New Feature JUST LISTEN: OpenEars Music was founded originally with one true goal in mind, as a place of discovery to help expose talented new artists. In reality, we are mostly a group of photographers who love to go see live music, and of course, shoot live music. We wish we had the time and resources to write about all the rad new music being sent our way everyday. Let’s be honest though, if you are one of those with really open ears, open to new artists, and open to something potentially unique like us, then our words only go so far. You listen for yourself and make your own decisions on the music you like. JUST LISTEN is a place for us to present our latest finds that we are digging. No words needed, just listen…..
JUST LISTEN: The Districts “Violet”
Who: The Districts
Appears On: “Violet” appears on The Districts Popular Manipulations, out August 13th, 2017 via Fat Possum
Current Location: Philly
Info: The Districts are going on tour throughout early December in support of their third album, Popular Manipulations, which came out earlier this year on Fat Possum. It’s a significant change in style, with lead singer Robby Grote stepping away from the throaty vocals of their previous albums into a more dynamic range. The band worked with producer John Congleton (St. Vincent, The Mountain Goats), but they still managed to self-record all but 4 of the tracks on the album.
Comments: If you have never had the pleasure to see The Districts live, it’s time to remedy that situation and now is the perfect time to catch these guys live over the next few weeks. When you talk about a band that slays it live, with an infectious energy that carries throughout their shows, The Districts are that band. Now with the release of their third album, the band has taken on a more expansive sound, but still steeped in the rock ‘n’ roll they are known for, that should only add to the experience that is The Districts live. “Violet” is a perfect example of how The Districts have upped their game! Lucky for us folks in Atlanta, they will be in town this coming Friday with The Weeks at Terminal West, a show not to miss!
Upcoming Live Dates:
Thur. Nov. 30 || Durham, NC || Motorco Music Hall
Fri. Dec. 1 || Atlanta, GA || Terminal West
Sat. Dec. 2 || Oxford, MS || Proud Larry’s
Sun. Dec. 3 || Nashville, TN || Mercy Lounge
Tue. Dec. 5 || Indianapolis, IN || Hi Fi
Wed. Dec. 6 || Milwaukee, WI || Colectivo
Fri. Dec. 8 || Minneapolis, MN || 7th St. Entry
Sat. Dec. 9 || Chicago, IL || Empty Bottle
Tue. Dec. 12 || Toronto, ON || Velvet Underground