NPR & Noisey Premiere Two New Shovels & Rope Videos

Acclaimed Charleston, SC duo Shovels & Rope have released two new videos in front of the October 7 release of their highly anticipated new album Little Seeds (New West).

NPR Music posted the exclusive premiere of the clip for the gorgeous track “St. Anne’s Parade” (VIEW HERE). The clip features actual footage of Cary Ann Hearst and Michael Trent (aka Shovels & Rope) taking part in a friend’s wedding parade on the streets of New Orleans, with a lively cast of characters. Noisey posted the exclusive premiere of the video for the gritty track “I Know”, which features the colorful, but ugly side of a drag queen beauty contest and how competition doesn’t always bring out the best in a us. (VIEW HERE).

As songwriters, Hearst and Trent have earned a reputation as gifted storytellers and passionate performers. Little Seeds is the most personal and socially conscious album from Shovels & Rope to date. The collection reflects a pivotal and tumultuous time in their lives, and in our society, but with the Southern-infused, edgy rock, dark humor and deep sentiment that the duo has become known for. Little Seeds was recorded in the couple’s Charleston, SC home studio, and produced by Trent. Hearst and Trent wrote all the songs and played all instruments.

Little Seeds is the follow up to their acclaimed 2014 release Swimmin’ Time, which received critical praise from outlets that include Rolling Stone, Wall Street Journal, Relix, NPR Morning Edition, American Songwriter and many more (See Highlights). The duo has appeared on Conan, Austin City Limits, PBS Bluegrass Underground and twice on The Late Show with David Letterman.

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See Shovels & Rope Tour Dates Below

For press information on Shovels & Rope, please contact
Jim Flammia
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Shovels & Rope Fall Tour 2016

September 29 – Knoxville, TN – Bijou Theatre
September 30 – Indianapolis, IN – Vogue
October 3 – Iowa City, IA – Englert Theater
October 5 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
October 6 – Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall
October 7 – Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall
October 8 – Madison, WI – Barrymore Theatre
October 10 – Detroit, MI– St. Andrew’s Hall
October 11 – Toronto, ON – Phoenix Concert Theatre
October 13 – Burlington, VT – Higher Ground
October 14 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
October 15 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
October 17 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
October 18 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
October 19 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
October 21 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
October 22 – Charlottesville, VA – Jefferson Theater
October 23 – Charleston, WV – Mountain Stage
November 2 – Los Angeles, CA – Fonda Theatre
November 3 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
November 4 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
November 5 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
November 9 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
November 11 – Bellingham, WA – Wild Buffalo House of Music
November 12 – Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo
November 13 – Missoula, MT – The Wilma
November 15 – Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
November 17 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
November 18 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
November 19 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre

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