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The L.A. based band DWNTWN announces their forthcoming debut album Racing Time by sharing the new single “Bloodshot Eyes.” Don’t let the cooing vocals that opens up the track fool you, this is a beast of a song that’s as relentless as a cheetah pouncing on its prey. The album will be released July 21st on Jullian Records.

Racing Time features 10 tracks and concludes with a stunning rendition of Anita Carter’ s 1960s chestnut “As The Sparrow Goes,” featuring a guest appearance by the band’s Jamie Leffler’ s stepmother, Carlene Carter. Here, Carlene’ s richly expressive vocals beautifully complement Jamie’ s dreamy singing.  On the heels of the release of DWNTWN’ s masterful debut, Jamie is reflective. A moment that stands out to her in making the album is sharing her music with her stepmother. Jamie says: “It felt really good to reconnect. She told me: ‘ I want you to know your dad would have been so proud of you.'”

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The Kickback will release its long awaited full-length debut, Sorry All Over The Place, this week via Jullian Records but you can preview the album ahead of the release exclusively at Nerdist.

Listen to Sorry All Over The Place

Nerdist Exclusive Premiere

Produced by Spoon’s Jim Eno, Sorry All Over The Place is an invigorating collection that fuses ’60s bubblegum sentimentality with modern indie rock’s quirky confessionals and wiry musicality. They’ve already received love from Rolling Stone, Consequence of Sound, Grantland, Huffington Post and Greg Dulli (The Afghan Whigs), to name a few.

The Chicago quartet will play a hometown album release show tonight at The Hideout in Chicago and head out on a national tour in October including multiple shows at CMJ and a run with Austin’s Ringo Deathstarr. A full list of dates can be found below with more to be added to keep the band on the road through the end of the year. The Kickback is influenced by a broad array of irreverent, cerebral, and sometimes outlandish, cultural references. They cite Hunter S. Thompson, post-post-modernism, an inflated sense of self-importance, large families, David Foster Wallace, The Wire, big sounds and then quiet sounds, David Lynch, harmonies, Michael Keaton, and entitlement, as their conceptual inspirations.

Sep 17 – Chicago, IL – The Hideout

Oct 08 – Columbus, OH – Rumba

Oct 10 – Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace

Oct 11 – Montreal, QC – TRH Bar

Oct 13 – Boston, MA – O’Brien’s Pub

Oct 14 – New York, NY – The Bowery Electric (CMJ Day Party)

Oct 14 – New York, NY – Arlene’s Grocery (CMJ)

Oct 15 – New York, NY – TBA (CMJ)

Oct 16 – New York, NY – The Delancey (CMJ)

Oct 17 – New York, NY – TBA (CMJ)

Oct 20 – Philadelphia, PA – Kungfu Necktie *

Oct 21 – Wilkes Barre, PA – The Other Side *

Oct 22 – Athens, OH – University of Ohio *

Oct 23 – Chicago, IL – Schuba’s

Oct 24 – Champaign, IL – Highdive * w/ Ringo Deathstarr

The Kickback will release its long awaited full-length debut, Sorry All Over The Place, on September 18 via Jullian Records. Consequence of Sound announced the album when they premiered “White Lodge” last month and Grantland recently featured the track as a ‘Song of the Week’ saying, “‘White Lodge’ is a witty, nervy, and melodic dagger that exudes dread without completely giving up on the possibility of transcendence.” Greg Dulli (The Afghan Whigs) showed the track some love as well.

Stream “White Lodge” HERE.

To proselytize fans on the music of the Chicago quartet, NoiseTrade is offering, Live At Odds, a compilation EP of live performances from the last few years that showcases The Kickback where they shine brightest, on stage. Produced by Spoon’s Jim Eno, Sorry All Over The Place is an invigorating collection that fuses ’60s bubblegum sentimentality with modern indie rock’s quirky confessionals and wiry musicality.

The Kickback will play a hometown album release show at The Hideout in Chicago on Thursday, September 17. Tickets are $5 and are on sale now at the venue’s website. The band is also offering a ticket and vinyl/CD pre-order bundle available HERE. A national tour announcement is coming soon.

The Kickback is influenced by a broad array of irreverent, cerebral, and sometimes outlandish, cultural references. They cite Hunter S. Thompson, post-post-modernism, an inflated sense of self-importance, large families, David Foster Wallace, The Wire, big sounds and then quiet sounds, David Lynch, harmonies, Michael Keaton, and entitlement, as their conceptual inspirations.

Aug 07 – Appleton, WI – Emmett’s Bar & Grill (Mile of Music Festival)

Aug 08 – Appleton, WI – Déjà vu Martini Lounge (Mile of Music Festival)

Aug 08 – Appleton, WI – Emmett’s Bar & Grill (Mile of Music Festival)

Sept 17 – Chicago, IL – The Hideout