Victor Olston is an Americana band consisting of vocalist/guitarist, Matthew Jamison, who founded the band in 2009 alongside Kit Carpenter (bass), Chase Reneau (drums) and Jonathan Brown (guitar). Headquartered in hometown of Shreveport, Louisiana, the group recorded its debut five song EP, "Hunters Traps", thirty days after their first practice. With pianist/vocalist Chelsea Norman joining the li...neup in 2011, the group started working on their debut album, Heritage. "At the time we had been writing twice a week and playing gigs most weekends for almost a year. I really felt like we didn't have anything to show for it. We had recorded some demos for a full length, but weren't sure if we would ever be able to do it the way we wanted without label support" says Jamison. In October 2011, the band set a goal of six months to finish the writing process and gather funds for the album. The following March, Victor Olston traveled to the legendary town of Muscle Shoals, Alabama to start recording there debut full length. The band booked six days at Nutthouse Studios with engineer Ben Tanner, who has worked with the likes of Band of Horses, Civil Wars, and Drive By Truckers. "It was the most fun I think we've ever had as a band. We really didn't have much money so all five of us stayed in a single motel room for eight nights." Jamison laughs. "We recorded it all live and we didn't use a click track on a couple of songs. It made for a very natural sound, which I am really proud of." On the groups upcoming debut album, the band showcases Jamison's and Norman's haunting yet beautiful harmonies, there bandmates' solid musicianship, and the eagerness to challenge the boundaries of alternative country music. The band creates a sound that reminds you of Whiskeytown, Neil Young, and Uncle Tupelo. With their debut album set to be released in the Fall 2012- there's nothing in my mind that says there aren't plenty of "good things" in store for Victor Olston. [+]
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