May 2, 2014

Walk Away – Altar TV Ballroom Sessions

We had the privilege to work with Altar TV once again and recorded a couple new songs. Here’s one of them, you may recognize it. To hear a live, full band version go here.

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April 17, 2014

Abilene, TX | April 25th w/ Switchfoot

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March 2, 2014

New Song – “WALK AWAY”

Check out this live version of a brand new song, called “Walk Away,” we recorded at Blue Rock Artist Ranch & Studio last week! We’ve been hard at work making some new music and are pumped to finally be sharing it with you!

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February 27, 2014

Suburbia Music Festival – May 3rd, 2014

Hey, so we’re playing this awesome festival in Plano, TX on May 3rd! Hope you can make it out to see us on a big ole’ festival stage!

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December 31, 2013

OUR FAVORITE ALBUMS OF 2013!

2013 was a stellar year for new records, here are our favorites!

JOSH CAMPBELL’S PICK: Local Natives – “Hummingbird”

I don’t have any divine words as to why I chose “Hummingbird”, Local Natives second album as my favorite album of 2013. It was just a really solid record that I really enjoyed this past year. Where a lot of bands fall short on sophomore releases, Local Natives did not. Their guitar work and drum parts are always unique and refreshing. Their vocal melodies and harmonies, their sort of trade mark in my opinion, are executed beautifully. I had the pleasure of seeing Local Natives live again this year at the Austin City Limits music festival, and they did what most bands cannot. They made a mid afternoon festival set amazing and engaging, and ultimately one of my favorite sets of the festival, if not the year. Good bands put out good records and put on good live shows, Local Natives did both of these things in 2013 and therefore earn my coveted album of the year nod. (I could’ve easily written very similar paragraphs about basically every band on my list, all had amazing records and I had the pleasure of seeing several of them put on amazing live shows in 2013, but I had to choose only 1)

Honorable Mentions:
Arctic Monkeys – “AM”
David Ramirez – “The Rooster EP”
HAIM – “Days Are Gone”
Jim James – “Regions Of Light And Sound Of God”
Justin Timberlake – “20/20 Experience”
Kings Of Leon – “Mechanical Bull”
The National – “Trouble Will Find Me”
O’Brother – “Disillusion”
Sigur Ros – “Kveikur”

 

BRANDON’S PICK: Gregory Alan Isakov – “The Weatherman”
I just couldn’t stop listening to Gregory Alan Isakov’s “The Weatherman.” There were tons of great albums that came out this year, but I just couldn’t stop listening to this one. I think the thing that I like it its simplicity. Many of the songs stick pretty close to just a guitar and voice (maybe a pinch of cello here, a dash of piano there). All in all, this album is just great to listen to. My wife and I had the pleasure of seeing him perform an intimate show during SXSW, and I think back to the beauty of that show each time I listen to a song off of “The Weatherman.”
Honorable Mentions:
in alphabetical order
Arcade Fire – “Reflektor”
Daft Punk – “Random Access Memories”
David Ramirez – “The Rooster EP”
Fleetwood Mac – “Rumours (Reissue)”
Janelle Monae – “The Electric Lady”
Joshua James – “Beware!”
The National – “Trouble Will Find Me”

 

JOSH RODGER’S PICK: Arctic Monkeys – “AM”

The fifth studio album by the English Indie Rockers is my favorite to date. It’s phat, sexy, fuzzy and catchy as hell. Let’s put on our leather jackets and black skinny’s, order whiskey straight and make some bad decisions.
Honorable Mentions:
City and Colour – “The Hurry and the Harm”
Joshua James – “Well, Then, I’ll Go to Hell”
The Jealous Sound – “Kill Them with Kindness” (LP reissue)

 

JUSTIN WISEMAN’S PICK: Stoney – “More Than Animals”

I’ve been fortunate to bear witness to the creation process of Stoney’s newest album’s “More than Animals” over the last 2 years, when I first met Stoney and filled in on keyboards for a few shows in 2011 for Stoney’s “Soar Before” EP. Though I’ve been personally disappointed it’s taken this long for this album to come to fruition (as many of the songs are at least 2 years old), the wait is completely worth it. Stoney has outdone everything he’s done in the past. His songwriting is witty, endearing, and also, at times, serious. The album includes intricate, complex production elements and creative instrumentation as well as bare bones arrangements which are just as powerful with simply an acoustic guitar and barely whispered vocals. Stoney deserves to be mentioned in the same sentence as any acclaimed albums of this year, and I strongly recommend checking it out for free at stoney.mu!

Honorable Mentions:
Daft Punk “Random Access Memories”
Vampire Weekend “Vampires of the Modern City”
Jim James “Regions Of Light And Sound Of God”
O’Brother “Disillusion”
Sigur Ros “Kveikur”

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November 21, 2013

Thanks for an amazing 2013!

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Holy moly it’s hard to believe that 2013 has almost passed! It’s been an incredible year for us getting to travel the country and play music for you guys alongside amazing bands like Relient K, The Almost, Mike Mains & the Branches, Dinner and a Suit, The Mowgli’s, Kopecky Family Band and many more! We aren’t quite finished with our live show schedule this year, so if you live in one of the remaining cities, make sure to buy tickets and come out and see us!

As we move ahead into the new year, we’re excited to let you know that we already have a healthy batch of new material for what will be our third full-length album. Though we’re still a ways away from its completion, we’re already giddy to share what we think will be our best material yet. Stay tuned – we’ll be keeping you up-to-date with progress and fun stuff along the way!

Nov 22 – San Antonio, TX @ Jack’s Bar+
Nov 23 – Austin, TX @ Listening Room at Winflo (acoustic)
Nov 23 – Waco, TX @ Common Grounds+
Dec 17 – Austin, TX @ Stubb’s*
Dec – 18 – Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s*
Dec 19 – Ft. Worth, TX @ Live Oak Music Hall*
+ w/Corrier, * w/Kopecky Family Band

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September 10, 2013

November shows w/ The Mowgli’s & Kopecky Family Band!

We are so excited to get to share the stage with some great bands who we love this November! We’ll have some headlining shows to announce around this time very soon!

Nov. 4 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Conservatory
Nov. 5 – Little Rock, AR @ Juanita’s
Nov. 6 – Nashville, TN @ Cannery Ballroom
Nov. 7 – Atlanta, GA @ The Loft

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June 12, 2013

DAYTROTTER FANS

To some of you Daytrotter is old news. You’ve been finding cool new recordings of your favorite bands, and finding new favorite bands from them for years! In fact, we’ve actually been there a couple of times, and a few of us recorded a session for Brandon’s side project The Wealthy West. Well back when we were getting ready for our new video release they came out with a couple really sweet new changes that we’re super pumped about and we hope you’ll go give them a look! Click picture below to hear our session from 2010.

 

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One thing we’re excited about is their new “Direct to Artist” portion of their subscription. Basically, if you sign up and become a member, you can now elect to donate $5.00 of your yearly fee to any band of your choice. Check out this article all about it on Evolver.com

 

We’ve recorded a new session a couple months ago, and can’t wait for you to hear it! But until then, check out these Wealthy West songs.

 

The Wealthy West - Daytrotter

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June 6, 2013

“Marching to the Palace” music video is OUT NOW!

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May 26, 2013

NEW MUSIC VIDEO

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We’re excited to announce that on June 5th we’re releasing a Total Recall-inspired music video for our song “Marching to the Palace!” We’re also hosting a premiere of the video in Austin at the North Door on June 5th where, in addition to showing the new video, we’ll be watching the original Total Recall and giving away awesome free stuff! We promise it’ll be a night you’ll never forget (insert awkward Total Recall joke here)! Doors open at 7pm. Oh, and did we mention it’s free? You really have no excuse now…

And in case you aren’t familiar, here’s the 1990 trailer:

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