by Andrew Sacher


New Orleans band The Deslondes make country music you can dance to, but not in the way most of the artists the radio today do. They sound like they could've been the house band at a Southern bar 60 years ago, way before any country singer ever wrote a song about Miller Lite. On the slow boogie of the piano-led "Fought The Blues And Won," which opens their self-titled debut album, you can visualize a room of people swaying along. And by "Less Honkin' More Tonkin'" they're loosened up and letting their hips swing. The album came out earlier this month on New West Records. You can listen to an Rdio stream, and watch a live video of "Fought the Blues," below.

The band is on tour now, and they'll play a NYC release show for the album on Thursday (6/25) at Mercury Lounge with Feral Foster and Twain. Tickets for that show are available.

All dates are listed, with the video and album stream, below...


The Deslondes -- 2015 Tour Dates
Jun 25 Mercury Lounge New York, NY*
Jun 26 Tellus 360 Lancaster, PA*
Jun 27 Big Barrel Country Music Festival 2015 Dover, DE
Jul 09 Tractor Tavern Seattle, WA
Jul 10 Pemberton Community Barn Pemberton, Canada
Jul 12 Mississippi Studios Portland, OR
Jul 14 Amnesia San Francisco, CA
Jul 15 The Crepe Place Santa Cruz, CA
Jul 16 The Roxy Los Angeles, CA
Jul 17 Pappy & Harriets () Pioneertown, CA
Aug 29 Mañana Mañana Festival Hummelo, Netherlands
Aug 30 Mañana Mañana Festival Hummelo, Netherlands
Aug 30 Het Huis verLoren Hoorn, Netherlands
Aug 31 The Islington London, United Kingdom
Sep 02 Gullivers Manchester, Uk
Sep 03 The Fulford Arms York, United Kingdom
Sep 04 Cultureel Podium Roepean Ottersum, Netherlands
Sep 05 Into The Great Wide Open Festival Vlieland, Netherlands
Sep 06 Misty Fields Festival Heusden, Netherlands
Sep 07 Knust Hamburg, Germany
Sep 10 Dreikoningskeller Frankfurt, Germany
Sep 11 Café Kairo Berne, Switzerland
Sep 12 Parterre AG Basel, Switzerland
Sep 14 Sala Rocksound Barcelona, Spain
Sep 15 Loco Club Valencia, Spain
Sep 16 Boite Live Madrid, Spain
Sep 17 Dabadaba San Sebastian, Spain
Sep 18 Divan Du Monde Paris, France
Sep 19 N9 Eeklo, Belgium
Sep 20 Leffingeleuren Festival Oostende, Belgium
Sep 23 Folk å Rock Malmo, Sweden
Sep 24 Crossroads Club Oslo, Norway
Sep 25 Geronimos FGT Stockholm, Sweden
Sep 26 Kulturgaraget Avesta, Sweden
Sep 27 Pustverik Goteborg, Sweden

* - w/ Feral Foster