Turbo Fruits’ Jonas Stein Starts Record Label

October 13, 2010 0 comments

Turbo Fruits‘ founder Jonas Stein has recently launched his own record label, Turbo Time Records, with the roaster of Turbo Fruits (for course) and Nashville’s PUJOL (who has recently released a 7″ with Jack White’s Third Man Records label )…. And Tuesday marked the release of the Turbo Time’s first 2 releases: PUJOL’s ‘Alive At the Same Time’ 7? & Turbo Fruits’ ‘Where the Stars Don’t Shine’ 7?

Pick up both releases here, and check out the videos & downloads below:

Download: Turbo Fruits’ ‘Where the Stars Don’t Shine’

Video: Turbo Fruits’ ‘Where the Stars Don’t Shine’

Download: PUJOL’s ‘Buterflyknife’

Video: PUJOL’s ‘Buterflyknife’


Deer Tick Tour Bus Auction

October 13, 2010 1 Comment

If you are in the market, there are a little less than 4 days left to make an eBay bid for Deer Tick‘s 2001 GMC Savana Schoolbus which was used as their tour bus for all of their 2009 U.S. tour. A portion of the money made from the bus, nicknamed “The Flagship,” will go to benefit Pakistan flood victims via Oxfam America:
Place your bid here

Deer Tick is currently on tour… click here for full tour dates.


Warpaint: ‘Undertow’ Video & Download

October 11, 2010 0 comments

We have been VERY excited about Warpaint‘s debut LP ‘The Fool,’ which has been on high rotation here at the South Rail and drops 10/25 via Rough Trade. The all-female quartet from LA is giving us a free first taste from ‘The Fool’ with the album’s first single ‘Undertow.’ The video premiered today (below) and if you like what you hear, just for the cost of an email address, download the track… and pre-order the album here:


TICKET GIVEAWAY: Mark Sultan This Thursday at JJ’s Bohemia

October 11, 2010 0 comments

UPDATE: And we have a winner! The lucky reader has been contacted via email… Thanks to all who entered… SEE YOU AT TONIGHT’S SHOW!

This Thursday, Mark Sultan (aka BBQ) will be swinging by Chattanooga (JJ’s Bohemia) touring for his latest solo LP ‘$,’ and we have a PAIR OF TICKETS to give away to one lucky reader!

TO ENTER: Simply email us your favorite Mark Sultan song from any of his solo work or side projects to thesouthrail@gmail.com with the Subject “Mark Sultan Ticket Giveaway” by Thursday, October 14 at noon. See below for official rules. Good luck!

… And get there early, because this bill is fully loaded with 2 other great acts!!! Atlanta’s Baby Dinosaurs vs Extinction and Chattanooga’s own Black Painter (consisting of members from South Rail favorites Giant Tigers)… Also, check out the latest track from Mark Sultan’s ‘$’ below. WARNING: the video for ‘Status’ is NSFW:

Download: Mark Sultan ‘Status’


Poster above by Young Monster

Contest Rules: Contest ends Thursday, 10/14/10 at midnight. One winner will be selected randomly and notified via email Thursday at noon (the day of the show). The winner’s name (+ guest) will be at the the door the night of the show.


Brand New Yellow Bird Project T-shirt Designed by Beach House

October 7, 2010 0 comments

If you haven’t heard of Yellow Bird Project, they are a Montreal-based non-profit that have put together many fantastic indie rock artists to design unique t-shirts whose sales benefit that band’s charity of choice… Their latest masterpiece (shown above) was designed by Beach House and is available for $25 here. All proceeds go to House of Ruth, a Maryland based organization that provides assistance to victims of domestic violence. Great causes, great shirts!… what are you waiting for? Buy something!Here’s one of favorites.
Beach House is currently on tour and will be at the 40 Watt in Athens, GA October 16th!!


Karen O: ‘If You’re Gonna Be Dumb, You Gotta Be Tough’

October 7, 2010 0 comments

Check out Yeah Yeah Yeahs‘ Karen O take on Roger Alan Wade‘s ‘If You’re Gonna Be Dumb, You Gotta Be Tough,’ a song which has also been the theme song to the past 2 Jackass movies. This version was recorded for the upcoming (Spike Jonze produced) movie Jackass 3D… Stream it below and also compare/contrast with the original… We think she definitely nails it and gives the song a nice refresh:


The Bohannons: Win Tickets to Tonight’s CD Release Show + Their New Album

October 2, 2010 0 comments

The South Rail is pleased to announce that TONIGHT at JJ’s Bohemia, Chattanooga locals, The Bohannons, will be celebrating their release of ‘Days of Echo.’ Also performing is Black Diamond Heavies‘, “heavy” blues musician, James Legg.

For only $10.00, you can celebrate with the band… and receive a ‘Days of Echo’ album! If you are wanting to party with the band, but don’t have $10.00… do not worry, The South Rail is giving away a pair of tickets and an album! Be the first one to mention The South Rail at the door, and you are IN for free (with an album in hand). COME OUT AND ENJOY LOCAL MUSIC!