Monthly Archives: February 2018

GLIDE MAGAZINE PREMIERES YOUNG VALLEY’S NEW SINGLE “HANG ME”!

CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT YOUNG VALLEY’S NEW SINGLE “HANG ME” VIA GLIDE MAGAZINE

SONG PREMIERE: YOUNG VALLEY SHINE WITH FIDDLE-CHARGED ALT-COUNTRY TUNE “HANG ME”

Jackson, Mississippi’s Young Valley offers points of view from three songwriters: fraternal twins Zach Lovett and Dylan Lovett, and Spencer Thomas. Each of them bring a different perspective to the table, and present their lyrics with musical styles from traditional country to southern-tinged rock ‘n’ roll. Since the release of their debut album No Filter in 2014, the boys have toured 34 states over the span of a couple years, sharing the stage with Shooter Jennings, Lucero, American Aquarium, Phosphorescent and Futurebirds.

On April 20th Young Valley will release their sophomore self-titled album. The album was recorded early last year at Dial Back Sound in Water Valley, MS, and features 10 songs of solid alt-country. One of those songs is called “Hang Me”, which we are excited to premiere on Glide today. With the presence of a fiddle and twangy guitars, the band taps into a catchy chorus as they dwell on a break-up while still seeming to have a damn good time. The gritty vocals and rollicking music bring to mind acts like Lucero, Drive-By Truckers, Ryan Bingham and the Dexateens. It’s fun listening to this young band give it their all, especially at the end when they erupt into a freewheeling jam with some downright beautiful fiddle playing.

Describing the song, singer-songwriter-guitarist Dylan Lovett has this to say:

“It’s a fun, bittersweet tune about the turnarounds, hopes and complexities of new love – sometimes from a self-deprecating perspective. For me, it’s kind of a funny song. I used to sing this song with my ex-girlfriend (who this song may or may not be referencing to) in a duo project, which makes it even funnier now.”

Young Valley’s self-titled album will be available April 20th on vinyl, CD, digital and streaming formats via Matt Patton (Drive-By Truckers / The Dexateens) and engineer/producer Bronson Tew’s new label imprint Dial Back Sound. Click here to pre-order all formats.

YOUNG VALLEY TOUR DATES:

Mar 20 – The 5 Spot – Nashville, TN

Mar 24 – The Nick – Birmingham, AL

Apr 20 – Duling Hall – Jackson, MS

(additional dates to be announced soon)

Photo: Walter Lyle

 

WIDE OPEN COUNTRY PREMIERES THE TILLERS’ NEW SONG “DEAR MOTHER”!

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Song Premiere: The Tillers Unveil Heartfelt New Track ‘Dear Mother’
BY BOBBY MOORE

Cincinnati-based Americana outfit The Tillers’ forthcoming self-titled album tells folk-inspired stories through traditional string band instrumentation, as heard on their new track “Dear Mother.”

The band uses roots music traditions to share a heartfelt plea for folks to be better stewards of the land. It’s in the lyrical spirit of Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “All I Can Do is Write About It.”

“When I wrote this song I was personally seeing issues of environmental destruction in my neighborhood, city, country and all over the world,” says singer and guitarist Sean Geil. “As a father I am very concerned with what the future of our planet looks like for my young son. I find singing a song is the best way I can speak out about these things. I am lucky to know a lot of passionate folks, organizations, festivals, community gardens and musicians who are fighting for Dear ol’ Mother. This song is for them.”

Such stances seem normal for a band inspired by Woody Guthrie and other key, politically-driven figures in American folk music history.

Founded in 2007, the band is now helmed by Sean Geil, upright bassist Aaron Geil and multi-instrumentalists Michael Oberst and Joe Macheret. They quickly built a following around Cincinnati through a blend of old-time music and do-it-yourself self-expression. Like John Doe and John Moreland before them, the four Tillers came to roots music through punk rock. Together, the band transitioned from youthful rebellion to an more traditional-sounding yet equally cathartic way to calibrate their moral compasses.

The Tillers‘ self-titled album is out digitally, on CD and vinyl on March 25 via Kentucky-based imprint SofaBurn Records. It’s the band’s fifth studio album overall and the first since 2013’s Hand on the Plow.

The Tillers’ 2018 Tour Dates:

March 23 – Columbus, OH @ Woodlands Tavern (w/ Pert’ Near Sandstone and Al Scorch)

March 24 – Newport, KY @ Southgate House Revival (w/ Pert’ Near Sandstone and Al Scorch)

March 29 – Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon (w/ Pert’ Near Sandstone and Al Scorch)

March 30 – Chicago, IL @ The Hideout (w/ Pert’ Near Sandstone and Al Scorch)

March 31 – Indianapolis, IN @ The Hi-Fi (w/ Pert’ Near Sandstone)

April 12 – Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar (w/ Pert’ Near Sandstone)

April 13 – St. Louis @ Off Broadway (w/ Pert’ Near Sandstone)

April 14 – Bloomington, IN @ The Bishop (w/ Pert’ Near Sandstone)

April 21 – Albany, TX @ Walk This Earth Fest

May 31-6/1 – Bean Blossom, IN @ John Hartford Memorial Festival

June 15 – Eau Claire, WI @ Blue Ox Music Festival

http://www.wideopencountry.com/the-tillers-dear-mother/

 

ATWOOD MAGAZINE PREMIERES THE BONNEVILLES NEW TRACK “LONG RUNS THE FOX”

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THE BONNEVILLES’ NEW SONG “LONG RUNS THE FOX” VIA ATWOOD MAGAZINE

PREMIERE: THE BONNEVILLES FUEL ROCK WITH YOUNG BLOOD ON “LONG RUNS THE FOX”
BY JAMES CROWLEY

The Bonnevilles challenge classic rock purists with a taste of Zeppelin and White Stripes-influenced rock on new single, “Long Runs the Fox.”
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Remember the opening scene of the guitar-fetish documentary It Might Get Loud, where Jack White builds a guitar out of a slab of rock, some nails, a coke bottle, some wood, a string and a pickup? The Bonnevilles flesh out the essence of that whole scene into the first real rock banger of 2018, “Long Runs the Fox.” If Jack White wants more young blood in rock music, these boys out of Northern Ireland are it. The Bonnevilles’ second album Dirty Photographs, out 3/16/2018 via Alive Naturalsound Records, is pot smoking, beer-stained blues-rock that’ll make you feel like filling a trunk up with beer and drinking ‘til morning.

The Bonnevilles take the knowledge of classic rock like Led Zeppelin and apply the spontaneous nature of the White Stripes to it. “Long Runs the Fox” is the perfect marriage of the two. Singer-guitarist Andrew McGibbon Jr. has Jimmy Page’s chops, but White’s early DIY sense and vocal stylings, while Chris McMullan performs with the same fury as John Bonham.

The slide-guitar riff on “Long Runs the Fox” is a headbanger of a riff. It sounds so simple and sloppy, but it has the sort of energy that is nearly impossible to recreate. It doesn’t sound like a good studio recording; it’s more like an excellent live performance. When McGibbon solos, it’s heavy but subtle. It shows his excellence as a blues-player, but it highlights McMullan’s greatness as a drummer. You could choose either to focus in on and be equally entertained.

McGibbon’s vocal-stylings aren’t unlike Jack White, but he yelps like Steven Tyler or Robert Plant. The lyrics pack the same punch that those yelps imply. McGibbon says this of the song:

“It’s an old Irish saying taken from the Fox hunt in which famously ‘the wiley Fox always goes long.’ I’ve grown up hearing my Father say it, ‘long runs the fox, son, long runs the fox.’ In this song I’ve taken the foxes guile, speed and determination and turned them into the qualities of love – ‘upon this rock I will build my heart, this fox runs long and this fox runs hard.” The fox is, of course, the hero in the song as in the hunt. If the person you love has these qualities you have someone that’ll fight for you and never give up, and if you have someone that’ll do that then you’ll be less likely to falter. Be staunch, be true, be the fox.”
Even though it’s a song of commitment, it has all the reckless excitement of new and free love. This song wouldn’t be out of place in a scene out of Dazed and Confused.

The Bonnevilles show the type of appreciation of classic rock that an older audience can adore, but they also bring the sort of excitement that a younger audience can enjoy. They both accept and reject the classics. When someone like Jack White may call for young blood in rock music, a band like The Bonnevilles provide with furious excitement. “Long Runs the Fox” is a song that demands attention and a party.
http://atwoodmagazine.com/lrtf-bonnevilles-long-runs-fox/

POPMATTERS PREMIERES BUFFALO KILLERS NEW “PARACHUTE” VIDEO

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Buffalo Killers Chill Out With New Video, “Parachute” (premiere)
by JEDD BEAUDOIN
Photo: Erin Gabbard

CINCINNATI BAND BUFFALO KILLERS NODS TO FAB FOUR IN NEW VIDEO FOR “PARACHUTE”.

With eight albums behind them, the members of Cincinnati, Ohio’s Buffalo Killers haven’t supplanted the Beatles in terms of recorded output nor popularity (yet) but that doesn’t mean that the Buckeye Boys can’t have a little fun with the Fab Four’s legacy. Witness the outfit’s latest video, “Parachute”, a track culled from the LP Alive and Well in Ohio. With a direct nod to the final public performance from Lennon, McCartney, Harrison and Starr atop the Apple building in London in 1969, the video gives us a glimpse of the collective’s humor and an earful of its heavy-yet-tuneful brand of rock ‘n’ roll.

The group travelled to Dayton for the shoot, with close friend Chad Wells serving as director. Vocalist, guitarist and songwriter Andy Gabbard says, “Chad gets us. He offered his creative mind and video skills to make a visual representation of the song.We weren’t planning on making a video for the song but since the album’s been out I guess it’s become an anthem of some sort. We couldn’t have asked for a better artist to help us make a video.” As for the shoot itself? “We played the song about three or four times on the roof of a bike park,” recalls Gabbard. We froze our asses off and that was that.”

Buffalo Killers’ Alive and Well in Ohio is out now on limited edition vinyl, CD, digital and streaming formats via Alive Naturalsound Records. There’s also limited starburst vinyl available.

https://www.popmatters.com/buffalo-killers-parachute-premiere-2534657087.html

NO DEPRESSION PREMIERES THE TILLERS’ NEW SINGLE!

Click here to listen to The Tillers’ new single “Revolution Row” via No Depression

Song Premiere: The Tillers Look for Hope on “Revolution Row”
BY TARA JOAN

In the beginning Mike Oberst (banjo, vocals), Sean Geil (vocals, guitar), and Jason Soudrette (upright bass) busked for coins and burritos around Cincinnati, playing traditional songs – Woody Guthrie, southern blues laments, anonymous relics of Appalachian woods, churches, riverboats, railroads, prairies, and coal mines. Awarded a Cincinnati Entertainment Award from City Beat Magazine six times, the band caught wider attention nationally when they were featured by news anchor Tom Brokaw in his documentary about the historic Route 50.

Eventually, Soundrette left to pursue other passions and handed over the bass reins to Sean’s brother, Aaron Geil and the band soon added Joe Macheret on fiddle. Tragedy struck a few years later when Soudrette passed after a long fight with AML. The band has continued on in Jason’s name, launching new tours, writing new songs, and raising new offspring. On March 23rd, the quartet will release their self-titled album, and today share one of the tracks from the project, “Revolution Row,” a fiery, socially conscious bluegrass- folk tune that looks for hope in troubled times.

Singer-songwriter-guitarist Sean Geil had this to relate about the track,
“‘Revolution Row’ was inspired by all the people standing up and speaking out against the evils and injustices in the world. When I started writing it I was angry. By the end of the song I had worked through a lot of that anger and wound up in a more hopeful place. Things are messed up right now, and we have to work together to turn it around.”

“Gather round, hear the restless moan
There’s better days just up a ways
I can feel it in my bones
Make a sound, give that horn a blow
I’m bound for the Revolution row”

Pre-order VINYL: http://www.sofaburn.com/_p/prd1/4667320103/product/the-tillers-vinyl-pre-order
Pre-order CD: http://www.sofaburn.com/_p/prd1/4667320153/product/the-tillers-cd-pre-order

The Tillers have played music festivals from coast to coast, toured Ireland and the UK, travelled with Pokey LaFarge and The Hackensaw Boys, and shared a stage with countless icons like Doc Watson, Iris Dement, Jerry Douglas and Del McCoury. For 2018 tour dates see below.

THE TILLERS 2018 TOUR DATES

3/23 Columbus, OH – Woodlands Tavern (w/ Pert’ Near Sandstone and Al Scorch)

3/24 Newport, KY – Southgate House Revival (w/ Pert’ Near Sandstone and Al Scorch)

3/29 Madison, WI – High Noon Saloon (w/ Pert’ Near Sandstone and Al Scorch)

3/30 Chicago, IL – The Hideout (w/ Pert’ Near Sandstone and Al Scorch)

3/31 Indianapolis, IN – The Hi-Fi (w/ Pert’ Near Sandstone)

4/12 Louisville, KY – Zanzabar (w/ Pert’ Near Sandstone)

4/13 St. Louis – Off Broadway (w/ Pert’ Near Sandstone)

4/14 Bloomington, IN – The Bishop (w/ Pert’ Near Sandstone)

4/21 Albany, TX – Walk This Earth Fest

5/31-6/1 Bean Blossom, IN – John Hartford Memorial Festival

6/15 Eau Claire, WI – Blue Ox Music Festival

(additional dates to be announced soon)

http://nodepression.com/article/song-premiere-tillers-look-hope-revolution-row

 

  • Tour Dates

    • 12/13/18 VICTOR KRUMMENACHER in San Francisco, CA at Lost Church
    • 12/13/18 NITZER EBB in Berlin at Berghain
    • 12/22/18 GOSPELBEACH in San Francisco, CA at The Chapel
    • 12/27/18 CRACKER & CAMPER VAN BEETHOVEN in Seattle, WA at Crocodile
    • 12/28/18 CRACKER & CAMPER VAN BEETHOVEN in Portland OR at Aladdin Theatre
    • 12/29/18 CRACKER & CAMPER VAN BEETHOVEN in Denver, CO at The Soiled Dove
    • 12/30/18 CRACKER & CAMPER VAN BEETHOVEN in Chicago, IL at Lincoln Hall

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