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Aaron West And The Roaring Twenties Issue Stripped-Down “Paying Bills…”

Aaron West and The Roaring Twenties, 2024
[Photo by: Mitchell Wojcik]

Following the release of their titular track and the masterful “Paying Bills At The End Of The World,” Aaron West And The Roaring Twenties have issued a stripped-down rendition of their latest offering. Both tracks will appear on the 16-person ensemble’s forthcoming full-length In Lieu Of Flowers. The 11-track album is scheduled to arrive on April 12 and can be pre-ordered here.

In the latest stripped-back rendition, vocalist Dan Campbell (The Wonder Years) captures the unfiltered essence and raw intensity of the track against the poignant backdrop of a church. Campbell passionately croons, “I’ve been having that dream where I’m dying again/The one where I get sick, and we can’t afford it/I’ve been walking around here with no health insurance/And we can barely keep the lights on as it is,” encapsulating the vulnerable desperation of living paycheck to paycheck.

This live session sees the group capture the melancholy of the track so beautifully, gripping the listener with each word and guitar strum. Check out Aaron West And The Roaring Twenties’ stripped-back rendition of “Paying Bills At The End Of The World” below.

Aaron West And The Roaring Twenties will be supporting the release of In Lieu Of Flowers on the road this spring. The tour will kick off on April 25 in Denver, CO, with Clementine Was Right and Cliff Morgan joining the group on the road. The band will then make their way overseas beginning on May 17 in Manchester, UK, with Future Teens and Dryjacket. Future Teens and Maura Weaver will then join Aaron West on the second half of their U.S. tour as support in June. Check out the full list of dates below and grab your tickets here.

Tour Dates:

  • April 25—Denver, CO @ Marquis*
  • April 26—Phoenix, AZ @ Nile Underground*
  • April 27—Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo*
  • April 28—Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction*
  • April 30—San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill*
  • May 2—Seattle, WA @ Neumos*
  • May 3—Portland, OR @ Hawthorne* 
  • May 17—Manchester, UK @ The Deaf Institute^
  • May 18—Glasgow, UK @ St. Luke’s^
  • May 19—Leeds, UK @ The Key Club^
  • May 21—Nottingham, UK @ The Bodega^
  • May 22—London, UK @ The Underworld^
  • May 23—Bristol, UK @ Exchange^
  • June 13—Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall%
  • June 14—New York, NY @ Gramercy%
  • June 16—Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar%
  • June 18—Richmond, VA @ Canal Club%
  • June 19—Greensboro, NC @ Hangar 1819%
  • June 20—Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade (Loft)%
  • June 21—Nashville, TN @ Eastside Bowl%
  • June 22—St. Louis, MO @ Off Broadway%
  • June 23—Chicago, IL—Bottom Lounge%
  • June 25—Detroit, MI @ The Shelter%
  • June 26—Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups%
  • June 27—Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls%
  • June 28—Buffalo, NY @ Mohawk Place%

* With Clementine Was Right and Cliff Morgan as support.
^ With Future Teens and Dryjacket as support.
% With Future Teens and Maura Weaver as support.

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