Video Premiere: Aaron Davis, “The Wolves” off new album The Meander

JACKSON HOLE, WYO – Harking back to the MTV style music videos of yore, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Aaron Davis has released a new video of “The Wolves” from his forthcoming album, The Meander, due June 21. The studio version of the song is propelled to a wild chase by his band The Mystery Machine, closing with atmospheric vocal layering from guest harmony singers Karee Miller Jaeger and Isaac Hayden, while Matt Herron pairs fiddle harmonies around Davis’ lap steel and slide guitar. Two advance singles from the album, “The Wolves” and “Same Cloth” can be streamed at AaronDavisMusic.com, which is also the launchpad for album pre-orders on iTunes, Spotify, and hi-fidelity digital options at BandCamp.com.

KGB Productions filmed the video at Davis’ cabin studio—Three Hearted Recording in Hoback—where the song was also written and recorded, with splices of live footage from The Trap Bar and Silver Dollar Showroom. The project was supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts and by a grant from the Wyoming Arts Council.

The Meander is Davis’ ninth record since moving to Wyoming from Kentucky, and is the second album released under his name. Far from a solitary project, the set showcases over a dozen regional musicians that Davis has toured and collaborated with. This includes Wyoming folk hero Jalan Crossland and Davis’ songstress wife, Seadar Rose Davis of Screen Door Porch, both of whom contribute vocal harmony on “Same Cloth,” a tune that makes sonic room for an eleven person choir. Aaron is chiefly known as co-founder of decade-long Americana band Screen Door Porch, which released three studio albums and an EP, Pay it Forward (2017).

Aaron Davis & the Mystery Machine – The Meander Summer Tour
JUNE 20  Music in the Park // Rawlins WY
JUNE 21  Mangy Moose // Teton Village WY
JUNE 22 Evanston Bluegrass Festival // Evanston WY *w/ Jalan Crossland, One Ton Pig
JUNE 30 JacksonHoleLive // Jackson WY *w/ Shinyribs
JULY 3    Concert on the Commons // Teton Village WY *w/ Whitewater Ramble
JULY 4    Driggs Outdoor Amphitheater // Driggs ID *w/ Lonesome Gold, The Balsamroots
JULY 12-13 Silver Dollar Showroom // Jackson WY
JULY 17  Tour de Wyoming // Powell WY
JULY 18  Concert in the Park // Cody WY
JULY 19  Mansface Mountain Music Fest // Green River WY
JULY 26  WHAT Fest // Laramie WY
AUG 8     Teton Valley Music on Main // Victor ID *w/ The Accidentals
AUG 16   Gruner Brothers Brewing // Casper WY
AUG 17   Saturdays in the Square // Buffalo WY
AUG 29  Lander Live // Lander WY *w/ Elizabeth Cook
SEPT 7   Wind River Brewfest // Pinedale WY
SEPT 21 Town Square Fall Festival // Jackson WY
OCT 18  Gryphon Theatre // Laramie WY
SUNDAYS (Aaron solo/brunch) StillWest Brewery // Jackson WY
MONDAYS (Aaron solo) Mangy Moose // Teton Village WY

Lyrics from “The Wolves” (written/arranged by Aaron Davis)

They weren’t aggressive yet, you could hardly tell
The wolves were sitting there waiting
For you to come of age, for you to come of age

Taught to pledge allegiance, not to question the rule
Well, the wolves were already prowlin’
Oh, they gotta feed, Oh, they gotta feed

Cassette decks and pick up stix, wrecking bikes not drinkin’ six
No BS and no bag of tricks But that doesn’t matter now
39’s the new heart attack Like biscuits and gravy and feedback
A baker’s dozen, three to be exact The Wolves are at the heel
The Wolves are at his heels   The Wolves are at the heel

Pacify the pressure gauge, just a midlife ghost
Honk, the well needs digging
Or else you’ll need a spring, Or else you’ll need a spring

Now they are belligerent, foaming at the mouth
The wolves, outside scrachin’
And what do you have to show? What do you have to show?

Cassette decks and pick up stix, wrecking bikes not drinkin’ six
No BS and no bag of tricks But that doesn’t matter now
39’s the new heart attack Like biscuits and gravy and feedback
A baker’s dozen, three to be exact The Wolves are at the heel
The Wolves are at his heels
The Wolves are at the heel
The Wolves are at his heels

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