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DOWNLOAD Sallie Ford - I Swear (MP3)
"Among the many BBQs and day-parties juggled, I rarely watched acts for their entire set. But Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside were the exception to this rule, one reason being their, well, sound outside. With free tacos, a cold mid-day beer and the hottest heat yet of the fest, she and her smile-less band performed tightly. Ford has this ultra-quirky voice, a throwback to rockabilly and the odd tensions of Jolie Holland. It's hip-dancing music rather than head-bobbing, with clappy melodies that name-check Jets to Brazil and have you reaching for Wanda Jackson.That review comes from the BrooklynVegan/Partisan day party at Barbarella in Austin on Friday, March 18th. Sallie Ford & the Outside Sound played a 1pm outdoor set and pictures from it are in this post.
They didn't move much on the tiny Barbarella stage, and maybe it was the temperature, but there was something so moderated about Ford's embarrassing amount of raw musical talent, it was slow-burning to see it manifest as it did." [HitFix]
Two days before that show, Lady Lamb the Beekeeper played a BrooklynVegan SXSW show. TONIGHT (3/29) both ladies play an early show together at Mercury Lounge in NYC. Tickets are still available (and probably will be at the door).
Lady Lamb is also playing April 1st at Knitting Factory with Pearl and the Beard, and has been announced as the opener for Beirut on a few dates including Wellmont Theater on May 13th (tickets for the NJ show are still on sale). All dates are below.
Sallie Ford's album 'Dirty Radio' will be released May 24 via Partisan Records. The first song on the LP, "I Swear", makes its premiere in this post. Download it above. Stream it, check out the cover art and full tracklist, with the rest of the dates and more pics and some videos too, below...
Sallie Ford & the Sound Outside - 2011 Tour Dates
Tue Mar 29, 2011 New York, NY Mercury Lounge -
Fri Apr 01, 2011 Knoxville, TN Rhythm & Blooms -
Sat Apr 30, 2011 Davis, CA Sophia's Thai Kitchen -
Sun May 01, 2011 Los Angeles, CA Troubadour *
Mon May 02, 2011 Santa Barbara, CA SOhO Restaurant and Music Club *
Tue May 03, 2011 Oakland, CA The New Parish *
Thu May 05, 2011 Vancouver, BC The Biltmore Cabaret *
Thu May 26, 2011 Anchorage, AK Snow Goose Theatre -
Sun May 29, 2011 Kodiak, AK Harbor Convention Center -
Thu Jun 02, 2011 Seattle, WA Tractor Tavern -
Fri Jun 03, 2011 Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge -
Sat Jun 04, 2011 Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge -
Sun Jun 05, 2011 Spokane, WA Elk Fest -
Mon Jun 06, 2011 Missoula, MT Top Hat
* w/ Thao & Mirah
Lady Lamb the Beekeeper - 2011 Tour Dates
MAR 29 MERCURY LOUNGE with SALLIE FORD New York, New York
APR 1 THE KNITTING FACTORY (Pearl & The Beard's record release show!) Brooklyn, New York
APR 14 BRIGHTON MUSIC HALL as support for Sharon Van Etten Boston, MA
APR 15 IRON HORSE as support for Sharon Van Etten Northampton, MA
APR 17 RED PALACE as support for Sharon Van Etten Washington, D.C.
MAY 9 THE NORVA support for BEIRUT Norfolk, Virginia
MAY 11 RAMS HEAD LIVE support for BEIRUT Baltimore, MD
MAY 13 THE WELLMONT support for BEIRUT Montclair, New Jersey
JUL 29 THE STATE THEATER support for BEIRUT Portland, Maine
'Dirty Radio' Tracklist:---
1. I Swear
4. Poison Milk
5. Against The Law
6. Thirteen Years Old
7. This Crew
8. Write Me A Letter
9. Where Did You Go