Thursday, January 31, 2008

Drug Rug Announce US Winter Tour & Give Away Holiday Track Courtesy of Black & Greene Records

This Fall, Tommy Allen & Sarah Cronin debut their love for one another in the form of their outstanding S/T record, Drug Rug, on Black & Greene Records and we are thrilled to be on board. The dynamic love duo, named Drug Rug, hail from Boston and have written & recorded the most heartbreaking debut since June & Johnny got together (Yes, We do love them that much). “The Sound Alone is all I need to get by” and “You don’t have worry, You don’t have panic no more (from Tiny People)” are just two simple lines that will have you back to toe-tapping and foot stomping & will re-cement your faith in love, poetry and classic country pop songs... Its almost like the clash of two separate generations have joined, and Joanna Newsom & Keith Richards had recently met in some distant far off land. Enough Said? Well if you need more, Drug Rug is coming your way...The Record was recorded at Narrow Lab in Allston, MA by Carter Tanton (Tulsa) and mixed and produced by Carter Tanton, Julian Cassanetti (Lot 6) and Drug Rug. Additional players on the LP are the Dead Trees & Jesse Gallagher from Apollo Sunshine. We are one happy family now!

Thomas Allen and Sarah Cronin met in 2006 while working at the Middle East Club in Cambridge, Ma. After trading secret demos of their own songs, Tommy persuaded Sarah to combine forces. They spent their first date drinking whiskey in bed and playing each other songs on an old guitar. They've been inseparable ever since. Several months later, they christened themselves "Drug Rug," a name which has made strangers laugh and parents cry. Drug Rug began as an acoustic duo in the vein of the Everly Brothers and The Carter Family. Over the course of three or four shows Drug Rug evolved into a rock band with a revolving cast of friends and family. Their early rock and roll sound can be attributed to such influences as The Velvet Underground, The Byrds, and most importantly, the Paul and Linda McCartney record, "RAM". The songs are also inspired by the storytelling style of early folk musicians, comic books, campgrounds, funny hats, and the illustrations of Garth Williams. In the month of June, 2007 after consulting a psychic and a lawyer they signed to Black and Greene Records and are now slated to release their first
record in the fall. Sarah likes to be covered in dirt and Tommy wears the same shirt for four days. They used to be drug free, but now they aren't so sure. They believe in the imminent end of the world and will destroy each other with love before the apocalypse.

01/14/2008 09:00 PM - Middlesex w/ VIVA VIVA
Mass ave, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139 -
01/17/2008 08:00 PM - Rock N Roll Hotel
1353 H Street NE, WASHINGTON, Washington DC 20002 -
w/ The Rosebuds
01/18/2008 08:00 PM - Local 506
506 West Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27516 -
01/19/2008 08:00 PM - The Earl
488 Flat Shoals Rd., East Atlanta, Georgia 30316 -
01/21/2008 08:00 PM - Proud Larry's
211 South Lamar, Oxford, Mississippi 38655 -
01/22/2008 08:00 PM - Sticky Fingers
107 S Commerce St, Little Rock, Arkansas 72201 -
01/26/2008 08:00 PM - Emo's
603 Red River, Austin, Texas 78701 -
01/29/2008 08:00 PM - Spaceland
1717 Silver Lake Blvd., Los Angeles, California 90026 -
01/31/2008 08:00 PM - The Independent
628 Divisadero Street, SAN FRANCISCO, California 94117 -
02/04/2008 08:00 PM - Doug Fir Lounge
830 E Burnside, Portland, Oregon 97214 -
02/05/2008 08:00 PM - Comet Tavern
922 E Pike St, Seattle, Washington 98122
02/08/2008 08:00 PM - 400 Bar
400 Cedar Avenue S, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55454 -
02/09/2008 08:00 PM - The Hideout
1354 W Wabansia Ave., Chicago, Illinois 60622 -
02/14/2008 08:00 PM - Red Square
136 Church St., Burlington, Vermont 05401 -
02/15/2008 08:00 PM - Bowery Ballroom
6 Delancey St, New York, New York 10002 -
02/16/2008 08:00 PM - Northstar
2639 Poplar Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19130 -

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