and television series (Grey’s Anatomy, Parenthood, Friday Night Lights) with the release of “Three Flights From Alto Nido.” A covers EP (entitled “Covers,” no less) soon followed with versions of Kate Bush’s “This Women’s Work,” Morphine’s “In Spite of Me” and Echo and the Bunnymen’s “The Killing Moon.”
In 2012, Laswell released “Landline” featuring guest vocals from Sara Bareilles, and Sia. Popmatters called his work, “Haunting and genuine.” Filter described his songs as “punches to the gut.” And Blackbook said, “Rightly compared to the likes of Leonard Cohen and the late Jeff Buckley.”
“Everyone Thinks I Dodged A Bullet” came in 2016 with rave reviews—the title track, “Dodged A Bullet” appearing in the season finale of NBC’s The Blacklist.
Laswell just finished recording “Next Time” (his seventh studio album), scheduled for release this fall.
Grammy-nominated band Panic! At The Disco today announced a second leg of their upcoming Pray For The Wicked North American arena tour that will kick off on January 10, 2019 in Buffalo, NY, and wrap on February 20, 2019 in Sacramento, CA. Produced by AEG Presents, the 28-city leg will feature support from Two Feet and an opener is to be announced.
Panic! At The Disco will play Charlotte’s Spectrum Center on Tuesday January 22, 2019. Pre-sale tickets will be available beginning Friday, June 22 at 9am local time and general tickets will go on-sale to the public on Friday, June 22, at 12noon at spectrumcentercharlotte.com and PanicAtTheDisco.com, the Spectrum Center Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets or by phone at 800-745-3000.