Monday, March 28, 2011

Nashville’s The Clutters to release third album of undeniable rock n’ roll May 10th.

“Breaking Bones” preceded by exclusive Record Store Day 7-inch single on April 16th.

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The Clutters (L-R): Andrew Higley, Doug Lehmann, Stephanie Brush, Jake Rosswog. Photo Credit: Joshua Black Wilkins.

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“Under Suspicion” is the first single from Breaking Bones by The Clutters



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The Clutters In The Press

The Clutters have a loose notion of place and time -- with a push and punch back-dated to Fifties Memphis and Hamburg’s Star Club in the mid-Sixties.” – David Fricke, Rolling Stone

“The music has a fearless, untamed energy that shames most of their too–cool–for–rock–school, retro contemporaries.” – David Browne, Blender

“Most impressive is the sense one gets that this band is simply doing what it wants to do...” – Cameron Lawrence, Paste Magazine

“They’re simply the band you wished were playing your bash. Intuitive with the handclaps, messy with the cymbals and clockwise with the volume knobs.” – CMJ

The Clutters clearly revel in making fun, rebellious and catchy rock songs.” – Lily Percy, NPR

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About The Clutters

Nashville-based band, The Clutters, will release its third album of pure, unmitigated rock n’ roll fury on May 10th. Breaking Bones arrives on the heels of the band’s critically praised second full-length, Don’t Believe A Word. The album is preceded by the single “Under Suspicion” (MP3) which will be available as a limited edition 7-inch at mom and pop stores nationwide on Record Store Day 2011, April 16th.

Ten years ago, when The Clutters first exploded onto the Nashville scene, there was a lot of head scratching. So this is rock n’ roll, eh?  When the band’s debut album hit, the record pretty much exploded the “rock free Music City” myth and now, ten years after the genesis of The Clutters and on the eve of  their third album, Breaking Bones, Nashville has become an epicenter for the rawest of rock n roll. Coincidence? Probably not. The Clutters might not take credit for the path they blazed, but they blazed it none the less.

Breaking Bones finds The Clutters – vocalist/guitarist Doug Lehmann, bass player Jake Rosswog, drummer Stephanie Brush and keyboardist Andrew Higley – raising the bar for rock n’ roll once again with twelve tracks that land somewhere between Vanilla Fudge and The Voidoids, AC/DC and The Animals. The Clutters barrel through the rock pantheon with a punk rock propulsion and the belligerence of Bon Scott on Breaking Bones, leaving no ass un-shook and no fist un-pimped.

These are anthems for an unemployed, unloved and unsatisfied America. No concessions are made to decorum, no acknowledgment made of the delicate sensibilities that have sucked the fun out independent music over the last decade. This is hyphen-free rock n roll – all energy, no bullshit.  The new The Clutters album Breaking Bones will be released by Chicken Ranch Records on May 10th, 2011.

Members of The Clutters are available for interviews.  Contact Josh Bloom at Fanatic for more information.

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The Clutters Live

03/30 Nashville, TN @ The Foobar w/ Dex Romweber Duo
04/15 Chattanooga, TN @ JJ’s Bohemia w/ The Greenhornes, Hacienda
04/30 Nashville, TN @ The Basement CD Release Party
05/03 Nashville, TN @ Grimey’s In-Store

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The Clutters
Breaking Bones
(Chicken Ranch, 5/10/2011)


Track Listing:

01. Finer Things
02. Under Suspicion (MP3)
03. I’m Bitter
04. Never Know My Name
05. I Wanna Be Known
06. Run
07. New Wave
08. Not Tonight
09. Our World Is Gone
10. Twice Bitten
11. More
12. There Is No We In I

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The Clutters Links


Friday, March 25, 2011

Video for “Judas” single by The Shimmies to feature at LA Film + Music Weekend.

Brandon Vedder (Pearl Jam, Sleater-Kinney) directed clip is first from band’s debut album.

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The Shimmies (L-R): Jimmy Galloway, Stephen Galloway, Sean Galloway, Jack Gingerich. Photo: Des James.

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“Judas” is the first single and video from To All Beloved Enemies by The Shimmies





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The Shimmies In The Press

“I have not heard such a powerful rock album since The [Flaming] Lips came out with The Soft Bulletin.” – Zaptown Mag

To All Beloved Enemies is without a doubt the best album of 2010.” – Enter The Shell

“…The Shimmies sound almost unstoppable.” – Exclaim! Magazine

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About The Shimmies

Northern California band The Shimmies has received some rightful praise for its debut album To All Beloved Enemies and now the album’s first single “Judas” (MP3 | VIDEO) has an equally praiseworthy video to go along with it.  Directed by Brandon Vedder, who has previously helmed clips for Pearl Jam and Sleater-Kinney among others, the seven-minute clip for “Judas” will be featured at this weekend’s LA Film + Music Weekend in Beverly Hills.  Watch the “Judas” video now at this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQHlmHff0vA.

Still maturing from a childhood project that combined brothers Sean and Jimmy Galloway’s first names, The Shimmies has created a self-appointed genre for itself, lovingly referred to as “home school rock.” Much in the way a home schooled child’s take on a book may have less to do with the collective opinion of their peers, so does The Shimmies’ take on pop music stand apart from the collective pretense of our generation.

The Galloway brothers started out in the late 90’s as an acoustic two piece, and before that as kids trying to perfect difficult harmonies by panning Simon and Garfunkel’s Wednesday Morning 3AM on their small cassette deck boom box. They’ve since plugged in and added younger brother Stephen on bass and long time friend Jack Gingerich on drums. The Shimmies’ music has come a long way since the band’s inception, but its defining characteristic remains angelic harmonies from its two front men, vocals that give The Shimmies a truly magical quality that garners sonic comparisons to the likes of Band of Horses, Jeff Buckley, and Sigur Ros.

To All Beloved Enemies, the debut album by The Shimmies is out now. The band is available for interviews.  Contact Corey Gingerich at Fanatic for more information.

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The Shimmies
To All Beloved Enemies
(S/R, Out Now)


Track Listing:

01. The Thing That Seems The Hardest Is Actually The Easiest
02. Lies
03. Un Fantome
04. My Heroine
05. Charlotte
06. Love Holiday
07. I Am As Small As...
08. Judas (MP3 | VIDEO)
09. Beloved Enemies
10. The Mountains Are Steep The Mountains Are Cold
11. Marnie

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The Shimmies Links

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Sunshine Factory releases EP featuring acoustic takes recorded on Beach Boys-donated grand piano.


“Unplugged & Remixed” is follow-up to suburban L.A. foursome’s debut 7-inch, Download it for a week for free.

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Sunshine Factory is (L-R): Tony Hammons, Jordan Judge,
John Karwoski, Corey Judge. Photo: Marcelles Murdock

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“Lower Away (Unplugged)” is from the Unplugged & Remixed EP by Sunshine Factory.





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See Sunshine Factory live at Origami Vinyl this Saturday March 26th in Echo Park!

Like just about every great song, the dreamy pop songs of suburban Los Angeles, California band Sunshine Factory radiate in a stripped down acoustic setting.  For the band’s follow-up to its debut 7-inch, Sunshine Factory’s Corey Judge sat down at the grand piano donated in the 1960’s to KPFK radio in Holywood to (softly) bang out versions of Sunshine Factory tunes.  This new take on “Lower Away” (MP3 | VIDEO) deftly displays the songwriting skills the band is becoming known for.

Sunshine Factory’s Unplugged & Remixed is a limited edition tour only EP only available at live shows. For the next week only, the band is making the entire EP available as a free download via its label, Culdesac Kids.  In addition to the acoustic versions of “Lower Away” and “Faux Real,” the EP features a “Lower Away” remix by Chloroform Days and two additional “almost live” tracks recorded during a sound check in Pasadena.

Sunshine Factory is available for interviews.  Contact Josh Bloom at Fanatic for more information.

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Sunshine Factory
Unplugged & Remixed EP
(Culdesac Kids, Out Now)


Track Listing:

01. Lower Away (Unplugged) (MP3 | VIDEO)
02. Faux Real (Unplugged)
03. Lower Away (Chloroform Days Colors Remix)
04. Little Bridges (almost live)
05. Cassini (almost live)

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Sunshine Factory
Lower Away/Tidal Waves (7-Inch)
(Culdesac Kids, Out Now)


Track Listing:

Side A: Lower Away (MP3 | VIDEO)
Side B: Tidal Waves (MP3)

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Sunshine Factory Links

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Fanatic Presents: Art Disaster No. 12 at Beauty Bar-Austin, TX Tonight 3/15!

Start SXSW w/ Peelander-Z, Shunda K of Yo! Majesty, The Shondes, Dearling Physique and more.

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See below for MP3s of all the Fanatic Promotion and Fanatic Records artists at SXSW

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In addition to our yearly team-up with Art Disaster at Beauty Bar tonight  (www.artdisaster.com), you can see these Fanatic artists at SXSW 2011 (follow the link to an MP3 from each!):

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Batwings Catwings
03/17 Austin, TX @ The Cherrywood SXSW 2011, 12:30PM
03/17 Austin, TX @ The Slab SXSW 2011, Slab X Slab Fest (3423 Guadalupe St.), 6PM
03/17 Austin, TX @ Habana Bar SXSW 2011, w/ Japanther, 12:00AM
03/18 Austin, TX @ Domy Books SXSW 2011, The Smell Party, 4:40PM
03/18 Austin, TX @ The Iron Bear Ballistic Missile SXSW 2011 Showcase w/ 400 Blows, Indian Jewelry, 6:40PM
03/18 Austin, TX @ The House of Commons (2610 Rio Grande St.) SXSW 2011 Redefine Magazine / Clumsy & Shy / The Petite Zarathrustan House Party, w/ Starfucker, Casiokids and more, 12:40PM

http://www.fanaticpromotion.com/projects/batwingscatwings/mp3/batwingscatwings-endlesssummer.mp3

The Boom Bang
03/16 Austin, TX @ Friends SXSW 2011
03/18 Austin, TX @ Spider House Cafe SXSW 2011, 330PM
03/18 Austin, TX @ Austin Java SXSW 2011, Blackwatch Showcase, FREE BEER, 730PM
03/19 Austin, TX @ House Show (2200 Alta Vista Ave.) SXSW 2011, FREE BEER

http://www.fanaticpromotion.com/projects/theboombang/mp3/theboombang-tobacula.mp3

John Brodeur
03/16 Austin, TX @ Caritas of Austin Community Kitchen South by Soup Fest, 11AM
03/16 Austin, TX @ Bayou Lounge SXSW 2011, All Together Now Showcase, 10PM
03/17 Taylor, TX @ Armadillo Fest SXSW 2011, 9PM
03/18 Austin, TX @ Flipnotics Coffeespace SXSW 2011, 2PM
03/19 Austin, TX @ Indie Inc. SXSW 2011, 2PM
03/19 Austin, TX @ The Dizzy Rooster SXSW 2011, Red Gorilla Fesival, 5PM
03/19 Austin, TX @ Uncorked Wine Bar SXSW 2011, 8PM
http://www.fanaticpromotion.com/projects/johnbrodeur/mp3/johnbrodeur-confidentially-2001.mp3

Carol Bui
03/15 Austin, TX @ Beauty Bar Fanatic Presents: Art Disaster at SXSW 2011 Showcase
03/16 Austin, TX @ Lovejoy's "DC Does TX" SXSW 2011 Party
03/18 Austin, TX @ Peckerhead's (402 E. 6th) My Old Kentucky Blog SXSW 2011 Day Party
http://www.fanaticpromotion.com/projects/carolbui/mp3/carolbui-geishameansopenminded.mp3

The Clutters
03/16 Austin, TX @ The Elysium 3PM, Chicken Ranch SXSW 2011 Day Party w/ The Woggles, Peelander-Z, Moonlight Towers, Starlings TN
03/18 Austin, TX @ The Eastern SXSW 2011, 1:40PM
03/19 Austin, TX @ The Spiderhouse SXSW 2011, 1:45PM
03/19 Austin, TX @ Headhunters 12:10AM, Chicken Ranch SXSW 2011 Showcase w/ Peelander-Z, We Were The States
http://www.fanaticpromotion.com/projects/theclutters/mp3/theclutters-undersuspicion.mp3

Dearling Physique
03/15 Austin, TX @ Beauty Bar Fanatic Presents: Art Disaster at SXSW 2011 Showcase
http://www.fanaticpromotion.com/projects/dearlingphysique/mp3/dearlingphysique-disciplineyourhands.mp3

Grand Pianoramax
03/18 Austin, TX @ Malaia Upstairs (300 E 6th St.) SXSW 2011
http://www.fanaticpromotion.com/projects/grandpianoramax/mp3/grandpianoramax-roulette.mp3

The Invisible Hand
03/15 Austin, TX @ Beauty Bar Fanatic Presents: Art Disaster at SXSW 2011 Showcase
03/16 Austin, TX @ The Light Bar SXSW 2011, Holy Smokes / Funny Not Funny Showcase w/ Emperor X, My Milky Way Arms, Brass Bed and more.
03/17 Austin, TX @ Spiderhouse SXSW 2011
03/18 Austin, TX @ Mellow Mushroom SXSW 2011
http://www.fanaticpromotion.com/projects/theinvisiblehand/mp3/invisiblehand-theresroominmywill.mp3

Peelander-Z
03/15 Austin, TX @ Beauty Bar Fanatic SXSW 2011 Showcase
03/16 Austin, TX @ The Elysium Chicken Ranch SXSW 2011 Day Party w/ The Woggles, The Clutters, Moonlight Towers, Starlings TN
03/17 Austin, TX @ Threadgills (South) Roky Erickson SXSW 2011 Party
03/19 Austin, TX @ The Grackle SXSW 2011
03/19 Austin, TX @ Headhunters Chicken Ranch SXSW 2011 Showcas
03/20 Austin, TX @ Spider House (2908 Fruth St.) SXSW 2011, 4PM
http://www.fanaticpromotion.com/projects/peelander-z/mp3/peelander-z-tacotacotacos.mp3

The Shondes
03/15 Austin, TX @ Beauty Bar Fanatic SXSW 2011 Showcase
03/17 Austin, TX @ Buffalo Billiards SXSW 2011, Billboard Pro Party, 3PM
03/19 Austin, TX @ Smoke and Sand Fest SXSW 2011, 1230PM
03/19 Austin, TX @ Trophy's SXSW 2011, 5PM
http://www.fanaticpromotion.com/projects/theshondes-ep/mp3/theshondes-linesandhooks.mp3


Shunda K
03/15 Austin, TX @ Beauty Bar Fanatic SXSW 2011 Showcase
03/17 Austin, TX @ Lipstick 24 (303 E. 7th St.) SXSW 2011, Heard Entertainment and SUPERGOODMUSIC.com's Real Official Unofficial Showcase w/ Odd Modern, Elfkowitz, Freddy Todd and more.
03/18 Austin, TX @ Trophy's SXSW 2011
http://www.fanaticpromotion.com/projects/shundak-imdabest/mp3/shundak-imdabest.mp3

Starlings, TN
03/16 Austin, TX @ The Elysium Chicken Ranch SXSW 2011 Day Party w/ The Woggles, The Clutters, Peelander-Z, Moonlight Towers
http://www.fanaticpromotion.com/projects/starlings-tn/mp3/starlings-tn-howdarkitisbeforethedawn.mp3

We Were The States
03/17 Austin, TX @ 604 E. 6th St. (above Emos) SXSW 2011, 4PM
03/18 Austin, TX @ The Eastern SXSW 2011, 12:40PM, w/ Japanther, Turbo Fruits, The Clutters
03/19 Austin, TX @ Headhunters Chicken Ranch SXSW 2011 Showcase
http://www.fanaticpromotion.com/projects/wewerethestates/mp3/wewerethestates-gold.mp3

Friday, March 11, 2011

Clara May to release diverse, topical album "Hush" on April 19



Songwriters Tom Silva, Nicole Sotelo team with some of the city’s best players on dark, romantic debut.

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L-R: Tom Silva and Nicole Sotelo of Clara May.  Photograph by AndreĆ© Narvaez.

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Hyderabad” is the first single from the upcoming Clara May album, Hush



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About Clara May

Clara May is Tom Silva, a Malaysian-born filmmaker, and Nicole Sotelo, a Harvard-trained theologian and author, who together write songs that are at once dark, romantic, reflective and emotional, but also come with a social message.  The duo’s debut album Hush (recorded at Chicago’s legendary Rax Trax Studios by Phillip Amerson) explores themes rarely addressed by mainstream music such as the war in Iraq, the genocide in the Congo, colonialism, and cultural identity.

Race issues are addressed on the first single from HushHyderabad (MP3). Silva wrote the multi-part song (think “Band On The Run” or “Bohemian Rhapsody”) in a historic Muslim city that is equal parts Indian and Persian.  He explains that “The song is about standing in sacred spaces on the other side of the world – the mosques and the temples – and feeling the humanity of the people around me. The song is a call to return to our innocence and to realize we are a single race.”

Silva and Sotelo are joined by some of Chicago’s finest session players on Hush, helping to coalesce a sound made of many musical styles.  The album finds the group exploring pure folk, grunge, pop, British post-punk, alt-country, romantic ballads and brooding guitar numbers. “We wanted to use our combined Indian, Malaysian, Mexican, Chilean, and European backgrounds to create a new kind of American sound,” says Sotelo.

Further adding to Hush’s cultural and music diversity is the classical guitar work of Barmey Ung, a Cambodian-American composer who has studied Flamenco guitar in Spain. On Hammond B3 Organ and keyboards is Marcus Smith, a professional church organist with an extensive background in liturgical, gospel and jazz. The album’s producer Amerson also plays lead guitar on Hush and can further be found performing with his hard-rock band, Bitterson. Rounding out the Hush band is Michael Sinclair on bass and drummer & percussionist, Nate Pusateri.

Both Silva and Sotelo also bring the experiences gained through their other personal projects to bear in Clara MaySilva’s work as a filmmaker was honored with the “Best Independent Film” award from Chicago Screen Magazine for his feature “The Quiet,” which premiered at the Art Institute of Chicago. Sotelo is leader at the nation’s largest church justice organization and writes and speaks nationally on issues of equality.  She is also the author of “Women Healing from Abuse: Meditations for Finding Peace” (Paulist Press) and leads workshops and retreats for Christian women healing from abuse.

In keeping with Clara May’s dedication to social consciousness, the band will dedicate 10% of its profits to charity. Hush will be released on April 19th, 2011.

Tom Silva and Nicole Sotelo are available for interviews.  Contact Josh Bloom at Fanatic for more information.

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Clara May
Hush
(S/R – 4/19/2011)
Request: FULL LP

Track Listing:

01. Own That Feeling
02. Hush
03. Location of Culture
04. Good Morning
05. The Chosen
06. Away
07. Scrawl
08.Lullaby
09.Hyderabad (MP3)
10. Diaspora

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Clara May Links


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Contact Josh Bloom at Fanatic Promotion, Inc.


John Brodeur adds SXSW performances to nationwide tour, releases "Masterpiece"

Beautiful string-laced track is the one new addition to Brodeur’s re-make of his 2001 album “Tiger Pop”.

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John Brodeur as photographed by Angela Wieland.

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“Masterpiece” is the latest single from John Brodeur’s “Tiger Pop Ten”



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John Brodeur In The Press

“Pop records like this may be scarce, but when they are of this caliber, they won’t remain under the radar for long.” – Performing Songwriter

Brodeur deadpans his urban pop constructions with the same arrogance as Runt-era Todd Rundgren...” – Amplifier

“...a delicately crafted wake up call... ...a brilliant album.” – Powerpopaholic

Tiger Pop is full of songs with an amusing take on matters of the heart. It’s funny in a bittersweet way.” – New York Post

“Fierce and rough yet beautiful and memorable, this is an outstanding album.” – Ink 19

“A fantastic collection of classic guitar pop...” – The Big Takeover

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About John Brodeur and Tiger Pop Ten

New York musician John Brodeur has launched a major nationwide tour in support of his upcoming Tiger Pop Ten double CD, a set that includes the now out-of-print, critically adored 2001 album Tiger Pop along with an all new, full band re-make of the album, appropriately titled Tiger Pop Ten.

The new CD also includes a band new track, “Masterpiece” (MP3). The song displays Brodeur’s greatest strengths, easily and breezily showing off why his tunes have earned such praise over the years. This addition to Tiger Pop Ten was written just as the original album was completed.

To kick off the Tiger Pop Ten tour (which includes more than a half-dozen performances at next week’s SXSW festival), Brodeur performed the album track “Confidentially” on Philadelphia’s NBC-TV morning program “The 10! Show.”  See the performance here: http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/shows/10-show/John_Brodeur_Performs_Philadelphia-117425638.html.

Tiger Pop Ten is a celebration of the relationships that went into it – something we can all share as a reminder of our time together,” Brodeur says of the collaborative nature of the new version. “Without road maps – the original Tiger Pop sessions were quite carefully plotted – the songs found their own identities. They’re still part of my DNA, but they’ve also become their own beings.”

See below for tour dates.  John Brodeur is available for interviews.  Contact Josh Bloom at Fanatic for more information.

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John Brodeur
Tiger Pop Ten
(Mr. Duck Records – 4/5/2011)
Request: FULL LP

Track Listing:

(CD 1 – Tiger Pop Ten)
1. Masterpiece (MP3)
2. Infected
3. Remains of a Heart
4. Dying for Me
5. Selfish
6. Sucker
7. Kitten
8. Changing Your Mind
9. It Goes Away
10. Easier
11. Confidentially (MP3)
12. Peace

(CD 2 – Tiger Pop)
1. Infected (So In Love With You)
2. Remains of a Heart
3. Dying for Me
4. Selfish
5. Sucker
6. Kitten
7. Changing Your Mind (Again?)
8. It Goes Away
9. Easier
10. Confidentially (MP3)
11. Peace

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John Brodeur On Tour
03/11 Columbia, SC @ "Columbia Beet" on WUSC Radio 2:00PM
03/11 Columbia, SC @ The White Mule 8:00PM
03/12 Atlanta, GA @ The Music Room w/ Nightmare River Band
03/13 Nashville, TN @ The Listening Room 6:00PM
03/14 Memphis, TN @ Republic Coffee
03/15 Shreveport, LA @ Naked Bean 6:00PM
03/16 Austin, TX @ Caritas of Austin Community Kitchen South by Soup Fest, 11AM
03/16 Austin, TX @ Bayou Lounge SXSW 2011, All Together Now Showcase, 10PM
03/17 Taylor, TX @ Armadillo Fest SXSW 2011, 9PM
03/18 Austin, TX @ Flipnotics Coffeespace SXSW 2011, 2PM
03/19 Austin, TX @ Indie Inc. SXSW 2011, 2PM
03/19 Austin, TX @ The Dizzy Rooster SXSW 2011, Red Gorilla Fesival, 5PM
03/19 Austin, TX @ Uncorked Wine Bar SXSW 2011, 8PM
03/20 Houston, TX @ SuperHappyFunLand SXSW Overflow Fest
03/21 Dallas, TX @ Opening Bell Coffee 7:30PM w/ Becky Middleton, Tori Sparks, Megan Slankard
03/22 Amarillo, TX @ The 806
03/23 Albuquerque, NM @ Blackbird Buvette 7:00PM
03/24 Flagstaff, AZ @ Campus Coffee Bean 6PM
03/25 Las Vegas, NV @ The Beat Coffeehouse and Records
03/27 San Diego, CA @ Lestat's 9:00PM
03/29 Venice, CA @ The Talking Stick 8:30PM
03/30 Santa Monica, CA @ The Trip 9:00PM
03/31 Claremont, CA @ Motley Coffee @ Scripps College 9:00PM
04/03 San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
04/04 Los Angeles, CA @ Hotel Cafe
04/06 San Luis Obispo, CA @ Linnaea's Cafe
04/07 Soquel, CA @ The Ugly Mug
04/08 San Francisco, CA @ Brainwash
04/09 Redding, CA @ Vintage Wine Bar
04/10 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
04/11 Tacoma, WA @ Mandolin Cafe
04/12 Seattle, WA @ High Dive
04/13 Spokane, WA @ The Chill Spot
04/14 Boise, ID @ Liquid
04/15 Salt Lake City, UT @ Alchemy Coffee
04/16 Denver, CO @ Mercury Cafe
04/17 Boulder, CO @ Laughing Goat
04/18 Omaha, NE @ Side Door
04/19 Minneapolis, MN @ Cause
04/21 Milwaukee, WI @ Mad Planet
04/22 Chicago, IL @ The Elbo Room
04/24 Cincinnati, OH @ Sitwell's Coffee House
04/25 Columbus, OH @ Bethel Road Pub
04/26 Pittsburgh, PA @ Brillobox
05/13 New York, NY @ The Living Room "Tiger Pop Ten" CD Release Celebration w/ full band, strings, and guests.
05/21
Schenectady, NY @ The Eighth Step at Proctors "Tiger Pop Ten" CD Release Celebration w/ full band, strings, and guests.

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John Brodeur Links


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Contact Josh Bloom at Fanatic Promotion, Inc.


We Were The States shoots video for acoustic version of "Hot Waves" on Nashville streets.


The latest track from band’s new album “Rasa” available to post now. See below for SXSW dates.

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We Were The States. Photo Credit: JT Sumner.

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“Hot Waves” is the latest single from Rasa by We Were The States




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See We Were The States Live at SXSW

Thursday, March 17 at 4PM @ 604 E. 6th St. (above Emos)
Friday, March 18 at 1240PM @ The Eastern (w/Japanther, Turbo Fruits, The Clutters)
Saturday, March 19 at 10PM @ Headhunters (Chicken Ranch SXSW Showcase)

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“These guys sounded so good that they cut through the din of South By Southwest from 100 yards away...” – Wired

“We wanted to perform on the streets of Nashville just like so many Nashville musicians before us. We just did the video for fun. We went downtown and did a few takes,” says We Were The States guitarist J Stoyanov.

In anticipation of releasing “Hot Waves,” the latest single from the band’s sophomore album Rasa, We Were The States (minus drummer Tyler Coppage) shot this late night acoustic version of the tune out in public, later editing in split screens for that “Woodstock” documentary effect. The result is a powerful and emotionally raw take on the tune that shows off singer Justin Webb’s distinctive style.

See the “Hot Waves”video here: http://www.vimeo.com/wewerethestates/hotwaves.

We Were The States had nearly completed the recording of its new album Rasa when the Nashville floods came. With two feet of water in the basement of their studio, the band thought the record they had worked on for two years would be indefinitely derailed. Regrouping in Nashville, the Murfreesboro-based five-piece spent long hours on a very limited budget to finish Rasa, which is now out on Austin’s Chicken Ranch label.

We Were The States is available for interviews.  Contact Josh Bloom at Fanatic for more information.


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We Were The States
Rasa
(Chicken Ranch, Out Now)
Request: FULL LP

Track Listing:

01. Rasa
02. End of Us
03. Gold (MP3)
04. Daft Since ‘77
05. (I’m Not My) 808
06. Don’t Ask Why
07. Paris Green
08. Iris & I
09. Queens
10. I Need A Friend
11. Under The Hand
12. Hot Waves (MP3 | VIDEO)

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We Were The States Links


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Contact Josh Bloom at Fanatic Promotion, Inc.