10.08.2018 news, releases

Cordovas – That Santa Fe Channel – Out Now!

 

East Nashville’s Cordovas have released their ATO Records debut That Santa Fe Channel in stores. Produced by the Milk Carton Kids Kenneth Pattengale, Billboard says “Cordovas and That Santa Fe Channel are Americana through and through, with a clear-cut influence from traditional country and the Grateful Dead along with rich melodies and tight harmonies.” The band celebrated the release of the album with an in-store at Grimey’s in Nashville which was broadscast live on Lightning 100. The band head back out on the road next week, and will showcase at AmericanaFest on September 15th at the High Watt.

 

Prior to their current U.S. summer tour, Cordovas were out on a five-week European tour. In London, the band stopped by the famed Toe Rag Studios (where the White Stripes recorded Elephant), and taped a session. You can watch their pulsating cover of the Grateful Dead’s “Truckin’” here and That Santa Fe Channel lead single “This Town’s A Drag” here.

 

“This Town’s A Drag” has already begun to get early adds at radio, including at Lightning 100 (Nashville, TN), WXPN (Philadelphia, PA), WUMB (Boston, MA) and WYEP (Pittsburgh, PA). After highlighting the song in their “New Music Friday” playlist week of release, Spotify has added “This Town’s A Drag” to their “The Pulse of Americana” playlist as well.

 

Years before Cordovas’ formation, bandleader Joe Firstman traveled the country as a solo musician. Raised in North Carolina, he moved to Hollywood as a determined 20 year-old, signing a major-label deal with Atlantic Records. When a dizzying blur of acclaimed shows — including opening dates for Sheryl Crow and Willie Nelson — weren’t enough to satisfy the expectations of a big-budget record label, Firstman lost his contract and took a new job as music director on Last Call with Carson Daly. It was good work, with Firstman performing nightly alongside first-rate musicians like Thundercat and Kamasi Washington.

 

Cordovas – 2018 Summer Tour Dates
Aug 14 – Rockford, IL – Anderson Japanese Gardens
Aug 16 – Chicago, IL – Haymarket Americana Concert Series
Aug 19 – Chattanooga, TN – The Signal*
Aug 23 – Washington, DC – Pearl Street Warehouse
Aug 24 – Harrisonburg, VA – Clementine Café
Aug 25 – Wise, VA – RTE 23 Music Festival
Aug 30 – Ft. Worth, TX – Magnolia Motor Lounge
Aug 31 – Helotes, TX – Floore’s Country Store^
Sept 1 – Fredricksburg, TX – Backyard at Fritztown^
Sept 2 – Lewisville, TX – Coyote Drive-In
Sept 5 – Cleveland, OH – Beachland Tavern
Sept 6 – Lexington, KY – The Burl
Sept 7 – Chicago, IL – Fitzgerald’s
Sept 8 – Bowling Green, OH – Black Swamp Arts Festival
Sept 9 – St Louis, MO – Off Broadway%
Sept 14 – Oak Park, IL – Downtown Oak Park
Sept 15 – Nashville, TN – AMERICANAFEST
Sept 21-22 – Bristol, TN – Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion
Sept 28 – Iowa City, IA – Big Grove Brewery
Sept 29 – Baileys Harbor, WI – Door Country Brewing Music Hall
Oct 4 – Mobile, AL – Saenger Theatre#
* w/ JJ Grey and Mofro
# w/ Blackberry Smoke
^ w/ Charley Crockett
% w/ Shinyribs

 

Cordovas are: bassist/vocalist Joe Firstman, drummer Graham Spillman, keyboardist Sevans Henderson, guitarist/vocalist Lucca Soria and guitarist/vocalist Toby Weaver.

06.08.2018 news

Drive-By Truckers Finally Unveil “Lost” Adam’s House Cat Album

On September 21st, ATO is proud to release the “lost” album by Adam’s House Cat titled Town Burned Down. Formed in 1985 by Patterson Hood and Mike Cooley, Adam’s House Cat appeared primed for success in the Our Band Could Be Your Life / pre-Nirvana-era of indie-rock. The tracks have a fierce Replacements-like edge to them, but Hood’s vocals and melodies are unmistakable, and this collection is a stunning preview of the songwriter he would eventually become. This lone album was recorded in 1990, but things fizzled out for the band shortly after as members moved away or got real jobs. Hood and Cooley stayed in touch, of course.

 

The master tapes were unearthed a few years ago and Hood decided to give them a full re-mix, he cleaned up the vocals and sent them to Sterling Sound for mastering. The resulting album sounds fantastic, and the package comes with short-story length liner notes from Patterson detailing the rise and fall of the band. The LP comes on yellow vinyl.

Pre-order the record here. 

 

DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS TOUR DATES 2018: 

August 25 – Amsterdam NL – Once in a Blue Moon Festival

September 2 – Sausalito, CA – Sausalito Art Festival

September 3 – Richmond, VA – Stone’s Throw Down

September 22 – Chicago, IL – Goose Island Block Party

September 27 – Knoxville, TN – Bijou Theatre #

September 28 & 29 – Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse #

September 30 – Chattanooga, TN – Walker Theatre

October 2 – Peoria, IL – Monarch Music Hall *

October 3 – Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theatre *

October 5 – Boulder, CO – Boulder Theater *

October 6 & 7 – Fort Collins, CO – Washington’s

November 6, 7 & 8 – Birmingham, AL – Saturn

November 9 & 10 – Nashville, TN – Cannery Ballroom &*

November 13 – Little Rock, AR – Revolution Music Room *

November 14 – Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom *

November 15 – Dallas, TX – Granada Theater

November 16 & 17 – Austin, TX – The Scoot Inn *

January 27 – Feb 1 – Tampa, FL – Outlaw Music Cruise – SOLD OUT

# – w/Adam’s House Cat

 *- w/T. Hardy Morris

& – w/Lily Hiatt

PATTERSON HOOD SOLO DATES

October 12 – San Diego, CA – Music Box

October 13 – Santa Monica, CA – McCabes

October 14 – Mill Valley, CA – Sweetwater Music Hall

DIMMER TWINS DATES (Patterson Hood & Mike Cooley)

September 7 – Cockeysville, MD – Drool of Rock

19.07.2018 video, videopage
16.07.2018 news

Joseph’s Stay Awake EP is Now Available on Clear Vinyl

Joseph’s latest release, the critically acclaimed ‘Stay Awake’ EP, is now available on clear 12″ vinyl! The record includes three new songs – “All,” which opens the set, a demo of “50, 60, 80” and the closing track, “Stay Awake” – plus reimagined versions of two older songs and stunning covers of Tears For Fears’ “Everybody Wants To Rule The World” and the Rolling Stones’ “Moonlight Mile.”
 
Stay Awake in stores on July 27th and shipping now in the ATO store, where every order also receives a free postcard autographed by the band.
 

Order Stay Awake here!

13.07.2018 news

Rayland Baxter’s New Album, Wide Awake, is Out Now!

Rayland Baxter’s new LP ‘Wide Awake’ has arrived with a tremendous splash and is out today on ATO Records. The album that Relix is calling “modern American rock music at its finest” has also had songs spotlighted by theNew York TimesRolling StoneNPR Music and GQ, which named lead single “Casanova” one of their “Songs of the Summer 2018.” “Casanova” has also been the #1 most added song at Triple A and Americana radio.

 

Rayland’s had a busy release week, appearing everywhere from the Howard Stern Wrap-Up Show to live sessions with PasteRelix, and WFUVRayland currently has more than 1 million monthly listeners on Spotify; he taped a Singles Session this week and performed a Fans First show in Brooklyn in May. Latest digital single “79 Shiny Revolvers” has been featured on many Spotify playlists as well, including New Music Friday and Fresh Folk, and also was placed on Apple Music’s Best of the Week playlist.

 

Watch the animated video for “79 Shiny Revolvers” here
Watch Rayland perform “Casanova” live at Paste Studios in NYC
Tonight, Rayland hosts an album release show at Bowery Ballroom in NYC to kick off a massive national headlining tour throughout the summer and fall, which also includes back-to-back hometown shows at Nashville’s Basement East July 18-19. He will open several shows on Shakey Graves’ tour August, and will perform alongside Shakey at Red Rocks on August 30.  Full dates below.

 

‘Wide Awake’ is produced by Butch Walker (Weezer, Pink, Pete Yorn) and features Walker himself on bass, Cage the Elephant’s Nick Bockrath on guitar, Dr. Dog’s Eric Slick on drums, and piano wizard Aaron Embry (Elliott Smith, Brian Eno) on keys. Rayland’s father Bucky Baxter contributes pedal steel, as does original Nashville Cat Lloyd Green.

 

Listen to ‘Wide Awake’ on all platforms here: http://wideawake.raylandbaxter.com/

 

UPCOMING TOUR DATES
12-Jul- Washington, DC – Union Stage
13-Jul- New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
14-Jul- Philadelphia, PA – World Café Live 
15-Jul- Richmond, VA – Broadberry       
18+19-Jul- Nashville, TN – Basement East
20-Jul- Birmingham, AL – Saturn
21-Jul- Atlanta, GA – Terminal West 
24-Jul- Toronto, ON – Adelaide Hall
25-Jul- Cleveland, OH – Beachland Tavern
26-Jul- Detroit, MI – Otus Supply
27-Jul- Grand Rapids, MI – The Stache
28-Jul- Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall 
29-Jul- Chicago, IL – Taste of Lincoln Avenue 
1-Aug- Indianapolis, IN – Hifi
2-Aug- Davenport, IA – Triple Crown Whiskey Bar 
3-Aug- St. Louis, MO – Delmar Hall
4-Aug- Lawrence, KS – Bottleneck 
5-Aug- Omaha, NE – Slowdown 
8-Aug- Boulder, CO – Outdoor Hill Stage 
9-Aug- Denver, CO – Bluebird
10-Aug
– Crested Butte, CO – Public House
12-Aug- Ft. Collins, CO – Bohemiam Nights at New West Fest 
24-Aug- Salt Lake City, UT – Red Butte Garden w/ Shakey Graves
25-Aug- Missoula, MT – Big Sky Amphitheatre w/ Shakey Graves
26-Aug- Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory w/ Shakey Graves
27-Aug- Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory w/ Shakey Graves
28-Aug- Boise, ID – Knitting Factory w/ Shakey Graves
30-Aug- Morrison, CO – Red Rocks w/ Shakey Graves
1-Sep- Nashville, TN – Live on The Green
5-Sep- Vancouver, BC – Biltmore Cabaret
6-Sep- Bellingham, WA – Wild Buffalo
7-Sep- Seattle, WA – Tractor Tavern
8-Sep- Eugene, OR – Hifi Music Hall
9-Sep- Portland, OR – Doug Fir
14-Sep- San Diego, CA – Belly Up
15-Sep- Los Angeles, CA – Moroccan Lounge
16-Sep- Templeton, CA – Whale Rock Festival 
19-Sep- Sacramento, CA – Harlow’s Night Club
20-Sep- Crystal Bay, NV – Red Room at Crystal Bay
21-Sep- Santa Cruz, CA – Catalyst
22-Sep- San Francisco, CA – August Hall 
23-Sep- Sonoma, CA – Harvest Music Festival    
28-Sep- Roseland, VA – Devil’s Backbone Hoopla
30-Sep- Asbury Park, NJ – Sea Hear Now Festival
12.07.2018 news

Alabama Shakes “Platinum Anniversary” Vinyl Reissue of Boys & Girls

In stores July 13, we’re excited to announce the Alabama Shakes “Platinum Anniversary” Vinyl Reissue of Boys & Girls, in celebration of the platinum-selling, Grammy Award-winning 2012 breakthrough debut album which features the hit single “Hold On”.

Order it here!

The limited edition package features pink/turquoise swirl-colored vinyl, and includes a black and metallic

silver gloss deluxe heavyweight jacket with a custom inner sleeve.

There’s an exclusive version for US independent retail that contains a bonus 7” featuring the b-sides “Heavy Chevy”, “Mama” and “Pocket Change.”

ATO Records web-store is shipping both versions now, all orders are entered to win a Grand Prize Certified RIAA Boys & Girls Platinum Album Plaque, with the winners name engraved on the plaque.

03.07.2018 news

Allen Stone Releases New Single “Warriors”

Watch the new “Warriors” lyric video

 

Washington state R&B/soul singer-songwriter Allen Stone has released a new single, “Warriors”. On Sunday, July 1st, he performed the new track on ABC’s broadcast of the Special Olympics opening ceremony in Seattle, backed during the performance by a 2000 member choir.  The single, produced by Jamie Lidell, will be featured on an as-yet-to-be announced full-length album, which Stone has been putting the finishing touches on.

 

Watch Allen Stone perform new single “Warriors” LIVE at the Special Olympics Opening Ceremony

 

Discussing the song, Allen stated, “This song came in a period of struggle. Inspiration hadn’t come through to visit for a while. I had felt like I was just pushing a big rock up a hill while wearing flip-flops. I was reminded in that moment that true success comes when you face adversity head on and push through those moments of hardship. Walk tall like Warriors even when terrified.”

Allen appeared on “American Idol” in April, performing a powerful duet of “Unaware” with contestant Dennis Lorenzo, that blowing away the judges, including Lionel Richie who stated, “That was spectacular.”  The performance led to more than 15,000 sales of the digital single of “Unaware” and more than 5,000 album downloads in the weeks following. Additionally Allen’s spring track release, “Brown Eyed Lover”, broke into the Spotify Viral Charts and made it to #11 in the U.S. The song now has more than 3 million streams.

Stone has additionally announced 20+ new dates to his already massive fall headlining tour.  The tour will kick off October 11 in Portland, OR and wrap back in Seattle, December 17.

 

Tour Dates:
07/14 – Vancouver, BC @ Truck Stop
07/15 – Colwood, BC @ Rock The Shores
09/24 – Melbourne, AU @ Croxton Bandroom
10/11 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater ^
10/12 – Napa, CA @ Jam Cellars Ballroom ^
10/13 – San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom ^
10/14 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades ^a
10/16 – Santa Ana, CA @ Observatory ^
10/18 – Los Angeles, CA @ Fonda Theatre ^
10/20 – San Diego, CA @ Humphreys Concerts by the Bay ^
10/21 – Tucson, AZ @ 191 Toole ^
10/23 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Tower Theatre ^
10/24 – San Antonio, TX @ Rustic ^
10/26 – Dallas, TX @ The Statler Ballroom ^
10/27 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s ^
10/28 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues ^
10/31 – Mobile, AL @ Soul Kitchen ^
11/02 – Orlando, FL @ Beacham Theater ^
11/03 – Tampa, FL @ The Ritz Ybor ^
11/04 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution Live ^
11/06 – Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage ^
11/07 – Charleston, SC @ Music Farm ^
11/08 – Nashville, TN @ Cannery Ballroom ^
11/10 – Chattanooga, TN @ Walker Theatre ^
11/11 – Knoxville, TN @ Mill & Mine ^
11/13 – Columbia, SC @ The Senate ^
11/14 – Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theatre ^
11/15 – Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa ^
11/17 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel ^
11/18 – Asbury Park, NJ @ House of Independents ^
11/20 – Harrisburg, PA @ Capitol Room ^
11/21 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club ^
11/23 – Boston, MA @ Royale ^
11/24 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts ^
11/25 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall ^
11/27 – Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre ^
11/28 – Detroit, MI @ Majestic Café ^
11/30 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues ^
12/01 – Chicago, IL @ The Vic Theatre ^
12/02 – Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater ^
12/04 – St. Louis, MO @ Delmar ^
12/05 – Kansas City, MO @ Knuckleheads Saloon ^
12/07 – Denver, CO @ Gothic Theatre ^
12/08 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex ^
12/09 – Boise, ID @ Egyptian Theatre ^
12/11 – Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory ^
12/17 – Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theatre
^ Nick Waterhouse supports

29.06.2018 news

Jim James’ New Solo Album “Uniform Distortion” Out Now!

 

Listen/Buy Uniform Distortion From Your Favorite Retailer

“My head feels like it is exploding with the amount of information we are forced to consume on a daily basis, and how that information is so DISTORTED there is almost no longer any tangible truth,” says James. “The name of my new record is UNIFORM DISTORTION because I feel like there is this blanket distortion on society/media and the way we gather our news and important information. More and more of us are feeling lost and looking for new ways out of this distortion and back to the truth… and finding hope in places like the desert where I write this now… finding hope in the land and in the water and in old books offering new ideas and most importantly in each other and love.”

 

 

Enough artistic twists and turns to please even the most dedicated Jacket fan, showing that James remains as musically edgy as ever on an album that pulses with energy, enthusiasm and the restless spirit James has always personified.” – American Songwriter

“All fuzzy guitars, booming drums and distorted vocals, the My Morning Jacket supremo showcases his inner glam rocker.”  – Louder Than War

 

 

 

21.06.2018 news

Jim James Performs “Throwback” Live at Rough Trade NYC

Watch Jim James perform “Throwback” live at Rough Trade in New York. The song was first debuted at a My Morning Jacket show in 2016, and has since become a fan favorite. “Throwback” is from Jim James’s forthcoming album Uniform Distortion, out on Friday, June 29th.

Pre-Order Uniform Distortion Here

 

12.06.2018 news

Rayland Baxter Shares “Strange American Dream”

“‘Strange American Dream’ captures Rayland’s mindset of the moment; somewhere between a childlike sense of wonder and disbelief at the good and evil he saw as he watched the news cycle unfold around him…a piano driven ear worm of a song that sounds like a distant cousin to The Beatles’ ‘Lady Madonna.’” – NPR Music

 

Rayland Baxter has unveiled the second song from his forthcoming ‘Wide Awake’.  “Strange American Dream” premieres today on NPR Music/World Café.  Rayland made this album during a self-imposed isolation quest.  He moved into an abandoned rubber band factory turned studio for 3 months, with nothing but a mattress on the floor and a couple of instruments.  He wrote for 15 hours a day, the occasional waft of news from a TV down the hall seeping through the door of his room.

 

Says Rayland, “’Strange American Dream’ is a song about the strange…American…dream. i was Living in the middLe of a cornfieLd in Kentucky when i wrote it…the tv in the kitchen was stuck on the news channeL for three months…i couLdnt heLp but eavesdrop…and take notes.” 

‘Wide Awake’ has already earned praise for its first song “Casanova,” which GQ named as one of its Songs of the Summer 2018. It’s also drawn comparisons to the Beatles (Rolling Stone Country) and the Kinks (Nashville Scene), and is currently #24 on the national Triple A radio chart.

 

Listen to Casanova here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_jbTR-1Sqc

 

‘Wide Awake’ was produced by Butch Walker (Weezer, Pink, Pete Yorn) and features Walker himself on bass, Cage the Elephant’s Nick Bockrath on guitar, Dr. Dog’s Erick Slick on drums, and piano wizard Aaron Embry (Elliott Smith, Brian Eno) on keys. Rayland’s father Bucky Baxter contributes pedal steel, as does original Nashville Cat Lloyd Green.

 

On July 12, Rayland heads out on a national headlining tour including an album release show on July 13 at Bowery Ballroom in New York City. He is also opening some of the shows on Shakey Graves’ tour this summer and performing with him at Red Rocks in August (Rayland also co-wrote some of the songs on Shakey’s new record).  Full dates below.

 

Pre-order ‘Wide Awake’ on all platforms here: http://wideawake.raylandbaxter.com/

 

TOUR DATES: 

12-Jul- Washington, DC – Union Stage

13-Jul- New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom

14-Jul- Philadelphia, PA – World Café Live

15-Jul- Richmond, VA  – Broadberry

18-Jul- Nashville, TN – Basement East

20-Jul- Birmingham, AL – Saturn

21-Jul- Atlanta, GA – Terminal West

24-Jul- Toronto, ON – Adelaide Hall

25-Jul- Cleveland, OH – Beachland Tavern

26-Jul- Detroit, MI – Otus Supply

27-Jul- Grand Rapids, MI  –  The Stache

28-Jul- Chicago, IL –  Lincoln Hall

1-Aug- Indianapolis, IN – Hifi

2-Aug- Davenport, IA – Triple Crown Whiskey Bar

3-Aug- St. Louis, MO – Delmar Hall

4-Aug- Lawrence, KS – Bottleneck

5-Aug- Omaha, NE – Slowdown

9-Aug- Denver, CO – Bluebird

24-Aug- Salt Lake City, UT – Red Butte Garden w/ Shakey Graves

25-Aug- Missoula, MT – Big Sky Amphitheatre w/ Shakey Graves

26-Aug- Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory w/ Shakey Graves

27-Aug- Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory w/ Shakey Graves

28-Aug- Boise, ID – Knitting Factory  w/ Shakey Graves

30-Aug- Morrison, CO – Red Rocks w/ Shakey Graves

5-Sep- Vancouver, BC – Biltmore Cabaret

6-Sep- Bellingham, WA – Wild Buffalo

7-Sep- Seattle, WA – Tractor Tavern

9-Sep- Portland, OR – Doug Fir

14-Sep- San Diego, CA – Belly Up

15-Sep- Los Angeles, CA – Moroccan Lounge

16-Sep- Templeton, CA – Whale Rock Festival

20-Sep- Crystal Bay, NV – Red Room at Crystal Bay

21-Sep- Santa Cruz, CA – Catalyst

23-Sep- Sonoma, CA – Harvest Music Festival

28-Sep- Roseland, VA – Devil’s Backbone Hoopla

30-Sep- Asbury Park, NJ – Sea Hear Now Festival

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