Denver released its self-titled, debut LP back in August. The album was released on upstart Portland, Oregon imprint Mama Bird Recording, Co. The band is the fun-loving side project of Blitzen Trapper veterans Eric Earley and Michael Van Pelt, who mixed the debut. However, songwriting and vocal duties are handled by Birger Olsen, Mike Elias and Tom Bevitori. Denver recently shared a video for the single “The Way It Is,” which can be found below. The video centers around a honkytonk brawl while the band performs behind chicken wire in an homage to the infamous b-movie Roadhouse, starring the late Patrick Swayze. The party comes to a close after fellow Portland songwriter Hip Hatchet takes an acrobatic fall through a barroom table. Needless to say, it’s worth letting the footage roll until the end.
Written by Rob Peoni