Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The Apache Relay's "Katie Queen of Tennessee" lyric video premieres at Paste

“…it represents a much-needed shift in our obsession with folk music: infusing the soul that’s been leaking into pop, bathing it in the tape-y warmth of everything indie, and still managing to connect in a way that feels absolutely unpretentious.”—The Huffington Post

“…channeling the sounds of their hometown, Motown, and even Springsteen’s Nebraska.”

“It’s a stunning piece of work, guaranteed to put a spring in your step.”—Southern Living
The Apache Relay’s lyric video for their new single “Katie Queen of Tennessee” premiered yesterday at Paste and can now be viewed/shared here. This lyric video follows the official music video for the song, which recently premiered at NPR Music and can now be viewed/embedded here. Of the song and video, NPR Music’s Bob Boilen praises, “The Apache Relay’s ‘Katie Queen of Tennessee’ is easily one of the catchiest tunes I’ve heard this year. And in the song’s new video, a troupe of 40 young dancers raise the fun to heights I hadn’t imagined with a blissfully, perfectly choreographed routine…like The Wizard of Oz meeting Pink Floyd’s Dark Side Of The Moon for the first time…a match that was simply meant to be.” Behind the scenes footage of the video can be viewed now at
The Apache Relay will embark on an extensive North American tour this fall, including shows supporting Trampled by Turtles and The Wild Feathers. See below for complete tour details. The tour is in celebration of the band’s acclaimed new self-titled album, which is out now on So Recordings (iTunesAmazon). Of the music, Rolling Stone asserts, “…echoes classic Gamble and Huff productions before folding out into a classic Spector-ish wall of sound,” while the Seattle Times calls it, “an 11-song collection full of satisfying, layered moments.”

Formed by chance in a college dorm, The Apache Relay is Michael Ford Jr. (vocals), Mike Harris (guitar, vocals), Brett Moore (keys, guitar, mandolin), Kellen Wenrich (fiddle, keys), Ben Ford (guitar, vocals) and Stephen Smith (drums). Since their debut, the band has opened for Grammy award-winning Mumford & Sons and performed at multiple festivals including Bonnaroo, the Newport Folk Festival, Firefly Music Festival, Voodoo Music Experience, Bristol Rhythm and Roots and Gentlemen of the Road.
*supporting Trampled by Turtles
†supporting The Wild Feathers

August 28-29                                             Fayetteville, AR                           Fayetteville Roots Festival
September 17                                            Indianapolis, IN                                The Egyptian Room*
September 18                                             Des Moines, IA                       Simon Estes Amphitheater*
September 20                                             Shakopee, MN                                         Canterbury Park
September 23                                              St. Louis, MO                                        The Gramophone
September 24                                             Little Rock, AR          Stickyz Rock’n’Roll Chicken Shack
September 26                                                 Dallas, TX                                              INDEX Festival
September 27                                                Austin, TX                                                       Lamberts
September 28                                               Houston, TX                                  Fitzgeralds Downstairs
September 30                                            New Orleans, LA                                                 Gasa Gasa
October 11                                                Birmingham, AL                                            Cask & Drum
October 15                                                Kansas City, MO                                       The Riot Room†
October 17                                                 Englewood, CO                                         Gothic Theater†
October 19                                                     Aspen, CO                                                        Belly Up
October 21                                               Salt Lake City, UT                                           Kilby Court†
October 22                                                      Boise, ID                    Knitting Factory Concert House†
October 23                                                  Spokane, WA                                                  The Bartlett
October 24                                                    Seattle, WA                                            Tractor Tavern†
October 25                                                 Vancouver, BC                              Commodore Ballroom†
October 26                                                   Portland, OR                                       Doug Fir Lounge†
October 28                                               San Francisco, CA                    Great American Music Hall†
October 29                                                Los Angeles, CA                                                     El Rey†
November 4                                               Indianapolis, IN                 Deluxe at Old National Centre†
November 6                                              Minneapolis, MN                                       Varsity Theater†
November 7                                                  Chicago, IL                                                   The Metro†
November 8                                                Milwaukee, WI                                               The Rave II†
November 9                                                Cincinnati, OH                                 20th Century Theatre†
November 11                                                 Detroit, MI                                                  The Shelter†
November 12                                               Toronto, ON                                               Lee’s Palace†
November 13                                               Montreal, QC                                                    La Vitrola
November 14                                               Portland, ME                                  Port City Music Hall†
November 15                                                Boston, MA                                   Brighton Music Hall†
November 16                                              Providence, RI                                          Fete (Lounge) †
November 18                                            Philadelphia, PA                                      World Café Live†
November 20                                             Washington, DC                                                9:30 Club†
November 21                                              New York, NY                                               Irving Plaza†

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