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Possum Stream: Mississippi Fred McDowell "Shake 'Em On Down"


For one week only, stream Fred McDowell's album "Shake 'Em On Down" right here for free.


$10 Holiday Sale Starts Now


From now until the end of December, pick up most of our CDs, LPs, T-shirts and more for only $10! Picture Discs and Double LPs for $15.  Visit the FP Store now to forget the Black Friday lines and the Cyber Monday buffers. This is the sale you've been waiting for all year long.

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Possum Stream: Junior Kimbrough "Most Things Haven't Worked Out


This week we go back to Junior Kimbrough's 1997 release "Most Things Haven't Worked Out."  One of all of our personal favorites.  Stream it for free until December 02. Enjoy!


The Districts Sign To Fat Possum


Lancaster County, PA foursome The Districts have just signed with Mississippi based label Fat Possum. The young band has perfected their own brand of authentic, soulful rock music as demonstrated to a packed out room at NYC's Mercury Lounge last night. They band came to nationwide attention when a one-take performance of their track "Funeral Beds" was filmed at a local Philadelphia studio and skyrocketed to the front page of Reddit, with WNYC noting that the song "showcased an impressive knack (for) memorable vocals and for song craft that starts
as introspective indie rock and builds to a climatic wall of noise."

The Districts will be touring with White Denim starting in February.

12/11 -- New York, NY -- Rough Trade^
12/21 -- Lancaster, PA -- Chameleon Club
2/19 -- New Orleans, LA -- One Eyed Jacks *
2/20 -- Birmingham, AL -- The Bottletree*
2/21 -- Asheville, NC -- The Grey Eagle*
2/22 -- Washington, DC -- Black Cat*
2/25 -- Boston, MA -- The Sinclair*
2/26 -- Boston, MA -- The Sinclair*
2/27 -- Philadelphia, PA -- Union Transfer*
2/28 -- New York, NY -- Webster Hall
3/1 -- South Burlington, VT -- Higher Ground Showcase Lounge*
3/3 -- Toronto, ONT -- Horseshoe Tavern*
3/6 -- Chicago, IL -- Metro*
3/7 -- St. Louis, IL -- Firebird*
3/8 -- Nashville, TN -- Mercy Lounge*
^ with Langhorne Slim & The Law, The Felice Brothers
* w/ White Denim


Lissie On Conan

Watch Lissie perform "Further Away (Romance Police)" on Conan below:

Lissie Tour Dates:

21 Nov - Adelaide Hall - Toronto, ON, Canada
22 Nov - Royale Night Club - Boston, MA
24 Nov - 9:30 Club - Washington, DC
25 Nov - Webster Hall - New York, NY
27 Nov - Mr. Smalls Theatre - Pittsburgh, PA
29 Nov - Park West - Chicago, IL
30 Nov - Skyway Theatre - Minneapolis, MN
2 Dec - Gothic Theatre - Denver, CO
3 Dec - Urban Lounge - Salt Lake City, UT
5 Dec - The Crocodile - Seattle, WA
6 Dec - Wonder Ballroom - Portland, OR
7 Dec - The Independent - San Francisco, CA
9 Dec - The Fonda Theatre - Los Angeles, CA
11 Dec - House of Blues - San Diego, CA
12 Dec - The Observatory - Santa Ana, CA
11 Mar - The Library at The Institute - Birmingham, United Kingdom
12 Mar - O2 Academy Oxford - Oxford, United Kingdom
14 Mar - Junction 1 - Cambridge, United Kingdom
15 Mar - The Leadmill - Sheffield, United Kingdom
17 Mar - Concorde 2 - Brighton, United Kingdom
18 Mar - O2 Shepherds Bush Empire - London, United Kingdom


Water Liars' Third Album Out February 4th


Water Liars will release their self-titled third album on February 4th, 2014 via Big Legal Mess/Fat Possum Records.
Joined by GR Robinson on bass, and fresh off the success of sophomore album Wyoming and the reissue of debut LP Phantom Limb – both released earlier this year – Justin Kinkel-Schuster (vocals, guitar) and Andrew Bryant (drums, vocals) strut into this effort with their feathers out, driven by a need to create. Forget taking years to release a new album; Water Liars don't know how to stop working. These are songs about leaving and staying, about lost fathers and new loves, about distance and memory. A full track listing along with upcoming tour dates can be found below.

Track List:

2.War Paint
3.I Want Blood
5.Let It Breathe
6.Tolling Bells (For Molina)
7.Ray Charles Dream
10.Last Escape
11.Turn Me On

Tour Dates:

Nov. 19  -  Austin, TX              -  Stubb's Jr.
Nov. 20  -  Houston, TX          -  Fitzgerald's
Nov. 21  -  New Orleans, LA  -  Circle Bar
Nov. 22  -  Jackson, MS         -  Martin's
Dec. 5    -  Oxford, MS             -  Lamar Lounge


Temples "Sun Structures" Out February 11


PRE-ORDER on iTunes

After a steady build up of stateside buzz and support, Kettering, England’s favorite psychedelic sons Temples are announcing their debut full-length, Sun Structures, out February 11th on Fat Possum. It's a record that's destined to set out the band's stall as Britain's premier retro-futurists, with influences ranging from '60s psychedelia to Motown, glam, and Krautrock, all viewed through a very modern kaleidoscope – and always keeping the song at the heart of it all. Recorded in the box-room of guitarist/vocalist James Bagshaw’s home, the aim was “Jack Nitzsche on a DIY budget,” and with one listen to first single off the record, “Mesmerize,” it’s pretty clear that they’ve succeeded.

Mon. Nov. 18 -- Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
Tue. Nov. 19 -- Detroit, MI @ The Loving Touch
Wed. Nov. 20 -- Toronto, ON @ The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern
Thu. Nov. 21 -- Montreal, QC @ Le Petit Campus
Fri. Nov. 22 -- Allston, MA @ Great Scott
Sat. Nov. 23 -- Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
Mon. Nov. 25 -- New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
Tue. Nov. 26 -- Brooklyn, NY @ Union Pool
Wed. Nov. 27 -- Washington, DC @ DC9
Mon. Feb. 24 -- Glasgow, UK @ Oran Mor
Thu. Feb. 27 -- Nottingham, UK @ Rescue Rooms
Fri. Feb. 28 -- Leeds, UK @ Stylus
Sat. Mar. 1 -- Manchester, UK @ Academy 2
Mon. Mar. 3 -- Oxford, UK @ Academy
Tue. Mar. 4 -- Birmingham, UK @ Institute Library
Thu. Mar. 6 -- Cardiff, UK @ Globe
Fri. Mar. 7 -- Bournemouth, UK @ Old Fire Station
Sat. Mar. 8 -- London, UK @ Shepards Bush Empire


Hi Records Now Worldwide On Fat Possum


Fat Possum now distributes Hi Records for the world.  We begin with the European re-release of Al Green's Greatest Hits, Let's Stay Together & I'm Still In Love With You.  Those titles are In Stores Now!

Find all of the Hi Records titles worldwide on iTunes including Al Green, Ann Peebles, Syl Johnson, Otis Clay, Willie Mitchell, O.V. Wright and more!

UK / EU Release Physical Schedule

 04 November 2013
   - Al Green "Greatest Hits" CD / LP  BUY: Amazon UK, Rough Trade UK
   - Al Green "Let's Stay Together" CD / LP BUY: Amazon UK, Rough Trade UK
   - Al Green "I'm Still In Love With You" CD / LP BUY: Amazon UK, Rough Trade UK
   - Hi Rhythm "On The Loose" LP BUY: Amazon UK
02 December 2013
   - Al Green "Gets Next To You" CD / LP
   - Al Green "Livin' For You" CD
   - Al Green "The Belle Album" CD

10 February 2014
   - Ann Peebles "I Can't Stand The Rain" CD / LP
   - Ann Peebles "If This Is Heaven" CD
   - Ann Peebles "Part Time Love" CD
   - Ann Peebles "Handwriting On The Wall" CD
   - Ann Peebles "Tellin' It" CD

31 March 2014
   - Al Green "Call Me" CD
   - Al Green "Explore Your Mind" CD
   - Al Green "Have A Good Time" CD
   - Al Green "Love Ritual" CD

05 May 2014
   - Willie Mitchell "Ooh Baby, You Turn Me On" CD
   - Willie Mitchell "It's Dance Time" CD
   - O.V. Wright "The Bottom Line" CD
   - O.V. Wright "We're Still Together" CD
   - Syl Johnson "Diamond In The Rough" CD


Solids Sign To Fat Possum



Montreal's Solids will be releasing their debut LP, Blame Confusion, on February 18th, 2014 with Fat Possum Records. To celebrate the announcement, the band is sharing first single "Traces" via Pitchfork. Blame Confusion is available for pre-order now from Fat Possum and iTunes

Stream "Traces" and check out Solids tour dates below.

Tour Dates:
11/12 - Salon - Providence, RI
11/13 - St. Vitus - Brooklyn, NY
11/14 - Barbary - Philadelphia, PA
11/15 - Metro Gallery - Baltimore, MD


New Releases: 11/12/2013



Waylon Jennings "Honky Tonk Heroes"
LP: $14
Buy From Amazon

The Wytches "Crying Clown"
7": $4.50
MP3 Album: $2.60
Buy From iTunes
Buy From Amazon

Syl Johnson "Back For A Taste Of Your Love"
LP: $14
MP3 Album: $8.99
Buy From iTunes
Buy From Amazon

Sam Langhorn "The Gospel According To Sam"
10": $13
Buy From iTunes
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