Chadwick Stokes recently announced his self-titled record with his band The Pintos, tackling personal and political territory in ways that feel intimate and urgent.
Set for release November 15, 2019, Chadwick Stokes and The Pintos brings the complications of history into conversation with the turbulent yet—from Stokes’ perspective—hopeful present. “We’re living in a crazy time, a very upsetting time,” says Stokes. “If we’re not protesting, there’s a problem.”
A new single has also been unveiled ahead of next month’s release, in the form of ‘Blanket On The Moon’…
The writing in Chadwick Stokes and The Pintos notes intense struggles—personal, ethical, political, or cultural—that have always galvanized Stokes as a listener and artist.
Chadwick Stokes and The Pintos tracklisting:
- Joan of Arc
- Blanket on the Moon
- Hit the Bell With Your Elbow
- Love and War
- Lost and Found
- What’s it Going to Take
- Let Me Down Easy
- Sand from San Francisco
- Second Favorite Living Drummer
Chadwick Stokes and The Pintos is Stokes’ third solo record and his first as a producer in Brighton, Massachusetts. “I always like how records have a little bit of a taste of where you recorded them,” says Stokes. “I don’t think I’ve ever done a full solo record here in Boston, so that’s always nice to have the home vibe, to have your friends coming in and sing on big back up group singing parts.”
Stokes enlisted the artistic muscle of friends and family on this record. Willy Urmston (Chadwick’s younger brother) plays banjo and sings backup vocals; Jon Reilly, Stokes’ long-time touring and recording percussionist, also contributes backup vocals. Tommy Ng on bass and vocals rounds out the ensemble, an addition that was narrowly missed. Ng was a dedicated volunteer with Calling All Crows, the social activist organization founded by Stokes and his wife, Sybil to that partners musicians with fans to create change through hands-on service and activism on women’s rights.