Free Download of the Week: “Carousels,” The Well Reds

Two years ago I watched The Well Reds on stage at Rock By the Sea and got stupid giddy when they played a new song called “Carousels.”  I instantly felt it and knew it was going to be a favorite of mine, and have been bugging them for a recorded version it ever since.  Today, I am over the moon to FINALLY have a copy of the song.  How, you ask?  Well, because IT’S AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD RIGHT NOW ON NOISETRADE (along with their first single, “BPM,” released back in January, and a couple of tracks from their first EP, Violet).  For free!  I tell ya people, go snap this one up right now….

With a church-inspired keyboard opening and massive soaring vocals, “Carousels” really showcases what is to come from The Well Reds. Front man Jeremy Ezell rocks the singing, but songwriting credit goes to drummer Torin Degnats, says Ezell. The lyrics delve into what happens when the craziness of everyday life spins us to the point where we lose focus on what’s important.  I’m anxiously awaiting an official release date for their new album, Volume, due out sometime this spring.  The fan-funded album has been in the works for the last year and “Carousels” is a big indication that we are all in for a treat.

In addition to the free download, these talented Atlanta gents have also put out a video for this spin-inducing song… It’s dramatic, but the point rings through loud and clear. Perhaps we should all take heed of the message to open our ears, and take time to connect with each other… “We’d be fine if we’d all slow down.”


The Well Reds will be in Charlotte on May 16th, playing at The Evening Muse with King Super and the Excellents.  See this talented band in a small venue before it is too late!  Snag tickets here for $8…a complete steal. See ya there!

More The Well Reds:  Web | Facebook | Twitter | Free Download of “Carousels” on Noisetrade | The Violet EP on iTunes and Amazon

Pondering the Plight of the Modern Musician with The Well Reds

Volume is the soon-to-be sophomore release from Atlanta's The Well Reds.

Volume is the soon-to-be sophomore release from Atlanta’s The Well Reds.

Being a musician these days isn’t easy.  Costs of recording, merch, and touring mount up quickly.  Couple that with the fact that there are more artists vying for listeners ears than ever before, and that an increasing number of listeners are choosing less-profitable methods of hearing music… and, well, let’s just say it’s not easy to be a musician these days. However, artists continue to pour out their energy, their soul, and their wallets to make music for us.  Maybe that’s because they have an innate NEED to do it.

This idea is humorously captured in a new video from The Well Reds, a pop-rock four-piece from Atlanta, Georgia that has been gaining steam over the last three years.  The video is for the debut single “BPM (I Feel Rhythm) from their forthcoming album, Volume.  The fast-paced, dancy number spells out the plight of today’s modern musician … having to work a day job to fund your true passion.  While the video playfully depicts band members working day jobs (my particular favorite is Torin as a barista…), the sentiment is clear:  we do this because we love it, because we love our fans, and because there’s nothing that makes us feel more alive.

The best part of all of this? The single is available for free download on Noisetrade RIGHT NOW.

Check out the video for “BPM (I Feel Rhythm)” and get stoked for new music from these fellas!

The sophomore release from The Well Reds, Volume was crowd-funded through a successful Kickstarter campaign in early 2013. For the last 10 months, the band has been diligently at work in the studio with producer Joseph Prielozny. Watch for more news on a release date here soon!

More The Well Reds:  Web | Facebook | Twitter | The Violet EP on iTunes and Amazon

Charlotte Tour Stop for The Well Reds!

Very excited to tell you all that about-to-break Atlanta artist Jeremy Ezell and The Well Reds are making a pit stop in Charlotte on Thursday, August 25th at my new 3rd favorite spot in town, Crown Station Pub. If you like serious piano and huge vocals with your rock n’ roll, this is a band that you simply must hear – and hearing it now in this micro-sized venue will be cooler than cool when these guys hit it big.

I first blogged about these guys back in March, and I gotta tell you, their EP has gotten heavy play over the past four months. Balcony TV Atlanta recently had two of the guys on to perform a little acoustic number, and it’s something magical when you can watch an artist perform and have the vocals sound as big and clean live as they do in recording. And the HARMONIES…so smooth! Talented little bunch, these Well Reds.

Check out this little promo video of their single, “Violet” (my favorite part, it should be no surprise, is the break that starts at 1:48 – CLAPPING!) then come on out to Crown Station in two weeks to catch ’em live!

P.S.  There’s a bunch of other videos on their YouTube page, so I highly recommend making a visit to see some of their acoustic stuff, too!

More of The Well Reds: Website | Facebook | Twitter | iTunes | YouTube