The universe is full of signs if you’re open to them, and there could be no clearer omen for Jonah Tolchin than the mileage of that epic trip: he’d had made the perfect album for the perfect moment in his life.
Recorded at the legendary FAME Studios (Wilson Pickett, Otis Redding, Aretha Franklin), Thousand Mile Night charts the young songwriter’s remarkable growth, both personally and artistically, as he digs deep into the roots of American music with a distinctly modern perspective, tackling everything from love and marriage to life on the road to loneliness and depression with a deft lyrical touch.
The album follow Tolchin’s acclaimed Yep Roc debut, Clover Lane, which was recorded in Nashville with a slew of special guests including Los Lobos’ Steve Berlin and Deer Tick’s John McCauley. NPR called Tolchin “a promising new artist who artfully occupies the gulf between old-school tradition and contemporary appropriation,” while Uncut said he “demonstrates the finesse and maturity of someone like Jason Isbell,” and MOJO praised him for “adding raw, punk brio to a folk-blues template.”
Tolchin racked up more than three million plays on Spotify with tracks from the record and toured the US and Europe extensively in support of it, sharing bills with artists like Chuck Prophet, Dave and Phil Alvin, Gregg Allman, Joseph Arthur, and more along the way.
Taking this new album, he’s touring Europe solo in this month, be sure to check him when you have a chance:
05-12-2016: Vienna (AT) @ Das Bach
06-12-2016: Munich (DE) @ Vintage Pub
08-12-2016: Kristianstad (SWE) @ Café Yllan
09-12-2016: Höganäs (SWE) @ House Concert
10-12-2016: Nynäshamn (SWE) @ Ankaret
11-12-2016: Stockholm (SWE) @ Southside Bar
12-12-2016: Falkenberg (SWE) @ Grand Hotel
13-12-2016: Eksjö (SWE) @ House Concert
14-12-2016: Lund (SWE) @ Scandic Crown Hotel
15-12-2016: Leeuwarden (NL) @ Mijn Ouders
18-12-2016: Glasgow (UK) @ Broadcast
20-12-2016: Brighton (UK) @ The Verdict Jazz Club
22-12-2016: Eindhoven (NL) @ De Kapel
Strike Anywhere is more than a band; Strike Anywhere is a movement, a sound and a force. The band’s incredibly solid career has spanned ten years across the globe, releasing four critically acclaimed albums while remaining a staple in the underground music scene since their inception. Comprised of Thomas Barnett (vocals), Eric Kane (drums), Matt Smith (guitar), Mark Miller (guitar), and Garth Petrie (bass), Strike Anywhere is undoubtedly one of the most influential melodic hardcore bands of our time.
Petrol Girls are a feminist post-hardcore punk band, originally formed inLondon, with members from Austria, Lithuania and the UK.Now based all over the place and touring incessantly, the band are strong advocates of freedom of movement, anti-capitalism and intersectional feminism. Rooted in a DIY music community that has always combined politics with punk rock, Petrol Girls are part of a counter culture challenging mainstream values like nationalism and the gender binary, and the oppressions that these ideals promote.
Memphis punks Ex-Cult released a new nine-song full-length last September. Negative Growth was recorded by frontman Chris Shaw’s GØGGS bandmate Ty Segall in Los Angeles and is preceded by the single “Attention Ritual,” a sludgy and distorted lo-fi beauty.
Frontman Shaw about the record: In the year of the snitch, there are forces beyond your control that keep you up at night. Ghost notions that swirl around your room while you sleep. Your own pillow laughing right in your face while you fight for an hour of rest. There are voices that whisper from the corner, telling you everything you never wanted to hear. ‘Negative Growth’, our third album, is dedicated to fear and deception.
This collection of songs were conceived in Memphis and finalized in Los Angeles, with the help of our family doctor Ty Segall. It was created in February 2016, when we traded Memphis misery for a week of California sunshine. ‘Negative Growth’ is a nine-track nightmare, a death trip in the crystal ship. Out later this year, the institution known as In The Red Records will do the honors. The Hollywood Heat Seeker takes ten years off your life.
T-99, the indestructible three-man tank of Dutch rootsrock have returned. Their new album “BEDLAM!” is out now through Goomah and the try out shows were last weekend. Next week the clubtour officially rolls out! Get your tickets through underneath tourlist.
In a quest to find inspiration for a new music video we stumbled upon a fabulous short movie called ‘Vicious Cycles’. Shot in 1967 by Chuck Menville and Len Janson. T-99 reached out to distributor Pyramid Films and they granted us a license. After the release of the original movie Chuck Menville and Len Janson became popular writers, directors, producers and animators for comic series like the Real Ghostbusters, Batman, Flintstones, Tarzan en De Smurfen. Quite damn cool! Check out the result with the official video for ‘Motorcycle Years’:
From 1999 onwards T-99 have developed an unique blend of rootsrock, injecting it with surf, jazz, country, folk, bluegrass, rock & roll, punk and soul. The trio drops four highly acclaimed albums and share en passant stages with legends such as Chuck Berry, Dr. John and Little Feat. Then in 2009 it’s time for a break to have various side-projects flourish (Cuban Heels, Maison du Malheur). Lucky for use the musical vagabonds of T-99, had missed themselves. And so there is “BEDLAM!”, an album full of musical and lyrical craziness, by three of the best roots rockers of the country.
03-12-2016: Amersfoort (NL) @ Fluor
10-12-2016: Amsterdam (NL) @ Paradiso
15-12-2016: Groningen (NL) @ Vera
16-12-2016: Eindhoven (NL) @ Wilhelmina
07-01-2017: Hengelo (NL) @ Metropool
13-01-2017: Den Haag (NL) @ Paard
15-01-2017: Den Bosch (NL) @ W2 Poppodium
21-01-2017: Blerick (NL) @ Royal Irene
27-01-2017: Leiden (NL) @ Gebr de Nobel
In January Joana Serrat will do a second UK tour on he record Cross The Verge. Today we announce additional tourdates including the Celtic Connections in Glasgow, prior to he mainland dates where she’ll be supporting the Handsome Family.
Cross The Verge, just as its name promises, shows us another side of Joana Serrat, who so enchanted audiences on her 2014 album Dear Great Canyon. On Cross The Verge, her third album, Joana lays bare all the cracks, inconsistencies and fears that come with life, with the album revealing itself to be an especially beautiful tribute to the acknowledgment of loss and the acceptance of the uncertain.
To record this album, Joana Serrat travelled from her home in Vic, near Barcelona, to Montreal, Canada to team up with producer Howard Bilerman (Arcade Fire, The Barr Brothers, Vic Chesnutt) in his analogue studio, The Hotel2Tango. In the recording process Joana was joined by the likes of Gavin Gardiner (The Wooden Sky), Aaron Goldstein (Daniel Romano, City & Colour , Cowboy Junkies) and the acclaimed Canadian auto harpist and vocalist Basia Bulat. Elsewhere, Neil Halstead (Slowdive, Mojave 3) and Ryan Boldt (The Deep Dark Woods) joined Joana in two duets from two different approaches; the shimmering pop of Cloudy Heart and the wrought Americana of Black Lake.
Howard Bilerman’s approach results in Cross The Verge feeling like a natural progression and a show of real maturity. Her ability to never waste a lyric or syllable where something need be said and never miss an opportunity to breathe life into a song’s darker corners, illustrates her creative growth. Cross The Verge is a beguiling collection of songs that move with great ease between the precious evanescence of Lonely Heart Reverb , Oh, Winter Come or Flags, and the vigorous guitar sound that predominates in Desert Valley, Tug of War, and the moving Black Lake. There’s elegance in the trotting Americana rhythms of Saskatoon (Break of Dawn), I Follow You, Child and the crystalline Cloudy Heart.
25-JAN: London (UK) @ The Islington
26-JAN: Exeter (UK) @ Exeter Phoenix
27-JAN: Bexhill (UK) @ The Albatross
28-JAN: Manchester (UK) @ Freds Ale House
29-JAN: Newcastle (UK) @ The Cluny 2
30-JAN: Glasgow (UK) @ Celtic Connections
09-FEB: Amsterdam (NL) @ Bitterzoet *
10-FEB: Hamburg (DE) @ Knust *
11-FEB: Berlin (DE) @ Privat Club *
12-FEB: Munich (DE) @ Ampere *
13-FEB: Cologne (DE) @ Blue Shell *
15-FEB: Brussels (BE) @ Botanique *
16-FEB: Paris (FR) @ Divan du Monde *
17-FEB: Breda (NL) @ Mezz
18-FEB: Amsterdam (NL) @ Helemaal Melkweg
19-FEB: Eindhoven (NL) @ Café Wilhelmina
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