WELLES’ DEBUT ALBUM RED TREES AND WHITE TRASHES OUT JUNE 15 ON 300 ENTERTAINMENT

LEAD SINGLE “SEVENTEEN” DEBUTS

CONFIRMS PERFORMANCES IN NEW YORK, PHILADELPHIA AND AT SHAKEY KNEES AS WELL AS DATES WITH RIVAL SONS

Rising Ozark, Arkansas-born rocker Welles’ highly anticipated debut album, Red Trees and White Trashes, is due for release Friday, June 15 via 300 Entertainment. The release follows his 2017 EP, Codeine, of which NYLON declared, “It’s neither emo nor theatrical—just very matter-of-fact rock that fits nicely alongside the early works of Bob Dylan and The Flaming Lips.” 

The album’s lead single “Seventeen,” which was produced by Grammy award winning producer Dave Cobb (Sturgill Simpson, Chris Stapleton) and mixed by Grammy award winning mixer Andrew Scheps (Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Adele, Hozier), debuts today. Listen/share the song at http://bit.ly/2Ewizpf.

In support of the release, Welles is performing select headlining shows in New York and Philadelphia as well as a festival appearance at Shaky Knees in Atlanta. Additionally, Welles is playing U.S. tour dates with Rival Sons in May, which include stops in Nashville, Louisville, Richmond and more. See below for complete tour details.

The bulk of Red Trees and White Trashes was written while Welles was living in a communal art compound in the college town of Fayetteville, Arkansas. Friends of varying artistic disciplines all shared an apartment building they dubbed “Space Mountain.” “Some of us worked on bicycles, some of us were doing painting and art,” he explains. “It was our own little Andy Warhol experiment. It was crazy.”

Welles is the project of twenty-three year old singer and multi-talented musician Jesse Wells. His small town beginnings in Arkansas helped shape his knack for penning tender, melodic and gut-punching rock music, although playing the underdog remains a highly appealing notion to the soft-spoken musician. “I hope we catch everyone off guard,” he says of his steady ascent with a sly chuckle. “I love it. It’s how I’ve always done everything. Just be quiet, come in and do your work. Come out of nowhere. The thing is,” he notes, “you can really only pop out of a cake once.”

Welles has performed at major U.S. festivals including Bonnaroo, Governor’s Ball and Austin City Limits while providing direct support for Greta Van Fleet and Royal Blood.

For more information, please contact Cami Opere, Louis D’Adamio or Carla Sack sat Sacks & Co., 212.741.1000.

RED TREES AND WHITE TRASHES TRACKLIST
1. How Sweet It Is To Love
2. Into Ashes
3. Codeine
4. Rock N Roll
5. Hold Me Like I’m Leaving
6. Do You Know How To Fuck
7. Seasons
8. Seventeen
9. Interlude
10. Crush 19
11. Life Like Mine
12. Summer
13. 9.8


WELLES LIVE

*Supporting Rival Sons

April 9 /// New York, NY /// Mercury Lounge
April 10 /// Philadelphia, PA /// Johnny Brenda’s
May 1 & May 2 /// Whitesburg, KY /// Appalshop Theater*
May 4 /// Atlanta, GA /// Shaky Knees Festival
May 5 /// Nashville, TN /// 3rd & Lindsley*
May 6 /// Asheville, NC /// The Orange Peel *
May 8 /// Richmond, VA /// The Broadberry*
May 9 /// Wilmington, DE /// The Queen (Wilmington)*
May 11 /// Gran Rapids, MI /// Intersection*
May 12 /// Pittsburgh, PA /// Rex Threatre*
May 13 /// Jersey City, NJ /// White Eagle Hall*