The Basement is where you want to be tonight for The Clutters‘ release of Breaking Bones, which the Nashville Scene has already given props. If you missed The Clutters at the last Road to Bonnaroo, here’s your chance to catch them again and pick up the record while you’re at it. Big Surr is sharing the bill, too, so be there at 9.
Celebrate your Cinco De Mayo at 3rd & Lindsley with Angel Snow, Natalie Prass, and Matrimony. The first two gals are two of Nashville’s finest songbirds, who are revered for their beautifully unique melodies and their lyric-driven folk tunes. Both are about to release new albums, so they will be showcasing a lot of new material. Matrimony is coming in from out of town to round out the night, and if they’re sharing a bill with the likes of Snow and Prass, then they can probably be guaranteed to entertain and impress. The show is an early one and starts at 6pm. Check out the facebook event for more details.–Erin Manning
Falling Still somehow occupies this niche of space between post-Cobain grunge and glam rock, taking the musical taste from the former and the swagger and slight crassness from the other. While Don’t Kick The Whiskey is off being mastered at Bernie Grundman, I was able to take a listen to the boy’s work. The lyrics to "I am the Dr" are dragged through the dirty gutters of the Sunset Strip and leave you feeling a bit sexy, a bit filthy, and a bit high. The rest of the album is more focused from their previous offering, May All Magic Guide and Change You, while still retaining that unique genre bending that has the party pounding beers and swaying to the beat. No official release date as of yet.
Company of Thieves have released seven live videos from there Logan Square Auditorium show in November of 2009. The band rips through some of their live staples including "Oscar Wilde" and "Pressure". They also touch on the lesser known live track "Even in the Dark". The song above is a track off COTs new album Running From A Gamble out May 17th on Wind Up Records. Although something tells me "Look Both Ways" has grown up a lot since this recording. The whole batch of videos was produced by Hollus frontman Jamison Acker and Company of Thieves.
When a band goes under the name Country Mice, you pretty much know what to expect from them – some kind of rootsy stuff. And as a matter of fact that’s what Country Mice deliver: very well crafted folk rock with some psych influences. Sure, go ahead and call it alt-country if you want, but it’s much country-er than Wilco’s alt-country material (why the press decided to coin that genre for those records by the way is beyond us, it was more like just… quality rock? Anyhoo, Country Mice really manage to instill new life into this genre – we love "A Good Old Fashioned Barn Rising" from their myspace profile, and also the single "Festival" (embedded here), a twangy rock’n’roll tune that would make Neil Young proud (or will if he ever got around to listen to it). The band is about to release their debut CD, due out in June. – Read a Deli interview with the bandfrom last year here.
Local DJ Chrissy Muderbot will be releasing his thrid full-length album Women’s Studies on May 9th through Planet Mu. The first single from the album is the catchy and addictive track "Bussin’ Down". The single was released on April 4th and the video is below.