Xtra Mile Recordings are excited to announce that they have signed the incredible and influential country / rock band, Drag The River and will be releasing their new album across the world this autumn.
On 15th October 2013, the self titled, ’Drag The River’ LP will be released worldwide (except North America) as a digital download. From the 5th November 2013 it will exist on CD/LP & digital download worldwide (including North America). We are also happy to announce Drag The River’s phenomenal 2008 album ‘You Can’t Live This Way’ is being re-released digitally on 15th October 2013 in both territories. AND available on CD in both territories will be Frank Turner and Jon Snodgrass’ collaboration album ‘Buddies’ on the 15th October (previously available on 10” Green vinyl and digital download).
For the uninitiated, Drag the River are self described as a “Country & Midwestern” band. Transplanted from Missouri, the band resides in Colorado comprising of the talents of Chad Price (of ALL), Jon Snodgrass (of Armchair Martian, Scorpios), JJ Nobody (of NOBODYS) & Dave Barker (of Pinhead Circus). Drag The River began in 1996, when Chad was playing in ALL and Jon was rocking in Armchair Martian. The two wanted an outlet for the more laid-back, country-influenced songs they were both writing. They are one of those bands that manage to transcend the confines and boundaries of the musical world and become more like a legend. There’s something about their haunting croon and fuzzed-out Telecasters that make everything fit together so perfectly, hitting that same elusive mix of rock n’ roll and alt-country that The Replacements defined and so many others have tried to cop.
Coinciding with the release of this album they are taking to the road across North America with a full band in October as well as Jon and Chad performing as a duo at The Fest in November.
Full dates are:
11 Albuquerque, NM at GasWorks – All Ages
12 Phoenix at Pub Rock (full band)
13 San Diego – Bar Pink – (full band)
14 Fullerton at Slidebar – (free show & full band)
15 Los Angeles at The Mint (full band)
16 Santa Barbara at Velvet Jones (full band)
17 San Fransico at Thee Parkside (full band)
18 Santa Cruz at Moe’s Alley (full band)
19 Reno at Chapell Tavern (Free show & full band)
3 “The Fest” Jon & Chad at the Wooley
Also announced are dates for December 2013 w/ Blood Shot Record’s Artist, Cory Branan.
3 St. Louis at The Duck Room (full band)
4 Columbus at Ace of Cups (full band)
5 Asbury Park at Asbury Lanes (full band)
6 New York, at Mercury Lounge (full band)
7 Allston at Great Scott (full band)
8 Dover at Sonny’s Tavern (full band)
9 Burlington at Club Metronome (full band)
10 Quebec City at L’Autre Zone (full band)
12 Montreal at Divan Orange (full band)
13 Vankleek Hill, Ontario at Beau’s (full band)
14 Toronto at The Silver Dollar Room (full band)
15 Hamilton at Club Absinthe (full band)
16 Chicago at Abbey Pub (full band)
With more dates for February 2014 to be announced. Stay tuned.
Bands They Have Rocked With:
Frank Turner, Jim Ward, Murder By Death, Cheap Girls, Nothington, Drive By Truckers, Austin Lucas, Larry & His Flask, Chuck Ragan and are alumni of the Revival Tour. The Dropkick Murphys, Gogol Bordello, Throwrag, The Groovie Ghoulies, The Ergs!, Tim Barry, Ninja Gun, Son Volt, Two Cow Garage, Limbeck, Dwight Yoakam, Spoon, Rocky Votolato, Owen, The Reverend Horton Heat, Deer Tick, and Joey Cape. They’ve been pretty busy over the last decade.
‘Drag The River’ (self titled)
1. Wichita Skyline
2. Not That Kind
3. Black In Bloom
4. Ghosts of High School
5. Like Longfellows
6. Here’s to the Losers
7. the Other Side of OK
8. History with History
9. Waste of Time, Valentine
10. Song for My Roommates
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‘You Can’t Live This Way’
1. Death of the Life of the Party
4. Fleeting Porch of Tide
5. W.W. Too
6. Tobacco Fields
7. Defy the Moon
8. Caleb’s Grave
9. Lying in the Feel
10. Lost Angel Saloon
12. Pre-Post Party
14. Bad Side of a Good Time
15. You Can’t Live This Way
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