NEW SONG FROM LEVI THOMAS!

This month we welcome a familiar beast back to the fold with a brand new tune!  Since Levi Thomas has moved to Oakland he has recorded a full-length album, navigated several tours, and is more than ready to share these new endeavors with you.  Wearing his influences on his sleeve, while consistently blending them up, Levi serves up a batch of tunes that feel fresh and new with a hint of nostalgia for the greats that have came before us.  Billie is comprised of some of the most honest, self-reflecting song-writing I have heard in a long time and the first offering from the album, "The Fear"  is testament to that opinon.  I could not be happier that this set of songs is going to be coming out on Rough Beast

Head on over to L.A.'s KCRW to hear the premiere of "The Fear" 

"Like his forbearers he came out here looking for gold. In his case, he caught rays of golden sunshine in his cosmic country twang on "The Fear."

Ranch Ghost Southern Tour

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Ranch Ghost is hitting the road this weekend for a slew of shows supporting All Them Witches. Catch the guys live and be sure to pick up Lookin' at the merch table as well as Andy Ferro's solo cassette Muirhead.

Stay tuned for more Ranch Ghost news coming soon! 

New Season New Tunes

Howdy Everyone!

 

I've got quite a bit of news for you this time around so lets jump right in.  The most important thing to let you know is that Ranch Ghost has joined the roster!  These boys have been family to me for some time now so it feels very natural that their first LP will be released on Rough Beast.  The songs have been crafted over a long period of time and I can honestly say that this recorded version of Ranch Ghost is them in every sense.  We should be sharing the first single with you all very soon!  

Also if you are in Nashville, Ranch Ghost will be playing at Third Man Records with the radical DJ Jonathan Toubin this Saturday night!  You can find the event page HERE !

The debut album titled Lookin will be available on LP / CD / DIGITAL on July 1st and look for pre-order packages coming soon!

On April 29th we will be releasing a brand new batch of tunes from Del Sur called Eating In Bed.   This set of songs features the surf sensibilities that Michael has crafted on his first two offerings but expands into different forms of tropicalia and pop melodies that really show the young talent coming into his own. Check out what Gold Flake Paint had to say about it HERE and listen to the track below!  You will be able to scoop the new release on limited edition cassette from us soon or pick up digitally just about anywhere you can download songs from.

We had a great time out in Nashville celebrating the release of "Muirhead" with Andy Ferro.  If you haven't had a chance to pick up the limited edition tape we still have about 10 of those bad boys left in the store.

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WELCOME ANDY FERRO TO ROUGH BEAST

WELCOME ANDY FERRO TO ROUGH BEAST

The new year is here and Rough Beast is going to be more active.......promise!  To kick things off right we are going to be expanding our family.  Please welcome Andy Ferro!

I have known Andy Ferro going on five years now and he has always been a wonderful friend to me.  One of those beautiful souls that is inherently good and the world is lucky to have.  He also happens to make incredible music.  His flavorful guitar playing in Ranch Ghost has been no stranger to rock-n-roll lovers for a while now, but he struck a new chord recently when he set out to record some tunes on his own.  While hanging with the boys about a year ago I approached Andy about putting out some songs on tape with Rough Beast because I had heard the Short Stories demo and really enjoyed the sound he was crafting.

Fast forward a little over a year, and here we are with this magical music project called Muirhead.  The songs land us in a trance-like state between different levels of sonic texture.  They evoke thoughts of classic rock, psychedelia, and the blues, but ultimately represent a creative being spreading out the map and starting to explore.  It would be impossible to speak to the textures of these songs without mentioning Mitch Jones (Fly Golden Eagle, Majestico, Thunderbitch).  He stepped in after Andy initially tracked vocals, guitar and bass and added embellishments that allow the songs to flow very cohesively.

- R.J.

Muirhead will be released 2/26 on limited edition cassette and digital formats! Stay tuned for single coming soon!

ANDY FERRO ARTIST PAGE

Del Sur Release New Single!

Del Sur Release New Single!

Del Sur has just released a couple brand new groovin' surf tunes just in time for summer and we couldn't be more happy to bring these to you!  Michael was kind enough to write a few words about the release:

Del Sur recorded Aubrey Plaza b/w Cape Coast in the Spring of 2015 roughly 30 minutes outside of Philadelphia. The first Del Sur release to feature live drums, both songs are performed by MIchael Collier (vocals, guitar), Connor Watts (bass), Liam Sullivan (drums), and Phil Burch (guitar). Initial recordings took place at Sullivan’s house, The Playroom in March, with additional recording done at Makeout Reef. Mixed on a series of flights between Philadelphia and Charleston by Collier, the tracks reflect themes of regret and escapism respectively. These songs also provide a more accurate depiction of Del Sur’s live sound with faster drumming and lively instrumentation.

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Del Sur Tape Available NOW

Del Sur Tape Available NOW

Happy release day to Del Sur! RB06! Our newest member of the Rough Beast Fam, all the way from Philly, has released their debut tape with us and we're excited to share this one with you. This pretty yellow tape with artwork and digital download is available through the store, on iTunes and on Spotify. H.A.G.S. is sure to help ease those wintertime blues with some dreamy beachy good time vibes. Enjoy.

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The New Roughbeasrtrecords.com

Excited to show you all the new and improved roughbeastrecords.com! Website looks a little prettier and is a bit easier to use, but is still full of news, tunes, videos, photos and badass releases we've made so far. So excited for all that 2015 has to offer. Stay tuned because this is gonna ba one banger year. Thanks for all your support!

WELCOME DEL SUR!

NEW ARTIST ANNOUNCEMENT! We're SO excited to introduce you to the wavy vibes of Del Sur. The newest member of the Rough Beast family hails from Philly and will be releasing their lazy, hazy surf EP with us very soon so stay tuned!

Autumn Joins Rough Beast

It is a new year and with it we are growing the Rough Beast family in the personnel department! Autumn Whitaker has been one of my partners in crime for a long time and it is a huge honor for me to tell you fine people that she has joined the team in official capacity! 

New Beast tunes coming your way sooner than you think!
#rideordie #restinbeast

Shakedown Tapes!

Sister Shakedown tapes have arrived in all their soulful rock and roll glory. And sure, you can stream 5 out of 6 tracks on Spotify or iTunes, but if you want that 6th track and this perfectly pink cassette, AND this awesome ROGANKNOWSBEST artwork, you're going to have to buy them here. This is a VERY limited release so grab one quick.

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GIGANTIC "THE ALBUM" OUT HALLOWEEN

Hello fine people!

Hope this post finds you all well and enjoying the turning of the seasons!  Gigantic "The Album" is now officially available and we would love for you to pick up this wild piece of Springvegas Rock-n-Roll.  Available on CD / Digital / Limited Edition Cassette w/Download Card.

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iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-album/id928562196 

Spotify: Gigantic – The Album

The boys have been working so hard to bring you this release we want to celebrate it as proper as humanly possible.  Please join us at College Street Bar and Arcade Halloween evening for a FREE show brought to you by Rough Beast Records and Johan Presents.  Costumes are highly encouraged as there will be a contest with a cash prize!  Dark Circle Comics will be joining us and celebrating the release of their first issue and giving away the first 25 copies for FREE.  These dudes make rad art and it a pleasure to share this event with them.  The music will be perfect as Gigantic will be joined by fellow Rough Beast artist Casey Jack and local favorites Kids and Chemicals.  Don't be too cool to ghoul, get out of the house and come get rowdy with us!

EVENT PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/events/784664484908373/

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DIRT NAP RELEASE NEW TAPE + RAUCOUS VIDEO

The new tunes just keep on rollin'.  RB03 is a wild and diverse rock and roll effort from everyone's favorite jvngle boys in Dirt Nap.  Featuring eight bangin' new tracks recorded straight to tape by the wonderfully talented Jason Kearbey of Wee Rock Records.  The tapes are limited to 100 and come with a digital download card.  The tunes are also available to stream for free via Spotify HERE or digitally through iTunes HERE.

The boys have also premiered a video for "Drunk Snake" off of the release and it is absolutely a wild time that is not for the faint of heart (or stomach).  Directed by local Springvegas badass Andy Wolff this video will no disappoint and will definitely make you squirm in your own skin a bit.  Hit the link to read through an in depth interview with the boys thanks to www.idioteq.com out of Warsaw, Poland and view the video below.

http://www.idioteq.com/dirt-nap-video-premiere-interview/

Happy Release Day to Casey Jack!

We have been anticipating this day at Rough Beast for a long time and it is finally here! Today for the first time you can pick up Casey Jack's debut on vinyl or grab the digital version.  All records come with a digital download card stuffed inside so you can take Casey Jack with you wherever your journey takes you!  If you haven't heard the album and want to stream it before making a purchase head on over to PopMatters.com where they claim "His music is best described as guitar pop with a sharp dash of fuzzed-out punk energy."

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Rough Beast does not believe in putting out albums and not celebrating these occasions, so with that said, we are havin' a party!  Friday, September 5th make it out to The Outland in Springfield, MO to pick up a copy of the vinyl in person.  Catch some killer live tunes from Casey Jack with help from Rough Beast family members Ghost Dance and local lady killer A.J. Moore and his band The Vaudeville.  Records will cost you $15.00 and come in either limited edition red or classic black vinyl.  Hope to see all you devils out at the release show!

Entertainment Weekly Premieres "Cool Kids" Video by Casey Jack

Summer might be winding down so we have no excuse but to keep our vibes alive.  If you need some help along the way check out the first video from Casey Jack for his single "Cool Kids." Entertainment Weekly was kind enough to premiere the video and even regard our own Springvegas, MO as a "backwoods oasis."  Check out the visuals for a tune EW said was "full of sharp, clever hooks and lots of ragged guitar fuzz."  Record release party details coming soon!

http://music-mix.ew.com/2014/08/08/casey-jack-cool-kids-video/

Dirt Nap x Rough Beast

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Photo by Phoenix Diets

Please welcome Dirt Nap to the Rough Beast family!  These wild river boys recorded a bangin' eight track EP titled "Oh, Just a Few Boys Horsin' Around" that will be out 9-11 (neverforget) on Rough Beast Records!  Check out their artist page and look for tunes and more coming from Dirt Nap soon.

Wondering Sound Premieres Casey Jack's "Stay Away"

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Photo by Alex W. Crowder

The mighty talented people over at Wondering Sound premiered "Stay Away" off  Casey Jack's debut LP! Saying that "Jack hits the same glorious garage-pop sweet spot as acts like Mikal Cronin and Smith Westerns."  Follow the link to stream or download as many times as your heart desires.  Also watch for the vinyl pre-order coming soon to our webstore!

 

http://www.wonderingsound.com/news/song-premiere-casey-jacks-blistering-stay-away/

 


Casey Jack "Not In Love With The Modern World" Premiere + Album Announcement

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Photo by Alex W. Crowder

The kind folks over at  My Old Kentucky Blog premiered the first track off the debut LP from Casey Jack today.  Head over to the link below to hear what MOKB called a "guitar heavy, rowdy song that would be perfect soundtracking a night out drinking with your friends."  Look for more to come soon and mark your calendar's for the 8/26 official release date.

http://www.myoldkentuckyblog.com/?p=47260

 

Free Show Friday!

This Friday come down to the College Street Bar and Arcade in good ole Springfield, MO to catch a free show featuring Ghost Dance and Gigantic.  

Address: 504 West College Street