INTRODUCING: Valley Queen 3 April 2018
Kicking off the month of April by officially introducing the newest addition to our Roll Call Records family — Valley Queen! The LA-based band, fronted by Natalie Carol, released their 2017 Destroyer EP to widespread critical acclaim, with the track "Stars Align" even named one of Bob Boilen's Top 50 songs of the year on NPR's All Songs Considered.
As they gear up to share their debut album on Roll Call later this year, Valley Queen have offered fans a preview with a new track titled "Chasing the Muse" – out everywhere today. The song premiered this morning via Stereogum, who compared it to a fantasy of "Florence Welch fronting a retro rock band with traces of Jefferson Airplane, Fleetwood Mac, and the Pretenders."
The band is currently on the road with Liza Anne, with some headlining shows of their own coming up as they make their way back west. Check out the full list of remaining dates down below & grab your tickets here.
Valley Queen: Tour Dates
4/3 - Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court*
4/5 - Denver, CO - Globe Hall*
4/7 - Kansas City, MO - recordBar*
4/8 - St Louis, MO - Duck Room @ Blueberry Hill*
4/10 - Evanston, IL - SPACE
4/11 - Davenport, IA - Raccoon Motel
4/13 - Little Rock, AR - The Johnny House
4/14 - Dallas, TX - The Rustic
4/15 - San Antonio, TX - 502 Bar
4/17 - El Paso, TX - Lowbrow Palace
4/18 - Phoenix, AZ - Valley Bar
7/5-7/8 - Winnipeg, MB - Winnipeg Folk Festival
8/3 -8/5 - Happy Valley, OR - Pickathon
( * w/ Liza Anne )
River Whyless have announced their new album, Kindness, A Rebel – due out June 8 & available to pre-order now. This is the follow-up to the band's 2016 breakout success We All The Light.
Produced & mixed by Paul Butler (St. Paul & the Broken Bones, Michael Kiwanuka), Kindness, A Rebel is some of River Whyless' most dynamic and heartfelt material yet. The album goes beyond the divide of our current political & societal state, as the band tries to understand what things are happening in our world, why, and how they can help to make it better.
Today, the band offer a new track titled "Born in the Right Country" — a song about the cosmic luck of one born into a society which accepts them as that unique individual, spoken through the eyes of our president and the narrator.
River Whyless return with "Van Dyke Brown" 20 February 2018
Asheville's River Whyless have revealed a new song today titled "Van Dyke Brown" — out now on all digital platforms. The track premiered this morning at NPR Music and is the band's first musical offering since their 2017 take on Creedence Clearwater Revival's "Fortunate Son". Bassist and singer Dan Shearin noted that "this song stems from coming of age after a move to Asheville, NC — finding oneself, finding love, and coming to terms with death — discovering there is cause for celebration in all parts of life."
"River Whyless is a band whose members push themselves toward perfection while holding each other up and allowing for some risk-taking." – BOB BOILEN, NPR MUSIC
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