Left Arm Tan (LAT) www.leftarmtan.com - With a singular focus on great songwriting and live shows defined by a compelling vibe, purpose and swagger, Left Arm Tan is a band busy redefining Americana.
The new album, Alticana (release date Feb. 26, 2013), was produced by Salim Nourallah (Old 97's, Whiskey Folk Ramblers) and features 13 new songs from LAT. As the band says, "every song has something that will both break and mend your heart."
LAT features Troy Austin (vocals, guitar), Daniel Hines (guitar, vocals), Jeff Scroggins (bass, vocals), and Tim Manders (drums, vocals).
In 2010 the band released their debut album, Jim. The first single "Wish" won song of the year from Saving Country Music. SavingCountryMusic.com says it best..."the simple fact is that “Wish” was the best song put out in country music and all its subsidiaries in 2010."
LAT returned in 2012 with the EP Thurm. The four song EP featured Ghost of Lila Pearl, which received heavy rotation on European stations and broke into the ECMA Top 40 in five countries.
Few bands can deliver truly modern music that includes both classic references to the Byrds and Allman Brothers, and an artful ode to critical darlings Wilco and Ryan Adams. It is "music that understands that gloss is useless… the songwriting… would be right at home in heavy rotation on CMT.” (Fort Worth Star Telegram)
But while critics and fans seem to quickly understand that LAT delivers great songs, there’s much more to the story. Because you don’t really know LAT until you go to a show… where the guitars crackle to life and the harmonies surround the audience. And it is live that Left Arm Tan becomes more than just a band…they become an approachable friend to the audience. And when you’re done soaking up the authentic vibe, you can roll down your window and drive home knowing that yet again the circle is unbroken.