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Thursday October 23, 2014 (20 hours ago)

New T. Hardy Morris Song "Painted On Attitude" Premiering at Consequence of Sound + Tour with Jessica Lea Mayfield

T. Hardy Morris will close out 2014 with a string of tour dates, including a run with fellow traveller Jessica Lea Mayfield this November, and a special appearance with Deer Tick to ring in the New Year on Dec 31 at Brooklyn Bowl in Brooklyn, NY.

Morris is also releasing a new single, Painted on Attitude, giving fans a taste of the fierce rock band hitting the road and a sneak peek at what is to come sonically from the Athens, GA based musician as he completes work on his sophomore solo album, due in 2015 from Dangerbird Records.

Listen to “Painted On Attitude” at Consequence of Sound and purchase the song & bonus track “Without Fail” direct from Dangerbird Records.

A strangely complimentary mix of rollicking lo-fi southern rock pedal steel twang run through a grunge punk buzzsaw, “Painted On Attitude” showcases Morris’ snarling yet tuneful vocals on the sharp end of the blade. The single is a wry commentary on the lengths to which some go to “do something, oh so unique” by moving to big cities, only to “blend-in and pretend to be busy” while predictably getting swept up in whatever inescapable trend is currently affecting Brooklyn or Portland.

Morris’ sound is a departure as well as a continuation of the blissfully languid approach taken on much of his debut. Morris’ unique sonic lean is a product of his youthful affinity for “good” 90s rock, slamming head-first into his coveted Neil Young records and love of 70s Outlaw Country.

When Morris sat down to write for this new release, he drew upon two former songs in particular. “Share The Needle”, from Audition Tapes, and “Country Mile”, a song he’d contributed to Diamond Rugs’ self-titled debut. Each of those tracks featured a distinct push-and-pull dynamic that ended up bridging the gap between the quieter country leanings of Audition Tapes, and the more aggressive grunge of Morris’ other band Dead Confederate.

To achieve the sound found on the new record, Hardy amassed a contingent of players comprised of the ever trusty Matt “Pistol” Stoessel on pedal steel, Vaughan Lamb on bass, and Dead Confederate drummer Nick Sterchi.


Monday October 20, 2014 (3 days ago)

Exclusive New Song Premiere - Butch Walker "Afraid of Ghosts" at

Exclusive first listen to “Afraid of Ghosts” from Butch Walker‘s upcoming album of the same title, due out February 3rd. Listen below and preorder the full album on iTunes to download “Chrissie Hynde” immediately, and get “Afraid of Ghosts” tonight at midnight.

Listen to “Afraid of Ghosts” at

See Butch on tour with Ryan Adams through the end of November:
10/20 – Kansas City, MO / Uptown Theater
11/6 – Indianapolis, IN / Murat Theatre
11/8 – Columbus, OH / Palace Theatre
11/9 – Detroit, MI / Fillmore Detroit
11/11 – Columbus, OH / State Theatre
11/12 – Toronto, ON / Massey Hall
11/15 – New York, NY / Carnegie Hall
11/17 – New York, NY / Carnegie Hall
11/18 – Boston, MA / Wang Theatre
11/19 – Upper Darby, PA / Tower Theatre
11/20 – Red Bank, NJ / Count Basie Theatre
11/22 – New York, NY / Hammerstein Ballroom
11/23 – New York, NY / Hammerstein Ballroom

Monday October 20, 2014 (3 days ago)

T. Hardy Morris + Deer Tick on New Years Eve in Brooklyn

T. Hardy Morris & The Hardknocks will be joining Deer Tick on their 10th anniversary show on New Years Eve (Wed, Dec 31) at the Brooklyn Bowl!

Tickets are available now!

Tuesday October 7, 2014 (2 weeks ago)

Minus the Bear's Lost Loves Available Today

Minus the Bear’s 10-song Lost Loves collection is now available wherever you buy music.

The follow up to 2012’s Infinity Overhead, which reached #31 on the Billboard 200 as Minus The Bear’s highest charting album to date, Lost Loves lives up to its title quite literally as a collection of hard to let go songs pulled from the band’s past seven odd years of writing, recording and releasing records.

Order Lost Loves:

Limited Pink/Blue
Swirl Vinyl



See the band on tour starting next week, joined by O’Brother, Young Widows, and Mansions on select dates.


Monday October 6, 2014 (2 weeks ago)

Butch Walker to release new studio album Afraid of Ghosts February 3rd on Dangerbird Records

Butch Walker has announced his highly anticipated seventh full-length album Afraid Of Ghosts, out February 3 via Dangerbird Records. With his remarkably diverse resume that includes everything from guitar god to Grammy and CMA nominated producer, Walker’s new LP shows both skill and tenderness. The production was helmed by Ryan Adams at his PAX AM Studios in LA along with friends & special guests Johnny Depp and Bob Mould. With gritty hints of folk, pop and rock, Afraid Of Ghosts weaves a journey through life, love, death and everything in between.

First album single “Chrissie Hynde” wistfully recounts the legendary Pretenders frontwoman’s voice coming through the speakers, over a combination of acoustic and electric guitar, piano and a solitary drumbeat, captivating as always with Walker’s effortlessly unique vocals.

Preorder Afraid of Ghosts on iTunes and get an instant MP3 download of “Chrissie Hynde” and get downloads of additional tracks as the become available in the coming weeks.

Preorder Afraid of Ghosts on vinyl or CD from the official Butch Walker webstore.

Afraid of Ghosts Track Listing
1. Afraid of Ghosts
2. I Love You
3. Chrissie Hynde
4. Still Drunk
5. How Are Things, Love
6. Bed On Fire
7. 21+
8. Autumn Leaves
9. Father’s Day
10. The Dark

On Tour With Ryan Adams:
10/6: Seattle, WA at Paramount Theatre
10/7: Vancouver, BC at Orpheum Theater
10/9: Edmonton, AB at Francis Winspear Centre
10/10: Calgary, AB at Southern Alberta Jubilee Aud.
10/12: Winnipeg, MB at Burton Cummings Theatre
10/13: Minneapolis, MN at Northrop Auditorium
10/14: Milwaukee, WI at Riverside Theater
10/16: Chicago, IL at Chicago Theatre
10/18: Ames, IA at Iowa State Center
10/19: St. Louis, MO at Peabody Opera House
10/20: Kansas City, MO at Uptown Theater
11/6: Indianapolis, IN at The Murat Theatre
11/8: Columbus, OH at Palace Theatre
11/9: Detroit, MI at Fillmore Detroit
11/11: Cleveland, OH at State Theatre at Playhouse Square
11/12: Toronto, ON at Massey Hall
11/15: New York, NY at Carnegie Hall
11/17: New York, NY at Carnegie Hall
11/18: Boston, MA at The Wang Theatre
11/19: Upper Darby, PA at Tower Theatre
11/20: Red Bank, NJ at Count Basie Theatre
11/22: New York, NY at Hammerstein Ballroom
11/23: New York, NY at Hammerstein Ballroom

Thursday October 2, 2014 (3 weeks ago)

Advance Stream of Minus the Bear's Lost Loves on Pitchfork

Head over to Pitchfork for an exclusive first listen of Minus the Bear‘s upcoming release Lost Loves before it hits stores next week.

The great feature includes an in-depth look at the album packaging, with song lyrics and more!

Preorder Lost Loves:

Limited Pink/Blue
Swirl Vinyl



See the band on tour this fall! Dates and information below!


Tuesday September 9, 2014 (1 month ago)

A. Sinclair Signs with Dangerbird Records; Pretty Girls Digital Release Today & Vinyl Coming October 28

A stalwart of Austin indie rock and one of the city’s most highly regarded songwriters, Aaron Sinclair has teamed up with Dangerbird Records for the national release of the new album Pretty Girls under the moniker A. Sinclair.

12 songs are released digitally today (available on iTunes, Spotify, Beats Music) and a 6-song 10” vinyl EP arrives October 28 from Dangerbird, the label that launched Fitz and the Tantrums, Silversun Pickups, Sea Wolf and Royal Teeth.

A. Sinclair’s recent releases have drawn the attention of press around the country, intrigued by a sound that the Austin Chronicle described as “tension-driven” with “tight, rough riffs and sharp post-punk lines.” SPIN remarked on the underlying feeling of “twitchy paranoia” that permeates Sinclair’s songwriting, which Baeble Music described as having a “strung-out urgency.”

Aaron Sinclair’s rock passport has a number of notable stamps: First Houston, his hometown, where he initially picked up a guitar with friends and considered it to be a reasonable enough vehicle by which to leave. Then it was on to Boston, where Sinclair established himself in the mid-aughts as a member of The Lot Six, the widely-beloved band that grew out of that city’s fertile Tarantulas punk scene, and with whom Sinclair crisscrossed the country for 4 years, building a steady following on the East Coast until it was over in 2006.

Meanwhile, Sinclair made a name for himself with his own band Frank Smith, the vehicle through which he explored a rootsier sound while touring, recording, and collaborating with friends like Juliana Hatfield, who released two of the band’s albums on her own label.

Later that year, Sinclair made the decision to relocate to Austin in his home state of Texas and rebuild first his band and ultimately, himself. With a fresh start, a new band name and a collection of songs that more than validate the impressive display of resolve, A. Sinclair’s ‘Pretty Girls’ is the sound of an artist crashing ahead, unafraid to dig in even harder on being great, even if it means blowing it all up first.

Paste praised A. Sinclair’s ability “let the music speak for itself” with a sound that can only be described as “full-on rock,” while the critics at the UK site The Line of Best Fit were drawn to the combination of “massive guitars” and “boozy vocals,” with “swagger, melody and timeless drive.”

A. Sinclair visited Audiotree in Chicago earlier this summer to perform several songs from ‘Pretty Girls’ live. Watch the video session here.

A. Sinclair will celebrate the vinyl release with a hometown Austin show on October 30th at the Mohawk, and national tour dates will be announced in the coming weeks.

1. Suit Up
2. You Gotta Decide
3. Pretty Girls In Pretty Tights
4. Shiny Things
5. Throwing Up On The Ground
6. Yeah Me Too
7. Its So Easy **
8. How Many Ways **
9. It’ll Be over Soon **
10. Beaten Sacks of Death **
11. Tuesday **
12. Before You Were Born **

  • = Pretty Girls Digital Album Bonus Tracks

On Tour Now

A. Sinclair

Thu. October 30, 2014
The Mohawk
Austin, TX

Butch Walker

Thu. November 6, 2014
Murat Theatre @ Old National Centre
Indianapolis, IN
Sat. November 8, 2014
Palace Theatre
Columbus, OH
Sun. November 9, 2014
The Fillmore Detroit
Detroit, MI

Minus the Bear

Fri. October 24, 2014
Triple Rock
Minneapolis, MN
Sat. October 25, 2014
Des Moines, IA
Mon. October 27, 2014
Marquis Theater
Denver, CO

Royal Teeth

Sat. October 25, 2014
San Diego Beer + Music Festival
San Diego, CA
Fri. October 31, 2014
Voodoo Music & Arts Experience
New Orleans, LA
Fri. November 14, 2014
Varsity Theater
Baton Rouge, LA

Sea Wolf

Sat. October 25, 2014
Erlangen, Germany
Sun. October 26, 2014
Bedroom Disco
Darmstadt, Germany
Mon. October 27, 2014
Vienna, Austria

T. Hardy Morris

Sat. November 8, 2014
Wildwood Revival 2014
Arnoldsville, GA
Fri. November 14, 2014
The Earl
Atlanta, GA
Sat. November 15, 2014
40 Watt Club
Athens, GA


Fri. October 24, 2014
Fitzgerald's (Upstairs)
Houston, TX

Upcoming Releases

T. Hardy Morris

Painted On Attitude - Single

Coming Oct 28, 2014

Butch Walker

Afraid of Ghosts

Coming Feb 3, 2015

Latest Releases

Minus the Bear

Lost Loves

Released Oct 7, 2014

A. Sinclair

Pretty Girls

Released Sep 9, 2014

Butch Walker

End of the World (One More Time) / Battle vs. The War

Released Apr 19, 2014

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