Langhorne Slim Announces Special Record Store Day Release, Upcoming Tour

Courtesy:  Ramseur Records

Courtesy: Ramseur Records

Langhorne Slim and The Law will release a special two-song 7” vinyl in celebration of Record Store Day.

“Animal” will be released this Saturday, April 19th as part of the nation’s annual Record Store Day. The vinyl will be limited to only 1000 copies and will only be available for the day. It will retail for SRP of $6.98. Audiences that pick up the special vinyl will also receive with it, a download card with a link to a site where the song can be downloaded digitally and a link to a music video for the song. The video for ‘Animal’ was filmed while the band was on tour. The link to both the video and song download are available exclusively with purchase of the vinyl.

‘Animal’ was originally written for use in a 30-second Converse X Foot Locker advertising spot called “Made To Make A Scene.” The vinyl’s B-side is a new, previously unreleased song called ‘Space Girl.’ The band describes the song, written by Slim, as “”an improvised, psychedelic excursion recorded in a backyard in Texas.”

Slim explained in an interview that it was an indie record store in his home state of New Jersey and others across America today that helped shape his love of music today. And because they continue to be so influential today, the band wanted to give back to those shops by including its own piece to Record Store Day. “Thank goodness for independent record stores,” Slim said. “It was Princeton Record Exchange in NJ that saved me from the music shops in the mall when I was a kid.  And countless others around the country and world that have fed and nurtured my love and passion for music as a fan and provided me the ability to get my own stuff out there as an artist.  A thousand thank yous to all the indie record shops and may you live on forever!!”

Those not lucky enough to get their hands on a copy of Slim’s special new Record Store Day release can still catch the band live on tour. Langhorne Slim and The Law is set to hit the road next month along with The Avett Brothers, Jason Isbell, and Deer Tick. The band’s tour schedule also includes some headlining dates. The band’s current tour schedule is available below. It includes a pair of dates in North Carolina, the first being at the famed Filmore in Charlotte and the second being at The Orange Peel in Asheville.

MAY

9   Alabama Theatre, Birmingham, AL  (with Jason Isbell)

10   Fillmore, Charlotte, NC  (with Deer Tick)

11   Shaky Knees Music Festival, Atlanta, GA

13   The Social, Orlando, Fl  (with Deer Tick)

14   Crowbar, Ybor City, FL  (with Deer Tick)

16   The Pour House, Charleston, SC  (with Deer Tick)

17   The Orange Peel, Asheville, NC  (with Deer Tick)

18   Haw River Ballroom, Saxapahaw, NC  (with Deer Tick)

20, 21  The Black Cat, Washington, D.C.  (with Deer Tick)

JUNE

14   White Snake River State Park, Indianapolis, IN (with The Avett Brothers)

15   District Square, Kalamazoo, MI  (headline)

17   Space, Evanston, IL  (headline)

19   The Ready Room, St. Louis, MO  (headline)

20   Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre, Bonner Springs, KS  (with The Avett Brothers)

21   Cox Business Center, Tulsa, OK  (with The Avett Brothers)

JULY

5, 6   Ottawa Blues Festival, Ottawa, ON, CANADA

9-13    Winnipeg Folk Festival, Winnipeg, MB  CANADA

31   Gathering of the Vibes, Bridgeport, CT

AUGUST

1-3   Gathering of the Vibes

29-31  Campfire Outdoor Adventure & Music Festival, Lakewood, PA

 

More information on Langhorne Slim and The Law is available online at http://www.langhorneslim.com, http://www.facebook.com/pages/Langhorne-Slim/220789179696, and http://twitter.com/langehorneslim. To keep up with the latest sports and entertainment news and reviews, go online to http://www.facebook.com/philspicks and “Like” it. Fans can always keep up with the latest sports and entertainment news and reviews in the Phil’s Picks blog at https://philspicks.wordpress.com.

Blue October Hits The Road In Support Of Sway

Courtesy: Up/Down Records

Courtesy: Up/Down Records

Blue October has officially kicked off its tour in support of its brand new full length record, SwaySway is the band’s seventh full length release from the Texas based band.  The band has already seen quite the success since its release only a couple weeks ago.  The album debuted at #13 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart, #1 on the Current Alternative Albums chart, and #3 on the Top Independent Albums chart and Current Rock Albums charts.  The album as a whole made a huge splash with a Top 10 debut in no fewer than twenty markets across America.  The album’s lead single, ‘Bleed Out’ is the band’s seventh Top 40 song.  It debuted on Billboard’s Modern Rock Chart at #40.

With all of the success noted, the band takes the album out on the road in front of audiences the world over excited to hear the band live.  The most current list of the band’s tour dates is listed below.  More dates are expected.  So to keep up with all of the latest tour updates and all of the news from Blue October, fans can go online to the band’s Facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/blueoctober and “Like” it.  Fans can also keep up with all of the latest tour updates and news from the band online via its official website at http://www.blueoctober.com.  Blue October’s fans in North Carolina will get to see the band live this Monday, September 9th at the famed Filmore in Charlotte, NC.

SEPTEMBER

4   House of Blues, New Orleans, LA

6   Jannus Landing, Tampa, FL

7   House of Blues, Orlando, FL

8   Center Stage, Atlanta, GA

9   The Fillmore, Charlotte, NC

11   Theatre of Living Arts, Philadelphia, PA

13   The Fillmore, Silver Spring, MD

14   Irving Plaza, New York, NY

17   Mr. Smalls, Pittsburgh, PA

18   Bogart’s, Cincinnati, OH

19   House of Blues, Cleveland, OH

20   St. Andrew’s Hall, Detroit, MI

21   House of Blues, Chicago, IL

22   Newport Music Hall, Columbus, OH

27   Stubb’s, Austin, TX

OCTOBER

3   Ogden Theatre, Denver, CO

4   The Depot, Salt Lake City, UT

5   Knitting Factory Concert House, Boise, ID

6   Showbox At The Market, Seattle, WA

8   Crystal Ballroom, Portland, OR

9   The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA

10   House of Blues, Los Angeles, CA

11   Talking Stick Resort and Casino, Scottsdale, AZ

12   House of Blues, Anaheim, CA

13   House of Blues, San Diego, CA

15   House of Blues, Las Vegas, NV

16   Sunshine Theatre, Albuquerque, NM

18   Cain’s Ballroom, Tulsa, OK

19   Juanitas Catina, Little Rock, AR

22   The Intersection, Grand Rapids, MI

24   Varsity Theater, Minneapolis, MN

25   Sokol Auditorium, Omaha, NE

26   The Rave, Milwaukee, WI

NOVEMBER

1   Josabis, Helotex, TX

7   Ivestia Hall, Moscow, Russia

8   A2, St. Petersburg, Russia

9   Music Palace, Kiev, Ukraine

12   Backstage, Munich, Germany

13   Alte Seilerei, Mannheim, Germany

14   Batschkapp, Frankfurt, Germany

15   C Club, Berlin, Germany

16   Burgerhaus, Koln, Germany

17   Institute, Birmingham, UK

18   Academy, Manchester, UK

19   KOKO, London, UK

DECEMBER

6   Diamond Ballroom, Oklahoma City, OK

8   VooDoo Lounge at Harrah’s, Kansas City, MO

11   House of Blues, Boston, MA

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