Memphis music stalwart William Luke White’s 20 year career has taken him from Memphis to Nashville, from Boston to New York, crisscrossing the United States and Europe in support of countless albums and in the company of countless revered musicians.
The proud alum of dozens of bands (Spiral Stairs, Colour Revolt, Snowglobe, The Coach And Four, James and the Ultrasounds, Clay Otis, Sons of Mudboy), White offers his latest album in response to a personal tragedy that has left him unable to tour.
While spending a summer home in Memphis after an exhausting Spiral Stairs tour, White endured a massive seizure, the result of an astrocytoma brain tumor. Following surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation, White continues his musical journey with this eponymous solo debut EP in the face of recovery, loss, and a global pandemic.
William Luke White's debut solo EP is out October 2nd.
Austin duo Greyhounds release Primates, their 5th full-length record (and first for Nine Mile Records), on July 10. American Songwriter is streaming the record IN FULL this week before the release, and asked singer/keyboardist Anthony Farrell about the duo's 20th anniversary, each track on the album, and how it was working with producer Steve Berlin (Los Lobos).
Check it out here.
Local Austin printshop Fine Southern Gentlemen has rolled out a new program to help keep their doors open while also supporting Austin businesses. They are printing on demand custom shirts!
The shirts are available for purchase for a couple weeks for $24/ea. They are all on soft Unisex cotton Bella Union t-shirts in the colors above.
CLICK HERE TO SHOP AND ORDER
Music for the socially isolated:
Both of our Spring releases have been pushed back due to the Coronavirus pandemic. But we've decided to keep releasing singles through the Spring to wet everyone's appetites for their Summer drop dates.
Night Glitter's self-titled debut will be out in June. Check out the lead single "Higher" which matches LouLou Ghelichkani's honey vocals on top of a slinky tropicalia beat:
STREAM NOW: Spotify / Apple / Bandcamp
Austin Soul outfit Greyhounds return with their 5th full-length album and first for Nine Mile with July's Primates. On the lead single "Tune In," the guys bring the dark funky groove.
STREAM NOW: Spotify / Apple / Bandcamp
Everyone here in the music community in Austin is reeling from the cancellation of SXSW.
The performers, production crews, service industry workers, and clubs who depend on this event to see them through the year financially have been devastated.
Nine Mile is joining many local businesses in turning our showcases into fundraisers for the musicians affected. If you can, please consider joining us on March 17 and March 21 at these events:
The first is on St. Patrick's Day, Tuesday, March 17 at Cheer Up Charlie's featuring: Caitlin Sherman (Seattle), Elijah Ford, Reb Fountain (New Zealand), Night Glitter, HIKES, Patrick Sweany (Nashville), David Wax Museum (Charlottesville), and The Dirty Streets (Memphis). Suggested donations will be collected at the doors. More info and RSVP here.
Our second showcase will be at the end of the week on Saturday, March 21 across the street from Cheer Up Charlie's at the newly revamped Beerland. Local Austin artists A. Sinclair, Sydney Wright, Löwin, and The Deer will be joined by Canadian Sarah Burton. Like the other showcase, this one is open to the general public for a cover charge, but SXSW badges and wristbands will get priority entry. All the details and RSVP are here.
You can also check out a Spotify Playlist of all of the performers by clicking here.
If you are unable to attend, but still want to help, please consider a donation to our GoFundMe campaign to help support these intrepid musicians. 100% of money collected here will go to offset their losses in this time. THANK YOU!
Nine Mile Records is thrilled to announce the release of David Wax Museum's new full-length record Line of Light on August 23.
Line of Light was produced by Carl Broemel of My Morning jacket, and marks the band's return for their first full-length album in four years. It finds the duo tackling subjects both political and personal in a way they haven't explored in the studio before. With Broemel taking the band's folk-pop underpinnings and outfitting them with serious sonic force, the songs push deeper into themes of interconnectedness, spiritual longing, and deep personal reflection.
Being artists from Charlottesville, VA, where they raise their two children, they found themselves responding to the political milieu we all find ourselves in at this moment. While not necessarily sunny, the collection shares a firm optimism in the human condition: there's light beyond the darkness. Line of Light shows David, Suz, and their collected accompanists on a sonic evolution - making music that rewards repeated listens.
You can preview and order Line of Light here.
Amy LaVere releases her fifth album, Painting Blue, out August 16th.
There’s something uniquely fun about Amy LaVere, even when she’s breaking your heart. She is well known among songwriters and critics alike. NPR’s Robert Siegel says she “specializes in lyrics that are more barbed than her sweet soprano prepares you for.” Her growing catalogue of material and steady critical acclaim suggest a first-tier presence on the Americana and indie-folk/punk circuits.
Painting Blue, produced by her husband Will Sexton, captures perfectly the moment that Amy is in. Will Sexton’s masterful production and Amy’s soft, clarinet-like vocal pour over you, pushing and pulling, stirring and calming. As we’ve come to expect, this record is honest, revealing and sounds uniquely like no one else.
Tickets at AmyLaVere.com
July 31 San Antonio TX Sam's Burger Joint
Aug 1 Buda TX Tavern On Main
Aug 2 Austin, TX Cactus Cafe
Aug 3 Houston TX Mucky Duck
Aug 4 Ft Worth TX Cafe Momentum
Aug 8 Oxford MS Proud Larrys
Aug 9 Nashville TN The Basement
Aug 10 Memphis TN Crosstown Theater
Aug 11 New Orleans LA Cafe Istanbul
Aug 15 Denton TX Dan's Silverleaf
Aug 16 OKC The Blue Door
Aug 17 Kansas City MO Knuckleheads
Aug 18 Des Moines IA Vaudeville Mews
Aug 20 Minneapolis MN 7th Street Entry
Aug 21 Milwaukee WI Cooperage
Aug 22 Chicago IL The Hideout
Aug 24 Grand Rapids MI Tip Top Deluxe
Aug 27 Akron OH The Rialto Theater
Aug 28 Rochester NY Abilene's
Aug 29 NYC Rockwood Music Hall
Aug 30 Wash DC Hill Country BBQ
Aug 31 Philadelphia PA Boot and Saddle
Sept 6 Chapel Hill NC Local 506
Sept 7 Knoxville TN Barley's Taproom
Sept 8 Atlanta GA Eddie's Attic
Sept 12 Nashville TN Americana Music Fest
Sept 11 Little Rock AR The White Water
Sept 21 Richardson TX Six Springs
Sept 27 Los Angeles CA McCabe's Guitar Shop
Oct 1 Bend OR Volcanic Theater Pub
Oct 3 Seattle WA Hotel Albatross
Spiral Stairs (Pavement's Scott Kannberg) releases his third album under that name, We Wanna Be Hyp-No-Tized, out NOW on the Nine Mile Records label and on Coolin' By Sound in Australia / New Zealand.
Consequence of Sound says the "rip-roaring first single "Hyp-No-Tized" embodies feel good vibes with some bouncy brass and slick riffs" and Stereogum calls "Hyp-No-Tized" a rampaging rocker backed by agitated horns and a gang chorus; the music is a refreshing change of pace for Spiral Stairs.
3/12 -Austin, TX SXSW The Mohawk
3/19 - Davenport, IA Racoon Motel
3/20 - Chicago, IL Hideout
3/21 - Minneapolis, MN 7th St. Entry
3/22 - Madison, WI Kiki’s Righteous House of Music
3/23 - Detroit, MI Third Man Records
3/24 - Toronto, ON CAN Horseshoe Tavern
3/26 - New York City, NY Mercury Lounge
3/27 - Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Brewery
3/28 - Allston, MA O’briens
3/29 - Philadelphia, PA Ortlieb’s
3/30 - Chapel Hill, NC Cat’s Cradle
4/20 - Brisbane, AUS Stones Corner Pub
4/21 - Tallarook, AUS Boogie Festival
4/26 - Ballarat AUS The Eastern
4/27 - Melbourne, AUS The Toff
5/30 - Seattle, WA Hotel Albatross
6/1 - Portland, OR Alberta Street Pub
6/3 - Tuscon, AZ Hotel Congress
6/4 - Phoenix, AZ Rebel Lounge
6/5 - San Diego, CA Soda Bar
6/6 - LA, CA Bootleg Theater
6/7-6/8 - Sonoma, CA Huichica Festival
6/14 Austin, TX 3TEN
We're excited to announce that 'Catpaws' by A. Sinclair comes out on February 1st.
‘Catpaws’ widens Sinclair’s songwriting focus and brings a new level of focused energy to song craft and the most intensely rocking album of their career.
A. Sinclair is doing a PRE-SALE campaign with PledgeMusic. Go HERE and grab the album and some other special goodies.
Glorietta is the brainchild of Matthew Logan Vasquez of Delta Spirit. He wrangled several songwriter friends (Noah Gundersen, David Ramirez, Kelsey Wilson of Wild Child, Jason Robert Blum, Nathaniel Rateliff, and Adrian Quesada) to a remote location in New Mexico for nine days of recording. Everyone brought songs. Everyone drank tequila. Everyone soaked in the hot tub. Songs + Tequila + Hot Tub = their debut record out now!
You can find it in your favorite record store, you can stream or purchase it online everywhere, or you can catch one of their (limited) tour dates and pick up a copy from the band themselves.
Carson McHone's new Album 'Carousel' was announced today via "American Songwriter". Out October 26th!
Pledgemusic is running a campaign to pre-order the Record (180 Gram Vinyl + CD + Digital) with some extra unique bundles (T Shirts + Hats + Signed Test Pressings + Private Concerts).
Sept 5 - Seattle, WA - Tractor Tavern*
Sept 6 - Portland, OR - The Old Church*
Sept 11 - Nashville, TN - The 5 Spot (AmericanaFest)
Sept 12 - Nashville, TN – The Basement East - Paul Cauthen's Big Velvet Revue (AmericanaFest)
Sept 16 - Nashville, TN - 3rd & Lindsley (AmericanaFest)
Oct 13 - Kountze, TX - Hogs For The Cause Festival
Oct 20 - Tampa, FL - Pig Jig Festival
Nov 1 - Austin, TX - Cactus Cafe
Nov 2 - Houston, TX - McGonigels Mucky Duck
Nov 3 - San Antonio, TX - Lonesome Rose
Nov 6 - Oklahoma City, OK - The Blue Door
Nov 7 - Kansas City, MO - Knuckleheads
Nov 8 - Davenport, IA - Racoon Motel
Nov 9 - Chicago, IL - The Hideout
Nov 10 - Indianapolis, IN – TBD
Nov 11 - Newport, KY - Southgate House
Nov 13 - Brooklyn, NY - Skinny Dennis
Nov 14 - New York, NY - Hill Country BBQ
Nov 15 - Washington DC - Hill Country BBQ
Nov 16 - Chattanooga, TN - Halfway House Concerts
Nov 17 - Nashville, TN - The Basement
* w/ Joe Pug
Golden Dawn Arkestra has joined the Nine Mile family! We'll be releasing their anticipated new full-length Children Of The Sun on June 1. Producer Erik Wofford (Black Angels, My Morning Jacket) was able to fuse the band's polyglot influences (funk, Afropop, Tropicalia and psych rock) into a lightning bolt of sound.
Check out the video for the single "Wings Of Ra" on self-titled Magazine's website, and order Children Of The Sun on Bandcamp.
Spring is here and we are getting frisky! We got a bunch of amazing new releases coming your way. We have, in fact, two releases coming out on April 27th!
The Nightowls new album 'We Are The Nightowls' and Christy Hays' new album 'River Swimmer'
March Madness time again! SXSW hits Austin from March 9-March 17. This year, we've outdone ourselves with more events than we've ever thrown before.