Ted Stevens and the Third Rail Announce Release of Extended Play

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Louisville based rock three piece announce the release of 4 song ep, including two tracks engineered and mixed by Mike McCarthy

Louisville-based rock three piece, Ted Stevens and the Third Rail, have announced a May 20 release for their EP “Extended Play.” The EP is the first recorded output from the band, following several years spent by Stevens as a solo performer.

The EP features single “Hometown, Hometown,” along with B-side “Live Forever.” Both were mixed by Austin-based engineer Mike McCarthy who’s former credits include Spoon, Patty Griffin, Heartless Bastards among countless others. The tracks have already been in rotation on local radio in Louisville, and been earning an incredible response by Stevens while performing through out the Midwest, both as acoustic and with his band.

The tracks on “Extended Play,” are the first off a forthcoming album on which the band have been hard at work, tentatively set for a release in late 2014.

The EP is rounded out by live recordings of “Be That Way” and “October Blues” from the band’s performance at Be Here Now, in Muncie, IN and broadcast on Indiana public radio.

Stevens pens relatable, high-energy music in the best rock and roll tradition. On the single “Hometown, Hometown”, Stevens addresses the love hate relationship faced by so many with the place they are from. discussing several years he spent in Scotland, and his eventual return to Louisville.

Discussing several years he spent in Scotland, Stevens sings “So I went hiding in a foreign land, Far from faces I could understand.” The track is both engaging and instantly relatable, very much hallmarks of the work found through out the record.

Stream Hometown, Home town on Bandcamp

About Ted Stevens and The Third Rail--
Ted Stevens and the Third Rail are dedicated to the traditions of great rock music, classic rock sounds underpinned by a modern Indie sensibility. Their music is rife with hard edged guitars, heavy drums, and power pop hooks. The three piece powerhouse have spent the last year taking their energetic stage show to small clubs around the Midwest.

Upcoming Tour Dates

May 16, 2014— 10 pm
Horseshoe Live Music
Chicago, IL

May 17, 2014
The Abby
Chicago, IL

May 18, 2014
The Brass Rail
Pioria, IL

June 21, 2014
Aces Depot,
Olmsted Falls, OH

Follow Ted Stevens on Twitter at @tedstevensmusic

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