When you’re in a band, you gotta be ready for a bit of travel. “I know just about every Sprinter mechanic in the country,” said Vaughn Walters of his band’s mode of transport in a September interview with Pollstar. He, along with musical partner Jenny Parrott, make up the local, hard-tourin’, folk-rock duo Loves It.
Walters was a punk-rocking West Virginian with a taste for country and Parrott loved gospel and folk growin’ up. The pair came together as Loves It in Austin back in 2010. According to the band, in their first year together “played 197 shows, 8 countries, had a terrible car wreck with an 18-wheeler, learned fiddle, made experimental recordings in Berlin with Boris Hauf,” and plenty more. Not to stress it too much, again, that was just year one.
On Tuesday, October 29, the band releases their sophomore record All We Are. To celebrate, they’re playin’ a show Wednesday (Oct. 30) at the White Horse. Rolling Stone recently picked up what they’re puttin’ down, and featured a track off the new record called “Wild.” If you couldn’t tell by the name, there’s freedom in this tune. It’s got a delightfully mischievous swing. Parrott injects some good-natured country sass into her vocals, and Walters’ punk past shows a bit in his. But when they come together, it’s natural, welcoming. It’s a fun tune, fit for a long road trip.