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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

Getting Local

CANCELED: Free New Years Eve Show featuring Houndmouth & The Weeks!

December 1, 2013 0 comments


Finally! Chattanooga is the city where all our SouthEastern friends need to be this New Years Eve! Cancel any plans you’ve have and join us December 31st to ring in 2014 with a FREE concert featuring HOUNDMOUTH and THE WEEKS!

This is all taking place downtown at Chattanooga Whiskey’s first annual New Years Eve Barrel Drop, located at Center Park and the 700 block of Market Street. Admission is totally free to the 21+ public and includes an evening of live music, cash bars and heated tent areas. Local rockers Eight Knives and DJs Toneharm are also on the bill to kick-start the evening. For more details, go to Barrel Drop’s official website HERE.

If you are no stranger to The South Rail, then you are more than familiar with the 2 featured acts. If not, well get that way:

Houndmouth are wrapping up one hell of a year. On top of several national TV appearances including Conan, Letterman and CBS This Morning, the New Albany/Louisville 4-piece have recently toured with Alabama Shakes and just wrapped up their recent tour with several sold out shows including New York City and 2 back-to-back shows in Louisville, KY where they performed with My Morning Jacket’s Jim James!

The Weeks are closing 2013 on a high note as well with a year of non-stop touring supporting their new album ‘Dear Bo Jackson.’ The Mississippi boys (now via Nashville) also spent a couple mouths overseas touring the UK opening for Kings of Leon, and wrapped up their their year playing 2 back-to-back sold out shows in Nashville just last week.

See below for best of videos from both bands and see you December 31st!

The Weeks – House That We Grew Up In from Serpents & Snakes on Vimeo.


Turbo Fruits: ‘Harley Dollar Bill$’

September 21, 2012 0 comments

The last time we were in Nashville was in August when Turbo Fruits‘ were shooting the video for ‘Harley Dollar Bill$,’ the second single and first video from their new Jim Eno produced LP ‘Butter’ that came out last week via Kings of Leon’s Serpents and Snakes Records. And knowing what the concept of the video was before-hand, we were very anxious to see the end-result.

Well, yesterday marked the premier of the video and is available to stream below… BUT NOT ONLY THAT, to go hand-and-hand with this release, Turbo Fruits made an exclusive Turbo Time Records pressing of the Battle Tapes Recording session version of Harley Dollar Bill$,’ on SUNSHINE ACID VINYL and limited to only 100 copies! Oooooo!

Pick up your copy HERE and do it QUICK, these Turbo Time Record releases don’t last long at all… just look at the first pressing of the ‘Harley Dollar Bill$’ 7-inch pressed on a black/yellow dualtone vinyl… that sucker sold out in 2 hours!… Oh, and if you haven’t already, go ahead and pick up a copy of ‘Butter’ HERE and stream the new video below:



Bad Cop: ‘Wet Lips’ 7-Inch Split w/ Turbo Fruits

July 11, 2012 1 Comment

Nashville’s Bad Cop has a 7-inch split with Turbo Fruits dropping July 31st via Jeffery Drag Records that is available for pre-order on limited edition pressing of 300 on CLEAR vinyl NOW! And in celebration of the record, Bad Cop has put together a killer little video for their single ‘Wet Lips.’ Check out the video below as well as Turbo Fruits’ single from 7-inch, ‘Love Tennessee.’ And pick-up your copy HERE… But move fast, you only have until July 15th to score a clear 7-inch!

Turbo Fruits’ Jim Eno (Spoon) produced LP ‘Butter’ drops September 11th on Kings of Leon’s Serpents and Snakes Records and Bad Cop is set to release another EP later this Winter… And in case you missed it last Winter, you can download Bad Cop’s last EP ‘I Can’t Slow Down’ HERE!




Turbo Fruits and The Weeks: Sign to Kings of Leon’s Label

April 6, 2012 0 comments

The official announcement dropped yesterday via Nashville Scene that Nashville based bands Turbo Fruits and The Weeks have been signed to Kings of Leon‘s label, Serpents and Snakes Records! Great news for 2 hard working bands!

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.


The Features: The Wilderness Releases July 26th

July 5, 2011 1 Comment

Back in May, we were introduced to The Features‘ first single, ‘Rambo,’ from their upcoming LP The Wilderness, due out July 26h…. The band just released this teaser video for the album, which can be purchased via the band in the next few weeks HERE. Check it:

You can pick up the 7″ for ‘Rambo’ along with B-side “That Much I Know” available HERE or at selected indie record shops. Stream the 7″ below:

Rambo 7 inch by The Features