by Sean Jewell ::
Woah there, cowpokes. Tighten your reins. Just when you think you’ve heard it all, yonder comes The Lonesome Billies. This here’s outlaw country, little picker. As if chuggin’ like a baritone train what jumped track and headed down the lost highway warn’t enough, these dudes are self eulogizin’ with cheatin’ songs about hangin’ out with Rasputin, and dyin’ lonesome. This is going to sound awesome on 7″. My favorite kind of country: maudlin, existential crisis country, so morose you just gotta dance to stop from cryin’. This release party is also the SXSW send-off for Seattle honky-tonkers Country Lips.
Lead singer Ornery Bill sends the following details about the release of their raucous The Day I Lost My Life EP :
The 7″/ EP features songs from our debut LP It’s Good To Be Lonesome which we’re releasing later this year (probably late summer). We’re selling 300 limited edition 7″s at shows in Seattle (Mar. 6th @ Sunset Tavern), Portland, and Austin.
-Digital Release Date: 3/10/15
-Details: 300 hand numbered, limited edition 7″ records featuring 3 tracks from the upcoming debut It’s Good To Be Lonesome LP slated for release late summer of 2015. Also includes a vinyl exclusive B Side track.
-Recorded at Cloud City Sound and at home in Portland, Or.
-Produced by Brandon Eggleston, who most recently produced the new Modest Mouse album Strangers To Ourselves.
Top Song: The Little Billies – “The Day I Lost My Life”