New (Texas) Tunes: Band of Heathens

I like Texas music. And I like songs about whiskey and beer and waiting at train stations. Austin-based The Band of Heathens has ’em all covered in this tune. It’s easy to hear how they’ve garnered comparisons to Little Feat, The Band, and Drive By Truckers. Their self-titled debut album will be released on May 20th. Check out one of the new tunes here…

The Band of HeathensJackson Station (mp3)

Pre-Order The Band of Heathens, out 5/20:

Official Web Site: Band of (I recommend hanging around until you hear “Cornbread”).


Catch a video and see some tour dates after the jump (I’ll be seeing ’em at the Austin City Limits Festival in September).

Tour Dates:
5/15/2008 College Station TX Wolf Pen Creek Amphitheatre
5/16/2006 Oklahoma City, OK Wormy Dog Saloon
5/17/2008 Austin TX The Saxon Pub
5/17/2008 Plano TX Love and War in Texas -Plano
5/17/2008 Dallas TX The Barley House
5/23/2008 New Braunfels TX Gruene Hall
5/24/2008 San Antonio TX Private Event
5/25/2008 Corpus Christi, TX Executive Surf Club
5/27/2008 Marble Falls TX River City Grille
5/28/2008 Austin TX Hill’s Cafe
5/29/2008 Driftwood TX Private Event
5/30/2008 Stephensville TX Bostock’s
5/31/2008 Kerrville TX Kerrville Folk Festival
6/6/2008 San Marcos TX Quail Creek Country Club
6/7/2008 Nashville, TN CMA Festival – Chevy Stage
6/9/2008 Washington, DC XM Radio
6/14/2008 Winston-Salem NC The Garage
6/17/2008 Nashville TN 3rd & Lindsley
6/18/2008 Decatur GA Eddie’s Attic
6/21/2008 New Braunfels TX For The Sake of the Song Festival/Whitewater Amph
6/27/2008 Ft. Worth TX The Horsemen
6/28/2008 Houston TX McGonigel’s Mucky Duck
7/5/2008 Marble Falls TX River City Grille
7/17/2008 Galveston TX The Big Music Cruise
7/25/2008 Copper Mountain CO West Lake Overlook – The Village at Copper Mtn.
9/20/2008 Hixson TN Chattahippie Music Festival
9/26-28/2008 Austin TX Austin City Limits Music Festival

Video for “Jenny Was a Keeper”…
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