THIS IS A PRE-ORDER
Release Date is June 23, 2018, the print run is 500 copies on black vinyl. The band will be on extended european tour beginning in early July.
Meet Jasmin Kaset and Makenzie Green, two nice girls who met at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, that's about an hour east from Nashville, Tennessee. They started a country duo that maybe not your usual slick production Nashville sound that gained mainstream popularity all over the world. Birdcloud is also not really something you can call Outlaw country although they play with elements like satire and tackle tough topics with a toungue-in-cheek kind of way. They've been featured in magazines like Rolling Stone and Vice, and because their music and appearance is not quite country but also not really punk, its kinda hard to define a genre that would fit to the explicit lyrics in their songs… wanna hear some of their songtitles from the double album called Singles Only, with they bare backs on the front sleeve? Here we go…
“Fuck you Cop”
“Saving myself for Jesus”
“I like black guys”
“Washin' my big ol' pussy”
“I cant stand up (I'm fine)”
Okay, I think you get the picture. We saw them late 2017 when they opened for New York Rockers DIRTY FENCES, and we were so blown away that we spent the rest of the evening humming their tunes whilst sipping whiskey at the bar…
Now, here we are in the lucky position to present their new (and first!!!) real vinyl single, a classic two song 45 limited to only 500 copies. The band will have these up for sale at their merch both soon, when they travel through the bars and venues of Europe this July.
“Much of what Birdcloud does is reactionary to what country music has become — those dirt roads and the trucks that drive ’em — but also to their experience growing up in the South: the obsessive religious indoctrination, the caged racism… Those types of songs — true-to-life, with a healthy dose of humor — are actually a longstanding country tradition.” (Rolling Stone Magazine)
“The mystery that animates Birdcloud’s best music is a dialectic of identity, a cruel compassion… What it does do is give the loneliness of an anonymous woman a couple of absurd moments to strut and fret in your mind before disappearing once again into oblivion. Historically, this is what country music has always done best.” (VICE Noisey)
A1. Wild Turkey 101