Album Stream: Jack Davey – L0-F!

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Our friends at Audible Treats have released the second side of the new Double EP from Jack Davey.  We’ve given a listen and offer a two ears up recommendation (okay, I just made that up and it’ pretty stupid, but I do recommend you check out Jack Davey!)

Jack Davey, one half of the electronic soul duo J*DaVeY, has opened for Prince, the Roots, Erykah Badu and Janelle Monáe, and was featured as LA Weekly’s Beautiful People cover story in 2011. Jack has risen into the role of a solo artist after the birth of her first child and a period of artistic stagnation. Davey learned to play guitar in the process of crafting her new double EP L0-F!. Both sides of the EP reveal distinct traits from her personality, with Side A being released October 2nd, and Side B following on November 6th. The deluxe edition includes both EP’s and new songs, and will be released on December 11th.

The first side was released on October 2.

Keep an eye out.  On December 11 a deluxe edition featuring both sides of the double EP and some additional music will be released.

 

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Jemez Mountain Hawkz – Hey-Mez EP (Album Stream)

The good folks at Audible Treats have done it again. Pointed us to some great music.  We have a stream of the brand new debut EP from Jemez Mountain Hawkz – and indie rock supergroup of sorts. Featuring former members of Scared of Chaka, Lowlights, Little Cuts and The Shins.  Whatever preconceived notions you have of music by a “indie rock supergroup” might be like – put it aside.  Hey-Mez is a lush, rich ride through the same dusty paths trod by Gram Parsons, Neil Young and The Byrds.  But, a decades have gone by and musically speaking it is 2012 and this is not nostalgic music. It’s completely modern music that actively embraces those legends who have gone before while moving ever forward into the gaping maw that is the world as we know it.

So – take a listen.

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EP Stream: Majestico – Love Is God


via our friends at Audible Treats:

If you are one of the few who still think Nashville is all about Country or even Americana, prepare to have your illusions shattered.  We present the brand new EP from Majestico called Love is God. This is just the latest in a growing line of fabulous offerings from Jeffery Drag Records.  The label that brought you Natural Child, Turbo Fruits and current Ear to  the Ground Featured Artist Bad Cop.  Jeffery Drag was started by Adam Anyone Moult of Bad Cop.  Read on….

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The EP:

After a year of recording and preparation, Nashville’s Majestico is excited to unleash his latest project, Love is God, unto the world today. The 7″ EP, released via hometown imprint Jeffery Drag Records, marks the psych-rock artist’s third release following his 2008 debut album Boundary Conditions, and 2009’s Live in Japan. Physical copies of the 7″ are now available for purchase on Jeffery Drag’s website, and digital copies are available on iTunes and Amazon. 

Working with Jeremy Ferguson, who has recorded projects for Turbo Fruits, Bad Cop, and Be Your Own Pet at his Nashville-based Battle Tapes Recording studio, Majestico has turned out an EP of four tracks that together create an up-tempo thrill ride through psychedelia. The album’s title track, “Love is God” recently made its video premier via Prefix, and takes viewers on a visual journey as stimulating as the music itself. Together with songs “Gimme Love,” “Boom Boom,” and “Bright White Lady,” Majestico’s latest endeavor proves to be his latest act of “music magicka.”

“Love is God” Video

And here’s the EP Stream

Majestico was born from the breath of a new America, a land at the end of reason where dogma meets God. Singer/guitar player/brainchild Graham Fitzpenn was raised in an occult outside Houston, TX and was admired for his talent for music magicka. At the age of 25, he renounced these devices and turned from darkness. Marked by a new freedom, he moved to Nashville, TN and created his debut album, Boundary Conditions, which was released in 2008. Shortly after, he assembled a band and began to travel. A year later, they returned with Live at Japan, a record of their appearance on a Japanese television show in 2010 which also ended up on an early Jeffery Drag release, a split cassette with fellow Nashvillians and JDR alumni, Ranch Ghost. In the summer of 2011, they recorded their forthcoming 7″ EP Love is God, set for release on October 2nd by way of Jeffery Drag Records. 

Jeffery Drag Records was formed in early 2009 by Adam Moult, frontman of Nashville based band Bad Cop. The label was originally founded to release limited pressings of cassettes and vinyl for Bad Cop and other various acts including The Hussy, Pujol, and Little Viking. In 2011, Bad Cop bass player Mike Gicz joined the Jeffery Drag team, overseeing cassette releases from Ranch Ghost, Electric Dollhouse Groovebuggy, and Majestico. The third and final member of Jeffery Drag is R.J. Jennings. The label has grown tremendously, adding Natural Child, Useless Eaters, and Ghost Dance to the roster. Jeffery Drag Records is continuing to grow on a daily basis and has quickly become a name brand for groundbreaking rock and roll music in Nashville and across the country.

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MP3: Natural Child To Release 7" On Jeffery Drag Records

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08.02.2012

via: Audible Treats
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Pre-Orders For 8/21 Release Include A Pack Of Rolling Papers With A Digital Download Card
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 Critical Praise for Natural Child:

“Somehow, between the dizziness of bong rips, they’ve done more than just spew out mindless releases. They’ve managed to elevate their sound from the commonplace amped-up garage of their early singles to a complex level that’s more accurately likened to classic rock fused with country and blues.” – Stomp and Stammer

“They’re a lot more fun than the Black Keys or Kings of Leon or the few other bands that supposedly carried the torch for real rock in the past decade, and For the Love of the Game shows Natural Child maturing rapidly upon the classic rock radio moves of their debut 1971, and settling into their own skin a little bit.”– Get Bent

“Natural Child led off with their swampy blues-punk, their road-vetted, gritty riffs and doubled vocal melodies a sweaty, stoner-friendly pleasure as always. Wes Traylor probably has my favorite bass tone of any Nashvillian, and Natural Child is basically as much a comedy act as a punk band — what with their face-pulling and intentional cross-talk banter. Truly, one of the best sets I saw all day.” – Nashville Scene

The Song:

On August 21Jeffery Drag Records will release a 7″ from Nashville favorites Natural Child. Side A features the Neil Young-esque track “Mother Nature’s Daughter” while side B features the slow jam “Bodyswitchers Pt. II”.

The 7″ will be available for pre-order on August 13 from Jeffery Drag’s webstore. and each pre-order will come with a pack of Natural Child rolling papers containing a digital download card. Rolling paper packs/digital download cards will also be sold separately. 300 of the 7″ were pressed on black vinyl, 100 on opaque lavender, and 100 on mixed marble.

Get Bent had this to say about “Mother Nature’s Daughter”: “Natural Child isn’t fucking around with this classic rock stuff. For those still digesting the Stones-y country-rock influences all over their latest album For the Love of the Game, this track will be even more of a shocker. ‘Mother Nature’s Daughter’ sprawls over five minutes, features a blazing epic guitar solo, and sounds like a vintage outtake from Neil Young & Crazy Horse in their prime.”

Natural Child is extending their September tour in support of their highly anticipated third LP Hard in Heaven due out September 11. It is the second LP the band is releasing this year. Their tour includes West Coast dates, Canadian dates and a NY show at Brooklyn Bowl on August 11.

Download “Mother Nature’s Daughter” here: http://media.audibletreats.com/Natural_Child-Mother_Natures_Daughter.mp3

Natural Child Tour Dates:

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)
8/11 Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Bowl

NATURAL CHILD TAKE TEXAS 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
9/10 – Tucson, AZ @ Plush
9/11 – Tempe, AZ @ Yuca Tap Room
9/12 – Las Vegas, NV @ Neon Reverb Festival
9/13 – Long Beach, CA @ Alex’s Bar
9/15 – San Diego, CA @ San Diego Noise Pop Festival
9/17 – San Francisco, CA @ Elbo Room
9/18 -.Santa Cruz, CA The Blue Lagoon
9/19 – Eureka, CA @ The Shanty
9/20 – Portland, OR @ Rotture
9/21 – Vancouver, BC @ Olio Festival
9/22 – Seattle, WA @ The Comet
9/24 – Fargo, ND @ The Aquarium
9/25 – Minneapolis,MN @ 7th St. Entry
9/28 – Detroit, MI @ Lager House Parking Lot

Turbo Fruits/Bad Cop Split 7" Out on Jeffery Drag Records

via: Audible Treats

07.31.2012
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Critical Praise: 

“Need some garage rock for your Saturday? Look no further than the combo of Turbo Fruits and Bad Cop. These two Nashville bands are so raw and gritty that you’ll be left dizzy after listening. The great thing about garage bands like these guys, is that their music seriously sounds like it’s being played live right in your living room (or car) (or wherever else you might be, I guess).” The Record Stache

“Nashville is pretty much running shit when it comes to rock ‘n’ roll nowadays, aren’t they?” – Get Bent

“Bad Cop’s offering is ‘Wet Lips,’ a hectic garage-rocker very much in the spirit of the Trashmen, if they had made grainy, lo-fi videos with comely young women writhing around in them.” – Listen Dammit

“Turbo Fruit’s contribution, ‘Love Tennessee’ is a rumbling love letter to the Volunteer State, using fuzzy guitars and washed-out vocals to celebrate its residents’ shared love of drinking whiskey and partying hard.” – Consequence of Sound

The 7″:

Available now on Jeffery Drag Records is a split 7″ featuring “Love Tennessee” by Turbo Fruits and “Wet Lips” by Bad Cop. In addition to the 300 pressed on clear vinyl, there is a limited edition of 100 clear/lavender ONLY available at theJeffery Drag webstore and the record store Grimey’s in Nashville. Jeffery Drag will host a contest to give away a limited number of clear/lavender splits. The most creative Tweets that tag all three Twitters – Turbo Fruits(@TurboFruits), Bad Cop (@BadCopMusic) and Jeffery Drag (@JefferyDragRecs), will win. The tracks are currently available on iTunes.

Check out Jeffery Drag’s promo video:

Both tracks were selected for MP3 of the day at Spinner:
http://www.spinner.com/2012/07/12/bad-cop-wet-lips-free-download/
http://www.spinner.com/2012/07/11/turbo-fruits-love-tennessee-free-download/

The Turbo Fruits track “Love Tennessee” is an anthem of sorts for the radical music scene bursting out of Nashville (JEFF the Brotherhood, Pujol, Natural Child) with lyrics: “Whiskey and Coke/Telling bad jokes/This is the place to be/We love Tennessee/No place we’d rather be/No place like Tennessee/That’s where we’ll always be.”

Like their previous music videos, the video for Bad Cop‘s single “Wet Lips” also stars an attractive femme fatale. The sixties garage rock sound is stressed by the swirling psychedelic footage-It’s a wild rock’n’roll party you’ll want to be invited to.

Turbo Fruits has been on tour with Deer Tick since April and Bad Cop recently toured with Cage the Elephant. Both bands will have full-length LPs out later this year.

Attention vinyl junkies: We have a limited amount of 7″s available for review-let us know if you’re interested and we’ll send you a copy.

Listen to “Love Tennessee” here: http://soundcloud.com/audibletreats/love-tennessee-by-turbo-fruits Love Tennessee by Turbo Fruits by audibletreats

Check out the “Wet Lips” video here:
 

MP3: Lightouts – "The Big Picture"

Another from Audible Treats:

Critical Praise for Lightouts:

“Definitely a band to look out for, Lightouts have the potential to be massive.”

– The Music Ninja

“Gowanus duo Lightouts resurrect the melancholy chug and darkly sexy swagger of bands like The Cure, Girls Against Boys, JAMC and Afghan Whigs and impolitely jam it into the drum machine crunch of contemporary locals like Sleigh Bells, Year Of The Tiger and the Death Set.”
– Chris Weingarten, The Village Voice


“I require precisely no convincing that Lightouts are brilliant, but if you’re in any doubt then by all means check out their new single, ‘The Cure For Shyness.'”
– Listen Before You Buy 


“Best New Release”

– Indie Rock Cafe

The Song:

Lightouts new maxi-single “The Big Picture” is out now! The Gowanus-duo’s track offers the bouncy pop of Cut Copy mixed with the crunch of Weezer. The release premiered yesterday on The Music Ninja, who said, “American duo Lightouts were formed just a year ago, but judging by the chemistry on record, you’d think they’d been together forever. Their latest single, ‘The Big Picture,’ is a pop monster which combines the melodies and bounce of electro with the grit of rock to create something very special… Definitely a band to look out for, Lightouts have the potential have the potential to be massive.”

As with the band’s first four singles, they also included a cover tune (“Push”- a deep cut by The Cure), which was premiered by Impose and was selected as the Vinyl District’s Single of the Week, as well as a B-Side track, “Stray Boy,” which was premiered by Filter.Grab a Download on Itunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-big-picture-single/id528455634

Check out the premiere at The Music Ninjahttp://www.themusicninja.com/rock-lightouts-the-big-picture-tmn-premiere/

MP3 & Video: Turbo Fruits and Bad Cop to Release Split 7" on Jeffery Drag Records

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Critical Praise for Turbo Fruits: 

“When he’s excited (like on the spastic album opener, ‘No Drugs To Use’), Stein sounds like a hoarse Henry Rollins. When he’s feeling mellow (as on the proto-grunge ‘Volcano’), a hint of Mark Arm’s cultivated ennui creeps into his voice.” Pitchfork

“Stein’s endlessly engaging melodic style gives nods to Bowie and even Elvis, plus there’s a sprinkling of psychedelic dynamism now and then.” – The Guardian

Critical Praise for Bad Cops: 

“It’s a soulful, greasy, howlin’ whiteboy kind of rant-rock that’s even greater than the sum of all its crazy parts, a frantic, no-holds-barred, ‘fuck the rules’ kind of album that we desperately need right now…” – Impose

The 7″:

Nashville garage rockers Turbo Fruits and Bad Cop are proud to announce the release of a split 7″ on Jeffery Drag Records, which is available for pre-order now. The albums will ship on July 15 and be in stores on July 31. There is a limited edition of 300 on clear vinyl. The tracks will be available on iTunes on July 15.

The Turbo Fruits track “Love Tennessee” is an anthem of sorts for the radical music scene currently bursting out of Nashville (JEFF the Brotherhood, Pujol, Natural Child) as exemplified by the lyrics, “Whiskey and Coke / Telling our jokes / This is the place to be / We love Tennessee / No place we’d rather be / No place like Tennessee / That’s where we’ll always be.”

Like their previous music videos, the video for Bad Cop‘s single “Wet Lips” also stars an attractive femme fatale and is slightly NSFW. The sixties garage rock sound is amplified by the swirling psychedelic footage- it’s a wild rock n’ roll party you’ll want to be invited to.

Turbo Fruits have been on tour with Deer Tick since April and Bad Cop recently toured with Cage the Elephant. Both bands will have full-length LPs out later this year.

Attention vinyl junkies: We have a limited amount of 7″s available for review-let us know if you’re interested and we’ll send you a copy.

Check out the premieres at Prefix:
http://www.prefixmag.com/media/bad-cop/wet-lips-prefix-premiere-video/66649/
http://www.prefixmag.com/media/turbo-fruits/love-tennessee-prefix-premiere/66641/

Check out the “Wet Lips” video here