Colorado Springs-based outlaw alt-folk group Tejon Street Corner Thieves (TSCT) recently released their new album Thick As Thieves, and have now teamed up with members of Bridge City Sinners to record a version of “Love’s Pilot” live inside the rugged and scenic beauty of Grand Teton National Park.
Vocalist Shawn D’Amario commented, “The song is about how life on the road doesn’t ever end. Even after death. It paints a picture of what heaven might be like for a touring musician or trucker.”
The song was even named one of the “Top 50 Best Songs of 2021” by MXDWN saying, “The Colorado duo deliver unyielding bluegrass rhythm and raucous fiddles and vocals while sketching out a trucker’s paradise. Never has the afterlife sounded so fun and wild.”
WATCH “LOVE’S PILOT” ONLINE HERE.
Tejon Street Corner Thieves new album Thick As Thieves was recorded at Royal Recordings in Colorado Springs with producer Bill Douglas (Veruca Salt, Smashing Pumpkins) and put out via Liars Club, the new label formed by Amigo the Devil and indie powerhouse Regime Music Group. Thick As Thieves mixes together a unique blend of Americana, folk, and bluegrass, defying categorization into one single genre. There’s a newfound level of depth, complexity, and authenticity that elevates the record to a new sonic spectrum for the band.
TSCT enlisted Olafh Acevedo to illustrate the cover art: a holy angel and a fallen demon enjoying the riches of a heist. To further accentuate the music, fans who purchase physical copies of the record will also receive an original TSCT comic book to accompany the album; a nail-biting tale of how TSCT escaped disaster after their bus broke down in the desert.
TSCT also recently released a music video for the whiskey-sippin’, toe-tapping, banjo-picking single “Whiskey“. This drinking anthem is a fan-favorite at shows and complements the band’s rowdy and over-the-top hootenanny of a live show, but there’s more to it than meets the eye. Lyrically, the song touches on the struggles of homelessness, and the use of alcohol to cope with a black hole of emotional defeat.
Photo: Mountain Trout Photography
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TSCT kicks off a string of headlining tour dates in support of Thick As Thieves, before joining The Dead South on tour starting in July. The live show is not to be missed.
Jul 27 – Emigrant, MT – The Old Saloon *
Jul 28 – Missoula, MT – Big Sky Brewing Co. *
Jul 31 – Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo *
Aug 2 – Boise, ID – Revolution Concert House *
Aug 3 – Sandy, UT – Sandy Amphitheater *
Aug 4 – Wichita, KS – WAVE (Outdoors) *
Aug 5 – Kansas City, MO – Grinders *
Aug 6 – Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom *
Aug 8 – Saint Paul, MN – Palace Theatre *
Aug 10 – Grand Rapids, MI – Meijer Gardens *
Aug 11 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverfront Live *
Sep 3 – Cripple Creek, CO – Music at the Depot
* with The Dead South
** with The Dead South and Lucero
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