Category Archives: Americana

Truckdriver, Gladiator, Mule – the complete Neko Case discography on vinyl

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Can’t tell you how excited I got when I read the news about this……………

“Truckdriver, Gladiator, Mule” is the complete Neko Case discography on vinyl. Remastered from the original analog tapes, many of these hard-to-find and out of print LPs are now available together for the first time. Includes an 80 page full-color photography book designed and curated by Neko (exclusive to this collection!) and a vinyl slipmat – all in a handy-dandy storage box. Albums include:

The Virginian
Furnace Room Lullaby
Canadian Amp
Blacklisted
The Tigers Have Spoken
Fox Confessor Brings The Flood
Middle Cyclone
The Worse Things Get, The More I Fight, The More I Fight, The More I Love You

Due on the 15th November the box-set is available to pre-order now UK/Euro / US

The Rosellys – The Granary Sessions

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It’s being four years since the The Rosellys last got a mention on Beat Surrender (for their album Too Much Like Trouble), now with a full band line-up and newly signed to Clubhouse Records there’s a new release set for September the 7th backed with a UK and US tour.

The Granary Sessions was recorded in the bands home studio, a converted barn in the Gloucestershire countryside, and co-produced with the venerable Alex Elton-Wall – singer guitar slinger and songwriter with Beat Surrender favourite the Redlands Palomino Company, the Redlands influence doesn’t end there though as the album also features guest vocals on several tracks from Hannah Elton-Wall.

Originally writing, recording and touring as a duo after meeting in 2005, Rebecca (guitar, vocals) and Simon (guitar, vocals, fiddle) have since being joined by Allan Kelly (pedal-steel, accordian, dobro), Drew Bridges (drums) and Matt Kirby (bass) – the bands distinctly British take on the Americana is born from both reverence to the genre and personal experience, setting its own authenticity with highlights including the opener A Thousand Miles – written after a road-trip from Nashville to Texas,  Ashville 1784 – which tells the true story of Colonel Samuel Davidson and a side-swipe to their naysayers on Red,White & Blue.

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The Rosellys – A Thousand Miles

The band have a busy tour schedule including dates in the US, for full details, support and updates and ticket links check here.

UK Tour Dates
Fri Aug 21st, The Green Note, London
Mon Aug 31st, The Bug And Spider, Calne
Thu Sep 3rd, Acoustic Buzz @ The Beehive, Swindon
Sat Sep 5th, Golden Lion, Bristol
(album release party)
Tue Sep 8th, The Greystones, Sheffield
Fri Sep 11th, Loves Cafe, Weston Super Mare
Sat Sep 12th, Le Pub, Newport (South Wales)
Sun Sep 13th, The Horns, Watford
Sat Sep 19th, Tower Of A Song, Birmingham
Sun Sep 20th, Midland Game Fair, Weston-under-Lizard, Staffs.
Sun Sep 27th, Come Down And Meet The Folks, London
Mon Sep 28th, The Musician, Leicester
US Tour Dates
Fri Oct 2nd, The Cove, San Antonio, Texas
Sat Oct 3rd, Giggitys, Port Aransas, Texas
Sun Oct 4th, Medina RV Resort, Medina, Texas
Tue Oct 6th, The Rattle Inn, Austin, Texas
Wed Oct 7th, Enochs, Monroe, Louisiana
Fri Oct 9th, Route 92, Lafayette, Louisiana
Sat Oct 10th, Aubade Theatre, Lecompte, Louisiana

The Rosellys / Facebook / Twitter

Michael Rank And Stag – Horsehair

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Have featured all four of Michael Rank’s previous albums starting in 2012 on Beat Surrender and it’s a pleasure to write about his latest release Horsehair as the prolific songwriter continues to ride a rich vein of form – once again he has collaborated with a bunch of talented local musicians including John Teer (Chatham County Line on fiddle), John Howie Jr. (Two Dollar Pistols) and Nathan Golub (Mandolin Orange),  in-keeping with previous recent releases Rank partners with a female vocalist for the album to temper his own rough-hewn style and this time it’s Heather McEntire of Mount Moriah who’s contribution is central to the albums appeal providing the perfect foil for Rank’s compositions, at times it almost as if her voice is the thread that’s holding the songs together as the melancholy frays their edges and pulls at their seams. Highly recommended.

You can read a bit more about Michael’s music and creative process in a recent interview with IndyWeek here.

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Michael Rank & Stag / Facebook / Twitter

ISRAEL NASH – Strangers (Official Video)



Israel Nash and his band return from the Texas Hill Country with the new album Israel Nash’s Silver Season to be released October 9th, 2015 via Loose/Thirty Tigers, this is the first teaser track from the album.

Following his critically acclaimed 2013 album Rain Plans, Israel Nash’s Silver Season was written and recorded on Nash’s 15-acre ranch in Dripping Springs, near Austin TX, where he and his band built Plum Creek Sound, a 1,400 square-foot Quenset studio. Recorded to tape with Grammy-award winning engineer Ted Young (Kurt Vile, Sonic Youth, The Rolling Stones) back behind the boards, Israel Nash makes a bold return with Israel Nash’s Silver Season.

Influenced by the peaceful Texas hillside, the 9-song album ventures farther down the acid-soaked trail blazed by Rain Plans, arriving in lush and expansive territory. Here, Nash sounds more assured than ever, supported by his highly capable band and production inspired by psychedelic greats.

In support of the new record, Nash and his band are heading out on the road to play multiple US festivals this summer and headline dates in the autumn. News of UK and European dates to follow soon.

Previously on Beat Surrender

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Israel Nash / Facebook / Twitter

Israel Nash – Silver Season

Israel Nash and his band return from the Texas Hill Country with the new album Israel Nash’s Silver Season to be released October 9th, 2015 via Loose/Thirty Tigers, this is the first teaser track from the album.

Following his critically acclaimed 2013 album Rain Plans, Israel Nash’s Silver Season was written and recorded on Nash’s 15-acre ranch in Dripping Springs, near Austin TX, where he and his band built Plum Creek Sound, a 1,400 square-foot Quenset studio. Recorded to tape with Grammy-award winning engineer Ted Young (Kurt Vile, Sonic Youth, The Rolling Stones) back behind the boards, Israel Nash makes a bold return with Israel Nash’s Silver Season.

Influenced by the peaceful Texas hillside, the 9-song album ventures farther down the acid-soaked trail blazed by Rain Plans, arriving in lush and expansive territory. Here, Nash sounds more assured than ever, supported by his highly capable band and production inspired by psychedelic greats.

In support of the new record, Nash and his band are heading out on the road to play multiple US festivals this summer and headline dates in the autumn. News of UK and European dates to follow soon.

Previously on Beat Surrender

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Israel Nash / Facebook / Twitter

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