ReleasesBlackie And The Rodeo Kings North October 29, 2013 The Royal Oui Forecast October 8th, 2013 The Crackling Mary Magdalene April 23, 2013 Slam Dunk Welcome to Miami November 13, 2012 Colin Linden Still Live October 23, 2012 Bend Sinister Small Fame July 10, 2012 The Daredevil Christopher Wright The Nature Of Things June 26, 2012 The Crackling Ashen EP May 22, 2012 Bend Sinister On My Mind EP March 6, 2012
Pre-Order the South CD
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Blackie And The Rodeo Kings are back and they want to take you South this winter. South is where BARK found their bite; they had planned a stripped down acoustic album of covers and originals but once they reached Colin’s Nashville studio the BARK originals took center stage and demanded a full band’s attention.
The resulting album South is Blackie And The Rodeo Kings’ most confident to date, and it can’t wait to meet you. The album is now up for pre-sale, so order now and come the January 14th street date you can put your feet up and relax knowing that South is on the way.
You see this?
This my friends, is the first opened box of the first ever Blackie And the Rodeo Kings vinyl release, North. Magically arriving on the same day as the 2 song single hit iTunes we are thrilled to be packing up the pre-sales and reveal it to the world. The front and back photos come straight from Stephen Fearing and perfectly compliment the spirit of the road that inhabits A-Side “North” and B-Side “South”.
This limited vinyl release is a special treat preceding the January release of the full length album South. It is unavailable in stores. The only place to get it will be via the band or ordered through the FU:M store.
In other FU:M news, The Royal Oui and Slam Dunk are both in the midst of their respective tours. After a flurry of East Coast dates The Royal Oui are back home to play several BC dates before heading down to California and Washington in December. Here’s a video of “When You Lose Your Mind” recorded by the Everyday Music Project right before they headed to New York -
Slam Dunk are also still rolling through the winding roads of the USA with Built to Spill. It looks a little something like that -
and I can only assume the trip is going basically like this-
Slam Dunk are on the road until November 27 before taking a break before a 3 night stint in Portland December 29, 30, and 31st. That’s right, lucky Portlandians (Portlanders? Portlandigonians?) will be celebrating New Years Ever with Slam Dunk and Built to Spill. The gauntlet has been thrown down to us all to have better plans.
The Royal Oui have unveiled the two tracks, “When You Lose Your Mind” and “Actual Size”, off of their upcoming Forecast EP on American Songwriter and Rolling Stone respectively. We’ve just had a chance to listen to their mastered full length album and could not be more excited! They begin their first tour on October 8th with their EP release at The Biltmore Cabaret in Vancouver, and will head to New York to play several dates around CMJ before hitting the road fro American and Canadian dates. Check out our show section and TheRoyalOui.com to see if they’ll be playing near you!
Slam Dunk – released a new video for their track Fantasy! The stop animation of director Zack Lamoureux summons some Monty Pythonian spirits for this awesome track but why write about it when we have streaming video technology at our fingertips to just show you?
Slam Dunk will be hitting the road with Built to Spill starting off in Salt Lake City on October 16. From there they’ll crisscross the United States through to the end of November. Then they’ll take a month off studying advanced meditation and high kicking techniques in order to return for a 3 night stint at Portland’s Mission Theater that culminates in a New Years Eve hootenanny that already has me in the grips of FOMO. You can find all of those dates here.
Blackie and The Rodeo Kings’ Colin Linden had an eventful summer; he was brought onto the Americanarama Tour to play lead guitar with Bob Dylan! You can read about what this experience meant to him here. Also, don’t miss out on this piece he penned about his experience meeting the legendary Howlin’ Wolf when he was eleven years old. There is certainly some BARK rumble going around the office, so stay tuned for some news regarding the Canadian Kings of Americana. Until then let’s end on a rousing performance of “The Weight” captured from the Americanarama tour.