Will Bennett & The Tells

Tumblin' Down + Wichita

Tumblin' Down + Wichita by Will Bennett & The Tells
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For fans of:Old 97s, The Replacements, Drive-By Truckers, Lydia Loveless, Cory Branan
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  1. Tumblin' Down
  2. I Hope You Hear This On The Radio
  3. She's Got A Problem
  4. The Villain
  5. Somewhere Down In Texas
  6. Jolene
  7. No Matter
  8. Paloma
  9. Maria, Maria
  10. Sleepless In Seattle
  11. Ann Arbor
  12. Manassas
  13. Sayonara (See You Later)
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For a limited time we're bundling our new single "Tumblin' Down" with our debut album Wichita and letting you pay what you want! Enjoy!

Will Bennett & The Tells’ rollicking new single “Tumblin’ Down,” out April 14, 2017, showcases the band’s biggest strengths: infectious, sharp-witted songwriting brought to life with the bottled-up urgency of a tight four-piece being captured in the studio. The result is a sound that will resonate just as well with fans of The Replacements’ literate barroom rock as those of cowpunk stalwarts such as the Old 97’s and Lydia Loveless.

Clocking in at just over two-and-a-half minutes, “Tumblin’ Down” bounces with the energy and exuberance of early-Sixties rock & roll. The unapologetically catchy stomper marries Isley Brothers-inspired harmonies, jangly guitar work that hearkens back to vintage Peter Buck, and a muscular country rhythm section that never loses the band’s trademark shuffle. At it’s heart, “Tumblin’ Down” is a love song, an ode to the manic highs of long-distance romance as well as a eulogy for one of Chicago’s most storied venues: (“We’ll slide across the floor at the Double Door / Until the music stops and we yell for more”).

The Tells cut the track with engineer BJ Davis in a single evening at Sonic Lounge studio, located just outside Columbus, Ohio. Recorded with all four members tracking live in a room, “Tumblin’ Down” captures the spirit of the band’s raucous live shows. “There wasn’t much thinking,” Bennett recounts. “It was just plug in and go.”

Will Bennett & The Tells formed in 2014 when the singer-songwriter packed up his guitar and left his hometown of Grinnell, Iowa for Columbus, where he joined forces with drummer Daniel Martinson. “Tumblin’ Down” sees Alan Gabrenya taking over the reins on lead guitar for Josh Zimmerer, whose departure to Wichita inspired the title for the band’s first record, and Sean Jones rounding out the quartet on bass.

The band’s debut album Wichita, released in 2016, garnered high praise from variety of genre tastemakers, ultimately landing at #40 in the No Depression Year-End Readers Poll and earning a spot on Americana Rock Mix’s “Best of 2016” podcast.


"Tumblin' Down"

© 2017 Will Bennett Music, ASCAP

Recorded, Mixed, and Mastered by BJ Davis at The Sonic Lounge

Will Bennett - Vocals, Guitar

Alan Gabreyna - Lead Guitar, Backing Vocals

Sean Jones - Bass, Backing Vocals

Daniel Martinson - Drums, Backing Vocals


© 2016 Will Bennett Music, ASCAPRecorded, Mixed, and Mastered by BJ Davis at The Sonic Lounge

Additional Recording by Brandon Bankes At Earthwork Studios

Will Bennett - Vocals, Guitar

Daniel Martinson - Drums, Backing Vocals

Vinny Newton - Bass

Josh Zimmerer Lead Guitar

Additional Instrumentation:

Brandon Bankes - Pedal Steel

For fans of:Old 97s, The Replacements, Drive-By Truckers, Lydia Loveless, Cory Branan
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