The New Old-Fashioned is a rock and roll band from Dayton, Ohio with wide-ranging appeal.
Fusing big harmonies, punchy guitars, and lyrics firmly rooted in a Midwestern lifestyle, The New Old-Fashioned’s sound is both modern and classic. Reminiscent of the heartland rock and Americana of artists like Tom Petty, the Eagles, the Old 97s, and Wilco, the New Old-Fashioned plays what it knows: catchy, no-frills rock & roll.
The band’s second full-length album, Low-Down Dirty Summer Nights, expands and evolves the Americana sound that first appeared on its self-titled debut in 2012 by cranking up the guitars and adding some R&B influences. Produced by Micah Carli at Popside Studios in Troy, OH, Dirty Summer Nights begins with the crunchy one-two punch of “On the Top” and upbeat lead single “27” before exploring folk (“Home,” “Dirty Summer Nights”), soul (“True to Me, True to You,” “Last Night’s Clothes”) and 70’s singer-songwriter rock (closing anthem “Good Company”).
The album, which was released in September, garnered praise from the Dayton community and beyond. The Fire Note called the album “a record that starts on a high note and never lets up” in a 4.5 star review; the site also included the band’s material on its list of year-end staff picks. The band celebrated the release of the album with a month-long residency on WYSO Public Radio’s “Excursions,” and appearances on several other radio shows and podcasts.
The New Old-Fashioned’s first self-titled record and it’s Toxic Beauty Records-released follow-up, “Ladies,” were recorded at Reel Love Recording Company with producer Patrick Himes (Ryan Adams, Gillian Welch). The band also released a split EP, Hilltops & Highways, with folk/bluegrass outfit The Repeating Arms in 2015 on the label Gas Daddy Go.
Since forming in 2011, The New Old-Fashioned has shared the stage with illustrious acts such as J Roddy Walston and the Business, Whitey Morgan, McGuffey Lane, Motel Beds, Good English, Andrew Combs, and Water Liars.
The New Old-Fashioned will spend 2016 on the road supporting Low-Down Dirty Summer Nights.