A couple weeks ago, stand-up comedian Marc Maron drove down to Nashville’s Third Man Records to do a one hour, one-on-one podcast interview with Jack White… And that podcast is now available on Marc’s WTF podcast for free download today!
We went into this interview pretty lighthearted, not thinking we’d be this blown away with its content… but no joke, this is the best Jack White interview we’ve ever heard (or read)! Take an hour out of your day and stream/download this sucker, you won’t be sorry:
We are looking forward to the 2012 Finster Fest, which has a pretty killer lineup this year featuring: Nikki Lane, Patterson Hood, Lee Bains & the Glory Fires… and some Chattanooga representation as well: Bohannons, Big Kitty and New Binkley Brothers. If you’re in the area, don’t miss this one kids!… Plus, FREE ADMISSION! You can’t beat that!
The fest runs Saturday, May 5th and Sunday, May 6th in Summerville, GA (right below Chattanooga). Click HERE for details… and to see some videos, along with the full line-up (poster), scroll below:
Turbo Fruits, who just finished recording in Austin TX with Spoon’s Jim Eno at his Public Hi-Fi studio, will be releasing their third full-length studio album, ‘Butter,’ later on this Summer via Serpents and Snakes. At the same time, being able to offer limited edition releases via Turbo Fruits front-man Jonas Stein’s own Turbo Time Records… Releases like the limited edition lollipop colored 7-inch vinyl of the single ‘Sweet Thang,’ the very first single released from those Jim Eno sessions… But good luck getting 1 of these 100 beauties, that sold out in less than a day! Click HERE for details.
We were one of those lucky 100 and decided to record the live playing of the record’s A-side ‘Sweet Thang.’ Being HUGE fans of Turbo Fruits’ sophomore LP ‘Echo Kid,’ we were in huge anticipation in hearing this new single… and once that needle dropped, we were blown away! Take a listen to the track below (Note: This was done in low quality to avoid anyone from ripping the audio):
Not to forget The Weeks, a great band we had the privilege of catching several times here in Chattanooga, who are working on their new album now, set to release in 2013. It will be the follow-up to the EP ‘Gutter Gaunt Gangster’ that dropped last Fall. Stream the EP below and pick-up a second-pressing (soon) HERE or on tour. Great stuff:
And also check out the full, well written article ‘Snake Charmer’ by Adam Gold HERE via Nashville Scene.
Nashville’s Bad Cop are pairing up with Cage the Elephant this April for a short run of tour dates beginning April 13th (see full list below)… Shortly following that, the band will be releasing a new 7-inch split with Turbo Fruits on Prince Cook Records. The record will feature the Bad Cop track ‘Wet Lips’ and ‘Love Tennessee’ from Turbo Fruits. Check back HERE next month for details.
And if you missed our post last November, download the free 3-track/3-video EP ‘I Can’t Slow Down’ below:
April 13: Charlotte, NC – Amos’ Southend *
April 17: Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works *
April 20: New Orleans, LA – House Of Blues *
April 25: Tempe, AZ – The Marquee Theatre *
April 26: Las Vegas, NV – The Boulevard Pool at The Cosmopolitan*
May 25, Nashville, TN – The End ^^
While we were gone Bruise Cruise-ing it up the past week, Nashville’s Dead announced their third annual The Freakin’ Weekend that is being held this year March 7-10th between two great Nashville venues: Exit-In and The End. The trailer below was released via ND’s blog and features tons of great acts from last year’s festivities. This year’s 4-day event will include:
The Greenhornes, JEFF the Brotherhood, PUJOL, Titus Andronicus, Screaming Females, Ty Segall’s Traditional Fools, Ranch Ghost, Useless Eaters, Heavy Cream, The Men, Mikal Cronin, Diarrhea Planet, D. Watusi, Sex Cult, Cy Barkley and the Way Outsiders and Dirty Dreams
We can’t wait!!!… For more details swing-on-by Nashville’s Dead HERE
Natural Child don’t lie, they truly are hard workin’ men (hence the song)… It was just revealed in an interview with The Taste of Sound that the Nashville-based 3-piece will be dropping, not 1, not 2, but 3 LPs in 2012! Two of those albums via Burger Records — ‘Bodyswitchers’ in March (originally released on cassette via Infinity Cat) and ‘For the Love of he Game’ in May — And the final LP ‘Hard in Heaven’ dropping “before the world ends in 2012.”
Learn about Natural Child’s favorite foods and how to make a drink called a “Jack White” by reading the full Taste of Sound interview HERE. Pretty cool stuff…. Also check out their February tour dates below (bring it back to Chattanooga sometime boys):
1/31/2012 Double Down Gainesville, Florida w/JEFF The Brotherhood
2/2/2012 The Hub Tampa Bay, Florida
2/3/2012 Alabama Music Box Mobile, Alabama
2/4/2012 Siberia New Orleans, Louisiana
2/9/2012 Pilot Light Knoxville, Tennessee
2/10/2012 529 Atlanta, Georgia
2/11/2012 Farm 255 Athens, Georgia
2/13/2012 Voodoo Lounge Huntsville, Alabama
2/15/2012 Strange Matter Richmond, Virginia
2/16/2012 Little Bar Philadelphia , Pennsylvania
2/17/2012 Cake Shop Manhattan, New York w/ Habibi
2/18/2012 Suny Purchase Purchase, New York w/ Habibi
2/19/2012 Golden Harvest Baltimore, Maryland w/ Habibi
2/20/2012 Tea Bazaar Charlottesville, Virginia
2/29/2012 Santa’s Pub Nashville, Tennessee
Ranch Ghost is preparing to release their first 7-inch via Jeffrey Drag Records and we are getting a taste of the record’s A-side. It’s called ‘New News’ which will be available this Spring! Stream the track below and while you’re at it, also check out the song ‘Terfin’ that can be found on a recent Blacktooth Records compilation that features other great artists such as Majestico, Fly Golden Eagle, Dungen and many more FOR FREE! Download your own copy HERE or just the Ranch Ghost song below:
Hey everyone! The South Rail team are finally back in Chattanooga from our Weezer Cruise trip after almost a week of traveling and fun. We are still catching up on emails and news, but until then, enjoy a few pics from our time on the ocean w/ Weezer, Wavves, Yuck, Keepaway, Sebadoh, Free Energy, Sleeper Agent, The Antlers, Dinosaur Jr. and many more: