Nomadic Americana troubadour and Splice Records artist Arthur Yoria announces the release of his latest project and releases the first single, ‘Wishlist’
(AUSTIN, TEXAS – Nov. 6, 2017) – Houston-based Splice Records is thrilled to announce the upcoming album release by Americana musician Arthur Yoria on Saturday, Feb. 24. Although he is a Chicago native, Arthur Yoria has traveled all over the country and internationally, making music and exploring various cultures and sounds for over a decade. After a brief hiatus he is ready to unveil his latest project, and today, Splice has released the first single, “Wishlist,” from his upcoming album. To listen to the single, click here: https://open.spotify.com/album/4E8oqXxs6GQayxONKXE2Om
“‘Wishlist’ is a song about taking a break from the business and becoming a bartender,” says Yoria. “Making a living from music has always felt like a coup of some kind to me. Lack of stability aside, it’s a wonderful and adventurous way to make a living. Two years into my three-year hiatus, I really started to miss the lifestyle, and this song is my attempt to describe the predicament in a humorous way. The song came very quickly and with no second guessing; it just spilled out, really.”
There will be an official album release party on Saturday, Feb. 24 at McGonigel’s Mucky Duck, located at 2425 Norfolk St., Houston, Texas 77098. Doors are at 9-9:30 p.m. and support will be provided by Aaron Lopez-Barrantes from New Orleans. To purchase advance tickets to the release party, please see here. For more information on Arthur Yoria, visit arthuryoria.com.
The music video for “Wishlist” will be premiered at a free event at The Secret Group in Houston, Texas on Nov. 9. The video was inspired by local director Jon Connor with BigLab Video. The video will mark the first of many collaborations with Splice Records.
The album will be released on Splice Records and was recorded at Sugar Hill Studios in Houston and produced by Kelly Doyle (of Robert Ellis’ band) and engineered by the legendary Steve Christensen. The project features Tank Lisenbe on drums, Geoffrey Muller on bass and Will Van Horn on pedal steel.
“Arthur was the musician that first planted the seed of what would later become Splice Records,” says Splice Records CEO Shaun Brennan. “When I moved back to Houston he was the first local musician that I saw, and I obsessively followed his music and his career, even after he left the city to roam the countryside. To later come full circle and have the opportunity to work with him, have him on the label and be involved in creating another album with him, is truly a testament to the strengths of his talents. The music touched me and it turned me from music fan to investor. That story has made me put my whole heart into this project. The new album will display the collaborated effort that Splice created in hopes of delivering a new and more refined Arthur Yoria.”