Fat Elvis Records is back with a quick turn around from FER-014 with a brand new release!
Two of my favorite Nashville rock bands, AmericanGoon and Hurts to Laugh, have teamed up for a split 7 inch. This record is the second time each band has teamed with Fat Elvis Records, and the results are HOT!!
We’re trying something a bit different this time around. Records will go on sale tonight, right as the bands take the stage in Lexington, Kentucky (around 8PM EST).
Last night, Fat Elvis Recording artist Fantastic Negritowon the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Blues Album. I couldn’t be more excited for him and his team at Blackball Universe. With no major label support they relied on hard work and perseverance to make it happen.
Although Fat Elvis Records had nothing to do with The Last Days of Oakland, it was an absolute thrill to have been evolved with the two(!) vinyl releases leading up to the Grammy Winning album..
Congratulations to Xavier, Field, Malcolm, Phil, Matt, and the rest of Blackball Universe on your outstanding accomplishment!
Fantastic Negrito’s story is a rollercoaster of soaring highs and belly scraping lows from walking away from a multi-million dollar recording contract with one of the biggest labels in the music business, to being in a four week long coma after to a near-death car accident, and the excitement of unexpected self-discovery upon becoming a family man. His artistic death and rebirth are both remarkably reflected upon in his EP “Lost In A Crowd”. The songs presented here boast the foot stomping beat of the seediest blues clubs, piano riffs of your favorite soul records, along with a vocal delivery of an artist who has seen the best and worst of the music industry. Piano, guitar, bass, percussion and vocals are presented with a seasoned honesty that’s missing from a lot of today’s mainstream acts, the kind of honesty that is only found in the soul of an artist who has weathered the storm and lived to tell about it. Fantastic Negrito understands the link between artistry and entertainment and how it can’t be shaped and formed by mainstream trends, but from the heart and soul of the artist. That perspective makes “Lost In A Crowd” a road map of blues, rock, and soul, driven by the authenticity of passion and warfare.
RELEASE DETAILS A: Lost In A Crowd B: An Honest Man
3 unique limited edition versions:
Creamsicle Orange Vinyl – 175 copies – SOLD OUT! Cherry Red Vinyl – 175 copies – SOLD OUT! Blown Glass Variant w/ Hand Screened Metallic Cover – 100 copies SOLD OUT!
Reed Turchi – When You’re Lost, It’s All A Sign 7″
Between serving as the front man for TURCHI and attempting to wear a wide range of hats, Reed’s solo work blends singer-songwriter narrative like that of Randy Newman with distorted slide and riffs like that of JJ Cale, always in search of new sounds. His debut solo release “When You’re Lost It’s All A Sign,” a 7″ out on Fat Elvis Records (Knoxville, TN) in early 2014, was entirely self written, recorded, and produced in his hometown of Asheville, North Carolina.
A: When You’re Lost It’s All Sign B: Lover’s From Other Lives
Kudzu Green – 175 copiesSOLD OUT! Rhododendron Violet – 175 copiesSOLD OUT! Clear Tie Dye Variant – 100 copiesSOLD OUT!