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Love and Theft’s New Self-Titled Album Due Out June 5

Love and Theft
Courtesy of RCA Records

The wait is almost over for Love and Theft fans dying to get their hands on some new tunes from the now-duo. Their debut project with RCA Records and first full-length album as a duo will hit stores on Tuesday, June 5.

Theft’s Stephen Barker Liles and Eric Gunderson worked with producer Josh Leo (Alabama, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band) on the project, which captures a solid reflection of their live sound. They spent the past year perfecting their style as a duo after band member Brian Bandas left the group back in 2011.

“Love and Theft is a true duo in every sense of the word,” says Leo. “They seamlessly trade lead vocals during the songs and sometimes, I’m not even 100 percent sure who is singing the lead. They are that good.”

“We sound a little different now,” Liles tells Taste of Country of the duo, compared to their previous album on Lyric Street Records made as a trio. “With our new producer, we’re able to sound more like what we sound like live. That’s a really important thing. As much as we loved our old record, it didn’t sound like what we sound like live. That’s hard to do sometimes.”

“Stephen and I have always been on the same page as far as the vision for Love and Theft and what we want it to be,” Gunderson echoes. “We feel like we have made the record we’ve always wanted to make.”

Fans have already had the chance to get a taste of Love and Theft’s new music, as their current single ‘Angel Eyes’ continues to climb the country singles chart. The song, which was written by Gunderson and Eric Paslay, is currently just shy of the Top 30. Pre-orders for the new album can be placed through Amazon by clicking here.

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