Low​-​Down Dirty Summer Nights

by The New Old-Fashioned

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1.
On The Top 04:02
you watch people fall fall to the ground and you use 'em as stepping stones to the top of the mount cause you're climbing higher than ever before tell me how good it must feel on the top there are losers but you're gonna win they're gonna try to get back up but you'll knock 'em right back down again cause you're reaching higher than ever before tell me how good it must feel on the top tell me how good it must feel won't ya tell me how good it must feel on the top
2.
27 04:20
18 and 21 ain't all they're cracked up to be and don't even get me started on 23 I'm gettin older and older and older but I don't feel myself movin' forward but I'm still young at least that's what they tell me 26 ain't been to good to me things ain't turned out quite the way I thought they'd be maybe I should take a break and start learnin 'bout heaven cause I don't think that I'm gonna make it to 27 the car don't work and I've been strugglin' to pay my bills and they tell me it'll all work out in the end but I don't know that it will cause the days are getting shorter and the nights are getting cold but I'm still young (yeah I'm still young) at least that's what I'm told 26 ain't been to good to me things ain't turned out quite the way I thought they'd be maybe I should take a break and start learnin 'bout heaven cause I don't think that I'm gonna make it to 27 26 ain't been to good to me things ain't turned out quite the way I thought they'd be maybe I should take a break and start learnin 'bout heaven cause I don't think that I'm gonna make it to 27
3.
Home 03:10
you're filled with great ambition yea you're gonna get outta here you're gonna get yourself a taste of city livin' you're gonna wear their colors gonna drink that local beer in time I think you'll find in time I think you're gonna find your way back home you're gonna get your education cause you're daddy wants more for you than his folks could give him but he forgot somethin' 'bout them struggles they made him the man that he is in time I think you'll find in time I think you're gonna find your way back home you're gonna raise your expectations no you ain't gonna work that family business you know, the one you're daddy built with his own two hands where you spent your summers learin' how to be a man no you can't look back this ain't the life that you seen in the movies no you can't look back this ain't the life that you seen on that big ol' screen and in time I think you'll find in time I think you're gonna find your way back home
4.
Words 03:33
I always try to be there for you I always try to dry your eyes but sometimes I just cant seem to get it right I work so hard I work all day and night but sometimes I just lose sight I'm not always good with words but you're a dictionary of ones I've never heard sometime I open up my mouth and nothin' worth sayin' comes out sometimes I have this recurring dream where you take him in your arms cause you just can't get what you need from me and I wake up in a cold sweat and you're still layin' here and i have to wonder why I'm not always good with words but you're a dictionary of ones I've never heard sometime I open up my mouth and nothin' worth sayin' comes out
5.
sometimes she feels she needs someone to talk to and he's good to talk to, yes that's true but sometimes he does not understand no he doesn't know what she's goin' through and he wants to help her but he can't find the words no he ain't, quite been there before oh and Kansas City seems a world away when you're stuck in Ohio and you've got bills to pay you can pick up the phone and you can write your letters but at the end of the day Kansas City's still a world away sometimes she feels a little sad and lonesome a little bit, sad and lonesome from time to time so she keeps her loved ones close cause sometimes loved ones go and a greater pain you will never know and he wants to help her but he can't find the words no he ain't, quite been there before oh and Kansas City seems a world away when you're stuck in Ohio and you've got bills to pay you can pick up the phone and you can write your letters but at the end of the day Kansas City's still a world away she's goin to Kansas City goin to Kansas City gonna find a way she's goin to Kansas City goin to Kansas City gonna find a way she's goin to Kansas City goin to Kansas City gonna find a way she's goin to Kansas City goin to Kansas City gonna find a way
6.
I don't know how you manage to look so good in last night's clothes when we slept on the floor after the show your dress still has all its glory and you still have your glow when you wake me with a kiss and whisper softly it's time to go I want you to know I'm still takin' you home night after night after night and show after show I want you to know I'm still takin' you home for the rest of our nights I'm takin' you home I don't know how you keep grace and composure in that kind of crowd between the drunks and the preachers I'm not sure who's bein' more loud this scene's like a picture mostly black and white but your colors abound through the whole room your colors surround while they're fadin' out your still singin' out loud I want you to know I'm still takin' you home night after night after night and show after show I want you to know I'm still takin' you home for the rest of our nights I'm takin' you home I'm still takin' you home I'm takin' you home I'm still takin' you home
7.
I wanna be true to you I want you to be true to me I want us to spend our days together happy and wild and free so darlin' be true to me and I'll be true to you I'll be true to you too I wanna be honest with you I want you to be honest with me but sometimes the alcohol can make you a little more honest than you wanna be baby so darlin' be honest with me and I'll be honest with you I'll be honest with you too I wanna take care of you all of my days and I want you to love all of my cares away I wanna be true to you I want you to be true to me I want us to spend our days together happy and wild and free so darlin' be true to me and I'll be true to you I'll be true to you too
8.
9.
Worry 05:22
I've always worried 'bout a lot of things but I've never worried 'bout you oh I've always worried 'bout a lot of things but I've never worried 'bout you oh I toss and I turn and I lose sleep at night oh I try to stay calm but it kills me inside oh my heart's beatin' fast and I can't clear my mind oh I've always worried 'bout a lot of things but I've never worried 'bout you Oh I'm fightin' to catch my breath again over and over, again and again as the sweat, it runs down my face and my heart's beatin' at its usual irregular pace then I finally take that deep breath and my heart settles right back down in my chest I've always worried 'bout a lot of things but I've never worried 'bout you oh I've always worried 'bout a lot of things but I've never worried 'bout you oh I toss and I turn and I lose sleep at night oh I try to stay calm but it kills me inside oh my heart's beatin' fast and I can't clear my mind oh I've always worried 'bout a lot of things but I've never worried 'bout you fallin' into your arms works everytime, yeah it works like a charm so please tell me, that won't ever change and promise me that when I need ya you'll whisper my name and I'll finally take that deep breath and heart'll settle right back down in my chest I've always worried 'bout a lot of things but I've never worried 'bout you oh I've always worried 'bout a lot of things but I've never worried 'bout you oh I toss and I turn and I lose sleep at night oh I try to stay calm but it kills me inside oh my heart's beatin' fast and I can't clear my mind oh I've always worried 'bout a lot of things but I've never worried 'bout you
10.
he had a black rimmed hat and a denim shirt she had her red shoes on with that polka dot skirt and the sun's goin' down but it's still hotter than hell that's for sure oh those dirty summer night oh those low-down dirty summer nights the first band's started and all our friends are here can I get ya anything, I'm gonna grab myself a beer it's a good lookin' crowd I think it might just get rowdy in here oh those dirty summer nights oh those low-down dirty summer nights oh it's so loud in here I've got that familiar ringing in my ears as the blood, sweat, and the tears roll off our brow he's got his hat in his hand and he's unbuttoned his shirt she's still got her red shoes on with that polka dot skirt it's the end of the night and they're covered in sweat and the July dirt oh those dirty summer nights oh those low-down dirty summer nights baby are you ready to go all night oh those dirty summer nights oh those low-down dirty summer nights
11.
Good Company 06:42
I ain't got much but I got all that I need there's a weight off my chest and I can finally breathe it got dark for awhile it was closin' in on me and I ain't outta the woods yet but I can see through the trees the leaves are fallin' they're up to my knees but those bare branches lend a certain clarity Now I can see I've got good company I ain't got much but I got all that I need there's a weight off my chest and I can finally breathe it got dark for awhile it was closin' in on me and I ain't outta the woods yet but I can see through the trees I've got good I've got good company

about

Released 9/27/2015.

Technically speaking, the second New Old-Fashioned album is 3 years in the making. In the time since the band’s debut self-titled record (recorded in the summer of 2012 with producer Patrick Himes and released in December of the same year), the band has spent plenty of time honing its live sound, incorporating new drummer Matt Oliver’s hard-hitting rhythms into its folky Midwestern Americana template.

The result is a more aggressive record, one that highlights the band’s 70’s rock and soul influences rather than the folky country sounds of its debut. The album comes out swinging with the crunchy groove of “On the Top” and upbeat first single “27” before settling into more diverse territory like the jaunty “Home,” the pounding “True to Me, True to You,” and the hypnotic title track. What hasn’t changed over the past 3 years is the band’s attention to clever musical arrangement and soaring harmony vocals courtesy of bassist Tom Blackbern and guitarist Kent Montgomery.

Recorded with producer Micah Carli (Hawthorne Heights) at Popside Recording Studios in Troy, OH, Low-Down Dirty Summer Nights has a clean and punchy feel that emphasizes loud guitars, rumbling bass, and impassioned lead vocals from frontman David Payne. Several guest performers helped bolster the record’s soul-oriented offerings, including Marnée Richardson (vocals) and Kevin Skubak (organ) of Columbus soul/funk outfit The Pleasant Tense.

Low-Down Dirty Summer Nights follows two shorter New Old-Fashioned releases – “Ladies” in 2014 and this year’s Hilltops & Highways, a country-tinged “brolaboration” EP with Dayton Newgrass band The Repeating Arms.
Fans of Tom Petty, the Old 97s and the Alabama Shakes will find this record right at home!

credits

released September 26, 2015

All songs by M. D. Payne, Jr. except, “On The Top” by T. Blackbern, K. Montgomery, M. Oliver, and M. D. Payne, Jr. and “Same Old Love” by K. Montgomery

All songs arranged by The New Old-Fashioned

Personnel:
Tom Blackbern: Bass, Vocals
Kent Montgomery: Guitar, Vocals, Slide Guitar on “27”
Matt Oliver: Drums, Percussion
David Payne: Vocals, Guitar, Piano

Micah Carli: Slide Guitar on “Heaven By Way of Kansas City” and “Good Company”
Kevin Skubak: Hammond Organ
Max Nunery: Lap Steel
Marnée Richardson: Vocals on “Good Company”

Produced by Micah Carli
Engineered, mixed, and mastered by Micah Carli at Popside Studio in Troy, Ohio

Photography by Jay Woessner and Bill Cunningham

Layout and design by Marshall Norman

The New Old-Fashioned would like to extend a huge thank you to Micah Carli, Marnée Richardson, Kevin Skubak, Max Nunery, Eric Long, Harold Hensley, Charles Hartman, Patrick Himes, Mark McMillon, Poppy, Stephanie and Jim Blackbern, Amy and Eric Montgomery, Barb and Jeff Oliver, Tracy and David Payne, Sr., Kelly Payne, Lindsey Oliver, Amberly Pressler, Tim Berger, and Kara McCray. We would also like to thank all the great venues, bands, labels, promoters, press contacts, and especially fans who have believed in our music and helped us grow. Thank you for your endless support. It means the world.

In loving memory of Karl Benge. We know you’re making Heaven sound a whole lot sweeter.

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The New Old-Fashioned is:
Tom Blackbern: Bass/Vocals
Kent Montgomery: Guitar/Vocals
Matt Oliver: Drums
David Payne: Vocals/Guitar

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