The trio of Craig Fox, Patrick Keeler and Jack Lawrence--heretofore known as The Greenhorneshave been churning out the highest quality rock n roll for well over a decade. Formed in the late 90s in Cincinnati, Ohio, The Greenhornes have toured the world over (and over and over) and released 3 full length albums, an ep and a boat load of singles across a multitude of record labels. What to say about the soundpure, straight up Nuggets inspired rock and roll. And by straight-up we mean sans revisionist new wave of snotty garage rock posturing. These guys have been weened on a diet almost solely consisting of the finest British r+b and rock innovators: The Kinks, The Who, The Zombies and The Animals are immediately recognizable in their sound. This isn't a hobby or something these guys are doing between projects--it's their life. Good, old-fashioned rock 'n' roll, plain and simple. Their most recognizable tune, 'There Is An End', was featured throughout Jim Jarmusch's 2005 feature 'Broken Flowers'. After a five year hiatus, The Greenhornes are back and very excited to have Jack White's Third Man Records released their brand new full length album, the aptly titled '' in the fall of this 2010. ..........
There is something to get excited about in south-central Texas. In fact the buzz surrounding San Antonio's Hacienda may signal a rebirth of young rock n' roll -with emphasis on the "roll"- to the country's landscape. Formed by cousins Abraham Villanueva (piano/vocals) and Dante Schwebel (guitar/vocals), together with Abraham's brothers Jaime (drums/vocals) and Rene Villanueva (bass/vocals), this Mexican-American quartet blends a raw yet sophisticated style of pop music with harmonies reminiscent of the Beatles and Beach Boys. As fate would have it, a demo of 6 songs landed in the hands of Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys, and the band's life was forever changed. Soon after they were opening for The Black Keys in Austin Texas, as well as for Dr. Dog, gaining some much needed exposure. Under Auerbach's watch, Hacienda would write and arrange more than twenty songs, sending him demos periodically in preparation for their debut album, ultimately recording in Dan's own studio in Akron, Ohio.
THE GENTLE GUEST
"The Gentle Guest is a band that carries on as a sort of rambling and verbose recollection of so many different lives no longer among us, as well as a fusing of the kinds of salty and drunken ragtime that you hear playing in your head during certain scenes while reading F. Scott Fitzgerald novels and short stories from his jazz era."
- Daytrotter (02.09)
"We Are Bound To Save Some Souls Tonight is a record full of dirges, shanties and shithouse anthems, transmitted from a land where your dancing is proportional to your depression. Eric Rykal is someone to keep an eye on"
- My Old Kentucky Blog (11.08)
"Some of the most innovatively riveting material I have heard so far this year."
- Obscure Sound (09.08)
"... this music makes you want to reach out grab a large-bosomed lady (or barrel-chested lad) and swing 'em around in the steamy, confines of an illegal dancehall. Cigarettes will be smoked, shots of cheap liquor will be consumed, and in the morning all you'll remember is a the burning glare of neon, and distant thoughts of a warbling trombone."
- The Sound on Sound (09.08)
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