BEAU JENNINGS & THE TIGERS | The Thunderbird

BEAU JENNINGS & THE TIGERS | The Thunderbird (out September 6, 2019)

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Although he’s released five full-length albums over the years, whether as a solo artist or with the Americana rock act Cheyenne, Beau Jennings says The Thunderbird - his upcoming full-length debut recorded with his new band The Tigers - “feels like the first chapter of a new career.”

“We’ve played together for years,” Jennings says. “And things kept coming together, kept building, we kept looking for and eventually found our sound. This album is the natural result of that.”

In many ways, The Thunderbird is indeed a new beginning for Jennings. He’d previously spent nearly decade creating The Verdigris, an ambitious music and documentary film project inspired by the life of Cherokee cowboy, actor and political humorist Will Rogers. He finished the project, which was released in 2015, with help from filmmaker Bradley Beesley. “After The Verdigris, it took some time to be able to zoom out and write songs not so laser focused on one topic,” he says. “And even though I was trying not to, I still found themes emerging once the songs came together,” Jennings says. “My loose goal was to capture the pure fun and energy I get from playing with the Tigers and to make a classic summertime rock and roll record. The songs are about people and places I know,” he added. “It allowed me to get out of my own way, so to speak. I got to thinking about the stories of everyday people and the things that happen while they’re just living their lives.”

The Thunderbird will be available on limited edition vinyl and as digital download. Hear the album’s title track here:

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ESTER DRANG & LORD BUFFALO on the road

Ester Drang and Lord Buffalo will be hitting the road together for a short run of dates in celebration of their recent split 7” release.

Find the dates below. Amazing tour poster designed by Flesh & Bone. Look forward to seeing you there!

August 1 - Austin, TX - Mohawk (with Blushing)
August 2 - OKC, OK - 51st Street Speakeasy (with A.M.P.)
August 3 - Tulsa, OK - Mercury Lounge (with A.M.P.)

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ESTER DRANG & LORD BUFFALO / OKAY Vinyl Series Vol. 4

The fourth and final entry into the OKAY Vinyl Series pairs Tulsa’s Ester Drang with Austin’s Lord Buffalo to bring the series to an epic conclusion.

Ester Drang’s track “Mindlessly” is a gorgeous shoegaze jam awash in fuzzy guitars and mellotron, while Lord Buffalo’s “Llano Estacado” showcases the dusty, howling post-Americana sound they’ve honed over the years. These songs present two bands at the top of their game, each demonstrating their own approach to building a maxed-out headphone-filling wall of sound.

The split single follow’s Ester Drang’s 2018 comeback EP The Appearances and Lord Buffalo’s acclaimed 2017 self-titled debut LP. The bands will support the release with a joint tour in June, with dates to be announced.

The record will be released on April 12, and is limited to 300 copies on transparent olive green vinyl.

Previous entries into the OKAY Vinyl Series have included exclusive tracks from Samantha Crain, John Calvin Abney, Husbands, Tallows, Doug Burr, and Beau Jennings & the Tigers. All songs from the series were recorded by Scott Johnson and Dustin Ragland at Stowaway Recording in OKC, and mastered by TW Walsh.

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NEW YEAR, NEW WEB PAGE, NEW MUSIC COMING SOON...

We’ve updated our Web page, tidying things a bit and making it easier to stream our releases. Take a look around, and let us know what you think.

2018 was our biggest year yet. Big thanks to those of you who have supported the label, helping make this possible. Looking forward to sharing some exciting news about what’s in store for 2019… Stay tuned!

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