The famous Hi Records producer, Willie Mitchell, who is responsible for many of Al Green and Ann Peebles classic Hi albums, among others, released a number of instrumental records on his own. This is one of our favorites. Stream for free for the next week.
You can also check out Willie's nephew, Drake, who just released a new video set in the legendary Royal Studios in Memphis. Watch that below.
Jimbo Mathus' ninth album, The Dark Night of the Soul, will be out February 18 on Fat Possum Records.
Mathus recorded the album over the course of nearly a year at Dial Back Sound Studio with his band, The Tri-State Coalition. The Dark Night of the Soul will be the follow-up to Jimbo Mathus' Fat Possum debut White Buffalo.
Frankie Rose is thrilled to announce an upcoming US tour with White Lies, after just wrapping up a run of dates with Franz Ferdinand this fall. The tour will kick off on February 6 in Vancouver and will end with a show at New York's Webster Hall later that month. Check out the full list of Rose's upcoming tour dates with White Lies below.
Rose's critically acclaimed Fat Possum debut, Herein Wild, came out last month, receiving praise from publications including The New York Times, Billboard, Spin, The Village Voice and Interview Magazine for a sound that Stereogum notes, "establishes [Frankie] as a true force to be reckoned with."
Frankie Rose recently stopped by the Sirius XMU headquarters to perform a few tracks off the new album with her band - the session airs tonight at 9pm ET. If you don't have Sirius XM, you canlisten to the full performance here - the session will air again on 11/7 at 4pm ET, 11/8 at 9am ET and 11/10 at 12pm ET.
Upcoming Tour Dates
02.06.14 - Venue - Vancouver, BC *
02.07.14 - Showbox at the Market - Seattle, WA*
02.08.14 - Roseland Theater - Portland, OR *
02.11.14 - Gothic Theatre - Denver, CO *
02.12.14 - Liberty Hall - Lawrence, KS *
02.14.14 - Emo's - Austin, TX *
02.15.14 - Granada Theatre - Dallas, TX *
02.16.14 - Fitzgerald's (Upstairs) - Houston, TX *
02.18.14 - Centerstage - Atlanta, GA *
02.19.14 - Cannery Ballroom - Nashville, TN *
02.21.14 - Cat's Cradle - Chapel Hill, NC *
02.22.14 - 9:30 Club - Washington, DC *
02.23.14 - Union Transfer - Philadelphia, PA *
02.25.14 - Webster Hall - New York, NY *
* with White Lies
Today in UK and Europe, we have re-released Al Green's "I'm Still In Love With You," "Let's Stay Together" and "Greatest Hits." We will continue to put the catalog out throughout Europe on CD and LP as we have here in North America. To celebrate, this week's free stream from the Fat Possum catalog is Al Green's classic album "I'm Still In Love With You."
Following the debut of their new live lineup at CMJ, Yuck has announced a full North American tour for early 2014. Set to launch on Jan. 14 in Philadelphia and run through Feb. 15 where it will wrap up at the Bowery Ballroom in NYC, the tour will make its way to the South, the Midwest, the West Coast and includes two Canadian stops, in Toronto and Montreal. The tour will feature songs from their new album, Glow & Behold, as well as the self-titled debut album.
01/14 - Johnny Brenda's - Philadelphia, PA
01/15 - The Sinclair - Cambridge, MA
01/16 - II Motore - Montreal, Quebec, Canada
01/17 - The Garrison - Toronto, Canada
01/19 - Lincoln Hall - Chicago, IL
01/20 - Triple Rock Social Club - Minneapolis, MN
01/23 - Mississippi Studios - Portland, OR
01/24 - Neumos - Seattle, WA
01/29 - The Independent - San Francisco, CA
01/30 - Don Quixote's - Felton, CA
01/31 - Detroit Bar - Costa Mesa, CA
02/01 - Troubadour - Los Angeles, CA
02/02 - The Casbah - San Diego, CA
02/03 - The Crescent Ballroom - Phoenix, AZ
02/05 - Red 7 - Austin, TX
02/06 - Rudyard's - Houston, TX
02/07 - Trees - Dallax, TX
02/08 - The Riot Room - Kansas City, MO
02/10 - The Earl - Atlanta, GA
02/11 - The Mothlight - Asheville, NC
02/12 - Local 506 - Chapel Hill, NC
02/13 - Rock and Roll Hotel - Washington, DC
02/15 - Bowery Ballroom - New York, NY
Jordan Lee's Mutual Benefit has signed to Other Music. His album Love's Crushing Diamond will be released in the US on December 3rd.
Listen to Let's Play / Statue of a Man from Love's Crushing Diamond and read more about Mutual Benefit below.
Jordan Lee has spent the last few years moving from Ohio to Austin to Boston, and most recently Brooklyn, running the wonderful Kassette Klub label, touring with friends’ groups, and leading an amorphous project called Mutual Benefit, a one-man-band or a sprawling collective, depending on where he is and who is around that day. After self-releasing two limited cassettes and playing scores of house shows, Lee completed his debut album, Love’s Crushing Diamond, a record of lush, watery, pop songs, pieced together over the past several years and inspired by the kinetic energy, goodbyes, and blurred landscapes of life on the road. The songs are heartfelt and powerful with Lee’s fragile and beautiful voice as the centerpiece, and the recordings are an instantly engaging blend of high and low fidelity, mixing lush studio productions, featuring keys, guitar, violin and banjo, with clattering homemade percussion and found sounds. While the album is certainly Lee’s brainchild, the recordings are very much a collaborative effort featuring contributions by friends and others met along the way.
Love’s Crushing Diamond was initially going to be a cassette-only self-release. Then some friends offered to start a label and press a limited edition 250 LP run. However, as the the Bandcamp posting of the album received growing recognition, Other Music Recording Co. offered to take the reigns for the proper release this record deserves. Not a moment too soon, as Love’s Crushing Diamond became the first-ever Bandcamp release to be named “Best New Music” by Pitchfork, and earned a “Band to Watch” feature on Stereogum. Love’s Crushing Diamond will be available on CD on December 3rd (January 13 in the UK/Europe); and on LP on January 7th. The album is available digitally now. The first pressing of the CD and LP come with a free download code for Mutual Benefit’s “Cowboy’s Prayer” EP.more