The March Divide preps release of Mike Major (At The Drive In)-produced new album, drops second single, first installment of animated video trilogy.

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Aug. 10th, 2018 – For Immediate Release

The March Divide preps release of Mike Major (At The Drive In, Sparta)-produced new album, drops second single, first installment of animated video trilogy.

Hear “Spinning” now via PopMatters, see clip for “I Don’t Care” courtesy of Groundsounds. Jared Putnam’s seemingly unending tour continues, dates below.


Jared Putnam of The March Divide as photographed by Josh Huskin.


The March Divide – In The Press

“Impressively hooky.” — American Songwriter

“Completely clever.” — Performer

“Bittersweet beauty.” —  Impose

“Catchy hooks and memorable lines.” — Innocent Words

“Eloquently simple and concise.” — Atwood



 “Drenched in summer nostalgia, Putnam’s vocals pop,” says PopMatters about “Spinning,” the latest single from The March Divide. In its premiere coverage the “I Don’t Care” music video, Groundsounds notes the “seemingly unending stream of songs that have established the Texan as one of the best rock songwriters working today.”

“Spinning” [STREAM | MP3]:

 “I Don’t Care” [VIDEO]:


You think we’d know Jared Putnam by now.

Over the course of three albums, five EPs, numerous singles, and a batch of cover songs in a mere half-decade, Putnam’s mostly one-man project The March Divide has delivered a seemingly unending stream of songs that have established the San Antonio-based artist as one of the best rock songwriters working today.

Over the past couple of weeks, Putnam has continued to roll out pre-release content from Anticipation Pops (Aug. 24th, Slow Start Records), the upcoming fourth album by The March Divide, produced by Mike Major (At The Drive In, Sparta, Gone Is Gone). Hear “Spinning” now via PopMatters, and see the music video, the first in what will be a trilogy of animated clips, for “I Don’t Care” courtesy of Groundsounds.

Anticipation Pops is Putnam’s best work to date, mostly because its ten songs reveal a greater emotional depth, along with performances, and lyrics, that go beyond anything that Putnam has offered up before. Perhaps his near-manic recording and touring schedule was prologue that has led to the relatable sensitivity that is this album.

“This record feels like a new direction,” Putnam says.

Putnam claims that the work on Anticipation Pops represent a thematic “consistent inconsistency,” different from his more planned past albums. And while he dials that back when he agrees that the album is cohesive, he’s either being modest, or is far enough outside of his comfort zone now not to notice that Anticipation Pops is actually his most thematic record of all.

Writing ten personal songs from a unique perspective, but relatable to everyone, is an artistic goal most songwriters never achieve. Putnam affirms that he made Anticipation Pops by deciding, “this is what I’m doing, take it or leave it.” Apparently he didn’t know that the result would be the work his fans can care for most of all.

Anticipation Pops, the fourth full-length album by The March Divide is out August 24th, 2018, on the artist’s recently co-founded Slow Start Records label. The album’s first two singles, “I Don’t Care,” and “Spinning,” are available now, along with digital, CD and vinyl pre-orders at Bandcamp.


The March Divide – Live

08/10/2018: San Antonio, TX @ Southtown 101
08/24/2018: San Antonio, TX @ Ventura (Record Release Show, Full Band)
08/25/2018: Wichita Falls, TX @ Mustang Bar (Full Band)
09/01/2018: Austin, TX @ Hole In The Wall (Full Band)
09/06/2018: San Antonio, TX @ Fralo’s Pizza
09/07/2018: Wichita Falls, TX @ Gypsy Uncorked
09/8/2018: Fort Stockton, TX @The Garage (4th Annual Birthday Bash, 3PM)
09/08/2018: El Paso, TX @ Monarch (Record Release Show)
09/09/2018: Marfa, TX @ Lost Horse Saloon
09/14/2018: San Antonio, TX @ Southtown 101
09/20/2018: San Antonio, TX @ UTSA Union Invites (11AM-1PM)
09/26/2018: St. Louis, MO @ Heavy Anchor
09/27/2018: Kansas City, MO @ Davey’s Uptown
10/05/2018: San Antonio, TX @ Fralo’s Pizza
10/06/2018: Houston, TX @ House Show
10/15/2018: Norman, OK @ Red Brick Bar
10/16/2018: Tulsa, OK @ The Hunt Club
10/17/2018: Oklahoma City, OK @ The Root
10/18/2018: Wichita, KS @ Kirby’s Beer Store
10/20/2018: Denver, CO @ Monkey Barrel
10/21/2018: Boulder, CO @ Laughing Goat
10/23/2018: Taos, NM @ Adobe Bar
10/24/2018: Albuquerque, NM @ Red Door Brewing Company
10/25/2018: Montrose, CO @ Intrinzik
10/26/2018: Steamboat Springs, CO @ Auram
10/27/2018: Fallon, NV @ Telegraph
10/28/2018: Reno, NV @ Foxy Olive
10/30/2018: Bisbee, AZ @ The Quarry
10/31/2018: El Paso, TX @ House Show (w/ Sleepspent)
11/01/2018: Santa Fe, NM @ Tumbleroot
11/02/2018: Amarillo, TX @ The 806
11/03/2018: Wichita Falls, TX @ Gypsy Uncorked
11/15/2018: San Antonio, TX @ Joe Blues


The March Divide
Anticipation Pops
(Slow Start Records)
Aug, 24th, 2018

Private Download Link:

 Track Listing:

01. I Don’t Care (STREAM | MP3 | VIDEO)
02. Spinning (STREAM | MP3)
03. Overexposure
04. We’ve Got Time
05. Stevie Doesn’t Know
06. I’ve Got Mine
07. Tie One On
08. To All My Friends
09. I Will Run To You
10. Lucky


The March Divide Links

Slow Start Records


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