We can’t stress enough how much we love Ranch Ghost! Live, recorded… recorded live. It doesn’t matter. This Nashville 4-piece can do no wrong in our eyes… and their latest release, the sophomore 7-inch ‘Nahla,’ keeps on proving us right.
This is the band’s first studio recordings to be pressed on wax, recorded at Club Roar by Robin Eaton and Battle Tapes’ Jeremy Ferguson. Check out the record below and pick up your copy HERE via Cass Records while they last!
Just in time for Majestico‘s big record release party at Nashville’sThe Groove on Saturday, September 22nd, the band released the official video for the new 7-inch record’s A-side, ‘Love Is God.’ Check it out below and enter to win a copy of the record HERE, compliments of the wonderful folks at Jeffery Drag Records!
UPDATE (9/22/12): Congratulations to Kyle S., our Majestico ‘Love Is God’ 7-inch winner! Thanks to everyone who entered. Word on the streets Denney and the Jets have joined the bill! The keg taps at 3:45pm (CST), music starts at 4pm sharp! In celebration of Majestico‘s brand new 7-inch, ‘Love Is God,’ which is the newest release to drop from Jeffery Drag Records, the psych-surf 5-piece collective are throwing a FREE record release party at Nashville’sThe Groove on Saturday, September 22nd!… The party is FREE, the beer is FREE and the line-up is HUGE, featuring South Rail favorites Ranch Ghost, Promised Land, Western Medicine and special guests along with headliners Majestico, all in one night! The show starts at 4pm (CST), and the brand new 7-inch will be for sale at the show.
Can’t make it to Nashville on Saturday, but still want a copy of the record? Well… you’re in luck! We will be giving a copy of Majestico’s ‘Love Is God’ 7-inch to one lucky reader! This is all you need to do:
TO ENTER: Just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject ‘MAJESTICO!’ along with your full name in the message… and that’s it, you’re entered!
We will select one lucky reader at noon Saturday, September 22nd (the day of the show). The lucky winner will be contacted directly for their shipping address. See below for official rules and GOOD LUCK!
Also, while you’re at it… check out ‘Love Is God,’ the A-side from the record, along with a sampling of what this Saturday has to offer!
Contest Rules: Contest ends Saturday, 9/22/2012 at 12:00pm. One winner will be selected randomly and notified via email on Saturday afternoon. The winner will need to reply back with their shipping address to receive their price. The record will ship directly from Jeffery Drag Records in Nashville, TN via standard USPS media mail.
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
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:
Mom & Dad are a band that have recently caught our ear. Our only disappointment… that it took this long to discover them (for being just down the road from us)! This Murfeesboro, TN 4-piece have not only dropped their debut full-length ‘Cave Art’ independently last year but also released the 7-track EP ‘Pieces/Parts,‘ back in November. Fuzzy, lo-fi pop straight-outta Tennessee… What else can you ask for?
Check out both of Mom & Dad’s 2011 releases below and if your in the Nashville area Tuesday (1/10), swing by The End, where they’ll be playing with Don Coyote, Bad Back and The South Rail favorites Ranch Ghost:
Happy New Year! What a way to start-off 2012 then to reflect on all the great music 2011 had to offer. So much in fact that we decided to make our Top 15 list and Top 20!
As always, next to each album title is a “Purchase from he artist 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 2012!
On their debut, selt-titled LP, Those Darlins delivered to the world a fantastic album smothered and covered in deep-country roots blended with that perfect dosage of rock n’ roll. For the band’s sophomore effort, ‘Screws Get Loose,’ they show us that they’re a band who is here to stay, offering us nothing but growth, sustainability and song writing gold. If you don’t know of this Nashville 4-piece yet, they are soon to be a house-hold name and this LP is the proof.
Shannon Shaw of Shannon of the Clams + Seth Bogart (aka Hunx) are the perfect song writing team! Even thought Hunx and his Punx’s Punkettes played their last show this Fall due to the band’s other 2 members leaving this fall and with Hunx releasing a solo album in February, we hope this isn’t the last we hear from this Shannon/Seth project.
A two-piece from Little Rock do good with their diverse self-released debut. Only available via Bandcamp this year, expect to hear a lot more from The Coasts in the coming year. You can download the full album for only $5 (above or below) and a portion of the record sales will go towards the Hope For Haiti’s Children Foundation.
A stellar sophomore effort that was released less than a year after their debut LP, 2010’s ‘Pink Graffiti.’ If you ask us, with 2 great full length albums in under a year, that’s pretty impressive!… and the perfect formula for future success.
Look out world, the Jeff-bros are hear to stay! And this album says nothing but that. Recently signed to Warner Brothers (for the follow-up to this LP) and dropping an amazing 7-inch with Jack White via Third Man Records, we can’t wait to see what 2012 has instore for this 2-piece.
Last week, a new track from Nashville’s Ranch Ghost emerged on SoundCloud and slowly creeped its way around the internets. We recently spoke with the band who said “That was literally the first time we had played that song beginning to end.” And believe it or not, it was recorded in one take using an iPhone! Pretty awesome, check it out:
As we reported in September, the band was at Battle Tapes Recordings this summer… Well, we should be getting us our first taste from those sessions in early 2012! “The Battle Tapes stuff should be coming out early next year as a three or four song 45. An LP will hopefully be in the works soon after that.”… Lookin’ forward to it fellas! Until then, the band made a video for one of their newer songs, ‘Won’t Bother Me.’ This should hold us over till next year: