Songs You Should Hear Series :: "Can't Cheat Death" by The Ballroom Thieves

The band remains and gains strength after the touring years have taken their toll, sometimes howling as one, other times answering the cry of distress, but always relentlessly singing.
— Calin Peters, The Ballroom Thieves

From Nettwerk Music Group:

Darker times make for bolder and, sometimes, brighter art.

"The Ballroom Thieves - Calin “Callie” Peters (vocals, cello), Martin Earley (guitar, vocals), and Devin Mauch (percussion, vocals) - mine immense melodies and hypnotic hooks from personal stories on their 2018 EP, Paper Crown (out May 11 via Nettwerk Records). Under the cover of vintage jazz-style, the five songs reflect feelings of rootlessness from four nomadic years, bouts of depression, and the ever-looming specter of political unrest hanging over the country."

“Our lifestyle has shaped our perspective,” explains Martin. “We’ve toured so much that we haven’t been able to call anywhere home. A lot of the songwriting was done from this place of simply not having a home base. We were the perennial guests.”

That subtle balance has transformed The Ballroom Thieves into a quiet phenomenon. Following two EPs, the group released their full-length debut A Wolf in the Doorway in 2015. Between marathons of touring, 2016’s Deadeye would spawn a string of fan favorites. They claimed real estate on prime Spotify playlists (e.g. “Your Favorite Coffeehouse,” “Relax & Unwind,” “Morning Acoustic”) with “Bees” cracking 10 million streams on the platform. Along the way, they sold out shows and delivered standout performances at festivals such as Boston Calling and Newport Folk Festival, while landing features at NPR, Baeble Music, Boston Globe, Paste, Earmilk, and many others.

The Ballroom Thieves "Can't Cheat Death"

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The Ballroom Thieves Tour Dates:

+ With Phillip Phillips

Fri., 3/16 Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theatre +

Sat., 3/17 Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre +

Sun., 3/18 Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom +

Tues., 3/20 San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore +

Wed., 3/21 Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre +

Thurs., 3/22 Solana Beach, CA @ Belly Up Tavern +

Fri., 3/23 Solana Beach, CA @ Belly Up Tavern +

Wed., 3/28 Dallas, TX @ House Of Blues +

Thurs., 3/29 Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall +

Sat., 3/31 El Dorado, AR @ Griffin Music Hall +

Mon., 4/2 Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s +

Tues., 4/3 Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue +

Thurs., 4/5 Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall Ballroom +

Fri., 4/6 Chicago, IL @ House Of Blues +

Sat., 4/7 Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre +

Sun., 4/8 Toronto, ON @ The Opera House +

Tues., 4/10 Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom +

Wed., 4/11 Louisville, KY @ Headliners +

Sat., 4/14 Chattanooga, TN @ Walker Theatre – Memorial Auditorium +

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Songs You Should Hear :: Series 2018