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Francisco The Man Hit The Road In February


Buy 'Loose Ends' now

Feb. 6 - Austin, TX @ Scoot In
Feb. 7 - Dallas, TX @ Prophet Bar
Feb. 8 - Oklahoma City, OK @ The Conservatory
Feb. 10 - Oxford, MS @ Proud Larry’s
Feb. 11 - Nashville, TN @ The High Watt
Feb. 13 - Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade Purgatory
Feb. 14 - Athens, GA @ Caledonia Lounge
Feb. 15 - Asheville, NC @ The Mothlight
Feb. 16 - Durham, NC @ Motorco
Feb. 17 - Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle
Feb. 18 - Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall
Feb. 21 - New York, NY @ Studio at Webster Hall
Feb. 22 - Boston, MA @ Great Scott
Feb. 24 - Toronto, CAN @ The Cave
Feb. 25 - Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Tavern
Feb. 26 - Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
Feb. 27 - Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
Feb. 28 - Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room
Mar. 1 - Denver, CO @ Lost Lake

Youth Lagoon / Vinyl Me Please Album of the Month


Youth Lagoon has teamed up with Vinyl Me Please for their January Album of the Month

This special edition of 'The Year of Hibernation' will include these special details:
 - 180 gram
 - 2 colors (opaque blue & purple
 - Hand-written lyric sheet created by Trevor for Vinyl Me Please
 - 12" x 12" original art print by Christ Hunt

Sign up with Vinyl Me Please now to get this special limited edition version. 


Fat White Family Share "The Drones" For Christmas

via Facebook:

Lay down your stone cold cynicism, revel no longer in your weary disdain for places and the people who fill them, 'tis that special night once more! Let the coffers of human kindness overflow and spill their beauteous load into the dank mid winter night; from the mansions of penge to the gardens of chechnya, from new yorks choking boulevards to the folks back in algeria, merry christmas one and all! And peace to all mankind!

Jack Ladder and the Dreamlanders To Release "Playmates" In February


Fat Possum Records is pleased to announce the release of Jack Ladder & The Dreamlanders' upcoming album Playmates, due March 2015. The first taste of the record "Come On Back This Way" showcases newfound lightness for Ladder, weaving a glistening synth melody with a chorus duet and wordless backing from Sharon Van Etten. Its video, which was directed by Alex Smith (Coldplay, Peaches & Iggy Pop), is available now below:


Fat Possum $10 Holiday Sale Starts Now


It's that time again.  Most everything is $10.  Some stuff is $15. 

Have at it in the Fat Possum Store


The Districts Announce US Tour



The Districts 2015 Headlining Tour:

2.10 – Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY

2.12 – The Sinclair – Cambridge, MA

2.13 – Chameleon – Lancaster, PA

2.14 – Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA

2.17 – Club Café –Pittsburgh, PA

2.18 – Horseshoe Tavern – Toronto, ON

2.20 – Lincoln Hall – Chicago, IL

2.21 – High Noon Saloon – Madison, WI

2.22 – 7th St Entry – Minneapolis, MN

2.24 – Off Broadway – St. Louis, MO

2.25 – Record Bar – Kansas City, MO

2.27 – Larimer Lounge – Denver, CO

2.28 – Kilby Court – Salt Lake City, UT

3.02 – Doug Fir – Portland, OR

3.03 – Fortune – Vancouver, BC

3.04 – Tractor Tavern - Seattle, WA

3.06 – The Independent – San Francisco, CA

3.07 – Troubadour – Los Angeles, CA

3.08 – The Casbah – San Diego, CA


Liam Hayes "Slurrup" In Stores January 13



On January 13, Fat Possum Records will release ‘Slurrup,’ Liam Hayes’ first U.S. album in five years. The release caps an unusually busy period for Hayes - a consummate cult musician who also records under the stage moniker Plush - following the 2014 release of another album ‘Korp Sole Roller’ in Japan, his 2013 score for Roman Coppola’s film ‘A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III,’ and a recent tour with Christopher Owens. Hayes will tour again in 2015, with dates to be announced soon.

Recorded earlier this year in his native Chicago, ‘Slurrup’ is Hayes’ leanest, most urgent album to date, but also his most generous. Trading the lush orchestrations and hazy melodies that characterized some of his past work, the thirteen tracks on ‘Slurrup’ offer immediacy, economy, and hooks, while retaining Hayes’ unique ear for language. Uncut recently premiered a track from the album, “One Way Out” - containing the quintessential Hayes couplet “One way to make a Chinese suit/One way to make a duck salute” - calling him “one of the most charismatic and eccentric cult pop craftsmen of the past 20 years.”

Many who know Liam Hayes consider his 1994 debut single “Three Quarter Blind Eyes,” and the all-too-infrequent LPs that followed, to be bona fide pop classics. They cite Liam’s appearances in the films ‘High Fidelity’ (playing himself) and ‘Charles Swan’ as proof of his influence. And while he’s drawn favorable comparisons to Jimmy Webb, Badfinger, Laura Nyro, and Burt Bacharach, ‘Slurrup’ opens up a completely new, thrilling side of his particular brand of pop genius.


New Release: Francisco the Man "Loose Ends"


It took roughly seven years, a teenage instrumental rock band, a debut
EP, additions and subtractions, a roller rick and a near death
experience to arrive at Francisco The Man.  Following a two-year hiatus beginning in 2008, the band relocated from Riverside to Los Angeles, CA, bringing along a new addition, guitarist Brock Woolsey.

Their debut LP, Loose Ends, due out on Small Plates as well, gives it audience a more encompassing look at Francisco the Man.  With each song, more and more honesty permeates through the lyrics. "Dreaming of tomorrow / it might be the worst," but with each song Francisco the Man plays, it doesn't seem to matter as much.

In stores now worldwide excluding Europe.
"Loose Ends" will be available in Europe on January 19.



Spotify Playlists


I guess we are getting tech savvy.  Maybe not, I'm still using one finger to type this.  Either way, we suggest following these playlists if you are on Spotify.  They get updated daily.

Not The Same Old Blues Crap:

Essential Soul:

Fat Possum 2014 Releases


'Very Extremely Dangerous' DVD Release - November 25


Jerry McGill was a violent dope fiend, con artist, burglar, bank robber, FBI fugitive and hard-time yard bird. He was also a singer and songwriter with good looks and talent to spare. McGill recorded one single for Sun Records in 1959 and then drifted into a life of crime that led him to spend decades on the lam, often living under aliases and occasionally dressing as a woman to escape the law. Very Extremely Dangerous, a film by Irish director Paul Duane and Memphis music maven Robert Gordon to be released by Fat Possum Records on November 25, 2014, follows McGill during his recent attempt at a musical comeback, detailing the chaos, carnage and mayhem left in his wake.

The package includes an audio CD that features McGill's lost album and also the feature's score. Guests include Ry Cooder, Alex Chilton, the North Mississippi All Stars, Travis Wammack, Jim Dickinson, Mud Boy and the Neutrons, the Memphis Horns, Roland Janes, and Waylon Jennings with the Waymore Band.

Pre-order now at Fat Possum


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