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The Cover Letter Releases New Indie Rock Single, “Josephine”

The Cover Letter announces the emotionally charged single, “Josephine,” off the upcoming EP, Cities Made of Sand. The album, due out February 17, was recorded at Congress House Studios and mastered by Mark Hallman (Heartless Bastards, Brandi Carlile, Jimmy Dale Gilmore). “Josephine” is available as an approved downloadable mp3.

“Josephine” is a song meant for a rainy day. The intimate interplay between guarded acoustic guitar parts rests gently between Jacob Shipman and Chelsea Barbo’s vocals before the triumphant roar of the chorus. The song feels right at home on an album the band wrote as personal liberation. “Josephine” couples bombastic drums with other melodic intricacies like tempo changes and a bluesy harmonica solo. The band explains, “We spend every day trying to put the puzzle of our lives together. This song is about realizing that you may never find the missing piece. But we find inspiration and beauty in that.”

About The Cover Letter

The Cover Letter is the musical collaboration of Chelsea Barbo (vocals, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, piano, harmonica), Jacob Shipman (vocals, acoustic guitar, drums, harmonica), Jarrod Nall (bass, piano, percussion, acoustic guitar), Johnni Roaché (electric guitar, piano, bass, percussion, harmonica), and Trevor Van Stanfield (drums, electric guitar). Each member was born and raised in Texas, and the band currently resides in Austin. They have played with The Black and White Years, Guy Forsythe, and James McMurtry. Past achievements include 2015’s Music Connection Magazine's Hot 100 Unsigned Artists, inclusion in Austin Chronicle’s top 10 best new bands of Austin, and Austinot’s 2016 Top 10 local bands to catch at SXSW 2016. Their EP, Cities Made of Sand, was mastered by Mark Hallman at Congress House Studios (Heartless Bastards, Brandi Carlile). It is due out on February 17.

Tour Dates

02.23 Logon Cafe, Beaumont, TX
02.25 The Preservation Pub (Speakeasy), Knoxville, TN
03.02 Egan's Bar, Tuscaloosa, AL
03.04 Walter's Downtown, Houston, TX



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Paul Corsi

When he’s not playing a show or practicing with his band Go Tiger, Go! he can be found at one of Detroit’s best new restaurants or taking in the sights and sounds that the area has to offer. He loves running, coffee houses, playing with puppies, and the occasional vortex of video games.

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