Press Release



AUSTIN, Texas — Texan singer-songwriter Brian Pounds is set to make his national debut with his new EP, Strikes and Gutters, which hits the streets on Sept. 2, 2014.


The five-song album is a roots-rock, Americana gem, featuring lyrics that are mature beyond Pounds’ 25 years and warm vocals that are reminiscent of James Taylor’s early 1970s output. “Jesus, Don’t Let Me Die (On My Feet),” which was written in a rundown motel room during a two-week gig in Nevada, is a stark, realistic look at the music industry’s less glamorous aspects, and the playful, sexy “Keep My Hands to Myself” proves that Pounds can write lighthearted material as well. Opening track “Somewhere Maybe Carolina,” which he co-wrote with fellow “The Voice” Season 5 competitor Austin Jenckes, is already a hit: the video of the song has currently accumulated more than 14,000 views on YouTube.


Pounds recently worked with director Steven Bush, known for his “Confessionals” series of music videos, to create a new video for “Somewhere Maybe Carolina.” Shot on location in Austin, the video features Pounds playing an intimate, solo acoustic version of his song. 


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Pounds and his band will be celebrating the release of Strikes and Gutters with shows across Texas this fall.


Special album release shows include:

Sept. 4: The Rustic, Dallas

Sept. 18: Strange Brew, Austin

Sept. 20: Dosey Doe, The Woodlands

Oct. 4: The Phoenix Saloon, New Braunfels, Texas



For more information, review and radio airplay copies of Strikes and Gutters, contact: 

Jill McGuckin, 512.217.9404, [email protected]


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