Langhorne Slim and The Lost at Last Band with special guest The Texas Gentlemen
The Texas Gentlemen, Free bowling from 6:00pm-9:00pm! First come, first serve. Minimum 4 people per lane, No bowling after 8:30pm
Tuesday, June 19th, 2018
Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm (event ends at 11:30 pm)Brooklyn Bowl
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Nashville’s Langhorne Slim interlaces this theme throughout his new album. “Everyone’s searchin’ for something better around every corner, but it’s already right here,” Langhorne says. “We’re all born whole – through livin’ we fall apart…”
The songs on Langhorne Slim’s newest album, Lost At Last Vol. 1, out November 10, 2017, challenge the idea of social rigidity: the attitude that there’s a “correct” way for us to live and a side we should be on. He urges the world to see through the idea that by following that path and focusing only on fitting the mold, one will have lived a good life. He re-interprets the sound of the free-spirited yet vulnerable everyman heard on 2015’s The Spirit Moves and brings forth anew the call for us to abandon “the fold” and re-connect with ourselves and each other.
Langhorne Slim is no stranger to the world of popular culture and commercial success. Lost At Last Vol. 1 is his sixth full-length album; throughout his career he has been defined by reflective songwriting and passionate delivery. Slim’s last album cycle alone garnered him his third appearance on Conan O’Brien’s late-night show, as well as a feature on CBS Saturday Morning, and the highest charting debut of his career. O’Brien, a personal fan of Slim stated, “After one listen, I became an instant, almost obsessive fan.” Slim has consistently toured on his own, and has appeared on extensive worldwide runs throughout his career with artists such as The Lumineers, The Avett Brothers, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, Gregory Alan Isakov, Josh Ritter, The Devil Makes Three, Sara Watkins, and more. He’s also appeared on many festival stages, such as Bonnaroo, Newport Folk Festival, Outside Lands, Lollapalooza, and the Philadelphia Folk Festival.
Lost At Last Vol. 1 is a record that Langhorne wanted to do differently from the start. “Almost immediately after recording our last record, The Spirit Moves,” Slim says, “I felt a deep desire to make another album. One that would take a step sideways in order to take a step forward; one that would be very personal and raw…in the making of this record, I made a deal with myself to trust my own voice and vision more than I ever have before, and to go willingly wherever it led.”
The title alone reflects his need to pen a great wealth of songs, as if the thoughts and inspiration took on a life of their own and just needed to come out. Recorded over the span of around six months in New Orleans, Los Angeles, and Catskill, NY, and clocking in at about 34 minutes, it’s a short but intense listening experience. Several songs are under two or three minutes long, but they pack vivid imagery into concise packages in a way that shows a significant diversion from the songwriting on his previous records. Slim keeps his record-making in the family with this release; longtime band member Malachi DeLorenzo co-produced the record along with Kenny Siegal, and DeLorenzo also mixed several tracks in addition to playing drums on the record.
Slim reflects truths that we may or may not want to admit; in “Life is Confusing”, he muses that “life is confusing, and people are insane”. He stands resolute in the face of trial: “…you could break my heart, but you’ll never break me,” he sings on “Never Break”. He calls upon the listener during this time fraught with challenges to unplug from the trajectory our culture has deemed is “right” and find strength in our own vulnerability, in our own instincts. “We look to our phones, drugs, sex whatever to find ourselves when it’s already right here,” Slim says. These songs join in the rallying call for the wild ones in us all.
Recently named one of “10 New Country Artists You Need To Know” by Rolling Stone Country, The Texas Gentlemen is an ever-evolving cast of characters based around the core sextet of Beau Bedford, Nik Lee, Daniel Creamer, Matt McDonald, Ryan Ake, and Scott Lee. Bedford originally assembled the Gents as an all-purpose backing band for singer-songwriters such as Leon Bridges and Nikki Lane. The Lone Star-bred collective has quickly become the go-to group of players, continuing to back an incredible array of artists including George Strait, Ed Sheeran, Shakey Graves, Shawn Mendes, Matthew Logan Vasquez of Delta Spirit, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Ray Benson, Joe Ely (who described them as “the best backing band I have ever played with. Seriously.”), and many more. Last year, they were they were joined by iconic troubadour Kris Kristofferson at the Newport Folk Festival for what Rolling Stone Magazine called one of the festival’s “most exciting sets.” Kristofferson so enjoyed collaborating with the band that he enlisted them to reprise their roles in a series of critically acclaimed Texas concerts. The Gents returned to Newport this summer for a Chuck Berry Tribute with Charlie Sexton and special guests Jim James of My Morning Jacket, Shakey Graves, and Nathaniel Rateliff. This appearance, as well as performances at AmericanaFest and Pilgrimage Festival, earned the band "Best Of" placement by Rolling Stone Country, CMT, Wide Open Country, The Boot, and more.
Leading up to TX Jelly’s release, The Texas Gentlemen premiered a series of music videos for the album’s standout tracks that show the band’s witty, fun-loving side. Directed by Horatio Baltz, the video for “Bondurant Woman” is a parody of the 1997 cult documentary Hands on a Hard Body, which depicts a group of contestants competing to win a pickup truck in Longview, TX. To be declared the winner, the last Texas Gent left standing with his hand on the truck wins the prize. Wide Open Country premiered the standard length version of the video (seen HERE), and The Boot premiered the extended, 15-minute documentary version of the video which offers more details to the backstories of each character the band members play (seen HERE). Rolling Stone Country also previously premiered the video for their first single “Pain,” which can be seen HERE, stating, “‘Pain,’ written and sung by pianist Daniel Creamer, is a perfect introduction to their rootsy mix of Southern rock and folk, an upbeat cross between The Band and early-Seventies-era George Harrison.” Paste Magazine originally announced the release and premiered the video for the album opener “Habbie Doobie,” which depicts the band jamming in their Modern Electric Sound Recorders studio in their hometown of Dallas, TX with a guest appearance by none other than a Texas armadillo. Watch it HERE.
TX Jelly was cut live in four days at the legendary FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, AL and was produced by Bedford. The album was paired down from 28 songs recorded in a 96-hour time span spent at FAME and moves between contemplative and raucous, encompassing the full breadth of the American music experience. Touching on blues, soul, folk, country, rock, and gospel, TX Jelly is real, raw, and righteous. From first track to last, you can feel The Texas Gentlemen reaching deep inside themselves and finding what’s genuine - what illuminates the truth of the country’s rich, complicated and singular artistic history. TX Jelly effortlessly connects way back to what’s next and oozes with skill backed up by hard-won authenticity.
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