Fri, Jul. 19th, 2013 · Mercy Lounge ·

NASHVILLE SCENE, Heineken, Nashville Cream & Mercy Lounge present Sounds Like Summer 2013 Night 1:

Those Darlins & Turbo Fruits

with Promised Land Sound & Bully PLUS No Country For New Nashville (DJ/afterparty)

Fri, Jul. 19th, 2013

NASHVILLE SCENE, Heineken, Nashville Cream & Mercy Lounge present Sounds Like Summer 2013 Night 1:

Those Darlins & Turbo Fruits

with Promised Land Sound & Bully PLUS No Country For New Nashville (DJ/afterparty)

Doors: 8:00pm
Show: 8:30pm
Ages: 18+
Mercy Lounge

Fri, Jul. 19th, 2013

Mercy Lounge
Doors: 8:00pm
Show: 8:30pm
Ages: 18+

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NASHVILLE SCENE, Heineken, Nashville Cream & Mercy Lounge present Sounds Like Summer 2013 Night 1:

Those Darlins & Turbo Fruits

with Promised Land Sound & Bully PLUS No Country For New Nashville (DJ/afterparty)

All three venues (Mercy Lounge, The Cannery Ballroom and The High Watt) will be going with Nashville's best bands, all night long!

FRIDAY

Mercy Lounge
Those Darlins, Turbo Fruits, Promised Land Sound & Bully + No Country For New Nashville (DJ/afterparty)

The Cannery Ballroom
The Features, Morning Teleportation, Hotpipes & Black Sea Royalty PLUS Coach (DJ)

The High Watt
Plastic Visions, Buffalo Rodeo, Fair-Weather Kings & SCHOOLS

Saturday's party has The Weeks, The Whigs, The Kingston Springs, Sol Cat, Tristen, Kyle Andrews, How I Became the Bomb, Gavin Shea, Bad Cop, Clear Plastic Masks, Majestico, The Dead Towns & more PLUS No Country For New Nashville (DJ) & Noisefloor (DJ/afterparty)

Turbo Fruits


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“Dave, tell ‘em about your wrestling record”

“Three wins, sixteen defeats. Beat the same kid twice. Lost to the state champion in six seconds”

Clearly, the Turbo Fruits are not athletes. They are, however, a rock n roll band and one that could likely take your state rock & roll champion to the mat in less time than it takes to cue up a record. What the Nashville, Tennessee quartet lack in physical adeptness they make up for in wild abandon and unfettered debauchery; in buzzsaw guitars and pummeling, primal rhythms. And they STILL look good in a unitard and head gear. Okay, that might not be true – we haven’t tested that theory yet, there wasn’t quite enough beer, there may never be enough beer – but they are definitely one of the most visceral rock groups in America, as is evidenced on their new album Butter.

Recorded in eight days in Austin, Texas with Spoon’s Jim Eno at his Public Hi-Fi studio, Butter is the follow up to their 2009 Fat Possum album Echo Kid and the 2007 Ecstatic Peace debut. It’s a spastic, slab of fun-filled fury, a double-live-gonzo Athena busting out of The Flaming Groovies’ Teenage Head, thrashing its way through punk, surf, and power-pop and leaving a wake of blown minds and melted faces. Y’know, like a rock record is supposed to do.

Butter is the product of 200 days a year in the van, sleeping on floors, accumulating the kind of stories you would never, ever tell your grandkids. Butter is the product of two years spent cranking out singles for their own Turbo Time Records, the product of organizing their annual ocean-bound rock & roll party The Bruise Cruise. Butter is the product of busting their asses the way most bands pull bong rips. Butter is a wild, raw record for the kind of folks that aren’t ashamed to get loose, get sweaty and get down.

Now let’s see if the state wrestling champion can beat tha

Those Darlins


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With a sound that falls somewhere between Shonen Knife, the Shangri-Las, and the Carter Family, Murfreesboro, Tennessee-based country-punk outfit Those Darlins have shared the stage with everyone from the Black Keys and Deer Tick to Jon Spencer and Wanda Jackson. Formed in 2006, the band (taking a cue from the Ramones) features Nikki Darlin, Jessi Darlin, Kelley Darlin, and drummer Linwood Regensburg. In 2009, after honing their distinct sound in the Nashville club scene, they released their eponymous debut, hit the road, and never looked back, selling out some of the biggest cities in the market. They brought their raucous live show to the festival scene as well, hitting up SXSW and Bonnaroo before releasing their sophomore effort, Screws Get Loose, in March 2011. ~ James Christopher Monger, Rovi

Promised Land Sound


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There was a time, just yesterday in cosmic terms but increasingly difficult for the young’uns to remember, when Chuck Berry provided the essential template for rock and roll bands. These days those bedrock r&b foundations may feel remote, or even archeological, but Nashville country-rock combo Promised Land Sound (formerly Promised Land) chose to begin at the beginning, unselfconsciously; they named themselves after an immortal road-dogging Berry jam and proceeded from there. For such a young band—belying their seasoned and subtle musicianship, they’re astonishingly all around or well under the quarter-century mark—they’re remarkably attuned to historical precedents, working the same red dirt/swamp boogie and country-fried choogle as the Flying Burritos, Jim Ford, Gene Clark, Jesse Ed Davis, Link Wray, the Band, CCR, Johnny Darrell, the Stones, et al. And yet their tweaking of tradition never registers as revivalist or dilettantish, but rather intelligently informed, refreshingly sincere, and reflectively rooted in the highest calibers of Southern vernacular songcraft. The woodshedding and session-vet vibes are palpable, the live show compellingly unhinged and propulsive, all close harmonies, high-Stax changes, and “whoa, did he just do that?” guitar breaks, punctuated by moments of Velvets-style thud.

Promised Land Sound emerged from the fertile Nashville garage scene—members have played with PUJOL, Denney and the Jets, and members of JEFF The Brotherhood and Those Darlins, among others—but they have quickly evolved to deploy a more varied country and soul palette than most of their brethren and sistren. In short order, they’ve managed to attract the admiration of esteemed folks like fellow Nashvillain Jack White, who released a live 7” of theirs on his Third Man Records. Bassist and singer Joey Scala and his younger brother Evan (drums) originally hail from Roanoke, Virginia but moved to Tennessee in 2000. In another exploration of a venerable American tradition, Joey spent some time hitchhiking around after high school, eventually meeting Nashville lifer and guitar prodigy Sean Thompson and playing in a succession of local bands together before beginning to write in earnest as a team. Keyboard player and pianist Ricardo Alessio tells us he was raised by an insular homeschooling family in Southeast Michigan and classically trained. Luke Schneider sometimes guests on pedal steel. Our slack-jawed reaction upon first hearing Promised Land Sound live at the Stone Fox in Nashville abides: These dudes can play.

Paradise of Bachelors is delighted to release Promised Land Sound’s first full-length album, which is currently in the works, co-produced by Nashville guitar wizard (and Hiss Golden Messenger band member) William Tyler and Jem Cohen of the Ettes and the Parting Gifts. Stay tuned for more details, and keep on chooglin’.

No Country For New Nashville DJs


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