Modern roots-rock band Rose’s Pawn Shop releases their newest single “Better Now” from their forthcoming album Punch-Drunk Life, out November 4 via KZZ Music. The album’s honest ballad channels the biographical life of a musician on an extended run, dreaming of a loved one back home. Frontman/songwriter Paul Givant says, “I wrote ‘Better Now’ after a return home from an epic tour through Alaska and Canada during which I’d been missing the woman who would later become my wife. The song paints landscapes and celebrates the beauty of finding true connection despite ourselves. ‘I’m imperfect enough, but lucky in love’.” Listen to “Better Now” HERE and via DSPS HERE. Pre-order Punch-Drunk Life HERE.
After wrapping an extensive summer tour throughout the US, Rose’s Pawn Shop have upcoming dates in California and Nevada, with more to come. A list is below and on the band’s website HERE.
With Punch-Drunk Life, Rose’s Pawn Shop returns after a long absence from the recording studio. The group has evolved since 2014’s Gravity Well, which earned raves from Rolling Stone, GQ and others. Enduring lineup changes and the pandemic while also embracing marriage and family has built strength and spirit. It has also brought an expansion of their artistry and their audience, built show by show from the venues of Southern California to the fishing villages of Alaska to the mountain towns of the American Southwest.
Rose’s Pawn Shop features frontman /songwriter Paul Givant, guitarist/producer Zachary Ross, upright bassist Stephen Andrews, drummer Matt Lesser, and multi-instrumentalists Tim Weed and John Kraus. With their fusion of bluegrass instrumentation and folk-rock amplification, the band have carved out an Americana sound that’s as diverse as their native Los Angeles. Punch-Drunk Life highlights their resilient journey, delivering songs with universal messages of courage and conviction. And like “Old Time Pugilist” says, “I can’t count every blow that knocked me down And the referees looking to see if I’m surrendering. But I’m climbing up the ropes I’m still contending in this ring.”
Rose’s Pawn Shop Tour Dates
September 24 – West Los Angeles, CA – Westchester Arts & Music Block Party
September 25 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echo
October 2 – Elk Grove, CA – Elk Grove Giant Pumpkin Festival
October 8 – San Dimas, CA – Huck Finn Jubilee
November 3 – Reno, NV – Peppermill Resort
November 4 – Reno, NV – Peppermill Resort