Green River Ordinance New Album Available Now

video inside post In the mundane world of local law, a Green River Ordinance prohibits door-to-door sales without a homeowner’s prior permission. Fortunately, the band Green River Ordinance needn’t rely on such pedestrian peddling to sell its wares—its catchy anthems have drawn listeners on their own. The only door-to-door action is purely word of mouth, as one fan tells another what they’ve found.

Now, listeners everywhere will be able to discover what people in Fort Worth, Texas— the band’s hometown—already know, as EMI/Virgin releases Green River Ordinance’s Out Of My Hands on February 24, 2009.

The major-label bow follows independent debut The Beauty of Letting Go, a record that sold well online (reaching #2 at retailer and firmly put the band on the map. Following its release, Green River Ordinance won Artist of the Year, Rock Album of the Year and Song of the Year (for “Piece It Together”) at the 2006 Fort Worth Music Awards, winning Artist of the Year a second time in 2008.

Regional fame landed the band opening slots with artists such as Bon Jovi, Collective Soul, Bowling For Soup, Simple Plan and many others, earning this young band (which formed in high school) the onstage experience and poise of a veteran act.

Out Of My Hands builds on the strengths that got the debut album noticed, with accessible, hook-laden songs suitable for cruising—windows down and radio blaring. Reminiscent of arena-ready, larger-than-life rock bands, Green River Ordinance expertly blends emotive vocals, guitars-to-11 and anthemic choruses to deliver moments certain to move crowds, with lighters (or phones) inevitably waving in the air.

Whether the song is a slow build (“On Your Own”), a propulsive rocker (the title track), or a driving sing-along (lead single “Come On”), Green River Ordinance apparently are incapable of writing anything without a huge chorus that will stick in listeners’ heads for weeks.

The band is composed of singer/guitarist Josh Jenkins, brothers Jamey (guitar) and Geoff Ice (bass), Denton Hunker (drums) and Joshua Wilkerson (guitar). For Out Of My Hands, the band teamed up with producers Mark Endert (Natasha Bedingfield, Maroon 5, Gavin DeGraw), Jordan Critz and Paul Ebersold (Sister Hazel, 3 Doors Down, Third Day) while still keeping the songwriting in-house. The resulting album will be familiar to the band’s hardcore fans while reflecting the additional time and expertise that went into its creation.

And despite the members’ youthful appearance and debut status, as the years in the Texas trenches demonstrate, this band is anything but green.

“We’ve always had a vision about what we wanted to do musically, and we’re still getting it done,” Jenkins reflects. “We’ve stayed true.”

Tour Dates:

Feb 25 2009      The Crofoot                              Pontiac, Michigan

Feb 27 2009      Station 4                                    Minneapolis, Minnesota

Feb 28 2009      Bluebird                                    Bloomington, Indiana

Mar 1 2009       Subterranean                              Chicago, Illinois

Mar 3 2009       The Note                                  West Chester, Pennsylvania

Mar 4 2009       The Canal Room                       New York City, New York

Mar 5 2009       TT the bear’s                             Boston, Massachusetts

Mar 7 2009       Jammin Java                              Vienna, Virginia

Mar 10 2009      The Music Farm                        Charleston, South Carolina

Mar 11 2009      The Evening Muse                     Charlotte, North Carolina

Mar 12 2009      The Square Room                      Knoxville, Tennessee

Mar 13 2009      Smith’s Old Bar                                     Atlanta, Georgia

Mar 14 2009      Gerstle’s                                    Louisville, Kentucky

Mar 15 2009      3rd & Lindsley                           Nashville, Tennessee

Mar 19 2009      SXSW                                       Austin, Texas

Mar 20 2009      Mother Egan’s*                                     Austin, Texas

Mar 21 2009      SXSW                                       Austin, Texas

Mar 25 2009      Blue Light Live                          Lubbock, Texas

Mar 26 2009      Fitzwilly’s                                  College Station, Texas

Mar 27 2009      The Aardvark                            Fort Worth, Texas

Mar 28 2009      House of Blues Pontiac               Dallas, Texas

Apr 16 2009      Converse College                       Spartanburg, South Carolina

Apr 25 2009      Baldwin Wallace College                         Berea, Ohio

May 2 2009       Beale Street Music Festival           Memphis, Tennessee

*SXSW Official Showcase