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by Unknown // Friday, September 21, 2012 // News, Upfront // 0 Comments

Quickly gaining a reputation as one of the hottest up-and-coming southern rock outfits in the Southeast, The District Attorneys are excited to release Light Years/In Your Dreams – a FREE double single consisting of songs that were not released on their first full-length album, Slowburner.

Since 2009, The DAs have been providing fans and critics with plenty of evidence to prove that they are a key addition to the list of awesome bands from Georgia. Nominated amongst Athens, Georgia’s most notable bands, The DAs dominated the 2012 Flagpole Music Awards, taking home three impressive honors for Artist of the Year, Best Cover Art and Album of the Year for Slowburner. The DAs have also received airplay on XM’s The Loft Channel, and have been highlighted on various high profile music blogs.

 

“Light Years” and “In Your Dreams” were recorded at Chase Park in Athens, GA, with Drew Vandenberg during the making of Slowburner. These tunes were two that The District Attorneys chose to leave off the album’s final track listing, but the band is thrilled to have the opportunity to share them with their fans. Each song gives off a certain vibe that The DAs are known for; “Light Years” features a lot of horns, piano and harmony vocals, whereas “In Your Dreams” is more of a pop song drenched in guitar work.

 

Enjoy Light Years/In Your Dreams and stay tuned for more music from The District Attorneys – the band is currently working on an EP to be released in November, followed by a second full-length album, out in Spring/Summer 2013!

by Unknown // Thursday, September 20, 2012 // News, Upfront // 0 Comments

Fiona Apple reportedly was arrested Wednesday at a border stop in Sierra Blanca, Texas, after authorities claim they found hashish and a small amount of marijuana on her tour bus.

The singer, who is currently on tour in support of her The Idler Wheel album, was charged with possession and is currently being held at the Hudspeth County Jail, according to TMZ.

Apple is scheduled to perform tonight in Austin, TX, though it is still unknown if she will be forced to cancel the show due to her arrest.

In their report, TMZ - which also posted Fiona's mugshot - noted that she's not the first star to run into trouble at the Sierra Blanca border checkpoint: Willie Nelson, Snoop Dogg and actor Armie Hammer have also been arrested there for drugs in the past.

 

by Unknown // Friday, September 14, 2012 // News, Upfront // 0 Comments

 

Quickly gaining a reputation as one of the hottest up-and-coming southern rock outfits in the Southeast, The District Attorneys are proving that whoever hears their music – whether live or on recording – will be rocking their heads, hips and toes to the tunes.

Available on iTunes, Amazon and Bandcamp, The District Attorneys (a.k.a. The DAs) have released two solid EPs (Orders From... (2010) and Waiting On The Calm: The Basement Sessions (2011)) and their first full-length album, Slowburner, in April 2012. The 12-song album was released via This Is American Music as a statement of where the band is now and where they see themselves continuing to go. The two EPs are available for a FREE download on Bandcamp that will also soon be featured as part of the ever-growing This Is American Music collective.

The District Attorneys consist of multi-talented musicians Walker Beard (guitar, keyboards, vocals), Drew Beskin (vocals, guitar, keyboards), Frank Keith IV (bass, guitar, vocals), T.J. Mimbs (vocals, keyboard, guitar) and Chris Wilson (drums, vocals). All of the members also play the ukelele, harmonica, mandolin, banjo and percussion like a game of musical chairs. Founded by high school buddies in 2009, Drew and Chris started the band in Athens, GA, after college. There, they met T.J., who impressed the guys with his killer keyboard skills. After inviting longtime friends Walker and Frank to join the group, The District Attorneys were complete. Greatly inspired by Bob Dylan, the band name comes from a falling card in the music legend’s music video for “Subterranean Homesick Blues.”

Blending various styles like Americana, Indie and Pop, The DAs are influenced by The Replacements and Modest Mouse as much as they are by the Beach Boys and Rilo Kiley. Like each of these artists, the band tries to expand their sound while believing in the key ingredient: great songs. With southern rock riffs and powerful beats mixed with their energetic performance style, these indie-rockers have developed a strong fanbase by frequently touring, playing festivals like SXSW, Corndogorama and Athfest, and sharing the stage with popular acts such as: Fountains of Wayne, Jesse Malin and the St Marks Social, The Apache Relay, Diane Birch, Jessica Lea Mayfield, The Arkells, Futurebirds, Moon Taxi, Jonny Corndawg, Centro-matic, Dead Confederate, The Love Language, The Dirty Guv'nahs, Lee Bains III and the Glory Fires, Modern Skirts, The Elected, Tristen, The Henry Clay People, The Dig, Glossary, David Barbe & the Quickhooks and many more.

The District Attorneys work hard to develop a unique sound to please many ears, and the result of their labor is not going unnoticed. Nominated amongst Athens, Georgia’s most notable bands, The DAs dominated the 2012 Flagpole Music Awards, taking home three impressive honors for Best Cover Art, Album of the Year and Artist of the Year. The DAs have also received airplay on XM’s The Loft Channel as well as other FM stations around the country, and have been highlighted on various high profile music blogs like Hear Ya, Quit Mumbling, Rollo Grady, PopMatters, My Old Kentucky Blog, Harmon Drive, Fingertips, and Swampland, among others.

The District Attorneys are providing fans and critics with plenty of evidence to prove that they are a key addition to the list of awesome bands from Georgia. Striving to surprise themselves, each other and their audiences, The DAs have only just begun to make their mark on the indie- rock scene at a local and national level, and are guaranteed to leave you wanting more after first listen!

For more info on The DAs, check out their official website, Facebook or Twitter.

The band is super excited to be playing a hometown show tonight (Friday, September 14th) in Atlanta with popular indie rockers Ha Ha Tonka. If you're around these parts, be at Smith's Olde Bar at 8pm!

by Unknown // Wednesday, September 5, 2012 // News, Upfront // 0 Comments

The Quaildogs

Focused on playing hard and having a good 'ole time, the members of Atlanta-based The Quaildogs put their all into making sure that anyone who hears their music - live or on recording - is toe tappin' and hip swayin' with a smile. With their folk-rocky tunes and laid-back-yet-lively vibes, The Quaildogs (a.k.a. The QD's) are guaranteed to get you out of your seat and moving with a grin. Available on iTunes, Amazon and Bandcamp, the band delivered their Extended Play in February 2012, and were excited to release their second EP, The Fall, yesterday!

The Quaildogs consist of talented musicians Michael Barnhart (mandolin, guitar, vocals), Lee Berg (bass, vocals), Paul Brandon (guitar, lap steel, dobro), Rob Josephs (lead vocals, guitar),  Marvin Moate (drums) and Graham Terban (violin). Mike, Rob and Lee became friends in college at Loyola University New Orleans and, after graduation, all decided to make the move to Atlanta. There the guys crossed paths with Graham and Paul, who they soon realized share a passion for creating music. They all eventually started playing and writing songs in Rob's attic, and when Marvin joined as drummer, the sextet was complete. Matching the energetic swagger they bring to their performances, the band name comes from a party legend from the city of New Orleans. Her nickname was Quaildog, and the members decided to use it as an homage to the many fun times they had with her while down in the crescent city.

Drawing their musical influences from a multitude of genres and band/artists like The Band, Wilco, Neil Young, Bob Dylan and Drivin' N' Cryin,' the band has developed a sound that is gaining notice by enthusiastic audiences around the Southeast. Making their first appearance on stage only a little more than a year ago, The Quaildogs are rapidly climbing the ranks in the Atlanta music scene. In the past year, The QD's have shared the stage with acts such as Marc Broussard, Futurebirds, Whiskey Gentry, Three Blind Wolves, The Wood Brothers, The District Attorneys and G. Love and Special Sauce, among others. Developing a fanbase at impressive gigs and festivals like The Steamhouse Lounge Oysterfest, The Virginia Highlands Summerfest, The Red Stripe Midsummer Music Fest, and even rocking fans at the Atlanta Braves MLB game on the 4th of July, these indie-rolk rockers are proving that they're here to bark loud and fly really high.

The Quaildogs play music with a mentality that is sweet and simple: to have a great time and to try to bring everyone else along for the ride. With media like Atlanta Live Music Examiner claiming The QD's as "one of the better live bands to jam their tunes around Atlanta and beyond," it's proving to be an easy task. So, until next time...fly high and bark as loud as you friggin' can!

For more information on The Quaildogs, check out their official website, Facebook and Twitter. Also, get a feel for who these guys are by watching their Extended Play Release Trailer.

If you live in Atlanta, The QD's will be celebrating the release of The Fall at The Loft in Midtown this Friday (Sept. 7)!! Be there!