Good Old War Announce New Album 'Broken Into Better Shape' June 30

Good Old War is excited to announce details of their new full-length studio album – Broken Into Better Shape. Due out June 30th via Nettwerk, the album was recorded in Nashville with the help of Grammy Award winning producer Jason Lehning (Alison Krause & Union Station, Mat Kearney, Dolly Parton) and mixed by another Grammy winner, engineer Vance Powell (Jack White, Houndmouth, Elle King). In addition, the band unveiled the first single “Tell Me What You Want From Me” via an exclusive premiere yesterday with The Wall Street Journal’s Speakeasy Blog who describes the song as, “... a catchy, upbeat tune with a clickety-clack rhythm and a chorus that soars upward on layers of wordless vocals as Goodwin delivers the refrain.” The single is available today via all DSPs, click here to buy.

Broken Into Better Shape is the fourth full-length release for Good Old War and the first that finds the group working with outside songwriters. The trio originally started working on the new album after wrapping months of touring in support of 2012’s Come Back As Rain. During this initial phase, drummer Tim Arnold decided to leave the band to join his fiancé in Atlanta who was pregnant with the couple’s first child. Keith Goodwin and Dan Schwartz found themselves with half an album and decided to take the opportunity to experiment working with outside writers and producers. They spent a little time in NYC working with Emile Haynie (fun., Bruno Mars, Lady Antebellum) which resulted in the album’s soaring “Fly Away” and for the hook laden lead single, “Tell Me What You Want From Me,” they found themselves in LA writing with Zimbabwe-born urban producer T-Collar. In the fall of 2014, the duo headed to Nashville to begin working with Lehning, where they were able to round out the songs with the help of Lehning and a terrific group of musicians and writers that he assembled.

The result is a 10-song album that is a grand collaboration and finds Good Old War pushing their musical boundaries to the limit. While expanding their sound on Broken Into Better Shape, the album is still signature Good Old War with the harmonies and melodies that fans have come to love over the years. The band hit the road at the end of March for a short run of intimate shows that has had them playing some of their new songs alongside fan favorites. In addition, the trek finds Goodwin and Schwartz reuniting with Arnold as a touring member of the band. Remaining dates are below and news of a summer tour to support the June 30th album release to be announced soon.

Tour Dates:
Mon, Apr 6 Indianapolis, IN @ The Hi-Fi
Tues, Apr 7 Ann Arbor, MI @ The Ark
Thur, Apr 9 Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
Fri, Apr 10 Columbus, OH @ The Basement
Sat, Apr 11 Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
Sun, Apr 12 Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church

Broken Into Better Shape Tracklisting...
Tell Me What You Want From Me
Fly Away
Never Gonna See Me Cry
Broken Into Better Shape
Small World
Broken Record
One More Time
I’m The One
Dark Days
Don’t Forget

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Danielle Romeo | romeo@nettwerk.com