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      Show the Blood
      September 18, 2015
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    Emerging from shambolic basement shows and early roster shake-ups, over 16 years Max Fender and Joey Beck have coiled Midwest stalwarts Alone at 3AM into a tightly-wound muscular force with “a refreshing straightforwardness not found in most music” (Scene).

    The band has been at a dead run since 2010’s album Cut Your Gills and 2012 single From an Ohio Basement, reveling in hard-earned rock&roll escapism while revealing substantial songwriting chops. Embedded in these earliest songs, some of which like “Blacktop Cracks” remain live favorites, are unresolved questions. Often the only answer is found in the act of living in the fleeting combustion of a three minute song, that brief musical connection between band members and an audience.

    On their 2012 LP Midwest Mess Alone at 3AM explored the balance between volume and personal reflection, which cemented Fender’s reputation as one of Cincinnati’s most prolific and insightful songwriters. The website Bucketful of Nails was waiting for it, claiming, “occasionally an album comes along that has that fire, that smoldering spark your soul requires.” With songs like “Weekends at the Cape” and “Walk Away,” the singer has become more confident in the precisely personal while the band investigates new sonic territory – from the brittle postpunk of “Wolf in the Woods” to the stomping set-closing catharsis of “Burn This Town.” Throughout, Sarah Davis‘ harmonies fuse with and console Fender’s tattered vocals in the band’s most far-reaching release to date. Popmatters deemed the record “raw, honest, literate storytelling, [with] brilliant song structures, [and] a built-in integrity.”

    As the most recent and strongest iteration of Alone at 3AM prepares their 2015 release Show the Blood, location again plays a singular role as Fender, reaching for simple moments of grace, ruminates on his home in the Midwest, a place that’s never quite here or there. And though influences can be heard throughout – a buzz through, say, Detroit, southern California or St. Paul – the end result is a testament to the power of a confident and road-tested rock band coming to terms with living in the in-between.

    Alone At 3AM’s new studio album Show The Blood will be available on CD and digital formats September 18th via Sofaburn Records.

    SHOW THE BLOOD TRACK LISTING:
    1. Story on Sixth
    2. I’m Dying
    3. Sticks and Stones
    4. Upsides
    5. Most Men
    6. Could Work Out
    7. Nothing Really Changes
    8. Just Can’t Let Go
    9. Not Quite Yet
    10. Late ’90s

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    http://www.sofaburn.com

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  • HERE’S WHAT PEOPLE HAVE BEEN SAYING ABOUT ALONE AT 3AM’S “SHOW THE BLOOD”

    • “On Alone At 3AM’s new album, Show The Blood, frontman Max Fender ruminates on his home in the Midwest, a place that's never quite here or there. And though influences can be heard throughout—a buzz through Detroit, Southern California or St. Paul—the end result is a testament to the power of a confident and road-tested rock band coming to terms with living in the in-between.” – GUITAR WORLD
    • “…a superb album from the first to the last track.” – NO DEPRESSION
    • “… upbeat and catchy” - CINCINNATI ENQUIRER
    • “Show The Blood finds Alone At 3AM in fine polished form. The group, which these days consists of five members, puts a tough Rust Belt attitude into a sound that is equal parts rock and roll, alt. country, and Americana, bringing to mind groups like the Drive-By Truckers and Lucero.” - GLIDE MAGAZINE
    • “ Active since 1999, this Cincinnati roots-rock band has entered a particularly fertile period in the last half-decade, including a new full-length with an Ohio-River viewpoint for Midwestern songwriting a la Uncle Tupelo.” - MILWAUKEE JOURNAL-SENTINEL
    • “… a catchy album full of vocal melodies, hooks and little guitar fills.” - GLACIALLY MUSICAL
    • “A great local band that is part of the SofaBurn roster is Alone at 3AM, the soulful and melodic Roots Rock crew fronted by singer/songwriter Max Fender that has been kicking ass for the past decade and a half-plus with consistently excellent releases showcasing Fender’s compelling songwriting abilities. Alone at 3AM’s latest, Show the Blood, is a fantastic new album.” - CINCINNATI CITY BEAT
    • “A compelling blend of darkness and light makes this a winner” - THE BIG TAKEOVER
    • "... songs that are reminiscent of Tom Petty and the Southern rock band Drive-By Truckers, with others even comparable to the sounds of Bruce Springsteen or The Gaslight Anthem." - ROOTSTIME
    • “Three years between releases is an eternity today, yet Alone At 3AM delivers, showing their guttural fire remains while proving why they are one of the best independent bands going today. - BUCKETFULL OF NAILS
    • Midwest rockers Alone at 3AM serve up a winner on their latest album ‘Show the Blood’… arguably their best and most accessible album to date.” - PITTSBURGH IN TUNE
    • "The band’s new songs succeed even to a greater extent than 2012’s strong Midwest Mess in successfully drawing together elements of Fender’s working class mythology and Alone at 3am’s alt.country roots." - ROUTES & BRANCHES / KRFC RADIO