Cadence will release the album on CD and vinyl on May 13.
The band also offered up free streams of ‘Try’ and ‘Heart is Black’;
“Our first record was lightning in a bottle,” James said in a statement. “This time around was a hibernation so we could dig into the arrangements and sounds.”
“We weren’t as precious about all the tracks being stylistically cohesive,” Maros added. “We just focused on writing good songs that come from an honest place.”
When Escondido came together in 2011, it marked a new chapter for the band’s members. Maros found success as a clothing and jewelry designer after the pair moved from Vancouver to Nashville for their music. Her jewelry has been worn by Prince and Lady Antebellum while her handmade dresses have been worn on the red carpet at the Oscars and CMAs.
James originally hails from a small town in Iowa and spent a decade touring as a solo artist before hooking up with Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros as a touring keyboard player in 2010.
Escondido recorded their 2013 debut album The Ghost of Escondido in a single day. The music received approval from David Lynch and was used in multiple movies and TV shows including HBO’s Girls and Sex Tape.
The band is currently on the road in support of Walking With a Stranger;
4.4 – Seattle, WA / Tractor Tavern
4.5 – Portland, OR / Bunk Bar
4.7 – San Francisco, CA / Rickshaw Stop
4.9 – Los Angeles, CA / The Echo
4.10 – San Diego, CA / Casbah
4.12 – Phoenix, AZ / The Rebel Lounge
4.14 – San Antonio, TX / 502 Bar
4.15 – New Orleans, LA / Gasa Gasa
4.22 – Nashville, TN / Mercy Lounge
4.30 – Memphis, TN / Beale Street Music Fest
5.13 – Pioneertown, CA / Pappy & Harriet’s
6.8 – Washington DC / Jammin Java
6.10 – Philadelphia, PA / World Cafe Live Upstairs
6.11 – New York, Ny / Mercury Lounge
6.13 – Portsmouth, NH / 3S Artspace
2. Heart Is Black