Canadian country duo Banned & Outlawed uncap another bangin’ backwoods anthem with their new single Beer For Everything — showcasing today on Tinnitist.
Bandmates and brothers Jon and Dan Hnatishin say their new single is far more than “just another mindless, beer-slingin’ song … This one tugs a bit on your heartstrings while leaving plenty of room for a good time,” Jon says. “It’s about growing up and learning lessons.” Adds Dan: “It stands right beside you while you crack a cold one after a hard day’s work. Heck, this song’s been with you since you stole that first drink from your parent’s basement fridge. You never need to drink alone again!”
Recorded and produced with Golden Oak Record Co.’s Greg Arcade and Nathan Kehler, the track proved an interesting experience for the band and production team due to an unexpected location change midway. “During the tracking, Greg had an opportunity to move into a new studio space, which resulted in everyone having to come with him,” the brothers recall. “At the end of the day, the new creative space allowed for a heightening of creative quality, and the final production feels very organic and smooth.”
Studio recordings are par for the course now for the pair of siblings who sawed their first fiddles at ages three and four, respectively. With roots in the town of Hazelridge, Man., the young guns have performed in and around Canada’s western provinces at just about every county fair, rodeo, or town event imaginable.
“It doesn’t get much more country than growing up in small-town Manitoba,” they share. “It’s all cutting up dirt roads or drinking ice-cold long-necks at a bush party … We wanted to make music for that.” Says Dan: “We play newer country music with our own twist, and we like to go big or go home. We’re looking to do right by country music in a big way … We keep it modern with production while believing in traditional sensibilities in the songwriting. Or, as Jon puts it: “Business in the front, party in the back,” Jon adds, laughing. “Just kidding … No mullets here. Yet!”