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Song Premiere: Trampled by Turtles - "Wild Animals"

May 22, 2014  |  2:30pm

Trampled by Turtles is a bluegrass band with a fast-picking sound we’ve had the privilege of catching live all over the country, from Newport Folk to South by Southwest. Their foot-stomping energy in a live setting is a big draw, but the band thrives in the studio, too: their 2012 release Stars and Satellites showed the band refining their basics and emphasizing their four-part harmonies. Now, the band is back with the forthcoming Wild Animals, a full-length due for release in July.

“We all tried to come into this thing extremely open-minded,” Dave Simonett, guitarist and vocalist, said. “How can we sound new to ourselves? I feel like the sound has changed and is changing, especially from Palomino to now. A lot of our reputation from even just a couple years ago was that we were this fast band, which we can do, and we do that. But this record focused a little bit more on other aspects of our playing together.”

Get a taste of what’s to come by listening to the album’s title track, “Wild Animals,” in the player above, and check out more from the forthcoming release by watching a vignette below for album track, “Lucy.” Wild Animals is set for release on July 15 via Thirty Tigers. Scroll to the bottom of the article for upcoming Trampled By Turtles tour dates.

Trampled By Turtles tour Dates
JUNE
6 - Hunter Mountain, N.Y. @ Mountain Jam
8 - Pittsburgh, Pa. @ Three Rivers Arts Festival
27 - Moorhead, Minn. @ Bluestem Center for the Arts
28 - Duluth, Minn. @ Bayfront Park
JULY
3-6 - Quincy, Calif. @ High Sierra Music Festival
11 - Mount Solon, Va.@ Red Wing Roots Festival
12 - Sterling Hill, Minn. @ MO POP Festival
13 - Greenfield, Mass. @ Green River Festival
19 - Black Mountain, N.C. @ Pisgah Brewing Company
20 - Louisville, Ky. @ Forecastle 2014
19 - Black Mountain, N.C. @ Pisgah Brewing Company
24-27- Calgary, AB @ Calgary Folk Music Festival
5 - Edmonton, AB @ Interstellar Rodeo
27 - Newport, R.I. @ Newport Folk Festival
AUGUST
7 - Haldern, Del. @ Haldern Pop Festival
8 - Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Del. @ Taubertal Open Air
9 -Eschwege, Del. @ Open Flair Festival
16 - Morrison, CO /// Red Rocks Amphitheatre
19 - Park City, Utah @ Deer Valley Resort
SEPTEMBER
4 - Burlington, Vt. @ Grand Point North Music Festival
20 - Shakopee, Minn. @ Festival Palomino
26-28 - Columbia, Mo. @ Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival

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