Thursday, April 17, 2014

J. Roddy Walston & The Business Debut New Video For "Same Days" + Spring Tour Dates with Cage The Elephant and Foals

Spring Tour with Cage the Elephant + Foals
"J. Roddy Walston and the Business ... comes off like a more polished White Stripes or an edgier My Morning Jacket" - Time Out New York
Plenty of music videos involve girls running around in their underwear, guns and fire, but not quite like this.” - Esquire

"Same Days" is off 2013's Essential Tremors, a body of work just as rollicking as the head-bobbing single it produced." - Esquire
Emphasizing the mediocrity, yet weirdness of day-to-day life, J. Roddy Walston & The Business’ new video for the beat-driven track “Same Days” will both mesmerize and keep your head bobbing. The film, which features an endless loop of intertwined characters, was directed by Brig White and Evan Parsons of The Martin Agency, produced by HUE&CRY and edited by Running with Scissors. Courtesy of Esquire, you can watch the film HERE.
The music of J. Roddy Walston & The Business honor both their southern roots and punk spirit on their latest album,Essential Tremors. With a mix of heavy hooks and elegant melodies that reveal their affinity for artists as disparate as Led Zeppelin, pre-disco-era Bee Gees, The Replacements, Randy Newman, and the Southern soul outfits that once populated the Stax Records label.
Best known for their live shows, we are also thrilled to share that J. Roddy Walston & The Business’s upcoming string of tour dates, including Coachella performances this weekend and a spring run with Foals and Cage the Elephant set to begin April 21st.
Melting all manner of stereotypes into an as-yet-unnamed breed of New American, each of J. Roddy Walston & The Business’s live performances finds hipsters hugging Teamsters and sweating till it hurts, and art-school cynics and metalheads screaming out every lyric in some gorgeously desperate attempt to connect. There seems to be a competition between the band and the crowd as to who will give more each night. Check out their upcoming tour dates including summer events like Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, Newport Folk Festival and more below.
Tour Dates
4/18 – 4/20 – Indio, CA – Coachella, Weekend 2
4/21 – Tuscon, AZ – Rialto Theater%
4/22 – Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater%
4/24 – San Antonio, TX – White Rabbit%
4/25 – Houston, TX – House of Blues%
4/30 – Charleston, SC – The Pour House
5/2 – Raleigh, NC – Red Hat Amphitheater*%
5/4 – Boston, MA – Orpheum Theatre*%
5/6 – New York, NY – Terminal 5*% SOLD OUT
5/7 – New York, NY – Terminal 5*%
5/10 – Richmond, VA – The National*%
5/13 – Toronto, ON – Kool Haus*%
5/14 – Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom*%
5/15 – Saint Paul, MN – Myth Live Event Center*%
5/17 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre*%
5/18 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex*%
5/20 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theater*%
5/21 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theater*%
5/22 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom%
5/30 – Richmond, VA – Friday Cheers w/ Kopecky Family Band
5/31 – 6/1 – Houston, TX – Free Press Summer Festival
6/5 – 6/8 – Ozark, AR – Wakarusa Festival
6/12 – 6/15 – Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival
6/14 – Winston-Salem, NC – Ziggy’s
7/11 – Cincinnati, OH – Bunbury Festival
7/12 – Detroit, MI – Mopop Festival
7/13 – Millvale, PA – Mr. Smalls Theatre
7/24 – Dewey Beach, DE – Bottle & Cork
7/26 – Newport, RI – Newport Folk Festival
7/29 – Cleveland Heights, OH – Grog Shop
8/1 – 8-3 – Chicago, IL – Lollapalooza
8/22 – Millvale, PA – Mr. Smalls Theatre
% with Cage the Elephant
* with Foals


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