If you have not heard of Suburban Home Records yet you really need to, it might just make you a better person. The music label is home to a slew of great indie, punk, and even country/folk artists and has been putting out some great releases by, just to name a couple, Tim Barry of Avail, Joey Cape of Lagwagon, Ninja Gun, and even Austin Lucas.
Just today I received an email from Tony @ No Idea Records that I thought I should share with everyone out there about a pretty sweet offer:
Gainesville’s newest outlaw country band, The Takers, have just posted a free downloadable MP3 from their upcoming debut album, entitled Taker Easy, that will be released by Suburban Home Records on LP/CD July 21st.
You can download an MP3 of the title track “Taker Easy” on the Suburban Home Records website HERE.
The band recently leaked three other tracks from the album. You can stream “Curse of a Drunk,” “Drift,” and “Friends in Bottles” on the band’s MySpace page.
The band describes their sound as being “influenced by 70’s outlaw country and honky-tonk classics made standard at the time by legends like Waylon Jennings, Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash and Hank Williams Jr.”
Members have been playing in various Gainesville bands for years, with two members currently pulling double duty in No Idea Record’s Whiskey & Co.
The Takers released a 7” version of “Curse of a Drunk” on Suburban Home Records this past fall and have plans to release a collaborative split 7” with Austin Lucas in the near future
Take advantage of this opportunity. As a fan of outlaw country I really got a kick out of this song and can not wait till the full release of the album.
If you liked what you heard here are a following options you have if you would like to order a copy:
If you want to be ahead of the game and would like to pre-order a CD copy of Taker Easy you should click HERE.
If you want to be a little cooler, pre-order a copy of the Taker Easy beer colored LP by clicking HERE.
If you want to one up everyone else and be the coolest, click HERE and pre-order the deluxe set that includes the LP, CD, T-Shirt, Beer Cozie, Shot Glass, Poster, and Button. Now that is DELUXE.
Finally if you are the ultimate vinyl collector in the world, click HERE to order a hand-numbered and hand-written test pressing copy of The Taker’s Curse Of A Drunk 7″. Keep in mind though that only 5 to 20 pressings are created each time a test pressing is created so supplies are extremely limited.
I can not be held responsible for empty wallets so order at your own risk. I know I am seriously contemplating pre-ordering the LP because I know I am going to listen to it over and over. The CD and LP will be released on 07/21/2009.
The Takers Tour Dates:
Jun 23 – The Atlantic-Gainesville, Florida
Jun 24 – TBA-Daytona Beach , Florida
Jun 25 – Tobacco Road -Miami, Florida
Jun 26 – Propaganda -Lake Worth, Florida
Jun 27 – New World Brewery, Ybor City, Florida
Jun 28 – Wills Pub , Orlando, Florida
(Hopefully one day they will make it up to Cleveland…hint hint)