Today Fat Possum announces the first commercial release from Melody's Echo Chamber, a split 7" with Unknown Mortal Orchestra due July 31. Alongside "Crystallized," the lead track from Melody, recently released online and celebrated as "a thing of propulsive dream-pop beauty" by the NME, is UMO's cover version of the Melody's Echo Chamber album cut "Endless Shore." You can take a listen to all three of the aforementioned tracks above and pre-order the single here.
Melody's Echo Chamber's self-titled debut full-length is set for a Sept. 25 release on Fat Possum. Recently recorded and mixed with Tame Impala's Kevin Parker in Perth and at her grandparents' beach house in Cavalière in France, the album is a kaleidoscopic fusion of psych rock and warm hypnotic pop.
The band has also recently announced a full North American tour, as the openers for The Raveonettes - full dates are listed below.
September 21 - Hawthorne Theatre, Portland, OR *
September 22 - Neumo's, Seattle, WA *
September 23 - Venue , Vancouver, BC *
September 26 - Triple Rock, Minneapolis, MN *
September 27 - Lincoln Hall , Chicago, IL *
September 28 - The Firebird, St.Louis, MO *
September 29 - A&R Bar, Colombus, OH *
September 30 - Magic Stick , Detroit, MI *
October 02 - Phoenix Concert Theatre, Toronto, ON *
October 04 - Union Transfer, Philadelphia, PA *
October 05 - Webster Hall , New York, NY *
October 06 - Black Cat , Washington DC *
October 07 - Paradise Rock Club, Boston, MA *
October 08 - El Rey Theatre, Los Angeles, CA *
October 11 - Belly Up Tavern , Solana Beach, CA *
October 12 - Bimbo's 365 Club , San Francisco, CA *
* = w/ The Raveonettes
Pleased to announce that we have picked up Jimbo Mathus's upcoming full length album, "White Buffalo", for release on Fat Possum. The plan is to put this greatness in stores during the month of October. Read more about the release over on Jimbo's website and stay tuned here for more info.
Al Green "Get's Next To You" LP
Raine Burnette "Raine Burnette's Hill Country Blues" LP
Ranie Burnette was born on July 4th, 1913 in Pleasant Grove, MS, located in Panola County. While he was known to have played local dances and juke joints in the hill country of north Mississippi during the 1940's and 50's, competing with the likes of Fred McDowell, no known recordings of Ranie were made until the 70's and early 80's while he was living in Senatobia. During that time he recorded two sides for a regional 45 single and was later recorded by Leo Bruin, both in Senatobia and during a trip Ranie made to the Netherlands. Some of those recordings appear on the Swingmaster CD "Going Down South", along with tracks by harmonica player Johnny Woods and R.L. Burnside, whom Ranie mentored and often played with. Burnette's music, like the other artists mentioned here, is strongly rooted in the rhythmic tradition of the fife and drum bands from the region, which you'll hear in the 11 songs, also recorded by Leo Bruin, presented here. Ranie Burnette died in Memphis, TN, on January 23, 2000 and is buried in the cemetery at Ebeneezer Missionary Baptist Church in Como, MS.
$14 - LP
$8.99 - MP3 Album
Nude Beach "II"
In Stores August 14 on Other Music Recording Co.
Growing up in the bucolic waterfront village of Northport, NY, Chuck Betz, Ryan Naideau and Jimmy Shelton played punk rock together since high school, in a succession of bands more than happy to set up at any house party, BBQ or makeshift venue that would have them. The familiar strain of classic rock is the go-to sound on the North Shore of Long Island, but they lived in an alternate universe where Ryan convinced his parents to let him turn the family basement into an occasional all-ages show space, hosting touring groups, and rounding out the bill with whatever band he and his friends were in at the time. Fast forward to 2008, the boys had based themselves in Brooklyn and Nude Beach was born; the group slowly integrated themselves into the local DIY community, performing in dive bars and warehouse lofts, often several times a week, playing more than 100 shows in less than four years together. They self-released cassettes and vinyl LPs, they booked their own tours, and played in infinite side-projects and spin-off bands at every punk venue in North Brooklyn and beyond.
But while Nude Beach is very much a part of the Brooklyn DIY scene, it’s always been more in spirit than in sound; sure, they’re as beer-soaked, overdriven and raw as any group around, yet as hard as they’ve tried to ignore it, the trio could never quite shake the rock & roll of Tom Petty and Bruce Springsteen which sound-tracked their Long Island youth, and battered vinyl from the Byrds, the Replacements and the Jam sits side by side in their record collections with the hardcore and indie LPs and 7”s that brought the friends together in the first place. In an increasingly fractured music scene, Chuck, Ryan and Jimmy play against fashion and deliver straight up rock & roll, and moreover, they do it better than anyone has in a long time. They’ve got the songs, they’ve got the sound, and they’ve got the f**k-all attitude that just can’t be faked. Nude Beach will rock you if you let them – turns out, it’s still more fun than just about anything else going on.more