Empty Country Releases New Song “Marian”
- Joseph D'Agostino of Cymbals Eat Guitars announced that his solo project Empty Country will release his self-titled debut album on February 14, 2020.
Cymbals Eat Guitar went on hiatus in 2017. Afterwards he started Empty Country as his solo project.
“We wanted to quietly deep-six it,” Joseph D'Agostino told Billboard in an interview. “We could have told everybody that our December 2017 shows were gonna be our final shows, but — I dunno. It just seemed a little gaudy to do so. We were never people to draw attention to ourselves in that way.”
He has already released two singles “Ultrasound” and “Jets”, which features Charles Bissell of The Wrens. On October 29th, a new song “Marian” was released from the album.
The album is inspired by the death of his grandmother by a drunk driver in 1983.
Written, arranged, and produced by Joseph D'Agostino himself, with co-production and engineering by Kyle Gilbride of Swearin’. In addition to Charles Bissell, other contributors include Rachel Browne of Field Mouse (who Joe is married to) and Rachel’s sister/bandmate Zoë on backup vocals, Cymbals Eat Guitars drummer Anne Dole, Anne’s brother Pat on bass, and Zena Kay on pedal steel.
- source : Billboard