West Virginia rockers, Ducain, are proud to announce their self-titled, full-length debut album that released on all major platforms April 9th through Mon Hills Records. The band released their first single titled “Thick As Thieves” on February 26th.
“Thick as Thieves” embodies a message of relying on the strength of familial bonds in times of adversity, set against a bare-knuckled, twin guitar groove. “Family has always been the most important thing in my life, and that’s something most West Virginians can relate to,” says lead singer and guitarist Jeremy Sargent. “We know our family will always have our backs… and I felt it was important for me to put into words the ties that bind us.”
This release represents the first public glimpse into the recording project between Ducain and Mon Hills Records, which has been nearly two years in the making. After winning 1st Prize in the inaugural Talent WV competition in April of 2019, the four-piece was signed to an LP recording contract with the Morgantown-based label. Sessions began in June of 2019, continuing through February of 2020 before coming to a halt in the wake of COVID-19. The band and label persevered, convening sporadically through the summer to finish recording when safety precautions permitted, before finalizing production in the fall.
On the upcoming full-length release, drummer and vocalist Jared Holley says, “This album bookends where we are, what we’ve done, and how we’ve changed as a band up to this point. We’ve lived with, sharpened, and honed these songs for a long time. Because of that, I think we’ve found ourselves holding a very mature debut album. We wanted to have this time in our lives encompassed in one place. I think people will be able to hold onto that.”
Hailing from the hollers and hills of West Virginia, Ducain makes music in the dusty places of the American south where tradition and progress come to fight. Lost love, envy, family, brawling, and repentance all find a home here.
Jeremy Sargent writes, sings, and plays with Southern soul while Austin Lewis fills the spaces with melodic fire. Rich Mills and Jared Holley provide the foundation, shaking the ground with rolling thunder. The result is unquestionably greater than the sum of its parts.
Ducain is a Rock & Roll band’s Rock & Roll band, culling together elements of southern rock from the likes of Lynyrd Skynyrd, electric blues reminiscent of Free, grunge a la Alice In Chains, and modern sensibilities in the vein of Kings of Leon, forming an instantly identifiable sound that’s equal parts familiar and fresh.
Ducain is: Jeremy Sargent – lead vocals and guitar; Austin Lewis – lead guitar; Rich Mills – bass; and Jared Holley – drums and vocals.