New Album Coming This Spring - Feb 3rd, 2014
On April 8th, Halsted will release their second album, "High Wire & A Heart of Gold" via Ashbury Records. Following their 2010 debut "Life Underwater," which received accolades from the likes of the BBC and Nylon Magazine and saw them opening up for bands such as Dawes and the Lumineers, the band's second effort is a gorgeous collection of songs that retains the their signature pop elements infused with a folk backbone that harkens back to lead singer Ryan Auffenberg's acclaimed earlier solo albums.
In the four years between the release of Halsted's first and second albums, Auffenberg became both a husband and father and this new collection of songs explores many of the complex and intriguing issues that accompany such major life transitions. "High Wire & A Heart of Gold" will be available for sale on vinyl and via all digital retailers worldwide.
Rolling Stone Features "Independence Day" - October 1st, 2013
Our soon-to-be released single, "Independence Day" is the featured "Daily Download" today on Rolling Stone's website. Click here to download and read more about the song.
Single Release This Fall / Album Coming Soon - Sept 14th, 2013
On October 15th, Halsted will release the single "Independence Day," off of their upcoming album, "High Wire & A Heart of Gold." The single will be available digitally worldwide and the band will be headlining a show at the Brick and Mortar Music Hall in San Francisco on release day to support it. Details on the full album release coming very soon.
Halsted at the Moshi Sound Studio - May 27th, 2012
On Thursday June 14th, Halsted will be playing Moshi Audio's "The Sound Studio" Series at Monarch in San Francisco. They will be sharing the bill with Loquat.
Moshi Audio hosts their monthly Sound Studio featuring up and coming independent bands and artists with a focus on the sound experience.
Admission is free and you can RSVP here or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fall Tour 2010
Starting this November, Halsted will be heading out on the road for a number of dates across the country in support of their album, "Life Underwater." Details on forthcoming shows can be found in the "Shows" section.
KFOG Local Scene Compliation - Aug 19th, 2010
San Francisco radio station KFOG has selected "Walking Shoes" as one of the tracks on their annual "Local Scene" CD. You can buy the disc and read about all the artists featured by visiting their site.
Proceeds from CD sales will benefit Music in Schools Today, a local non-profit that supports, develops and promotes music education for youth in schools and in the community.
Thumbplay Exclusive - Aug 17th, 2010
The band has released several "Acoustic Demo" tracks exclusively through Thumplay. The acoustic demo tracks are now being featured on Thumplay's homepage and you can buy the tracks by visiting their site.
"Walking Shoes" Lesson at Ultimate-Guitar.com - Aug, 9th 2010
The fine folks at Ultimate-Guitar.com asked the band to tape a brief instructional video on how to play their song "Walking Shoes." Follow this link to watch the video.
Fearless Radio In-Studio Interview - Aug 2nd, 2010
Ryan stopped by the Fearless Radio Studios today to chat about the band's new album and spin a few tracks. You can listen to a podcast of the show here.
"Life Underwater" Featured on AOL Spinner - July 19th, 2010
"Life Underwater" is a featured new release on AOL Spinner. You can stream the entire album for free this week via their site.
CMJ Top 200 - July 15th, 2010
"Life Underwater" made it's debut in the CMJ Top 200 this week!
MOG Playlist - July 15th, 2010
The band has compiled a playlist of some of the songs they're listening to these days for the music service MOG. Their list is now being featured on the MOG website and you can listen by following this link
New Album Coming This Summer
This summer, Ashbury Records will release Halsted’s new album "Life Underwater". Halsted is the new brain child of acclaimed singer/songwriter Ryan Auffenberg, whose 2008 debut solo album "Marigolds" received national accolades in the press, college radio and placement on major network television.
Returning with a new album and under a different moniker, Halsted’s "Life Underwater" weaves a masterful patchwork of musical textures, ranging from wide-eyed, anthemic bombast to hushed, plaintive intimacy. Or rather, as Auffenberg simply states, "We hope it makes you wanna drive just a little bit faster."