Snakefarm Records has announced the signing of singer, songwriter, and guitarist Austin Meade to the roster. Meade comes from the Red Dirt music scene in Oklahoma, as he combines Country and Rock music in a fresh way. Meade will release his label debut Black Sheep on February 19, 2021. He has shared the video for “Happier Alone”, his new single, which already has 2 million streams in the U.S. alone.
Nashville-based rockers Tyler Bryant and the Shakedown dropped their highly anticipated album Pressure on Friday, October 16th to rave reviews. Usually, a band who are constantly on the road, the group played their ONLY show of 2020 and crafted a special virtual live stream to celebrate the record release. The invigorating set was sprinkled with songs from across the TBSD catalog, behind-the-scenes footage, interviews, and backstories on a handful of Pressure tracks. The chatbox during the performance was populated by grateful fans from every corner of the globe, showing the impact of the band worldwide as well as how much live music has been missed these past several months.
As last year wound down, 2020 was looking bright for music, with tours galore and a litany of reunions. Nashville’s rock ‘n rollers Tyler Bryant and the Shakedown were looking forward to building on their busy 2019, which included tours and festivals across the US and Europe, most notably with Stone Temple Pilots, Rival Sons, Clutch, Sevendust, Blackstone Cherry, and Airbourne, among others, and the release of their critically-acclaimed album, Truth and Lies. But as 2020’s landscape changed, big plans did too. Some artists went on hiatus, while others decided to take the time to reflect and write. In this case, guitarist/vocalist Tyler Bryant, drummer Caleb Crosby, and guitarist Graham Whitford did not slow down, took on the latter approach, and hunkered down in Bryant’s home studio to craft some of their best work with the help of co-producer/engineer Roger Alan Nichols. Aptly titled Pressure (out October 16th on Snakefarm/Spinefarm Records), the album takes listeners on a journey through the emotional and tumultuous year. Coincidentally, many of the songs began to take shape before Nashville faced a destructive tornado, COVID, and racial justice rallies. However, the release could not have been timed better, as it offers up 13 tracks to headbang and air guitar away the trials and tribulations of the last seven months and beyond. With a multitude of moods and tempos, and a collage of rock, blues, roots, and country stylings, Pressure follows the roller coaster that is 2020 life. Continue reading
Nashville rockers Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown will release their new album, Pressure, this week via Snakefarm Records (Spinefarm) and it promises to be strong. To celebrate the new release the band has announced an EXCLUSIVE livestream event on release day, October 16th, 2020. This one-of-a-kind concert will take place in Nashville and will feature the band tearing through songs from Pressure, alongside additional behind-the-scenes footage. Tickets and VIP passes can be purchased below!
Ghost Cult chief editor Keefy caught up with Americana artist Jake Smith a.k.a The White Buffalo recently to talk about his new album On The Widow’s Walk, out now via Snakefarm Records. Jake chatted with us about the new album, his creative process, how he got started in his career, how different fans and critics both see him an artist in different genre buckets, how he approaches writing lyrics, his inventive cover versions of songs, performing live, and having his songs featured in television and movies, such as Sons of Anarchy (FX). You can purchase On The Widow’s Walk here and listen to our chat now. Continue reading
The White Buffalo, a.k.a. US singer/songwriter Jake Smith, has signed a global deal with Snakefarm Records – a sub-label of Universal Music Group spotlighting roots, country rock, blues & Americana. The White Buffalo has confirmed new shows for spring 2020, with more to follow and hopefully new music too. He has made many guest appearances and scored music for movies and Television, including a 2015 Emmy nomination for original music on the series Sons of Anarchy on FX. Continue reading
Having toured with the likes of AC/DC, The Cadillac Three, Guns N Roses, Jeff Beck, and ZZ Top since their 2009 formation, the Nashville rockers Tyler Bryant and the Shakedown are back with their third album Truth and Lies (Snakefarm Records). It continues the quartet’s brand of Hard Rock meets Indie Rock, with the doomy riffs and slow-burning charm of album opener ‘Shock and Awe’ bringing Royal Blood to mind. Continue reading
Despite their transatlantic fusion of blues, soul and rock n roll, Broken Witt Rebels are a new guitar driven band hailing from Birmingham, England. Songs from their two previous EPs (Howlin and Georgia Pine) plus a smattering of brand new material makes up their debut album Broken Witt Rebels (Snakefarm). It is a soulful yet gritty blend of the new and the old, Kings of Leon-esque arena rock; an Alabama Shakes-like vintage feel with the boozy swagger of The Cadillac Three, who they toured with this month. Continue reading