After touring nationally behind two U.S. releases in 2007 and the first half of \'08, Warm in the Wake retreated to Atlanta in the summer of 2008 to record new material. The first batch of songs culled in the southern heat are being released digitally this summer and on vinyl later in the year as the Speak Plainly EP.
Playing together on and off since they were teenagers, Warm In The Wake’s Christopher Rowell (vocals, guitar, bass) and James Taylor Jr. (drums) come from a rich musical past in Birmingham, AL. Rowell performed and recorded with Regia and members of Verbena, while Taylor played with future members of The Drive By Truckers. Brothers Daniel Barker (keyboards) and Andy Barker (bass) hail from Ft. Payne, AL (also home to country’s ALABAMA) and have shared stages with Kings of Leon and Willie Nelson.
The Atlanta, GA band joined forces with Livewire Recordings (RYKO) in 2006 and released an EP produced by Adam Lasus (Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, PJ Harvey, Yo La Tengo) called GOLD DUST TRAIL in early 2007.
Inbetween touring on the EP\'s release the band went into the studio to record a full-length record in Atlanta. The AMERICAN PREHISTORIC LP was mastered in London’s Abbey Road Studios by Steve Rooke (Paul McCartney, The Beatles, Wilco) and released in the fall of 2007 through Livewire/RYKO.
Addendum- We grew up in the south. Along the way we have played music for many good people. We have also met Catahoula leopard hounds, cypress knees, molten iron, old Brooklyn firehouses, the people of Leicester (pronounced Lester in western N.C.), the third tier of the Channel 6 TV tower, fine Italian wedding cookies, a rude musical hero, an inquisitive cottonmouth, a strong god of the Forge, a brilliant musical stranger, a doomed entrepreneur, M.Ward, a Pez dispenser owned by the Cox-Arquettes, a stubborn friend, a red slot canyon, a nearly frozen Hellbender, a doubtful DNR representative, a guitar with character, a vengeful neighbor, a smiling dog, the caverns of Pilsen, the saddest of all counties, a gritty scuppernong, a satisfied Barracuda, Charles Simic, the underside of a train, a registered liar, the perfect Old Fashioned, the Twin falls.