(DALLAS, source: CultureHype) – Alt-rock-indie-pop artist Henry The Archer announces vinyl release parties in celebration of “Zero Is A Number” in vinyl form. North Texas artist-centric record label Hand Drawn Records was proud to sign Henry the Archer this past spring and collaborate in the finished vinyl product at their state-of-the-art vinyl pressing plant. In his fourth album, “Zero is a Number”, he tackles topics of love, loss, and life, melding the edgy side of post-punk with a refreshing groove-pop melody. The festivities kick off at Chief Records on Saturday, Aug. 26 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Chief Records is located at 140 E Exchange Ave #135, Ft. Worth, Texas 76106. The hype continues with a release party at Spinster Records on Sunday, Aug. 27 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Spinster Records is located at 829 W Davis St., Dallas, Texas 75208. The 2 day event is sponsored by Division Brewing Co. who will provide special local brews for both vinyl release parties.
“This new album consumed me, to the extent that a little bit of reality crept into the lyrics. But I’d have to say that musically I really enjoyed putting this record together, and working with great people,” Hennessy said.
After spending some time in South Carolina and back home in New Jersey, singer-songwriter Richard Hennessy experienced a turning point in 2010 while battling depression. He wrote a book based on himself in a fictional Medieval Times setting that acted as a therapeutic biography — and “Henry the Archer” was born. He felt compelled to get back out there and follow his true music calling. Relocating to Fort Worth, he began performing as a solo act, starting with the Grotto.
Hennessy released his first acoustic album, “Space Suits for the Modern Astronaut,” in 2011, garnering attention from stations like MTV, VICE and The History Channel. His sophomore album “The Castle’s on Fire” continued the buzz in 2012, paving the way for his third album “When Something Means Nothing” in which drummer Kevin Geist (formerly of Bindle) and bassist Matt Hembree (Pablo & the Hemphill 7) in 2014 made their debut. After a short time in Colorado, Hennessy came back to Panther City and hunted for a bassist until Charles Marchbanks (formerly of Chingalotus) caught his ear. Currently, audiences can listen to the track “Means Nothing” from Henry the Archer’s most recent release and “New Mexico,” a track from the band’s upcoming album on KXT.
“Zero is a Number” Vinyl Release Parties @ CHIEF RECORDS (Saturday, August 26) & SPINSTER RECORDS (Sunday, August 27)
“Zero is a Number” Limited Edition Green Vinyl: Manufactured by Hand Drawn Pressing (Dallas, TX)
“Henry the Archer’s songs are well-written and approachable, with nice hooks and great instrumentals,” said Steve Watkins of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “Hennessy is as talented as he is dedicated.”
Band members Kevin Geist (drums/percussion) and Charles Marchbanks (bass guitar) complement the eclectic sounds on the album. “Zero is a Number” features eight passionate tracks written and produced by the band, mixed by Danielle Gomez of Good Gravy and mastered by Brian Lucey of Magic Garden (The Black Keys/Arctic Monkeys) in Los Angeles, California.
Henry the Archer’s “Zero is a Number” vinyl LP will be released Aug 26th by Hand Drawn Records. It is now available for purchase via iTunes and the artist’s website www.henrythearcher.com, or for streaming on Spotify.
The track “Wifi-Pets” off of the new Record won “Song of the Year” in the 2017 Fort Worth Weekly Music Awards!
“Finally…his perseverance has paid off…Hennessy inked a deal with local label Hand Drawn Records,” said Fort Worth Weekly.