The Upper Ohio Valley’s own Adrian Niles Band, fresh from having two of his songs – “Same Road” and “Harden to Heal” – air on F/X Television’s hit series Justified, is back in the studio, working his next album (after the critically well received opus Roll & Move, released last year), tentatively titled Struck Down Dreaming, with his band.
The previous album contained the radio-friendly hit “Skylark” and two recently previewed tracks from the new album – “All That I Want” and “Everlasting Love” – promise more radio-friendly hits from the Niles collective. “When I write a song, I’m conscious of all that needs to be there for a memorable experience, but I want a definitive lyric and melody that stays with you and makes an impression.” The two songs that the show Justified utilized in March were perfect examples. “They fit perfectly with the show; the mood, atmosphere … I was feeling, well, very justified” adds Niles. Beth Wernick, from L. A.’s Imaginary Friends Partners music outfit was responsible for making the connections. Adds Niles, “We’d been in touch with her for several months, fine-tuning what worked of mine on the shows and movies she was involved with. She got everything immediately and it was a delightful experience. I look forward to several more projects with her.”
Just last week, Niles’ NY-representative was contacted regarding utilizing another of the artist’s song, “Pulled Pork Blues,” that will be used, along with several others from other artists, to promote a product, called New York Fries, out of Canada.”You just never know. Right now, we’re concentrating on finishing the album and locking down the distribution and release information; but, it’s a nice coincidence,” says the artist.
Also on the immediate docket, is finalizing a series of dates in New York City, for the public as much as for several key record companies that are very interested in inking the band for national distribution.