Sarah Shook & The Disarmers – Nightroamer (out 2/18/22)

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The North Carolina-based quintet has built a reputation for no-frills, honky-tonk-infused rock with a punk spirit. On Nightroamer, the unit expands their sound with pop sensibilities and melodies without sacrificing the unflinching intensity that their fervent fanbase love. Watch the video for their driving, gritty track “Talkin’ To Myself” HERE  or the new video for “No Mistakes” HERE.

Led by Shook on lead vocals and rhythm guitar, The Disarmers are a seasoned powerhouse, featuring Eric Peterson (lead guitar), Aaron Oliva (bass), Jack Foster (drums), and Adam Kurtz (pedal steel). With Shook out front, the group puts on commanding live performances that leave captivated audiences riveted.

Produced by Grammy-winner Pete Anderson (Dwight Yoakam, k.d. lang) Nightroamer is a collection of 10 songs written by Shook that take a hard look at relationships, but do not claim to have one-size-fits-all answers. Infectious album opener “Somebody Else” chronicles a dysfunctional relationship with Shook asking questions by looking inward and looking at the other, while also realizing that the abuser will ultimately find someone new. She empathetically considers that someone and how it might continue.

Shook offers up some wry wit with the acerbic send-off “Please Be A Stranger”, while “I Got This” is punched-up pop bliss. Addiction and depression are addressed with compassion and understanding through the melodic country soul of “It Doesn’t Change Anything”, as omission and regret fuel the roadhouse blues of “No Mistakes”. 

Whether it is her songwriting, her performances or her activism as a member of the LGBTQ community, Sarah Shook is unwavering when it comes to taking chances, being honest, open and even vulnerable. As a group, Sarah Shook & The Disarmers continue to evolve, offering smart, inspiring and sincere music overflowing with passion and integrity, all of which come together on Nightroamer.