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Strand of Oaks Shares Video for New Song “Party at Monster Lake” and Announces Tour

Miracle Focus Due Out June 7 via Western Vinyl

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Strand of Oaks (the project of Timothy Showalter) is releasing a new album, Miracle Focus, on June 7 via Western Vinyl. Now he has shared its second single, “Party at Monster Lake,” via a music video, and also announced some tour dates. Watch the video below, followed by the tour dates.

Ruud Gielen directed the song’s video, which was filmed in Nijmegen, Netherlands. He had this to say in a press release: “When Tim asks to embody having the best time of your life on video. There is only one way to go, do it while making memories with loved ones. ‘Party at Monster Lake’ feels like how we want to relive our memories. Golden sunsets, the best weather, no clock ticking and smiles for days.”

Previously Showalter shared the album’s first single, “More You,” via a music video. “More You” was one of our Songs of the Week.

Miracle Focus follows 2021’s In Heaven and 2019’s acclaimed Eraserland. The album was recorded with producer Kevin Ratterman, which marks Showalter’s third collaboration with Ratterman. Showalter made the album while also making his acting debut, starring as a villainous biker on two seasons of the FX show Mayans M.C., which was shot in Los Angeles, while he would fly home to Austin to work on the album.

A press release says the new album was influenced by “Ram Dass, yoga, Freddie Mercury, Alice Coltrane, and the Beastie Boys.”

“Every moment on Miracle Focus is a piece of the architecture that fits together to form a temple of peace in my life,” says Showalter in a press release. “Acceptance of who you are, gratitude of being part of a connected universe, and ultimately I hope it creates one hell of a dance party.”

Read our 2019 My Firsts interview with Strand of Oaks.

Read our 2019 interview with Strand of Oaks on Easerland.

Read our 2020 COVID-19 Quarantine Check-In interview with Strand of Oaks.

Read our My Favorite Album interview with Strand of Oaks.

Strand of Oaks Tour Dates:

6/21 - Austin, TX - Parish
6/29 - New York, NY - Mercury Lounge - Early show
6/29 - New York, NY - Mercury Lounge - Late show
7/13 - Los Angeles, CA - Zebulon
7/18 - Minneapolis, MN - 7th St. Entry
7/19 - Chicago, IL - The Empty Bottle
7/20 - Indianapolis, IN - The Hi Fi
7/21 - Milwaukee, WI - Cactus Club
9/13 - Enschede, NL - Metropool
9/15 - Amsterdam, NL - Bitterzoet
9/19 - Berlin, DE - Kantine am Berghain
9/22 - London, UK - Omeara
9/24 - Brussels, BE - Ancienne Belgique

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