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New Meetup: Reverand Horton Heat with Cracker

From: Michael
Sent on: Thursday, May 6, 2010 7:39 AM
Announcing a new Meetup for Atlanta Live Alt/Rock Music!

What: Reverand Horton Heat with Cracker

When: Friday, June 4,[masked]:00 PM

The Masquerade
695 North Ave
Atlanta, GA 30308

Recently, the Reverend Horton Heat, aka Jim Heath, had something along the lines of what he calls an epiphany.He's a little tired of being taken so seriously-well, maybe not seriously, exactly, but you get the idea-and lately he's noticed that some of his funnier, country-tinged songs were his biggest crowd pleasers. Besides, being entertaining is what this is all about, right?So, ladies and gents, roll your smokes up in your sleeve and hold on to your cowboy hats, it's time to take a trip back to a time before slick, over-produced country became the norm-a time when outlaws wrote songs about being without a pot to piss in-or at least about psycho exboyfriends and deadbeat girlfriends that spend your paycheck faster than you can say Lone Star.

Alt-rock icons Cracker have signed with 429 Records and are preparing to unleash a
collection of new songs, SUNRISE IN THE LAND OF MILK AND HONEY. Long-time musical co-horts David
Lowery and Johnny Hickman have teamed up again with drummer Frank Funaro and bassist Sal Maida and along with
stellar producer David Barbe (Drive By Truckers), have created a uniquely eclectic trove of new tunes. Well-worn
words used to describe their sound?brash, irreverent, sharp-witted, anthemic and riveting?all descriptives are in fulleffect
on the new project that bursts with their trademark rock, punk, glam, surf and country aesthetic. Friends John
Doe, Patterson Hood and Adam Duritz also make spirited guest turns on SUNRISE?Their 429 Records debut is instores
on May 5 and the first single to radio is ?Turn On, Tune In, Drop Out With Me? (add date April 7).
Taking a new approach to their creative process, SUNRISE IN THE LAND OF MILK AND HONEY is a truly
collaborative effort for the band. Suprisingly self-disciplined, the whole band would take time out to write together one
week every two months between tours over the course of a year. Focusing on a goal of two songs per day, their
individual musical influences combined in refreshing and distinctive ways. On the outside it was a straight-ahead work
ethic, but the process resulted in the band clicking creatively with a renewed energy.
Says Lowery: ?We weren?t kicking back on an island in the Caribbean, waiting for the muse to hit us. We got down to
work, found the punk and glam rock in our blood and woke up to Sunrise In The Land Of Milk And Honey.?

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