Jerry McGill was a violent dope fiend, con artist, burglar, bank robber, FBI fugitive and hard-time yard bird. He was also a singer and songwriter with good looks and talent to spare. McGill recorded one single for Sun Records in 1959 and then drifted into a life of crime that led him to spend decades on the lam, often living under aliases and occasionally dressing as a woman to escape the law. Very Extremely Dangerous, a film by Irish director Paul Duane and Memphis music maven Robert Gordon to be released by Fat Possum Records on November 25, 2014, follows McGill during his recent attempt at a musical comeback, detailing the chaos, carnage and mayhem left in his wake.
The package includes an audio CD that features McGill's lost album and also the feature's score. Guests include Ry Cooder, Alex Chilton, the North Mississippi All Stars, Travis Wammack, Jim Dickinson, Mud Boy and the Neutrons, the Memphis Horns, Roland Janes, and Waylon Jennings with the Waymore Band.
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Fat Possum Records is proud to share this special edition of R.L.
Burnside’s “Too Bad Jim” with the members of Vinyl Me, Please. Produced
by New York Times music critic Robert Palmer and recorded in 1993 at
Junior Kimbrough’s juke joint near Chulahoma Mississippi “Too Bad Jim”
is Burnside at his best, with a family band and “adopted son” Kenny
Brown on second guitar. This record and Junior Kimbrough’s “All Night
Long” are the records started it all for us. So sit back and fix
yourself a Bloody Motha and enjoy this record.
Click here for more info about the record and Vinyl Me, Please.
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John Mulvey of Uncut called Liam Hayes "one of the most charaismatic and eccentric cult pop craftsmen of the past 20 years." All we can do is agree with that. Liam Hayes of Plush has signed to Fat Possum Records. Expect a new album in 2015. He is on tour now. Tour dates below
09.23 - New York, NY - Highline Ballroom - tix
09.24 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall Of Williamsburg - tix
09.26 - Washington DC - Black Cat - tix
09.27 - Philadelphia, PA - World Cafe Live - tix
09.28 - Cambridge, MA - The Sinclair - tix
09.30 - Montreal QC - Petit Campus - tix
10.01 - Toronto, ON - The Mod Club - tix
10.03 - Chicago, IL - Park West - tix
10.04 - St Paul, MN - Turf Club - tix
LA's Francisco The Man is excited to announce the release of their debut album, Loose Ends, out October 27 on Fat Possum / Small Plates Records. To us, the songs were immediate. Stream "Big Ideas" below to find our for yourself.more
Modest Mouse's This Is A Long Drive for Someone With Nothing to Think About and The Lonesome Crowded West will be reissued on vinyl through Glacial Pace Recordings and Fat Possum Records.
Both albums are available to pre-order through our website:
This Is A Long Drive for Someone With Nothing to Think About
The Lonesome Crowded West
The albums will each be available as 180-gram double LPs. This Is A Long Drive for Someone With Nothing to Think About will be out on October 28, and The Lonesome Crowded West on November 4.
In addition to the repressing, two 7" singles containing unreleased songs from the original recording sessions will be out on the albums' respective release dates. The 7" for Long Drive contains "White Lies, Yellow Teeth". The Lonesome Crowded West single features "Too Many Fiestas for Rueben" and an alternate version of "Cowboy Dan".
Check out upcoming Modest Mouse tour dates as well as Pitchfork's documentary on The Lonesome Crowded West below:
09-17 El Paso, TX - El Paso County Coliseum
09-19 Monterrey, Mexico - Hellow Festival
09-23 Pioneertown, CA - Pappy & Harriets
09-24 Paso Robles, CA - Vina Robles Amphitheatre
09-26 San Francisco, CA - The Masonic
09-28 Portland, OR - Project Pabst @ Zidell Yards
11-08 Austin, TX - Fun Fun Fun Fest
But it’s a history Rowland would gleefully put a match to. With or without it, Rowland S. Howard would make tense, beautiful music, would deliver us his personal vision of the world, would create Pop Crimes.
Vancouver, BC quartet, Dralms, led by songwriter Christopher Smith, have announced their debut 7" single, "Crushed Pleats", will arrive September 2 on Fat Possum in the U.S. (Boompa Canada/Full Time Hobby UK)- pre-order here. Stream the A-side, "Divisions Of Labour", via Soundcloud. Dralms is the soundtrack of the quiet hours of a hot summer night, Smith's soft, sultry vocals intertwining thick and heavy bass and synth lines. Half sweaty, underground club, half dream-like euphoria - Dralms debut single is the afterglow of an epic night on the town.
Dralms is the latest project by Christopher Smith, featuring long time collaborators Shaunn Thomas Watt (Siskiyou), Will Kendrick (Failing) and Peter Carruthers (Siskiyou). With Dralms, Smithdeparts from his minimal and subdued musical constructions of his solo album's to a much more complex, heavier sound. Still led by the cloud-soft vocals of Smith the group veer off into cyclical dub rhythms on "Divisions," while the spacey "Crushed Pleats" mixes OK Computer era Radiohead, rising post-rock arrangements and glitched-out electronic tones. Also contributing to the sonic heft of Dralms is producer and electronic artist Andy Dixon (Secret Mommy, Caving), with whom Smith had previously trusted with a remix of Earning Keep's "Pillars and Pyre." the extra clicks, echo and ambiance layered onto the songs by the
producer came late in the game, after being recorded by John Raham of Vancouver's Afterlife Studios
"Dralms spits and curses below the sweet top layer. Below, in the miserable underbelly, sits something built to explode under the weight of its own industrial misery." - Portals Musicmore