Natural Child


Natural Child: ‘Ain’t Gonna Stop’

January 25, 2013 0 comments

HOLY SMOKES! With one music video, our favorite band just became legends in our books! Released today, here’s Natural Child‘s ‘Ain’t Gonna Stop,’ from the boys’ 2012 released ‘For the Love of the Game,’ which we might add, made it as #2 in our Top 13 Albums of 2012!

Both records and cassettes from their LP are already sold out directly from their label Burger Records, but we’re sure there are some still floating around somewhere in cyberspace. Download/stream ‘For the Love of the Game’ HERE and check out the new video below! For sure to be our Video of the Week on Monday:

And catch Natural Child live this Spring at a city near you! Full dates below:

WED 3/13 – SXSW
FRI 3/15 – SXSW
SAT 3/16 – SXSW
SUN 3/17 – FORT WORTH, TX – Lola’s On 6th
MON 3/18 – SAN ANTONIO, TX – War Room
TUES 3/19 – TEMPE, AZ – Sail Inn – Rampage Fest
THURS 3/21 – VENICE BEACH, CA – The Del Monte Speakeasy
FRI 3/22 – VISALIA, CA – The Cellar Door
SAT 3/23 – SANTA ANA, CA – The Observatory – Burgerfest
SUN 3/24 -SAN DIEGO, CA – Soda Bar
TUES 3/26 – SANTA CRUZ, CA – Blue Lagoon
THURS 3/28 – SACRAMENTO, CA – Bows & Arrows
SAT 3/30 – ARCATA, CA – The Alibi
SUN 3/31 – PORTLAND, OR – TBA w/ White Fang
MON 4/1 – SEATTLE, WA – The Comet
TUES 4/2 – SPOKANE, WA – Baby Bar
FRI 4/5 – MINNEAPOLIS, MN – Hexagon Bar
SAT 4/6 – MILWAUKEE, WI – Cactus Club
SUN 4/7 – CHICAGO, IL – Cobra Lounge
MON 4/8 – DETROIT, MI – Jumbo’s
TUES 4/9 – CLEVELAND – Now That’s Class
WED 4/10 – LOUISVILLE – Zanzibar


Top 13 Albums of 2012

January 20, 2013 1 Comment

It’s that time of the year again here at The South Rail and we never like kicking off a new year without recognizing the past year in great music. This is our 4th addition of top albums of a year – We started with a top 10 in 2009, moved up to a top 15, and then to honor 2011, a top 20… So to keep our inconsistent rankings consistent, we give to you our TOP 13 ALBUMS OF 2012!

And as always, next to each album title is a “Purchase from the band or label” link, which takes you directly to the best possible way to purchase each album… directly from the band! If the artist doesn’t sell directly, the link will take you to their label. Support the arts, and keep these great musicians’ careers in-check for 2013!



Diamond Rugs: ‘Diamond Rugs’
Buy directly from the band

Stream the full record:



Natural Child: ‘For the Love of the Game’
Buy directly from the band

Stream the full record:



Lace Curtains: ‘The Garden of Joy and the Well of Loneliness’
Buy directly from the band

Stream select tracks from the record:



Jack White: ‘Blunderbuss’
Buy directly from the band

Watch videos for 4 of the album’s singles:

Stream full record via Spotify here



Thee Oh Sees: ‘Putrifiers II’
Buy directly from the label

Stream the full record:



The Kingston Springs: ‘The Kingston Springs’
Buy directly from the band

Stream the full record:



Alabama Shakes: ‘Boys & Girls’
Buy directly from the band

Stream the full record:



Turbo Fruits: ‘Butter’
Buy directly from the band

Stream select tracks from the record:

Stream full record via Spotify here


King Tuff: ‘King Tuff’
Buy directly from the label

Stream the full record:



The Pollies: ‘Where The Lies Begin’
Buy directly from the band

Stream the full record:



Hurray for the Riff Raff: ‘Look Out Mama’
Buy directly from the band

Stream select tracks from the record:

Stream the full record on Spotify here


Jessie Baylin: ‘Little Spark’
Buy directly from the band

Watch the making of the record:

Stream full album via Spotify here


Seth Pettersen & The Undertow: ‘Natural Machine’
Buy directly from the band

Stream the full record:

Getting Local

Fly Golden Eagle! This Wednesday at JJ’s Bohemia!

December 11, 2012 0 comments

Nashville’s Fly Golden Eagle along with James Wallace and the Naked Light are rolling out on a mini Southern tour together, starting in Knoxville tonight and ending in Nashville on the 15th along with Natural Child and the live debut of new super-group Thunderbitch! See full tour listings below.

And if you’re in the Chattanooga area tomorrow night (12/12), swing over to JJ’s Bohemia and catch one hell of a show. Or if you’re like us, catch them tomorrow as a warm-up, then track yourself over to Nashville the 15th… Did you miss Fly Golden Eagle at Track 29 during our very first South Rail Presents? Not familiar with the bands? Well, get that way!

Stream FGE’s debut LP ‘Swagger’ below as well their video for ‘Devil’s Eye (Basilisk)’ and a free download of the single ‘Psyche’s Dagger.’ — James Wallace and the Naked Light are also from Nashville, their latest full-length, ‘More Strange News From Another Star,’ dropped earlier last year. Stream that sucker below as well and again, get ready a great show:

Dec. 11: Knoxville, TN : Preservation Pub (w/ James Wallace and the Naked Light)
Dec. 12: Chattanooga, TN : JJ’s Bohemia (w/ James Wallace and the Naked Light)
Dec. 13: Atlanta, GA : The Masquerade (w/ James Wallace and the Naked Light)
Dec. 14: Bowling Green, KY ; Tidballs (w/ James Wallace and the Naked Light)
Dec. 15: Nashville, TN : The Zombie Shop??? (w/ James Wallace and the Naked Light, Thunderbitch, Natural Child)

Download: Fly Golden Eagle ‘Psyche’s Dagger’


Natural Child: New single, LP & Texas Tour Announcement

July 11, 2012 0 comments

As we told you earlier this year, Natural Child planned on dropping 3 LPs in 2012 — The reissue of ‘Bodyswitchers’ in March (originally released on cassette via Infinity Cat) and ‘For the Love of he Game’ that dropped on Burger Records on April 20th, and now ‘Hard In Heaven,’ which is also coming out via Burger Records on September 11th!

The first single from ‘Hard In Heaven’ is a track called ‘B$G P$MP$N,’ and in per a typical Natural Child fashion, simplistically and almost effortlessly kills it once again… Check out the hot track below and also catch Natural Child all over this US this Summer! And if you live in Texas, the Nashville 3-piece just announced an 8-city mini tour focused just on the Lone Star state w/ Birdcloud… How ’bout bring that kind of line-up to Chattanooga? Just sayin’…

And since we’re talkin’ Birdcloud, check out the video to their latest single HERE… enjoy:


7/12 – Nashville, TN @ VFW Post 1970 w/ King Tuff
7/13 – Cleveland, OH @ Wonderful Fest
7/14 – Detroit, MI @ PJ’s Lager House
7/15 – Chicago, IL @ Cobra Lounge w/ King Tuff, Jaill
7/16 – Milwaukee, WI @ Quarters w/ King Tuff
7/17 – Carbondale, IN @ Skihouse
7/20 – Birmingham, AL @ The Bottletree w/ The Growlers
7/26 – Harrisonburg, VA @ Blue Nile w/ Birdcloud
7/27 – Washington, D.C. @ Comet Ping Pong w/ Birdcloud
7/28 – Brooklyn, NY @ Roberta’s w/ SUPER SPECIAL GUESTS TBA
7/29 – Brooklyn, NY @ Union Pool w/ Birdcloud
7/30 – Allston, MA @ Great Scott w/ Skimask, Liquor Store
7/31 – Burlington, VT @ Monkey House w/ Liquor Store
8/1 – Montreal, QB @ Il Motore w/ Blues Control
8/2 – Ottawa, Ont @ Babylon w/ MV&EE
8/3 – Toronto, Ont @ Magpies
8/4 – Hamilton, Ont @ This Ain’t Hollywood
8/5 – Cincinnati, OH @ MOTR (free)

w/ Birdcloud

8/31 – Denton, TX @ Rubber Gloves
9/1 – Lubbock, TX @ Depot Oyster Bar
9/2 – Austin, TX @ 29th St Ballroom
9/3 – Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s
9/4 – Beaumont, TX @ Victoria House
9/6 – McAllen, TX @ Simon Sez
9/7 – Corpus Christie, TX @ Theo’s
9/8 – Laredo, TX @ Old No. 2

‘Hard in Heaven’ Tracklist:
01. Laid, Paid, and Strange
02. Rock Bottom
03. What You Gonna Do
04. Hard in Heaven
05. B$G P$MP$N
06. Blind Owl Speaks
07. Low Down Blues
08. Derek’s Blues
09. Let The Good Times Roll


Thee Oh Sees: ‘Lupine Dominus’

June 26, 2012 0 comments

Thee Oh Sees are one of our favorite touring live acts out there right now… scratch that. They’re one of our favorite bands, period. With that said, today was extremely special because we got to hear the very first track from their upcoming ‘Putrifiers II’ LP, which drops from In the Red Records on September 11th… and per fashion, it is oh so good!

September 11th is really becoming the major release date so far! Along with Thee Oh Sees expect new tunes from Turbo Fruits, Avett Brothers, and Natural Child’s promised 3rd LP of the year!

But not to get side-tracked… Check out the single ‘Lupine Dominus’ below and check back with In the Red at a later date to pre-order ‘Putrifiers II’ HERE… Also catch the band live at any of the dates below. For us Chattanooga kids, pick from Nashville, Atlanta or Birmingham… We highly recommend the Nashville show at The Zombie Shop w/ Ty Segall:


Tour Dates:

06/26 – Stockholm, SE @ Strand Club
06/27 – Oslo, NO @ Revolver
06/28 – Copenhagen, DK @ Pumpe Huset
06/30 – Belfort, FR @ Eurockéennes
07/01 – Rotterdam, NL @ Metropolis Fest
07/15 – Chicago, IL @ Pitchfork Music Festival
07/20 – Seattle, WA @ Capitol Hill Block Party
08/03-04 – Happy Valley, OR @ Pickathon Music Festival
08/05 – Big Sur, CA @ Woodsist Festival
08/10 – San Francisco, CA @ Outside Lands Festival
09/06 – Raleigh, NC @ Hopscotch Festival
09/09 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey $
09/10 – San Diego, CA @ Bar Pink $
09/11 – Las Vegas, NV @ Neon Reverb Festival
09/13 – Denver, CO @ Gothic Theater *
09/14 – Oklahoma City, OK @ ACM @UCO *
09/15 – Austin, TX @ La Zona Rosa *
09/18 – Atlanta, GA @ Goat Farm *
09/19 – Birmingham, AL @ The Bottletree Cafe *
09/20 – Nashville, TN @ Zombie Shop *
09/21 – Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter *
09/22 – Brooklyn, NY @ The Well *
09/23 – Asbury Park, NJ @ ATP’s “I’ll Be Your Mirror”
09/25 – Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom *
09/26 – Toronto, Ontario @ The Hoxton *
09/29 – Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon *
09/30 – St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club *
10/02 – Missoula, MT @ VFW $
10/03 – Calgary, AB @ Broken City $
10/04 – Calgary, AB @ Broken City $
10/06 – Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theater $

* = w/ Ty Segall
$ = w/ Sic Alps


Birdcloud: F*ck You Cop

June 18, 2012 1 Comment

During our Five Questions with Birdcloud interview with the band right before Valentine’s Day, the Nashville 2-piece told us about a little line-dance number they were working on. “Our new hit ‘FUK U COP’ is a line dance… it’s gonna be super produced and real nineties pop country soundin’. Just retarded. The joy of my life.

Well, wait no longer! The video for ‘F*ck You Cop’ dropped today and the Birdcloud ladies lived up to their promise. Definitely worth the wait! Check out their new video below and catch them on tour with Natural Child this Summer. See the full dates HERE:


Natural Child: For The Love Of The Game

April 3, 2012 0 comments

As we told you in January, Natural Child will be dropping an impressive 3 LPs this year… Well, as of midnight (Pacific time) today, the band’s newest record ‘For the Love of the Game’ became available for pre-order via Burger Records. But ACT FAST with this one kids, only the first 150 pre-orders will be available on blood red vinyl.

Check out a few tracks from the LP below along with the cover art below and pre-order this gem HERE before it’s too late! Black vinyl will be available on April 20th… Also check out Natural Child on tour this month, coming to a city near you! Full tour listing below:

Natural Child: ‘8 AM Blues’

Natural Child: ‘Ain’t Gonna Stop’

4/01 Athens, OH @ TBA
4/02 Harrisonburg, VA @ Blue Nile
4/03 Washington, DC @ Black Cat
4/04 Hoboken, NJ @ Maxwell’s
4/05 Poughkeepsie, NY @ Vassar College *
4/06 Brooklyn, NY @ Glasslands *
4/07 Swarthmore, PA @ Swarthmore College %
4/08 Baltimore, MD @ Windup Space *
4/09 Belmont, NC @ Haunted Mill *
4/10 Atlanta, GA @ The Earl *
4/11 Birmingham, AL @ The Bottletree *
4/12 Gainesville, FL @ Boca Fiesta *
4/13 Miami, FL @ Churchills *
4/14 Orlando, FL @ Wills Pub *
4/15 St. Augustine, FL @ Nooby’s
4/17 Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s *
4/18 Austin, TX @ The Mohawk (Outside) *
4/19 El Paso, TX @ M’s Lips *
4/20 Tempe, AZ @ Yuca Tap Room *
4/21 San Diego, CA @ The Casbah *
4/22 – Long Beach, CA @ Alex’s Bar
4/23 – Santa Cruz, CA @ Blue Lagoon
4/24 – San Francisco, CA @ El Rio $
4/25 – Oakland, CA @ Sugar Mountain $
4/26 – Reno, NV @ Clark Lane Maul
4/29 – Manhattan, KS @ Ghost Parlor
4/30 – St. Louis, MO @ Firebird

* w/ Hunx & His Punx
% w/ The People’s Temple
$ w/ Shannon & The Clams


Natural Child: 3 LPs Due in 2012!

January 31, 2012 2 Comments

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