Monday, March 8, 2010

The Henry Clay People Sign to TBD Records, To Tour With Drive by Truckers

It's great to see the bands we love get the recognition they deserve. In January The Henry Clay People opened for Olin & The Moon's residency at the Echo and their set consisted of their entire unreleased new album, played front to back. If you've seen HCP play anytime over the past 6 to 8 months, you've already heard a lot of the songs. There's multiple winners on it, including "End of an Empire," and two of the four new songs they wrote for their April Spaceland residency. The album will also include re-recordings of "This Ain't a Scene" and "Working Part Time," which appeared on their previous release, For Cheap or For Free. I do lament, though, the omission of "The Switch Kids" (CER's subtitle is taken from that song).

We now know when we'll see the album, and on what label. And we also know that HCP will be playing 10 sets at SXSW, which should be a record (Local Natives only play a measly nine. Time to step up your game, guys). From the band:

Hello friends, strangers, loved ones, and whoever else cares to read this-

We are extremely pleased to announce that we will be releasing our new record "Somewhere on the Golden Coast" in early June of 2010 on TBD Records (Radiohead, White Rabbits, Port O'Brien). The record was recorded mostly at The Ship in Eagle Rock, CA by Aaron Espinoza and at Rollercoaster in Burbank, with David Newton. Aaron's new imprint The Ship Records is also helping with the release.

The idea was to track the record as live as possible onto tape, leaving that dirt under the fingernails kinda feel. So yeah, there is a good amount of dirt, but hopefully other stuff too. We threw a couple of tracks on the ole myspace. Check back in case we decide to throw a couple more on.
We're also happy to announce a whole tone of upcoming dates, kicking off with 10 shows at SXSW in Austin, an LA show with Admiral Radley (Grandaddy/Earlimart super band), and some dates with Drive by Truckers (more to come too).
More later!

The Henry Clay People

upcoming dates;

SXSW Schedule

3/17 Wednesday
12:50 – QuinnStorm & C3 Presents @ Lamberts
2:20 – LittleRadio @ Red Eye Fly
Night – Stubbs inside between outside sets for NPR showcase, two sets

3/18 Thursday
2:00 – Roky Erikson’s Ice-Cream Social @ Threadgill’s
3:45 – Aquarium Drunkard @ Lamberts
8:30 – Billions Showcase @ Club Deville

3/19 Friday
3:30 – Buddyhead @ Annies on 6th
6:00 – Pure Volume @ 504 Trinity St

3/20 Saturday
2:30 – Pianos NYC @ Kung Fu Saloon
5:15 – The Ship & WOXY @ Homeslice

3/24 - Bootleg Theatre - Los Angeles, CA w/ Admiral Radley
5/5 – Rialto Theatre – Tucson, AZ w/ Drive-By Truckers
5/6 - House of Blues - San Diego, CA w/ Drive-By Truckers
5/7 - Avalon - Los Angeles, CA w/ Drive-By Truckers
5/8 - The Fillmore - San Francisco, CA w/ Drive-By Truckers
5/12 – In The Venue – Salt Lake City, UT w/ Drive-By Truckers

For an "inside" perspective, check out Mouse's take over at Classical Geek Theatre.

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