Alternative and indie rock band 3weeksplay will release their 10th studio album, “White River Killer”, on September 30.
The band was formed in Hallsville in 2006 and includes members Jered Ochoa, rhythm guitar and vocals; John Brenton Arney, lead guitar; Daniel Collier, bass guitar; and Jonathan Dorsey, drums.
Ochoa said they took their time with the album, perfecting how they wanted it to sound.
“This one has 10 songs and we recorded the album almost a year ago,” Ochoa said. “Our new album is a melodic masterpiece so sweet it would make a baby cry.”
The group’s other albums include “The Noonday Express” in 2010, “The Water Tower” EP in 2011, “Shaping Up” in 2012, “The Moon and the Tide” in 2013, “Electronic Whale” in 2014, “Pine Curtain ” in 2016 and “Cherry Vapor” in 2018.
The group grew up listening to different types of music.
“Our music is rock and roll but it’s not that heavy,” Ochoa said. “But it’s not from the country either. It’s like in the middle. Anyone can listen to it for the most part.”
Ochoa and her bandmates all grew up in the Longview area.
“We played locally at Backstreet Bar and Grill in downtown Longview and we played Clicks in Tyler before they closed,” Ochoa said.
With two of the band members now living in Nashville, the band’s local performances have not been as frequent.
“What we’ve been trying to do for the last two years since COVID (and) since two of the guys are living in Nashville, if we’re not playing in Tennessee, we try to play on holidays, like weekends Thanksgiving,” Ochoa said. “I’m working on talking with everyone and as soon as we can play, which actually isn’t too long from now, we’ll turn this into a release party. album.”
Ochoa said the album is available everywhere, including Apple Music, Spotify, Pandora, Amazon Music, Shazam and TouchTunes.
“We spent a lot of time on this album and we really think a lot of people will like it,” he said. “We’re excited to hear it and for everyone to hear it.”