ReleasesAnchoress Crime February 4th, 2014 Blackie And The Rodeo Kings South January 14, 2014 Blackie 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
Happy new release day! Often the question unrolls, “Why are Tuesdays and Thursdays new release day?” The real answer to that was lost along with the Aztecs, but we’ve some theories:
- No one wants to get in the way of a good Monday sulk.
- Wednesday’s aren’t so bad but do we really want to brighten them enough to lose the term “hump day?”
- Friday you should be going out to a live show.
So happy new release Tuesday it is! Today we’re happy to unleash the Crime EP from Anchoress. It’s the first of two EPs that will be rolling out from Anchoress this year. Vocalist Rob describes Crime as:
“A stylized sojourn through some of the darkness that covers our lives. It’s about the inevitability of destruction and the equally inevitable reconstruction. It’s about drug addiction and our damaged environment. It’s about dealing with situations that we can’t understand while trying to stay sane. It’s about the places we go when we can’t and of course, it’s about crime.”
As an impartial third party, we’ve come to know Crime as an album that is as intense as it is intelligence. An album of fiery musical arrangements that perfectly fuel a the push through a workout, beer can shotgun, or a Wednesday. At the same time, when you focus to see the trees within the forest, you’ll see the bark carved with scalpel precision with some of the finest lyrical narrative to get a FU:M catalogue number.
Despite the polar vortex (or in anticipation of it? We need to go get lotto tickets!) File Under: Music is ready to deliver some music that’ll make your toes tap and blood run hot!
First up, we have Blackie And the Rodeo Kings’ brand new album South! It’s only been a couple of days since its release but the reaction has been fantastic! “South has an almost timeless sound of a bunch of Nashville players sitting around the kitchen singing and pickin’“, “”Another solid addition to what is now one of the strongest discographies in Canadian roots“, ”South is one of the strongest collections of material I’ve heard in quite a while“, “stripped down rebel rousers that you can dance, drink, fuck and fight along to“, are just a handful of things to brag about! They’re also hitting many of the nooks and crannies of Canada before bringing South uhhh… South to the USA! You can keep up with the tour here, and be sure to pick up South in records stores or online now!
Bend Sinister also have a new record, Animals, on route to its March 11th release date! They have already debuted their seat dancing first single “Fancy Pants”! They currently have a poll running on their Facebook page where they’ve unveiled another track “Teacher” which you will want to stretch before listening to as it’s a head banging, fist pumping, rock and roll safari! Check it out and then case your vote as to which should be made into a music video! Then stay tuned for a very exciting pre-order announcement!
Finally, the stealthiest maneuver from our loudest band, Anchoress have unveiled “The Rumrunner Blues”! The tale of how lead singer Rob’s bootlegging grandpa evaded the police, “The Rumrunner Blues” is the first track to be released from their Crime EP which will be out digitally on Feb. 4th. It’ll be the first of two EPs from them in 2014, that will culminate in a special vinyl release in the spring. You can pre-order Crime and get a download of “The Rumrunner Blues” here.
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.