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Clear Plastic Masks: West Coast Tour with White Denim

January 30, 2014 1 Comment

Even though this tour doesn’t swing down South, we’re pretty fired up about our pals Clear Plastic Masks hitting the road with Austin’s White Denim for the next couple weeks along the West coast. A perfect combination of styles and sounds if you ask us! Hopefully this won’t be the last time this line-up occurs…. Everything kicks off January 31st in Seattle, WA as both bands are in-route supporting new albums… White Denim’s latest LP ‘Corsicana Lemonade’ and Clear Plastic Masks with their Serpents & Snakes Records debut EP.

If you haven’t already, check out CPM’s 4-track EP below along with their new video from the EP’s first single ‘Baby Come On.’ A perfect teaser-EP where every song can hold its own as a single. From hearing their self-released, tour only LP this Summer (limited to 300) and the newer track from the EP, ‘Shakedown,’ we are on the edge of our seats for what 2014 has to bring from this NYC now Nashville 4-piece. So sit back and enjoy… and if you’re a West coast reader, catch both bands at the dates below:


White Denim/Clear Plastic Masks tour:

January 31- Seattle, WA @ Neumos Crystal Ball Reading Room
February 1- Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret
February 2- Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
February 5- San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
February 7- West Hollywood, CA @ Troubadour
February 8- West Hollywood, CA @ Troubadour
February 9- San Diego, CA @ The Casbah
February 10- Phoenix, AZ @ The Crescent Ballroom


\\GT//: ‘To The Sea’

October 3, 2013 0 comments

We love us some \\GT// from Birmingham, AL, but damn, with a name like \\GT//, it’s not always the easiest to stumble across their material on the web. Thanks to a shout from director Albert Kuhne, who has done a lot of camera work for Joshua Shoemaker (Banditos, Clear Plastic Masks), we finally discovered this gem! The video is for the track ‘To The Sea,’ which is from \\GT//’s debut EP ‘Heavy Dreams’ that dropped earlier this year.

We were lucky enough to catch the band this Summer at JJ’s Bohemia, and this video makes us ready to catch ’em live again! Check out ‘To The Sea’ below and while you’re at it, dig into the full ‘Heavy Dreams’ EP as well as \\GT//’s new 3-song EP ‘Get Tryin” which came out last month via limited edition hand printed cassette tape… Like tapes? GET IT HERE!


Clear Plastic Masks: ‘So Real’

February 12, 2013 0 comments

Photo by Emily B Hall

Clear Plastic Masks are one of our favorite live acts out there right now. Not only that, they’re some of the nicest guys you’ll ever meet. We say all this with excitement as the band debuted the first single, ‘So Real,’ from their debut self-titled full-length record on SPIN.com last week! The track is one of many that were recorded at Bomb Shelter Studios in Nashville since they’ve moved there from Brooklyn last fall.

The boys will be traveling though the states the next couple months with some limited-edition copies of that LP, which are ONLY AVAILABLE via the hand-full of dates below. One date particular is here in Chattanooga at Rhythm & Brews with Banditos (Birmingham, AL) and Chattanooga’s own Eight Knives (get your tickets HERE) … Is it us or with a SPIN debut and a limited edition tour only LP, does someone smell a record deal?

Stream the studio track of ‘So Real’ HERE and catch a killer live version of the single shot by Joshua Shoemaker below… Also keep an ear out for some studio material from the Brittany Howard side project Thunderbitch, which we’re pretty sure should be seeing the light-of-day around the time this new LP drops later in Spring. We’ll keep you posted:

Clear Plastic Masks Limited LP Tour Dates:
February 15 – Miami, FL @ Armory Studios
February 16 – Tallahassee, FL @ Retro Fit Records
February 17 – Jacksonville, FL @ Burro Bar
February 18 – Charleston, SC @ The Sparrow
February 20 – Raleigh, NC @ Pour House Music Hall
February 23 – Brooklyn, NY @ Union Pool
February 26 – Boston, MA @ O’Brien’s
February 28 – Brooklyn, NY @ Goodbye Blue Monday
March 1 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Howlers
March 4 – Nashville, TN @ The Basement
March 6 – Chattanooga, TN @ Rhythm and Brews
March 7 – Birmingham, AL @ Bottletree Café
March 8 – Mobile, AL @ Alabama Music Box
March 9 – New Orleans, LA @ All Ways Lounge
March 12 – Austin, TX @ SXSW Music Festival


Win Tickets to see Clear Plastic Masks & The Pollies this Thursday!

December 3, 2012 1 Comment

Clear Plastic Masks return to Chattanooga this Thursday, December 6th at The Honest Pint! And on-top of that, Muscle Shoals, AL’s The Pollies are making their Chattanooga debut. Plus add locals Eight Knives in the mix and you’ve got one heck of a can’t-miss show for a Thirsty Thursday evening… And one lucky reader will have a chance to score a pair of tickets for free!

Brooklyn’s Clear Plastic Masks have been living in Nashville the past month recording their new record at Bomb Shelter Studios (the same studio the new Alabama Shakes and Denney and the Jets material were recorded). The last time we had to chance to catch this 4-piece live was last July at Track 29 during our very first South Rail Presnets… And speaking of the A-Shakes, the Brooklyn boys have recently been working on new material with Alabama Shakes’ front-woman Brittany Howard along with Nashville’s Fly Golden Eagle in the new super group Thunderbitch. Learn more about them HERE.

The Pollies are touring this Fall/Winer in support of their new LP ‘Where The Lies Begin.’ If you haven’t checked it out yet, do it now. Worth every second of your time (full album stream below). And like we said, this will be their Chattanooga debut! Looking forward to catching these guys live!

Now, how would you like to see this show for free? This is all you need to do:


Just send an email to thesouthrail (at) gmail (dot) com, with the subject “December 6th” and your full name in the message… and that’s it, you’re entered! That simple. See full rules below.

Now, if you not familiar with the bands, get that way! Stream samples of all bands below and see you at the show. Doors at 8pm, show starts at 9pm sharp. $5 at the door get you in, unless of course, you’re one of the lucky winners — Facebook RSVP HERE:

Contest Rules: Contest ends Thursday, 12/6/12 at 12:00pm. One winner will be selected randomly and notified via email on Thursday afternoon (the day of the show). The winner’s name (+ guest) will be at the the door the night of the show. There are no actual tickets, just admission.


GET TO KNOW: Thunderbitch

October 29, 2012 4 Comments

What do you get when you combine the Brooklyn band Clear Plastic Masks with Brittney Howard of Alabama Shakes? One hell of a new band of course! We would like to introduce you to Thunderbitch via 2 killer tracks that have just surfaced.

Reportedly recorded in Nashville a couple weeks ago in a practice space when Alabama Shakes, Fly Golden Eagle and Clear Plastic Masks got together for a little session. No word on any other details or tracks to come from those sessions, but we’ll keep ya posted.

Follow Thunderbitch’s Facebook page HERE and keep an eye out, we’re sure this isn’t the last to surface from this new band or those sessions!. Enjoy:


Clear Plastic Masks: ‘Pegasus In Glue’

September 10, 2012 0 comments

Back in July we had the honor to bring Brooklyn’s Clear Plastic Masks to their first Chattanooga gig, hosting them at our The South Rail Presents at Track 29 July 27th…Right after their Chattanooga set and tour with Nashville’s Fly Golden Eagle and Birmingham’s Banditos, while in the Southern town of B-ham, videographer Joshua Shoemaker (who had been filming all 3 bands during their whole tour) decided to have the band set-up after a local show in a random public parking lot in downtown Birmingham.

The result? A pure genius combination of rock n’ roll and cinematography! Enjoy the song ‘Pegasus In Glue’ recorded live in Birmingham below, a track that’s the b-side from the band’s brand new 7-inch ‘Working Girl.’

And if you missed Clear Plastic Masks in Chattanooga or anywhere else down South this Summer, don’t worry… The boys will be down camping out in Nashville the rest of the year, so expect some big things from this 4-piece before the year is out, especially if you’re in the area.

Pick-up/download ‘Working Girl’ and Clear Plastic Masks’ debut HERE:

Getting Local

Thank You Chattanooga!

July 30, 2012 0 comments

We would like to thank Track 29, the amazing bands, Joshua Shoemaker, High Class Hillbilly and everyone who came out to our very first The South Rail Presents! The show was a great success and we can’t wait to do it all again!

Many people asked us about the music playing before and between the bands’ sets. Here is the full playlist from Friday night’s hand selected tunes. Hopefully you not only enjoyed amazing live music and scored some killer gear from Nikki Lane’s High Class Hillbilly, but discovered additional bands you will see and support in the future.

Thank you Chattanooga! – The South Rail

Deer Tick: ‘The Bump’

JEFF the Brotherhood: ‘Six Pack’

Turbo Fruits: ‘Sweet Thang’

These United States: ‘Honor Amongst Thieves’

Quiet Life: ‘Jim’s Wedding Band’

Houndmouth: ‘Penitentiary’

Natural Child: ‘That’s How I Got to Memphis’

Burnt Ones: ‘Gonna Listen To T.Rex (All Night Long)’

Ranch Ghost: ‘The Water’

PUJOL: ‘Mission From God’

King Tuff: ‘Anthem’

Gentleman Jesse: ‘Eat Me Alive’

Hunx and His Punx: ‘The Curse Of Being Young’

Hacienda: ‘Prisoner’

Colossal Gospel: ‘Leaving’

Gold Leaves: ‘The Ornament’

Nikki Lane: ‘Gone, Gone, Gone’

Tristen: ‘Baby Drugs’

Lemont: ‘Summer Salt’

Majestico: ‘Cool-Bodied Mood’

Naked Gods: ‘Teenage Colony’

Middle Brother: ‘Middle Brother’

Summer Twins: ‘I Don’t Care’

Alabama Shakes: ‘Hang Loose’

The Black Belles: ‘The Wrong Door’

Black Lips: ‘Family Tree’

Bass Drum of Death: ‘Velvet Itch’

Heavy Cream: ’79’

Hell Beach: ‘Killer’

Nobunny: ‘Blow Dumb’

Birdcloud: ‘I Do What I Want Dammit’

Getting Local

The South Rail presents: High Class Hillbilly

July 10, 2012 1 Comment

We are pleased to announce that on July 27th Nikki Lane‘s High Class Hillbilly mobile boutique will be stopping by our first The South Rail presents event at Track 29!

This is your chance to score amazing vintage gear handpicked by Nikki and her team without the drive to Nashville!… PLUS you get to see 4 amazing bands all for only $5! How cool is that?

Click HERE for full details of the bands and check out some of HCH’s gear below… oh, and of course, (if you haven’t already) get your tickets for HERE: