Dualtone Music Group Celebrates 20th Anniversary With New Album
Amerikinda: 20 Years Of Dualtone
Angie McMahon covers Oh Pep! ‘Tea, Milk & Honey’ out now!
Beloved Nashville-based indie label Dualtone Music Group has announced the celebration of their 20th Anniversary this year with the release of a brand new album titled Amerikinda: 20 Years Of Dualtone. Out on August 6, the album features a slew of Dualtone artists and alumni including The Lumineers, Brett Dennen, Gregory Alan Isakov, Mt. Joy, Shovels & Rope, and Langhorne Slim all cover each other’s songs in celebration of the label’s landmark birthday. Amongst the incredible talent is Melbourne heroine, Angie McMahon and her ineffable cover of ‘Tea, Milk & Honey’ by fellow Australian act, Oh Pep!.
Angie McMahon’s palpable charm and honesty shines in abundance through her equally captivating music that explores the intimacies of life, love, and comfort food. Angie’s debut album Salt catapulted her to the forefront of Australia’s indie scene as a leading voice of her generation. In the latter half of 2020, during ongoing Melbourne lockdowns, Angie performed her follow up release and sister EP Piano Salt to adoring fans across the globe in an intimate online concert. It was here that the world was treated to a live piano version of Angie’s Oh Pep! cover. With the addition of some lingering guitar notes and heavenly layered vocals, Angie is excited to now share the studio recording of her close friends and fellow bandmate’s stunning track on the upcoming Dualtone compilation. The cherished singer songwriter will also perform a live solo piano concert at the iconic Sydney Opera House as part of Vivid Live, as well as a local headline show at Melbourne’s West Set festival this winter.
“Oh Pep! are one of my biggest songwriting inspirations, as well as being beautiful friends of mine. I used to sit in the car outside my house after working long late night shifts, processing another day by listening to the magical words of Tea, Milk & Honey. This song is like medicine to me.” – Angie McMahon
“It’s a joy and privilege for us to be a part of bringing such amazing art into the world for 20 years. So much of what we do is also based on “feel” when we are pursuing new artists. We were already mesmerized by Angie’s music when we met her and her manager Charlotte in Nashville but the more time we spent with them, it just felt like ‘home’ being together. To work alongside incredible artists who also feel like kindred spirits is such an added gift. Angie McMahon is nothing short of a once in a generation talent, and her cover of “Tea, Milk & Honey” (from another one of our favorite Australian bands, Oh Pep!) is an absolute stunner.” – Paul Roper, Dualtone
Known for their incredible roster of artists who straddle the line between roots and AAA, Dualtone Records was founded in 2001 by Scott Robinson and Dan Herrington, joined soon after by Paul Roper, who quickly established the company as a label that would change the paradigm of what a successful independent model could be. Based around a co-operative approach built on fair, transparent partnerships, Dualtone bred a family atmosphere where artists could effectively build and grow with the label. Their format is now taught in business schools and is considered by many to have helped usher in a new era of more artist-friendly record contracts across the industry.
Inaugural releases from Dualtone included David Ball’s Amigo as well as the pivotal June Carter Cash GRAMMY Award-winning album Wildwood Flower. As the label grew, they continued to bring in elder statesmen like Guy Clark and Bobby Bare, while at the same time branching out to attract younger indie artists such as Brett Dennen, Shovels & Rope, Drew Holcomb, Noah Gundersen, Langhorne Slim, The Felice Brothers, Delta Spirit, Shakey Graves, Wild Child, Mt. Joy, Amos Lee, Gregory Alan Isakov, Robert Earl Keen, The Lone Bellow, Kathleen Edwards, and The Lumineers.
Amerikinda: 20 Years Of Dualtone Track List:
01) Wild Child – “My Favorite Picture Of You” (Guy Clark)
02) Mt. Joy – “Ain’t No Reason” (Brett Dennen)
03) The Wild Reeds – “Younger Days” (Mt. Joy)
04) Gregory Alan Isakov – “Salt And The Sea” (The Lumineers)
05) The Lumineers – “Caves” (Gregory Alan Isakov)
06) Angie McMahon – “Tea, Milk & Honey” (Oh Pep!)
07) Langhorne Slim – “Stubborn Love” (The Lumineeres)
08) Brett Dennen – “Life Is Confusing” (Langhorne Slim)
09) Drew & Ellie Holcomb – “Keep On The Sunny Side” (June Carter Cash)
10) Ivan & Alyosha – “Let Your Heart Hold Fast” (Fort Atlantic)
11) The Lone Bellow – “O’ Be Joyful” (Shovels & Rope)
12) Shakey Graves – “Cheers” (The Wild Reeds)
13) Shovels & Rope – “Dearly Departed” (Shakey Graves)
14) Hayes Carll – “Worry B Gone” (Guy Clark)
15) Radney Foster – “Riding With Private Malone” (David Ball)
Recorded during lockdown by Angie (playing all instruments)
Recorded and mixed by Jono Steer – The Perch Recording Studio, Castlemaine
Mastered by Jim DeMain
West Set Festival
19 – 29 August
Hotel Westwood, Footscray
More information at www.westsetfestival.com
Vivid Live – An Evening with Angie McMahon
Sydney Opera House, Sydney NSW
Sunday 22 August, Matinee