Monthly Archives: May 2015

POPMATTERS PREMIERES JEREMY PINNELL’S NEW TRACK “BIG BRIGHT WORLD”

KENTUCKY OUTLAW COUNTRY MUSICIAN JEREMY PINNELL’S NEW ALBUM “OH/KY” GETS NATIONAL RELEASE JULY 24TH VIA SOFABURN RECORDS!

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THE PREMIERE OF JEREMY’S NEW SONG “BIG BRIGHT WORLD” VIA POPMATTERS!

JEREMY PINNELL SHARES HIS NEW VIDEO “FEEL THIS RIGHT”

Jeremy Pinnell, Northern Kentucky’s son from across the river, is a soft-spoken man, born to an area that is equal parts Southern hospitality, Northern attitude and Midwestern charm. Raised from humble beginnings of singing in church and learning the guitar from his father, his craft quickly made heads turn and rooms fall silent. But with his departure from home at 18 to venture into the unknown with only his music, this young man soon found himself surrounded by the demons of the world he used to try and sing away.

The stories told are true, not embellished folklore. (”With an almost uncomfortable accuracy — the kind of dark, ominous emotions most people try to bury” – Citybeat Cincinnati). Jeremy will not speak of them – only sing. While he has returned to his humble beginnings and is living an honest life, his experiences must be heard to be believed. They are real, and most importantly, never forgotten.

OH/KY tells the story of the next 18 years of Jeremy’s life, and it’s a damn good story. It has all the things people love to read about. And most of all, it’s a true story that’s been recorded in the most honest way possible. The album was cut over the course of three days in a recording studio located in the small river town of Covington, KY. The group of players on the album are The 55s, a honky tonk band out of The Queen City who lay the foundation so Jeremy’s voice can shine and his story can come to life.

Jeremy Pinnell’s new debut studio album OH/KY receives its worldwide release on July 24th via Sofaburn Records.

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OH/KY TRACK LISTING:

1. The Way Country Sounds

2. Rodeo

3. Loose Women

4. Big Bright World

5. Sleep Song

6. Light Me Up

7. Outlaw Life

8. Them Days And Nights

9. Cold Cold Wind

10. Angel Of Mine

CLICK THE IMAGE BELOW TO WATCH JEREMY PINNELL & THE 55s’ NEW VIDEO “FEEL THIS RIGHT” (FEEL FREE TO POST & SHARE)

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JEREMY PINNELL & THE 55s TOUR DATES

JUNE 7 NEWPORT, KY @ SOUTHGATE HOUSE REVIVAL W/ CARSON MCHONE

JUNE 16 CINCINNATI, OH @ FOUNTAIN SQUARE

JUNE 20 CINCINNATI, OH @ PIG AND WHISKEY FESTIVAL

JUNE 27 PETERSBURG, KY @ POLLINATION FESTIVAL

JULY 2 CINCINNATI, OH @ NORTHSIDE ROCK N’ ROLL FESTIVAL

JULY 10 LEXINGTON, KY @ COSMIC CHARLIE’S

AUGUST 15 BAYPORT, MN @BAYPORT BBQ

(more dates to be announced soon)

MORE INFO ON JEREMY PINNELL:
http://www.jeremypinnell.com
https://www.facebook.com/jeremypinnellandthe55s

MORE INFO ON SOFABURN RECORDS:
http://www.sofaburn.com

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PURE VOLUME PREMIERES NEW BUFFALO KILLERS TRACK!

BUFFALO KILLERS TO RELEASE 7″ SPLIT SINGLE WITH AMPLINE JUNE 2ND VIA SOFABURN RECORDS ON VINYL & DIGITAL FORMATS!

SINGLE FEATURES BUFFALO KILLERS’ “TURKEY PETE MONTANA PRISON MAN” & AMPLINE’S “IT WILL EVAPORATE”

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THE PREMIERE OF BUFFALO KILLERS’ “TURKEY PETE MONTANA PRISON MAN” VIA PURE VOLUME!

BUFFALO KILLERS JOIN THE BLACK CROWES’ RICH ROBINSON FOR A STRING OF JUNE TOUR DATES!

Two of Cincinnati’s finest, Buffalo Killers & Ampline, have teamed-up for a special split single that will be available through the Dayton, KY-based indie label Sofaburn Records. The 7″ vinyl version, featuring Buffalo Killers’ “Turkey Pete Montana Man” and Ampline’s “It Will Evaporate” is currently available to order online here and will be available digitally worldwide on June 2nd.

“Turkey Pete was a real person,” says Buffalo Killers’ Andy Gabbard. “The song is a list of things he did or lied about doing. We heard of him from touring the old Montana Prison. The song wrote itself.”

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Ampline’s Mike Montgomery sheds some light on their track, “We started working on a ‘concept’ album a couple of years ago, about a ship captain in the early 1400s who sets off to find the edge of the world…. like all great accounts of epic sea journeys around that time, his trip is full of fantastic sights and sounds, blurred swirls of cultures and religions and growing discontent with man’s role in life. ‘It Will Evaporate’ is about the narrator’s disbelief in Belief.”

BUFFALO KILLERS TOUR DATES

June 16 – Limelight Eventplex – Peoria, IL (w/ Rich Robinson)

June 17 – Space – Evanston, IL (w/ Rich Robinson)

June 18  – City Winery – Chicago, IL (w/ Rich Robinson)

June 19 – Midpoint Indie Summer @ Fountain Square – Cincinnati, OH

(more dates to be announced soon)

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MORE INFO ON BUFFALO KILLERS:
http://www.buffalokillers.com

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http://www.ampline.net

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http://www.sofaburnrecords.com

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POPMATTERS PREMIERES THE HENRYS’ NEW TRACK “A WEAKER ONE”!

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On Quiet Industry, their first album in six years, The Henrys are once again creating the rich and textured sound they’ve established over six albums and 21 years. But this time there’s a new twist.

With this album, Henrys’ leader Don Rooke (Mary Margaret O’Hara, Holy Modal Rounders, Three Metre Day) has written lyrics to 11 of the 14 songs. On tracks like A Weaker One and As I Say I Do, you can now hear the group sound merge beautifully with vocals to create … a normal band! Sort of.

 Sung with feel and emotion by Gregory Hoskins (formerly of The Stickpeople), and as always colored by the uncommon instruments The Henrys prefer – kona guitar (an antique koa wood slide guitar), lap steel, pump organ, bass, drums, violin and an array of hard-to-define sounds – the unique palette is fully established.

 Along with Rooke and Hoskins, Quiet Industry also features most of The Henrys cast including Hugh Marsh (Bruce Cockburn, Don Byron, Jon Hassell), John Sheard (Stuart McLean), Andrew Downing (Kelly Joe Phelps, David Tronzo), Davide DiRenzo (Holly Cole, Cassandra Wilson, Jacksoul), Jonathan Goldsmith (Jane Siberry, Nick Buzz), along with harmony vocalist Tara Dunphy.

The Henrys’ Quiet Industry will be available on CD and digital formats June 11th on their own imprint hR2015.

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QUIET INDUSTRY TRACK LISTING: 

1. A Weaker One

2. As I Say I Do

3. A Thousand Corners

4. Change for Good

5. Invention of the Atmospheric Engine

6. Reel Me in Gently

7. Was Is

8. I Kneed You

9. When That Far Shore Disappears

10. Dangers of Travel

11. Last One Here

12. Burn the Boat

13. Needs Must

14. The Almighty Inbox

 CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD A PDF OF THE LINER NOTES AND LYRICS

HERE’S WHAT PEOPLE HAVE SAID ABOUT THE HENRYS:

For all the beautiful, warm tones you will hear on their new album “Quiet Industry,” the lyrics demand equal time.  The Henrys are exquisite wordsmiths.  These songs are romantic, intimate and full of big thoughts.  The words and music trade off moments in holding your attention. Brilliant production, once again from The Henrys.  I have used their CDs to buy two stereos in my lifetime – the sound is that good.  Do your stereo – and your head and heart a favour, let them chew on the Henrys’ “Quiet Industry” CD. – Laurie Brown – The Signal / CBC RADIO

The Henrys’ new album is a sublime masterpiece… an absolute must. – MOORS MAGAZINE

Don Rooke, the frontman of the Toronto-based folk outfit the Henrys, describes their sound as “old instruments—new sounds.” He’s not wrong; although there’s plenty of old-style folk to be heard in the band’s music, due in large part to certain instrumental choices such as Rooke’s historic Weissenborn and Kona lap steel guitars, they evoke plenty of current sonic architects as well. Rooke, in particular, evokes the stylings of maestros like Ry Cooder and Bill Frisell. – POPMATTERS

Toronto kona player Don Rooke and his ensemble of like-minded abstract sound architects stand as the high-minded intellectuals in their class, the quiet scientists scratching away at the borders of the folk/time continuum. ‘Old instruments, new sounds’ is the way Rooke describes what The Henrys do – they extract from a resonator guitar and other plucked acoustic instruments the harmonics, overtones and oblique noises behind the rustic notes to create landscapes that are astonishingly romantic, frightening, sexual, spiritual – and quite beautiful. Brave new music. – TORONTO STAR

The brainchild of Toronto songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer Don Rooke, the Henrys have won fans around the globe with their warmly atmospheric, eclectic sounds… tranquil and pleasing to both the eye and the ear… lovely work. – EXCLAIM!

… everything here works on first hearing, and works even better after that. – GLOBE AND MAIL

The Henrys firmly establishes Don Rooke as one of acoustic guitar’s greatest unsung heroes. Playing lap-style slide on historic Weissenborn and Kona guitars, he alternately evokes the smooth perfection of Jerry Douglas, the languid soul of Ry Cooder, and the dreamtime whimsy of Bill Frisell. But such comparisons are mere reference points – Rooke is a startling original who seems constitutionally incapable of resorting to slide cliches. His tone is drop-dead gorgeous, his technique mirror-smooth, yet he has a mischievous chromatic streak that keeps things from getting too comfortable. …well worth seeking out. – GUITAR PLAYER

Don Rooke’s work on various slide guitars, from the kona to the lap steel to something called a Sonar Zombie, recalls the erudite ramblings of Bill Frisell. – NEW YORK TIMES 

Neither world, blues, country, reggae, new age or rock, but with a healthy dose of each of these categories and more…You have a sonic landscape that may take its energy and influence from one source, but turns it into something new and unique each time. There are sound snippets, slow tunes, funky tunes, menacing tunes. Wonderful! – FOLK ROOTS UK

MORE INFO ON THE HENRYS: 
http://www.thehenrys.ca

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CELEB STONER PREMIERES LEFT LANE CRUISER’S “DIRTY SPLIFF BLUES”!

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After nearly a decade of delivering their own high-octane, scuzzed-up take on North Mississippi rural blues as a duo, Left Lane Cruiser have recently expanded into a threesome for their latest studio album, Dirty Spliff Blues (their fifth for Alive Naturalsound Records).

Led by founding member Freddy J IV (aka Joe Evans) on vocals and slide guitar, and now joined by Joe Bent on bass and skateboard slide guitar (yes, he uses his skateboard as an instrument) and Pete Dio on drums & assorted other junk, this three-headed hydra, birthed in either Fort Wayne, IN or Hades depending on who you ask, still whips up the same frenzied mess of trashed-out punk/blues that LLC is known for. But on Dirty Spliff Blues there’s a decidedly more rock ‘n’ roll approach to their mean-ass blues. Songs such as “Tangled Up In Bush” or ” Skateboard Blues” still slink like snakes in the grass, but tracks such as the pile-driving opener “Tres Borrachos,” “Cutting Trees,” “She Don’t Care” and “Dirty Spliff Blues” rock with a newfound intensity, and that’s saying a lot for a band long known for both their intense, sweat-soaked live shows and in-the-red recordings. Of course, LLC’s very backbone – the Blues – is also evident throughout, from the hip-shakin’ groove of “Elephant Stomp” to, well, really just about every damn song on the record.

Any way you roll it – from the new cover art created by renowned artist William Stout to the THC-laced shit-kickers – Dirty Spliff Blues smokes like no other Left Lane Cruiser album before it.

Along with their music being featured in the hit television series Breaking Bad and receiving critical acclaim across the globe, Left Lane Cruiser have also toured relentlessly over the years, sharing the stage with artists such as Robert Belfour, T Model Ford, Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires, Bob Log III and many others, and are also regular performers at the Deep Blues Festival now held annually in the cradle of the blues, Clarksdale, MS.

Left Lane Cruiser’s Dirty Spliff Blues will be released on limited vinyl, CD and digital formats on June 16th via Alive Naturalsound Records. Tour dates to be announced soon!

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DIRTY SPLIFF BLUES TRACK LISTING:
01 Tres Borrachos
02 Elephant Stomp
03 Whitebread n’ Beans
04 Tangled Up in Bush
05 Heavy Honey
06 Dirty Spliff Blues
07 Cutting Trees
08 All Damn Day
09 Skateboard Blues
10 She Don’t Care

HERE’S WHAT PEOPLE HAVE BEEN SAYING ABOUT LEFT LANE CRUISER:
“An authentic and inspiring updating of the blues-rock idiom for the 21st century.” – BLOGCRITICS

“A combination of reverence toward the progenitors of the blues and a spirit of pure enjoyment that is rare to find.” – WYMA

“Blues as attitude more than ritual. Its subtleties are loud and lived-in as they exceed the speed limit on the expressway to your heart.” – ROCK & RAP CONFIDENTIAL

“Finding Seasick Steve too suave and elegant these days? If so, Left Lane Cruiser might be more your rusty tin cup of moonshine.” – THE BLUES MAGAZINE

“When reduced to its basic elements, the music is all rock’n’roll. And when played with such conviction as Left Lane Cruiser displays, it doesn’t get much better.” – EXCLAIM

“Left Lane Cruiser isn’t a traditional country blues band. The Indiana duo might well have influences from the Mississippi area, but what they do with them is fresh and coruscating.” – CLASSIC ROCK MAGAZINE

“Rock Them Back to Hell! consists of ten original songs of rousing sonic mastery. This is arguably their best album to date…. one of those rare albums that are outstanding from start to finish.” – NO DEPRESSION

“Summoning the spirits of Charlie Patton, the dead members of Lynyrd Skynyrd and Fred ‘Sonic’ Smith, Left Lane Cruiser’s latest runs the gamut between country-blues laments, hard rocking house party staples and psychedelic mind blowers.” – NUVO WEEKLY

“The standard blues-punk cliché is to say that a singer sounds like he’s been subsisting on nothing but Jim Beam and Marlboro Reds since the womb, but Left Lane Cruiser’s Freddy J IV seems to have been chasing those Southern-fried standbys with shots of pure hydrochloric acid. LLC makes a noise as raucous and road-weary as a Mack truck.” – A.V. CLUB

“Voodoo hillbilly punk-blues” is actually a pretty apt description of the combination of thrashy, scuzzed-out guitar and trashy, bashed-up rhythms on Left Lane Cruiser’s latest outing, Rock Them Back to Hell! The new album is as resourceful as it is energetic, especially making an impression with found-sound percussion supplied by paint cans and trash cans. Wrap it all up in cover art by William Stout, known for his work for Return of the Living Dead and Pan’s Labyrinth, and the over-the-top tone and feel of Rock Them Back to Hell! is more than complete. – POPMATTERS

“If you can remember how you felt while vibrating to the likes of R.L. Burnside, T-Model Ford, and Jon Spencer, you have a good read on Left Lane Cruiser.” – DAGGERZINE

“Hold on for your life.” – TWANG NATION

“This album has so many things to love: slide guitar, harmonica, primitive drums, growled vocals and a gritty blues that acts as a punch in the nose to all the pop rubbish that surrounds you every day. A strong contender for the list of my favorite albums of the year.” – ORANGE COUNTY MUSIC EXAMINER

“If Robert Johnson took a midnight stroll to meet the devil at the crossroads and exchange his soul for the blues, Left Lane Cruiser sounds like they’ve got a direct line to the fiery pits of hell.” – HAPPENING MAGAZINE

“Left Lane Cruiser may be from Fort Wayne, IN but they sound like a couple of unhinged punk hillbillies raised on the North Mississippi hill country blues of R.L. Burnside and Junior Kimbrough. They mine the same sort of modal blues territory but, with half-distorted vocals pushed through what sounds like a shorted-out karaoke mike, they also sound like a lo-fi swampy version of the Stooges, all full of rampaging impatience. This isn’t a band much concerned with evolving its sound. That’s a good thing, because they make a hell of a lot of noise and pretty much mow through every song with real rock fervor. Another fine outing from a refreshingly direct and uncomplicated band that rocks like a jackhammer.” – ALL MUSIC

“…the most filthy, greaseball, gritty, blues rock I’ve come across since early Black Keys’ stuff.” – MUSIC SAVAGE

“… a filthy sounding slab of corn-punk blues, a rhythmic and greasy scrap heap of groove and buckshot barrel loaded raceway boogie. [But] what’s most important, is that Left Lane Cruiser is a Soul band. As informed by Mississippi, they’ve got a little Memphis in ’em as well. And, of course, as befits the name, a thousand or more miles of gravel in the headlights and in the rearview mirror. We can’t recommend ’em highly enough.” – BIG ROCK CANDY MOUNTAIN

“Fort Wayne’s fave greasy-fingered duo, Left Lane Cruiser, is back with their latest offering, Junkyard Speed Ball. Recorded in Detroit by the nearing-legendary Jim Diamond, the record’s first single, Giving Tree, is bound to give some longtime fans agida. Seems the duo’s manic turkey-on-meth-in-the-straw M.O. has been replaced in spots by down-low blues that can only be described as a tad more gutshot than their typical fare. Glad to report that this gamble pays off in spades, thanks at least in part to the personage and organ stroking skillz of Reverend James Leg of the Black Diamond Heavies.” – MY OLD KENTUCKY BLOG

[5/5 stars] “Left Lane Cruiser’s music, as expected, remains true to the formula that has worked so well for them since their inception in 2004 — a mighty signature sound of dirty, aggressive blues and foot-stompin’ alt-country.” – EXAMINER

“Lo-fi electric blues from front to back. Think Scott H Biram on steroids.” – AMERICANA MUSIC SHOW

“Ferocious trash-blues stompers Left Lane Cruiser effortlessly mix southern-fried blues, garage and brutal punk riffs into one glorious whiskey and gasoline soaked whole. Great stuff.” – THE MAD MACKEREL: UK

“One of my favorite garage punk blues bands” – LES ENFANTS TERRIBLES

“Left Lane Cruiser is a two-piece deep blues act blending high energy hark rock and punk with obvious North Mississippi hill country roots. Rather than stick to standard 12-bar blues conventions, Left Lane Cruiser’s sound has obvious blues roots while taking a sledgehammer to standard 12-bar blues. LLC is loud, brash, trashy and entirely refreshing.” – THE BOSTON BLUES SOCIETY

“File Left Lane Cruiser’s new album Rock Them Back To Hell! under ‘Not To Be Missed’.” – RIPPLE MUSIC

“This is the sound of what Iggy and R.L. hath begot.” – REAL DEEP BLUES

“Left Lane Cruiser’s latest album Rock Them Back To Hell! delivers dangerous raucous rock with a mix of steel belt machinery and southern hard liquor. Very Highly Recommended.” – RUST MAGAZINE

“Heavy southern blues sludge done just the way we like it – raw and kickin’ hard.” – BLUES MAGAZINE

“The face of the deep blues movement and the pride of Fort Wayne, Indiana returns with their fifth album and it’s one mother of a beast. I almost feel when I put this slab on the turntable that I should be armed with, at the very least, a .44 magnum pistol just in case it crawls off the turntable to ransack my abode, looking for any Pabst or whiskey that it might find. I don’t need a turntable cover but a steel cage. You have been warned; listen to this blues garage rock monster at your own risk!” – GREEN BAY SCENE

“Reminds me of live Cramps, RL Burnside, and even old Henry Rollins. If CBGBs was still open that would be the venue I could see Left Lane Cruiser playing” – BLOGCRITICS

“Junkyard Speed Ball is yet another Essential Listening album from Left Lane Cruiser and could, in the coming years, prove to be the turning point from obscure punk blues band to a driving force in the Deep Blues/Muddy Roots movement.” – NINE BULLETS

FOR MORE INFO ON LEFT LANE CRUISER:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Left-Lane-Cruiser/16313548150
http://www.alive-records.com/artist/left-lane-cruiser

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http://www.alive-records.com

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  • Tour Dates

    • 08/23/17 JEREMY PINNELL in Bakersfield CA at El Conquistador Music Experience
    • 08/24/17 JEREMY PINNELL in San Francisco, CA at Hemlock Tavern
    • 08/25/17 JEREMY PINNELL in Portland, OR at Landmark Saloon
    • 08/26/17 JEREMY PINNELL in Seattle WA at Sunset Tavern
    • 08/29/17 JEREMY PINNELL in Boise ID at Pengilly’s Saloon
    • 08/31/17 CRACKER & CAMPER VAN BEETHOVEN in Pioneertown, CA at Pappy & Harriet’s
    • 08/31/17 JEREMY PINNELL in Fort Collins CO at Moe’s Original BBQ

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