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        Today is officially ‘Houndmouth Day’ in Louisville, as decreed by Mayor Greg Fischer himself. The US four-piece play the Iroquois Amphitheater tonight to open the venue’s 2013 season.

        Help celebrate the day by watching Houndmouth’s official music video for their stomping single ‘On The Road’. The track is taken from the US four-piece’s debut album ‘From The Hills Below The City’, out 3rd June on Rough Trade.

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        Benjamin Booker Album Out Today 18 August 2014 in benjaminbooker

        Happy album release day Benjamin Booker! You can pick up a copy of his self-titled debut from your friendly local record store or online from Rough Trade or iTunes.

        The press seems to be as taken with the album as we are:

        DIY Magazine – 4/5 – “Starts off where Alabama Shakes’ southern-blues extravaganza finished”

        The Guardian – 4/5 – “Dan Auerbach and co, considered yourselves warned”

        Record Collector – 4/5 – “Stunning… An absolute joy of a debut”

        The Independent – 4/5 – “A wild, wonderful expression of youthful angst and energy”

        NME – 8/10 – “Takes the blueprint honed by his rock’n‘roll forebears and transports them bang into 2014”

        Check out Benjamin’s electrifying performance of album track Have You Seen My Son? here:

        Happy Friday 8 August 2014 in parquetcourts

        Here’s the best Parquet Courts remix we’ve heard (and press shot we’ve seen) in a while:

        Benjamin Booker Releases 'Have You Seen My Son?' Video 21 July 2014 in benjaminbooker

        In the midst of his US tour with Jack White Benjamin Booker has taken the time to post the video for his new single ‘Have You Seen My Son?’:

        The video, starring the 24-year-old from New Orleans, was directed by Rick Alverson and shot in a penitentiary in Virginia, US.

        ‘Have You Seen My Son?’ is taken from Booker’s highly anticipated debut, self-titled album, produced by Andrija Tokic (Alabama Shakes, Hurray For The Riff Raff) and set for release on Rough Trade on 18th August.

        Benjamin will be delivering his punk fuzz blues across the whole of the UK this Autumn:

        30th August –Electric Picnic – Stradbelly

        31st August – End Of The Road Festival – North Dorset

        2nd September – 100 Club – London

        5th September – Louisiana – Bristol

        6th September – Academy 3 – Birmingham

        8th September – King Tuts – Glasgow

        9th September – Think Tank – Newcastle

        10th September – Brudenell Social Club – Leeds

        11th September – Bodega – Nottingham

        13th September – Ruby Lounge – Manchester

        14th September – Clwb Iforbach – Cardiff

        Benjamin Booker Announces Autumn UK Headline Tour 15 July 2014 in benjaminbooker

        Having gained rave reviews from his blistering sold out first few UK shows earlier this year, Rough Trade’s new signing Benjamin Booker has announced a full headline tour. The 24-year-old from New Orleans will deliver his punk fuzz blues across the country this Autumn:

        30th August –Electric Picnic – Stradbelly
        31st August – End Of The Road Festival – North Dorset
        2nd September – 100 Club – London
        5th September – Louisiana – Bristol
        6th September – Academy 3 – Birmingham
        8th September – King Tuts – Glasgow
        9th September – Think Tank – Newcastle
        10th September – Brudenell Social Club – Leeds
        11th September – Bodega – Nottingham
        13th September – Ruby Lounge – Manchester
        14th September – Clwb Iforbach – Cardiff

        Tickets go on sale this Friday 18th July at 9am.

        Stream Benjamin Booker’s stomping new single ‘Have You Seen My Son’ here:

        ‘Have You Seen My Son?’ is taken from Booker’s highly anticipated debut, self-titled album, produced by Andrija Tokic (Alabama Shakes, Hurray For The Riff Raff) and out on Rough Trade (ATO Records in the United States) on 18th August.

        Benjamin Booker 'Summer Highways' Playlist 10 July 2014 in benjaminbooker

        Currently on our office stereo is this brilliant Spotify playlist by Benjamin Booker featuring Jackie Shane, Blind Willie Johnson, Otis Redding and other gems that he’s been listening to whilst on tour.

        Enjoy, and don’t forget to follow him on Spotify!

        Stream Parquet Courts' New Single 'Bodies Made Of' 2 July 2014 in parquetcourts

        Attention, Parquet Courts have a new single! Stream the excellent ‘Bodies Made Of’ from their new album ‘Sunbathing Animal’ (out now) here:

        Stream Benjamin Booker's New Single 'Have You Seen My Son?' 2 July 2014 in benjaminbooker

        Take a listen to our new signing, 24-year-old New Orleans based singer-songwriter Benjamin Booker’s, killer next single ‘Have You Seen My Son?’:

        The track is taken from Booker’s highly anticipated debut, self-titled album, produced by Andrija Tokic (Alabama Shakes, Hurray For The Riff Raff) and out on Rough Trade Records (ATO Records in the United States) on 18th August. Pre-order the album here

        Having played a string of sold out UK dates earlier this year and completed a US tour with Courtney Barnett, Benjamin Booker will be opening for Jack White on his entire US tour this July. He will return the UK for a full headline tour in early September, details of which are coming very soon…

        “Enormously talented” – Classic Rock

        “Tomorrow’s fuzz-boogiest superstar” – Shindig!

        “Soulful and sandpaper-rough…” – The Guardian

        “Ferocious and danceable, and this New Orleans native may have just schooled the rest of us on what’s really cool” – NPR

        “He likes to leave the rough edges intact, bringing to mind the houserockin’ records that Hound Dog Taylor once did for Alligator Records in the ’70s” – American Songwriter

        Rough Trade 'Heatwave' Playlist 23 May 2014 in news

        In celebration of the sun having his hat on and the long weekend ahead we’ve made a new Rough Trade Spotify playlist featuring Jonathan Richman, Canned Heat, Palma Violets and more summer gems… Enjoy!

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