The New Old-Fashioned

The New Old-Fashioned

 Dayton, Ohio, USA
BandRockAmericana

The New Old-Fashioned is a rock and roll band from Dayton, Ohio.

Fusing big harmonies, punchy guitars, and lyrics firmly rooted in a Midwestern lifestyle, The New Old-Fashioned’s music is both modern and classic. Reminiscent of the heartland rock and Americana of artists like Tom Petty, the Eagles, the Old 97s, and Wilco, the New Old-Fashioned plays what it knows: catchy, no-frills rock & roll.

Low-Down Dirty Summer Nights, TNOF's second full-length album, is available now!

Biography

The New Old-Fashioned is a Rock and Roll/Americana band from Dayton, Ohio. 

Fusing big harmonies, punchy guitars, and lyrics firmly rooted in a Midwestern lifestyle, The New Old-Fashioned’s music is both modern and classic. Reminiscent of the heartland rock and Americana of artists like Tom Petty, the Eagles, the Old 97s, and Wilco, the New Old-Fashioned plays what it knows: catchy, no-frills rock & roll.

The band’s second full-length album, Low-Down Dirty Summer Nights, expands and evolves the Americana sound that first appeared on its self-titled debut in 2012 by cranking up the guitars and adding some R&B influences. Produced by Micah Carli at Popside Recording in Troy, OH, Dirty Summer Nights begins with the crunchy one-two punch of “On the Top” and upbeat lead single “27” before exploring folk (“Home,” “Dirty Summer Nights”), soul (“True to Me, True to You,” “Last Night’s Clothes”) and 70’s singer-songwriter rock (closing anthem “Good Company”).

The album, which was released in September, garnered praise from the Dayton community and beyond. The Fire Note called the album “a record that starts on a high note and never lets up” in a 4.5 star review; the site also included the band’s material on its list of year-end staff picks. 

The band celebrated the release of the album with a month-long residency on WYSO Public Radio’s “Excursions,” and appearances on several other radio shows and podcasts.

The New Old-Fashioned’s first self-titled record and it’s Toxic Beauty Records-released follow-up, “Ladies,” were recorded at Reel Love Recording Company with producer Patrick Himes (Ryan Adams, Gillian Welch). The band also released a split EP, Hilltops & Highways, with folk/bluegrass outfit The Repeating Arms in 2015 on the label Gas Daddy Go.

Since forming in 2011, The New Old-Fashioned has shared the stage with illustrious acts such as J Roddy Walston and the Business, Whitey Morgan, McGuffey Lane, Motel Beds, Good English, Andrew Combs, and Water Liars.

The New Old-Fashioned will spend 2017 on the road supporting Low-Down Dirty Summer Nights.

Lyrics

Queen of the Midwest

Written By: M.D.Payne Jr

She's the Queen of Midwest Summers, but she doesn't like the heat
She loves plantin flowers, but she doesn't like to weed
Oh and she loves swimmin, but her hair just can't get wet
She likes to look her best

She's Ohio's Mona Lisa, she's been painted by this land
She loves to read Jane Austin and feel those pages in her hand
This ain't no center of art and culture, but she's doin the best she can

She was born, to live somewhere else
But she's makin the best of where she is today
She was meant to leave this place
But she's makin it more beautiful the longer she stays

She was born, to live somewhere else
But she's makin the best of where she is today
She was born a city girl
But she's treatin this old country side like it's the center of the world
maybe one day, she'll leave this place
But she's makin it more beautiful the longer she stays

Ohio

Written By: M.D.Payne Jr

I can't catch my breath my chest feels tight
Cause the air's way to cold out here tonight
And just as soon as you start to break the ice
It melts away right before your eyes

But that's the way things are around here
That's the way the winter is here in

Ohio

This heavy air is makin my head spin
Because this heat just feels so stifling
And just as soon as you find that comfort from the shade
Oh ya just look up as the sun it slowly fades away

But that's the way things are around here
That's the way the summer ends here in

Ohio, Ohio
You can barely tell where it ends and it all begins
but that's just the way it is here in
Ohio, Ohio

So many faces, in the crowd tonight
You can barely move, its packed in here so tight
Some of them smile and help as you pass on through
But some of them wanna hold you down if its the last thing they do

But that's the way folks are around here
That's the way they've always been here in

Ohio, Ohio, Ohio, Ohio

Ohio, Ohio
You can barely tell where it ends and it all begins
but that's just the way it is here in

Ohio, Ohio
You can barely tell where it ends and it all begins
but that's just the way it is here in
Ohio, Ohio

Chin Up, Darlin'

Written By: M.D.Payne Jr

You ain't never had, just what you wanted
Things didn't turn out, quite like you planned
And Money, You ain't had enough
Oh and just makin ends meet always seemed kinda tough

Oh and you're borrowin from Peter to pay Paul
Oh and that answerin machine's full of collection calls

But hold your head high, cause things are lookin up
Oh I know you don't have much but you've got each other
and ain't that enough?
Pick your chin up, everything's gonna be alright
Just give it time, Oh just give it time
And keep your head high

It's been a long road, but some how you've gotten this far
Oh but that dead end, seems closer and closer each day
You say "Honey, I don't know how much more of this I can take.
Cause it don't matter how hard that I try I just can't catch a break."

Oh and you're tryin to look on the bright side
But all you can see is this darkness when you close your eyes
but try

To hold your head high, cause things are lookin up
Oh I know you don't have much but you've got each other
and ain't that enough?
Pick your chin up, everything's gonna be alright
Just give it time, Oh just give it time

Keep your head high, cause things are lookin up
Oh I know you don't have much but you've got each other
and ain't that enough?
Pick your chin up, everything's gonna be alright
Just give it time, Oh just give it time
And keep your head high

Ladies

Written By: M. D. Payne Jr.

He took his horse and headed down to the sea
he said take a drink, if not only for you
take a little sip for me
cause these days ain't been to bright since I been gone
and my little aching heart is barely hangin on

but those ladies, yea they keep you hangin on
cause ya keep em in your thoughts
all the way down the road that you are on
those ladies, yea they keep you hangin on
but they're waitin at home, so don't be gone
for far too long

Fifteen years ago they headed down to the sea
he looked up in her eyes
and said baby, will you marry me
they settled down and had a couple of kids
and then he headed, back out on that lonely road again

and its been hard
since they been apart
and all the while
there's just one thing that keeps him hangin on

its his lady, yea she keeps him hangin on
because he keeps her in his thoughts
all the way down the road that he is on
his lady, yea she keeps him hangin on
but shes waitin at home, so don't be gone
for far too long

oh those ladies, yea they keep you hangin on
because you keep em in your thoughts
all the way down the road that you are on
oh those ladies, yea they keep you hangin on
but they're waitin at home so don't be gone
but they're waitin at home so don't be gone
they're waitin at home so don't be gone
for far too long

Discography

"Ladies" (2014, 7" Vinyl Single, Toxic Beauty Records 003)

"Basement Sessions" (2014 Download only Bonus Tracks)

"The New Old-Fashioned" (2012, Self-Titled)