Trails and Ways share new single “Happiness”

Trails and Ways release new single "Happiness" off forthcoming LP 'Own It' out 10/7
Photo by Ginger Ferstein

Oakland, CA’s Trails and Ways today debuted their new song “Happiness” – the second single off their forthcoming sophomore album Own It. Own It will be released on October 7, 2016. The band has also announced an extensive tour in support of the album this fall, beginning on October 13th in Los Angeles, CA. The tour will take them across the U.S. before wrapping up on December 3rd in Seattle, WA. A current itinerary is below.

The product of a year following Trails and Ways’ debut album Pathology (Barsuk 2015), Own It chronicles an attempt at self-transformation through hook-laden songs. At the end of seven months of touring, two longtime bandmates decided to leave, while frontman Keith Brower Brown’s long-term relationship hit its breaking point. The upheaval knocked him flat, and pushed him towards a tough evaluation of his own flaws and how they could have contributed to these collapses. While backpacking across the Sierra Nevada, traveling Baja California and Louisiana, he confronted deep-set selfishness and self-protective vanity in the hope of making something beautiful out of the mess.

Trails and Ways is Keith Brower Brown and Ian Quirk, with Kendra McKinley (guitar/keys/vocals) and Miriam Speyer (bass/vocals) joining them on tour.

Trails and Ways tour dates:

OCT. 13 LOS ANGELES, CA LOS GLOBOS
OCT. 15 SAN DIEGO, CA THE HIDEOUT
OCT. 16 PHOENIX, AZ REBEL LOUNGE
OCT. 18 DENTON, TX DAN’S SILVERLEAF
OCT. 19 AUSTIN, TX MOHAWK
OCT. 22 ATLANTA, GA DRINKEN UNICORN
OCT. 23 DURHAM, NC DUKE COFFEEHOUSE
OCT. 24 WASHINGTON, DC BLACK CAT
OCT. 26 BOSTON, MA OUT OF THE BLUE TOO
OCT. 27 PHILADELPHIA, PA KUNG FU NECKTIE
OCT. 28 NEW YORK, NY MERCURY LOUNGE
OCT. 29 BROOKLYN, NY SHEA STADIUM
NOV. 3 CHICAGO, IL THE HIDEOUT
NOV. 5 AMES, IA IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY
NOV. 6 MINNEAPOLIS, MN 7TH ST. ENTRY
NOV. 9 GRINNELL, IA GRINNELL COLLEGE
NOV. 10 LINCOLN, NE VEGA
NOV. 11 FORT COLLINS, CO DOWNTOWN ARTERY
NOV. 12 DENVER, CO HI-DIVE
NOV. 13 SALT LAKE CITY, UT KILBY COURT
NOV. 18 OAKLAND, CA THE UPTOWN
DEC. 1 PORTLAND, OR BUNK BAR
DEC. 3 SEATTLE, WA BARBOZA