After spending the better part of a year immersed in writing and recording, Carter’s Chord will release a new six song EP on May 24, 2011. Titled Wild Together, this collection of songs reflects the creative growth of the band not only as writers and musicians, but also in finding their voice.
Carter’s Chord is sisters Becky, Emily and Joanna Robertson, whose parents Carter and Barny Robertson toured and recorded with Waylon Jennings during the height of the legendary Outlaw movement.
“We have been surrounded by music and a lot of creative people our entire lives,” notes group member Joanna Robertson. “Growing up in California and Nashville, our influences are an interesting mix, but the common thread has always been bands that have a real organic sound, and of course great harmonies.”
Adds sister Emily, “We really wanted this music to be a better reflection of who we are as recording artists. We spent a lot of time focusing on the writing part, and in creating the kind of sound that best represents us.”
“There’s some real attitude on this recording,” Becky says. “When you grow up with parents who were a part of the Outlaw movement, you really can’t help that.”
There is attitude (“I Can Break Hearts Too,” “Simple Little Screwed Up Life”), and of course the music on this new offering is drenched in beautiful harmonies, the kind only siblings can create. The lead single, “A Little Less Comfortable,” as well as the title track, each showcase that sound perfectly.
Wild Together is the sound of a group hitting its stride. It’s the organic beauty of Emmylou Harris, the harmonies of Fleetwood Mac and the attitude of Waylon, Willie, the Black Crowes, Miranda Lambert and all the boys and girls who through their music strove to make us all a little less comfortable.