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Monday, March 13, 2017

Banditos announce new album + premiere new single "Fine Fine Day"


For much of the last two years, the Banditos have been on the road, relentlessly showcasing their critically acclaimed 2015 self-titled debut album. In late 2016, the six bandmates hunkered down at Plum Creek Sound Studios and democratically poured out sonic influences and emotionally charged personal experiences for their new album Visionland. The pre-order link is here:

In celebration of the announcement, Banditos have launched the album’s first single “Fine Fine Day”:

Produced by Israel Nash and Ted Young, the Birmingham/Nashville-based group’s second full-length - out on June 23 - has one foot firmly planted in reality as the other tip-toes in and out of mental complexities, self-perception and altered-state illusions. The results are revealing, exhilarating and profound.

The album-titled track reveals these defining, cohesive thematic intricacies. “Visionland” is named after the defunct $60 million theme park that was built in the late ‘90s near some of the band members’ childhood homes in Bessemer, Alabama. The park was shut down after only five years and the schizophrenic glimmer of hope it offered local residents connects to a greater overlying optimism for life present at the album’s core, an eerily relevant theme in contemporary complex times. Jeff Salter’s sweeping guitar strums swell at the song’s intro, lifting through the murky haze into the warm and sunny clarity of a duet between singer Mary Beth Richardson and singer/guitarist Corey Parsons.

Banditos will be performing music from Visionland all over Austin at this week’s SXSW:

The members of Banditos first met playing in various punk and rock ‘n’ roll projects around Birmingham at D.I.Y., all-ages venues. In 2010, Parsons and Stephen Pierce (banjo/vocals) began busking around town and were soon asked to perform at their favorite local bar. Without a full band they invited friends Randy Wade (drums), Salter (guitar), and Richardson to join them. Danny Vines (bass) joined the band later.

The group has been praised by NPR (“Three vocalists, a wicked guitarist who also plays pedal steel, a banjo, an upright bass and a hot-footed drummer guarantee that every song they play is stuffed with crazy rhythms and melodic energy.”), Rolling Stone (“Equal parts alt-country twang and garage rock bang...recalling everything from ZZ Top's greasy boogie to the Alabama Shakes' coed soul”), and Garden & Gun (“These six keyed-up twentysomethings mix a hodgepodge of sounds. Sometimes it’s barroom country backed by a rogue kazoo, and other times it’s a chicken-picking version of slow-burning soul behind the Janis Joplin–esque wail of Mary Beth Richardson”). They have performed across the world supporting acts like St. Paul and the Broken Bones, Blackberry Smoke and Old 97’s, and notably at prominent events like Newport Folk Festival, Hangout Fest, and Rachael Ray’s Feedback.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017



"Back in July when Durand Jones & The Indications debut album was released, we had no idea what the world would think,” explains Terry Cole from Colemine Records. "After all, the record, albeit finely crafted, was conceived in a dingy Indiana basement on a shoestring budget of 452 dollars and 11 cents (we kept receipts). They didn't have ‘buzz.' They didn't have a following. They didn't have the measured flash of more polished operations. But as the final mixes spun off of the master reel, we knew what they did have was one remarkable soul record. To our delight, the record was a smash and their no-frills LP continues to fly off the shelves."

Now, by popular demand, Durand Jones & his mighty Indications are hitting the road on their first U.S. tour. They've already sold out the first two shows of this tour in NYC and Chicago, so don't sleep — go out and catch them in your city.

3/8 - Nashville, TN - The Basement
3/9 - Dothan, AL - KBC on Foster
3/10 - Birmingham, AL - Seasick Records

3/11 - Austin, TX - Capital One House at Antone’s w/ Aloe Blacc & Whitney - 9:00pm

3/12 - Houston, TX  - Under The Volcano
3/13 - Dallas, TX - The Rustic
3/14  - San Antonio, TX- Limelight

3/15 - SXSW Austin, TX - End of an Ear Records - 2:00pm

3/15 - SXSW Austin, TX - Celebration by Beardbrand at Rattle Inn - 5:00pm

3/16 - SXSW Austin, TX - Southwest Invasion at Whole Foods - 11:00am

3/16 - SXSW Austin, TX - Miles Davis House at Waller Ballroom - 12:45pm

3/16 - SXSW Austin, TX - Waterloo Records - 5:00pm

3/16 - SXSW Austin, TX - Secretly Group Party at Barracuda - 11:00pm

3/17 - Lawrence, KS - The Replay Lounge
3/18 - St. Louis, MO - The Bootleg at Atomic Cowboy

In honor of this tour, Colemine Records has pressed up a new limited 7" vinyl 45 featuring cuts from their debut album. The politically poignant and fiercely funky "Make A Change" is backed with the lowrider anthem "Is It Any Wonder" featuring drummer Aaron Frazer's silvery falsetto. Click here to order. 

Durand Jones & The Indications' debut album is out now on vinyl LP, CD, cassette and digital formats. Click here to order.



“Durand Jones singing is a rare combination of purity and power—unlike his Daptone forefathers, Jones hasn’t endured decades of smoky bars and tough breaks. Though sonic comparisons to Charles Bradley and Lee Fields are unavoidable, Jones’s youth and DIY ambition make him stand out against the overarching narrative of rediscovery that has become all too familiar. These aren’t middle-aged session guys in fedoras propping up an aged belter long since fossilized on a dusty 45. It’s a band that writes compelling original material and turns out ultrafun, dance-filled performances at the club. If, like many folks, you’re missing the panache and energy of the late Sharon Jones, this Jones will definitely fill the void.” - CHICAGO READER

“A young singer with a classic sound, Louisiana native Durand Jones aims to fill the Charles Bradley-shaped hole in your heart.” - AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN

“Easily one of the best deep soul albums we've heard in years.” - DUSTY GROOVE

“Album of The Year”  Rock Pop & Soul - SOMETHING ELSE REVIEWS

“Durand Jones has the wail of Alabama Shakes’ Brittany Howard, the nostalgic toe-popping vibes of Leon Bridges and a record to compete with both.” - THE OBSERVER

Durand Jones and the Indications hearken back to a time when soul was recorded, performed, and (if possible) heard live.”  - POPMATTERS

"The album is beautifully produced... Jones absolutely dominates the songs with his powerful, soulful and ever-evolving voice.” - SPILL MAGAZINE

“…a phenomenal debut and modern soul record.” - EASY STREET RECORDS

“ … a very sharp debut album… a total gem.” - THE VINYL DISTRICT

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Dale Watson joins ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live tonight at SXSW; announces new album

Red House/Ameripolitan Records to release "Call Me Insane" on June 9
Catch Dale TONIGHT sitting in with Cleto & the Cletones on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live 
NPR includes Watson’s "I Lie When I Drink" on podcast of SxSW artists to see
Dale's complete SxSW schedule announced
Austin, TX:  Dubbed "the silver pompadoured, baritone beltin', Lone Star beer drinkin', honky-tonk hellraiser" by The Austin Chronicle, Austin's hometown hero Dale Watson is announcing the release of his new studio album, Call Me Insane.  The album was recorded in Austin with veteran producer Lloyd Maines (Robert Earl Keen, Jerry Jeff Walker) and will be released on June 9 in North America via Red House/Ameripolitan Records on CD, digital, and vinyl.  Watson is the torchbearer for "real" country music and has christened his brand of American roots music “Ameripolitan” to differentiate it from the current crop of Nashville-based pop country. Embracing Honky-tonk, Outlaw, Texas Swing and Rockabilly, Dale is a direct musical descendent of Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Merle Haggard and all the great Texas roots artists. Dale’s song “I Lie When I Drink” was featured on NPRs All Songs Considered’s podcast of SxSW artists that they're excited to see and Dale has a full SxSW schedule, including an appearance TONIGHT on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live from SxSW when he’ll join the JKL house band Cleto and the Cletones broadcasting live from SxSW. The show will air this evening on ABC; check here for regional stations and air times: Dale will also MC the first SxSW “Ameripolitan” showcase featuring the best of Rockabilly, Texas Swing, Outlaw Country and Honky-tonk music. (Scroll down for a complete SxSW schedule and tour dates.)
Album highlights include “Jonesin’ For Jones,” a love song to the music of the legendary George Jones; “A Day At A Time,” a song about "getting by by barely getting by";  “Call Me Insane,” the album’s moody title track; “Bug Ya For Love,” a fun warning to all the single ladies;  “Mamas Don’t Let Your Cowboys Grow Up To Be Babies” is the only cover song on the album (written by Tony Joe White/Ed and Sally Bruce) and yes, it is an answer song to the Waylon Jennings/Willie Nelson hit. “Crocodile Tears” is a tear-in-your-beer country song that sounds like an instant classic and “Burden Of The Cross” reveals Watson’s serious side.
Call Me Insane was recorded in Austin by Watson and his ace touring band, “His Lone Stars”: Don Pawlak (pedal steel), Mike Bernal (drums & percussion), and Chris Crepps (upright bass & background vocals). Dale plays electric guitar throughout. They were joined in the studio by Danny Levin on piano,  Jon Blondell (trombone), Joey Colarusso (saxophone), and Ricky White (trumpet), aka the Honky-tonk horn section. “Doing over 300 shows a year and a plethora of recording projects through the years, the Lone Stars are a part of me as much as my right hand, he says. "They know what I want them to play on my songs before I even know.” Maines also added acoustic guitar as well as production ideas.
“Having known Lloyd over 20 years and worked with him as a musician, I knew he was a great guy and picker," Watson says. "But having Lloyd produce your record is like letting your mom in your kitchen. You know you gonna like what comes out and it's amazing how such basic ingredients can be made even better. He is an artists' artist.”
The admiration is mutual. "I've been a Dale Watson fan since I played steel guitar on some of his early records," Maines says of the sessions. "My early musical influences are the same as Dale's. We both grew up playing 'real' country music. Dale is one of a very short list of today's artists who still keeps it 'real country.' I'm honored that he asked me to produce his new record. I think he knew that I would maintain the integrity of his passion for the music." 
Since the release of El Rancho Azul in 2013, Watson’s profile has risen considerably via appearances on The Late Show with David Letterman (CBS), PBS series Austin City Limits and The Sun Sessions, and trading quips as a guest on NPR’s Wait Wait... Don’t Tell Me. A veteran touring artist, he and His Lone Stars work hard, performing over 300 shows a year. Watson also put his money where his heart is and took over ownership of two struggling Texas honky-tonks, the Little Longhorn Saloon in Austin (home of Chicken $#!+ Bingo) and The Big T Roadhouse in St. Hedwigs (outside San Antonio).  If not on the road, he and His Lone Stars perform at one of them each Sunday. Already in 2015, Watson was part of The BADDEST of the BAD Tour with the Reverend Horton Heat and has recorded segments for Sirius XM Outlaw Country, NPR’s Woodsongs Old Time Radio Hour, Music City Roots, and NPR Mountain Stage. A national tour to support the record’s release will begin in late June. 
The Alabama-born, Texas-raised Watson may be the hardest working entertainer today and is rapidly  approaching legendary status.  He carries the weight of his love for Ameripolitan music proudly on his shoulders and tirelessly spreads its gospel.  Call Me Insane is a well crafted example of an artist at the top of his game, having fun with every living moment of life’s experiences with a focus on that of the honky-tonks.  It’s the soundtrack of dance halls and beer joints - places Watson loves.  But beware, he lies when he drinks…
"I am Dale Watson's biggest fan." - Willie Nelson
“Country music’s a crazy, gold-diggin’ whore, and Dale Watson wants a divorce.”  - The Austin Chronicle 
“Watson plays genuine roots music that would do Hank proud.  And Watson is proud to spread the word about keeping it real with the Ameripolitan Music Awards, named after the term he coined to describe American roots music.  The awards recognize artists whose work hours roots traditions  without conforming to the current watered-down definitions of ‘country’ music.” - KUTX
“Graced with a deep, fluid George Jones-ish voice, Watson was mesmerizing, whether making fun of The Voice’s faux-country judge on “Old Fart (Song For Blake)” or simmering through a train-chugging original such as “My Baby Makes Me Gravy.” - The Philadelphia Inquirer 
“Nothing else is Dale Watson.  In he strode in a long black Cash-worthy coat with long leather cuffs and a tux shirt.  His white hair was ship’s prow, or perhaps a mighty iceberg.  And his Telecaster guitar, festooned with silver coins of every size and denomination, glinted in the footlights.  All through, Dale’s banter was loose and wry.  His guitar tone was just platonically perfect.  And his band, notably Don Pawlak on pedal steel, cohered into the very essence of country music.” Music City Roots  
“To call Dale Watson’s music country is like calling Ray Charles’ music soul ... both have an air of authenticity that transcends genres and demands that they be put into a class of one.  Ray Charles is gone, but you can see Dale Watson…"-  The Troy Record 
"...he proved that he is the real deal,  and when it comes to tradition, sometimes you can't get too much of a good thing."  
- Country Standard Time 
"This songwriter prides himself on crafting authentic, old-school country music, which he does quite masterfully.  Watson definitely nails the old-school country star persona." - No Country For New Nashville 
" He’s spent the past two decades proving there are still powerful tales to be told from the honky-tonk pulpit, and he's brought that message to the faithful.” - The Nashville Scene
For Dale’s full tour schedule, please visit or 
WED 3/18
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (ABC) - taping from 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm; a limited number of tickets are available, 
Austin, TX @ The Saxon Pub/Ameripolitan Official SXSW Showcase - evening
Dallas Wayne (8pm)
Earl Poole Ball (8:35pm)
Rosie Flores (9:10 pm) 
Mark Stuart (from The Bastard Sons Of Johnny Cash - 9:45pm)
Ray Benson (of Asleep At The Wheel - 10:20pm)
Amber Digby (10:55pm)
Jesse Dayton (11:30pm)
Bill Kirchen (12:05am)
Suzy Boggus (12:40am) - doing a set of Merle Haggard songs backed by The Lone Stars
Dale Watson & His Lone Stars, (1:15am)
finale w/anyone left standing (1:40am)
TH 3/19
Austin, TX @ The Highball - 8pm
KDRP Live At Mercado - 5pm
Austin, TX @ Holy Mountain/Atomic Music Group Official SXSW Showcase - midnight
FR 3/20
Austin, TX @ The Broken Spoke - 9:30pm
Atomic Music Group Day Party @ C-Boys Heart & Soul- 3pm 
Sirius XM Outlaw Country w/Mojo Nixon  - 5 pm
SA 3/21
Luckenbach, TX @ Luckenbach Dance Hall - 12:30pm
Mason, TX @ The Odeon Theater - 7pm
SU 3/22
Austin, TX @ The Little Longhorn Saloon (Chicken $#!+ Bingo)
Dale Watson is a honky tonk hero and country music maverick, a true outlaw carrying on where Waylon Jennings left off. A member of the Austin Music Hall of Fame, he stands alongside Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, and George Strait as one of the finest country singers and songwriters from the Lone Star State.
Although Dale has made his name as a Texas artist, he actually was born in Alabama. Moving to Houston as a teenager, his musical journey began right out of high school as he started playing clubs and local honky-tonks. In 1988, it led him to move to Los Angeles on the advice of rockabilly singer-guitarist Rosie Flores. He played in the house band at the legendary Palomino Club in Hollywood for a couple years and recorded a few singles before moving to Nashville to write songs for a publishing company run by Gary Morris (writer of such country/pop hits as “The Wind Beneath My Wings”). Commercial country did not fit the fiercely independent songwriter so Dale relocated to Austin, Texas where he got a record deal and wrote several songs poking fun at the industry side of Nashville, including “Nashville Rash” from his Hightone debut Cheatin’ Heart Attack and “A Real Country Song” from his 1996 follow-up Blessed or Damned. 
After making three albums with Hightone, Dale released The Trucking Sessions on Koch Records in 1998. Including 14 original driving songs, the album received high praise and caused critics to compare him to chart-topping writer Red Simpson, who was responsible for some of the most iconic trucking tunes in country music.
Just two years after this success, Dale’s fiancee died in a car accident. As chronicled in the Zalman King documentary Crazy Again (2006), he turned to drugs and alcohol to cope with her loss and nearly died of an overdose. Dale then checked himself into a mental institution and left a year later, releasing his tribute album to her called Every Song I Write Is For You (2001)After recording a few more albums, he decided to take a break from touring and moved to Maryland to be closer to his daughters.
Back in Texas and on the road in 2006, Dale has been trucking ever since, touring around the world and acting in films (The Thing Called Love, On the Borderline), on television (Friday Night Lights) and most recently, on stage in Ghost Brothers of Darkland County, a southern gothic musical by Stephen King and John Mellencamp . His rumbling baritone has also been heard on commercials for Shell, and On the Border Restaurants.
Dale signed with Red House Records in 2011 to release his 20th album called The Sun Sessions. Hailed as “one of the best country albums of the year” (Atlanta Journal Constitution), it was recorded at Memphis’ legendary Sun Studios with The Texas Two (bassist Chris Crepps and drummer Mike Bernal) in the stripped-down style of Johnny Cash’s earliest recordings. He followed this with El Rancho Azul, 14 fresh honky-tonk originals about marriage, heartbreak and honkytonkin'.”  

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Temples, Pure-X, The Districts, Mutual Benefit & More - Fat Possum Newsletter


3/12 – The Fader Fort – 3 PM
3/13 – SXSanJose – Hotel San Jose – 3 PM
3/13 – Austin Psych Fest Party – Hotel Vegas – 5:45
3/14 – SPIN Party – Stubbs – 1:30 PM
3/14 – The Current KCMP Presents – 4 PM
3/14 – Filter & Dr Martens Presents – Bar 96 – 11:30 PM
3/15 – Waterloo In-Store – Waterloo Outdoor Stage – 4 PM
3/15 – NME Presents – Latitude 30 - 11 PM

The Districts
3/12 – The Echo / Spaceland Prod Party – Red 7
3/13 – Rachel Ray’s Feedback House– 4 PM
 3/13 - Buffalo Billiards – 12 AM
3/14 – Another Planet Party – Red Eyed Fly – 1 PM
3/14 – The Deli NYC Party – 3 PM
3/14 – Spotify Party – 5 PM
3/15 – SXSanJose – Hotel San Jose - 1PM

3/13 – Texas Jumpstart – Side Bar – 3:45 PM
3/13 – M for Montreal – Maggie Maes – 12 AM
3/14 – Exploding In Sound – Hole in the Wall – 3:45 PM
3/15 – KVRX Showcase – Farewell Books – 3:15 PM

Each Other

3/14 – Velveeta Room – 9:30 PM
3/15 – Farewell Books – 4 PM
3/15 – Lux Museum

Mimicking Birds
3/12 - The Portland Party - Grackle - 3 PM
3/14 - AMA Artists Showcase - Palm Door - 8 PM
3/15 - Bright Futures - Maison d'Etoile - 4 PM

Mutual Benefit
3/12 – Spotify – Spotify House – 1 PM
3/12 – Other Music – Friends and Neighbors – 4 PM
3/12 – Floating Fest – Hype Hotel – 11 PM
3/13 – Stereogum – Mohawk – 2 PM
3/13 – Liberation Party – The Liberty – 10 PM
3/13 -  Pitchfork – French Legation – 4:30 PM
3/14 – Brooklynvegan – Red 7 – 1:30 PM
3/15 – Laneway – Holy Mountain – 1:50 PM

3/12 – Other Music Day Party – 3 PM
3/12 – Brazilian Day Party – Casa Brasil – 2 PM
3/12 – Burgerama Pre-SXSW Kickoff – Trailer Space Records – 6:45 PM
3/12 – Official Showcase – Icenhauer’s – 12:50 AM
3/13 – Burgermania Day Party – Whip-In – 3:20 PM
3/13 – Austin Psych Fest – Hotel Vegas – 6:30 PM
3/13 – Ground Control – Red 7 – 11 PM
3/14 – Seaport Music Festival and Paper Garden Day Party – Uncorked – 5:30 PM
3/15 – Burgerama III – Hotel Vegas – 3:30 PM


Temples "Sun Structures"

Temples "Sun Structures" is now available in stores. Watch the video for "Mesmerise" and check out upcoming tour dates below.

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Tour Dates
18 Mar - O2 Academy Glasgow - Glasgow, United Kingdom
19 Mar - O2 Academy Leeds - Leeds, United Kingdom
20 Mar - Manchester Academy - Manchester, United Kingdom
22 Mar - O2 Academy Liverpool - Liverpool, United Kingdom
23 Mar - Rock City - Nottingham, United Kingdom
25 Mar - O2 Academy Birmingham - Birmingham, United Kingdom
26 Mar - O2 Academy Bristol - Bristol, United Kingdom
27 Mar - O2 Academy Brixton - London, United Kingdom
29 Mar - La Maroquinerie - Paris, France
1 Apr - Bitterzoet - Amsterdam, Netherlands
8 Apr - Biltmore Cabaret - Vancouver, BC, Canada
9 Apr - Neumos - Seattle, WA
10 Apr - Star Theater - Portland, OR
12 Apr - Coachella Valley Music and Arts - Indio, CA
14 Apr - Great American Music Hall - San Francisco, CA
16 Apr - The Casbah - San Diego, CA
19 Apr - Coachella Valley Music and Arts - Indio, CA
21 Apr - Urban Lounge - Salt Lake City, UT
22 Apr - Bluebird Theatre - Denver, CO
24 Apr - Turf Club - Minneapolis, MN
25 Apr - High Noon Saloon - Madison, WI
26 Apr - Lincoln Hall - Chicago, IL
27 Apr - Magic Stick - Detroit, MI
28 Apr - A&R Bar - Columbus, OH
30 Apr - Firebird - St. Louis, MO
1 May - Club Dada - Dallas, TX
3 May - Austin Psych Fest, Carson Creek - Austin, TX


Pure X "Angel"

Pure X's new album "Angel" will be out April 1. "Heaven" and "Starlight" from the album are available to stream below, along with pre-order links and tour dates.

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Tour Dates:
14 Mar - Proud Larry's - Oxford, MS
16 Mar - Double Happiness - Columbus, OH
19 Mar - The Sinclair - Cambridge, MA
20 Mar - The Sinclair - Cambridge, MA
21 Mar - Higher Ground - Burlington, VT
22 Mar - Il Motore - Montreal, QC, Canada
23 Mar - The Opera House - Toronto, ON, Canada
25 Mar - Majestic Theater - Madison, WI
26 Mar - Fineline - Minneapolis, MN
27 Mar - The Metro - Chicago, IL
28 Mar - Firebird - St. Louis, MO
29 Mar - Exit / In - Nashville, TN
31 Mar - Terminal West - Atlanta, GA
1 Apr - Jefferson Theater - Charlottesville, VA
2 Apr - 9:30 Club - Washington, DC
3 Apr - Union Transfer - Philadelphia, PA
4 Apr - Music Hall of Williamsburg - Brooklyn, NY
5 Apr - Webster Hall - New York, NY
6 Apr - Baby's All Right - Brooklyn, NY
9 Apr - The Conservatory - Oklahoma City, OK
10 Apr - City Tavern - Dallas, TX
11 Apr - Fitzgerald's Downstairs - Houston, TX
12 Apr - Empire Control Room - Austin, TX
2 May - Austin Psych Fest - Austin, TX
3 May - Austin Psych Fest - Austin, TX
4 May - Austin Psych Fest - Austin, TX


Mutual Benefit on Tour

Tour Dates:
12 Mar - Spotify House - Austin, TX
12 Mar - Hype Hotel - Austin, TX
13 Mar - The Mohawk - Austin, TX
13 Mar - French Legation - Austin, TX
21 Mar - William Pitt Union - Pittsburgh, PA
9 May - Shaky Knees Festival - Atlanta, GA
20 May - Deaf Institute - Manchester, United Kingdom
21 May - Mono - Glasgow, United Kingdom
22 May - Brudenell Social Club - Leeds, United Kingdom
23 May - Union Chapel - London, United Kingdom
24 May - Le Guess Who? May Day! - Utrecht, Netherlands
25 May - 4AD - Diksmuide, Belgium
19 Jun - NXNE - Toronto, Canada
6 Jul - Sasquatch Festival - Quincy, WA


Space Project

Lefse Records' "Space Project" will be in stores on Record Store Day, April 19. Stream two of the contributing artists' tracks, Youth Lagoons "Worms" and Spiritualized's "Always Forgetting With You (The Bridge Song), below. Read more about the project here.


Hill William / Holler Boys 7" Bundle

Tyrant Books, Holler Presents and Fat Possum teamed up to bring you this limited edition book and 7" package. Scott McClanahan's writing has drawn comparisons to the absurdist humor of National Book Award finalist George Saunders and the southern home-spun melancholy of Larry Brown and Breece D'J Pancake. We present his latest book, Hill William, based on Scott's childhood in rural West Virginia, along with a 7" from his band, Holler Boys. Scott and Holler Presents co-founder Chris Oxley play folk filtered through an Appalachian fever dream. Sometimes that sound is a gentle prayer; sometimes a shrill, isolated scream. Additionally, Scott has narrated an audiobook of Hill William, automatically downloaded upon purchase of book and 7" package, or available separately. Books are signed and numbered by author. Cover art for 7" generously provided by photographer Stacy Kranitz. Limited edition of 300.

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The Districts EP

The Districts' EP is in stores now. Buy links and tour dates are below.

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Tour Dates:
12 Mar - SXSW Austin, TX
16 Mar - Lost Lake Denver, CO
18 Mar - Barboza Seattle, WA
19 Mar - Bunk Bar Portland, OR
21 Mar - Bottom of the Hill San Francisco, CA
22 Mar - The Echo Los Angeles, CA
23 Mar - Soda Bar San Diego, CA
24 Mar - The Crescent Ballroom Phoenix, AZ
26 Mar - Stubb's Austin, TX
27 Mar - Club Dada Dallas, TX
28 Mar - Opolis Norman, OK
29 Mar - Off Broadway St. Louis, MO
1 Apr - The Basement Columbus, OH
2 Apr - Sellersville Theatre 1894 Sellersville, PA
9 Apr - Rough Trade NYC Brooklyn, NY
30 Apr - Sebright Arms London, United Kingdom
3 May - Sound City Festival Liverpool , United Kingdom
4 May - Stag & Dagger Festival Glasgow, United Kingdom
5 May - Gullivers Manchester, United Kingdom
8 May - Great Escape Festival Brighton, United Kingdom
10 May - Shaky Knees Festival Atlanta, GA
24 May - Boston Calling Festival Boston, MA
5 Jun - Cain's Ballroom Tulsa, OK
7 Jun - The Blue Note Columbia, MO
8 Jun - The Vogue Indianapolis, IN
10 Jun - Stage AE Pittsburgh, PA
11 Jun - Cat's Cradle Carrboro, NC
5 Jul - Sasquatch Festival Quincy, WA


Solids "Blame Confusion"

Solids "Blame Confusion" is available now. Check out buy links and tour dates below.

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Tour Dates:
12 Mar - SXSW Festival - Austin, TX
13 Mar - SXSW Festival - Austin, TX
14 Mar - SXSW Festival - Austin, TX
15 Mar - SXSW Festival - Austin, TX
16 Mar - Circle Bar - New Orleans, LA
17 Mar - Proud Larry's - Oxford, MS
18 Mar - The End - Nashville, TN
20 Mar - 529 - Atlanta, GA
21 Mar - Local 506 - Chapel Hill, NC
22 Mar - The Gold Bar - Baltimore, MD
23 Mar - Kung Fu Necktie - Philadelphia, PA
24 Mar - Glasslands - Brooklyn, NY
25 Mar - Mercury Lounge - New York, NY
27 Mar - Great Scott - Allston, MA
28 Mar - TRH Club - Montreal, QC, Canada
29 Mar - TRH Club - Montreal, QC, Canada
9 Apr - Casbah Lounge - Hamilton, ON, Canada
10 Apr - Detour Music Hall Ste - Catharines, ON, Canada
30 Apr - Birthdays - London, United Kingdom
1 May - Birthdays - London, United Kingdom
3 May - Leeds Festival - Leeds, United Kingdom
4 May - Lambchop - Manchester, United Kingdom
6 May - Mono - Glasgow, United Kingdom
7 May - Hare and Hounds - Birmingham, United Kingdom
9 May - 013 - Tilburg, Netherlands
14 May - Stengade - Copenhagen, Denmark
16 May - Oetinger Villa - Darmstadt, Germany
17 May - Prinzebar - Hamburg, Germany
19 May - Nero Bar - Berlin, Germany
20 May - Kleines Forum - Bielefeld, Germany
21 May - La Peniche - Lille, France
23 May - File 7 - Magny-Le-Hongre, France
25 May - Nouveau Casino - Paris, France


Jimbo Mathus "Dark Night of the Soul"

Jimbo Mathus "Dark Night of the Soul" is in stores now. Buy links and tour dates are below.

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Tour Dates:
14 Mar - The Empty Bottle - Chicago, IL
15 Mar - Cowboy Monkey - Champaign, IL
21 Mar - George's Majestic Lounge - Fayetteville, AR
22 Mar - The Shrine - Tulsa, OK
23 Mar - Knucklehead's - Kansas City, MO
27 Mar - Under The Volcano - Houston, TX
28 Mar - Continental Club - Austin, TX
29 Mar - Hi-Tone Cafe - Memphis, TN
4 Apr - Dueling Hall - Jackson, MS
5 Apr - Lee Harvey's - Dallas, TX
6 Apr - Dan's Silver Leaf - Denton, TX
10 Apr - Delta Cinema/Juke Joint Fest - Clarksdale, MS
11 Apr - The Basement - Columbus, OH
12 Apr - Radio Radio - Indianapolis, IN
13 Apr - The Green Lantern - Lexington, CT
14 Apr - Studio 89 (WNKU) - Cincinnati, OH
16 Apr - Alternate Root TV - Boston, MA
17 Apr - Town Crier - Beacon, NY
18 Apr - Rodeo Bar - New York City, NY
19 Apr - Rodeo Bar - New York City, NY
22 Apr - Southgate House Revival - Covington, OH
23 Apr - Off Broadway - St. Louis, MO
24 Apr - The Mothlight - Asheville, NC
25 Apr - Cat's Cradle - Carrboro, NC
26 Apr - 529 - Atlanta, GA


Boogarins on Tour

Boogarins is currently touring the United States and will be heading to Europe in April. Look for dates below.

Tour Dates:
12 Mar - Casa Brasil - Austin, TX
12 Mar - Trailer Space Records, Burger Records Day Party - Austin, TX
12 Mar - Icenhauer's, Sounds From Brazil - Austin, TX
13 Mar - Whip-In, Burgermania - Austin, TX
13 Mar - Uncorked, Seaport Music Festival/Paper Garden - Austin, TX
13 Mar - Red 7 - Ground Control Touring - Austin, TX
13 Mar - Hotel Vegas, Levitation Austin - Austin, TX
15 Mar - Hotel Vegas, Burgermania III - Austin, TX
16 Mar - The Limelight, Burgermania - Hangover San Antonio, TX
17 Mar - District Tavern - Tucson, AZ
18 Mar - Yucca Tap Room - Tempe, AZ
20 Mar - The Satellite - Los Angeles, CA
21 Mar - The Tower Bar - San Diego, CA
22 Mar - Burgerama, The Observatory - Santa Ana, CA
23 Mar - DC9 - Washington, DC
25 Mar - Glasslands Gallery - Brooklyn, NY
26 Mar - The Barbary - Philadelphia, PA
27 Mar - The Union - Athens, OH
28 Mar - Grog Shop - Cleveland, OH
29 Mar - Frankie's - Toledo, OH
30 Mar - Double Happiness - Columbus, OH
1 Apr - The Earl - Atlanta, GA
2 Apr - Snug Harbor - Charlotte, NC
3 Apr - Cat's Cradle Back Room - Carboro, NC
4 Apr - MACRoCK Music Festival - Harrisonburg, VA
5 Apr - The Mothlight - Asheville, NC
6 Apr - Phuzz Phest Winston - Salem, NC
8 Apr - The Moon Club - Cardiff, United Kingdom
9 Apr - The Shipping Forecast - Liverpool, United Kingdom
10 Apr - Band On The Wall - Manchester, United Kingdom
11 Apr - This Prismatic Room 2014 - London, United Kingdom
12 Apr - Epic Studios - Norwich, United Kingdom
13 Apr - Charlatan - Gent, Belgium
14 Apr - Botanique - Brussels, Belgium
15 Apr - Mad Museum - Liege, Belgium
16 Apr - dB's - Utrecht, Netherlands
17 Apr - Paradiso Basement - Amsterdam, Netherlands
19 Apr - Espace B - Paris, France
21 Apr - Osteria del 32 - Modena, Italy
22 Apr - Magnolia - Milan, Italy
23 Apr - Moog - Ravenna, Italy
24 Apr - Teatro Altrove - Genova, Italy
25 Apr - Le Coq d'Or - ZUG, Switzerland
26 Apr - Langstars - Zurich, Switzerland
30 Apr - Firebird - St. Louis, MO
1 May - The Record Bar - Kansas City, MO
2 May - Club Dada - Dallas, TX
3 May - Austin Psych Fest - Austin, TX
4 May - Spanish Moon - Baton Rouge, LA
5 May - Vinyl Music Hall - Pensacola, FL
6 May - State Theater - St. Petersburg, FL
7 May - Grand Central - Miami, FL
8 May - The Social - Orlando, FL
9 May - Chop Shop - Charlotte, NC
17 May - Bananada 2014 - GoiĆ¢nia, Brazil
28 May - Global Music Network Showcase - Barcelona, Spain
31 May - Primavera Sound Festival - Barcelona, Spain
1 Jun - Primavera Sound Festival - Barcelona, Spain


New Water Liars Album

Water Liars' new self-titled album is available now. Look for buy links and tour dates below.

Buy Links:
Fat Possum

Tour Dates:
11 Mar - Hi Tone - Memphis, TN
12 Mar - Downtown Tavern - Jackson, TN
13 Mar - Whitewater Tavern - Little Rock, AR
14 Mar - JR's Lightbulb Club - Fayetteville, AR
15 Mar - Valley of the Vapors Festival - Hot Springs, AR
3 Jun - Tampa Theatre - Tampa, FL
4 Jun - Culture Room - Miami, FL
5 Jun - Beachman Theatre - Orlando, FL
6 Jun - Ponte Verda Concert Hall - Ponte Verda, FL
7 Jun - House of Blues Myrtle Beach - Myrtle Beach, SC
10 Jun - The Norva - Norfolk, VA
11 Jun - Chameleon Club - Lancaster, PA
12 Jun - Levels State College, PA
13 Jun - Buster's Billiards & Backroom - Lexington, KY


Each Other "Being Elastic"

Each Other's new album "Being Elastic" is out now. Buy links and tour dates are below.

Buy Links:
Fat Possum

Tour Dates:

12 Mar - Pure Vibes - Beaumont, TX
14 Mar - SXSW - Austin, TX
15 Mar - SXSW - Austin, TX
17 Mar - Whitehouse - Denton, TX
18 Mar - Courthouse Co-op - Memphis, TN
19 Mar - Springwater - Nashville, TN
20 Mar - The Heavy Anchor - St. Louis, MO
21 Mar - Cole's Bar - Chicago, IL
22 Mar - Space 2435 - Ann Arbor, MI
23 Mar - Hideaway Records and Bar - London, Ontario, Canada
24 Mar - Princess Cafe - Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
25 Mar - Van Gogh's Ear - Guelph, Canada
26 Mar - This Ain't Hollywood - Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
27 Mar - Smiling Buddha - Toronto, Ontario, Canada
28 Mar - The Artel - Kingston, ON, Canada
29 Mar - Drones - Montreal, Canada