Shinyribs – Fog & Bling
Labels:Mustard Lid Records
Number of Tracks:10
From the Album:Fog & Bling
Available Date & Time: Jun 14 2019 16:00:00 EDT
Impact Date: n/a
#2) Highway of Diamonds – 4:50
#4) I’m Clean – 3:55
#5) Hoods of Cars – 4:41
#1) Sing it Right – 4:14
#9) Got Sum – 3:22
FCC: Clean (#8 says “cold as a witch’s tit”)
Shinyribs is one of the music world’s best-kept secrets, but not for long. The eight-piece outfit was named Best Austin Band at the Austin Chronicle’s Austin Music Awards (2017, 2018) and awarded Album of the Year for “I Got Your Medicine” (2017). Russell was also a 2015 Black Fret grant recipient.
Fog & Bling, out on Friday, June 14th, is the sixth studio release for Shinyribs and one that has been years in the making.The idea for the new record was born out of a conversation between frontman Kevin Russell and the late Austin bassist and producer George Reiff when the two discussed taking Russell’s home recordings and building on top of them to create something new. After Reiff’s passing in 2017, Russell continued to work on the recordings and with the help of David Boyle of Church House Recording Studios, Fog & Bling came to fruition.
“Time capsule opened in the presence of poets leading clergy to a field of wine drunk hippies parading half-nude behind a cattle drive,” said Shinyribs frontman Kevin Russell when asked to describe “Fog & Bling.” “Its multiple radios lost in time crossing signal paths. It’s stained pages of books with dead flowers and moths pressed between its pages. Its grackles’ feathers festooning the hats of dancers sliding slowly across a wooden dance floor. It’s all that and more than I can even begin to conjure.”
Once you’ve seen Shinyribs’ Kevin Russell on-stage and heard his band’s music, it’s impossible to forget him. Known for his outrageous outfits and antics, Russell is a regular Austin fashion icon, liable to turn up in anything from his lime-green sherbet leisure suit to a flashing LED cloak, which he donned for a soulful performance of “East Texas Rust” on the award-winning PBS show Austin City Limits.
Russell’s Shinyribs have recorded five albums since starting out as his “solo” side project, starting with 2010’s “Well After Awhile,” followed by “Gulf Coast Museum” (2013), “Okra Candy” (2015) , 2017’s award-winning “I Got Your Medicine,” and a compilation of holiday standards and new compositions with “The Kringle Tingle” (2018).
"There are two kinds of people in Texas – those that got West Texas Dust, and those that got East Texas Rust,” said Doug Sahm to Russell. “You got both of 'em!"
SHINYRIBS ON TOUR!
Aug 16: Dan’s Silver Leaf – Denton, TX
Aug 17: Barnhill Center @ Simon Theatre – Brenham, TX
Aug 24: Margarita Salsa Festival – Waco, TX
Aug 30: Sam’s Burger Joint – San Antonion, TX
Aug 31: Historic Scoot Inn – Austin, TX
Sept. 3: Tower Theatre – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Sept. 4: Knuckleheads Saloon – Kansas City, Missouri
Sept. 5: Off Broadway – St. Louis, Missouri
Sept. 6: Joe’s Bar – Chicago, Illinois
Sept. 7: Black Swamp Arts Festival – Bowling Green, Ohio
Sept. 8: The Hi-Fi – Indianapolis, Indiana
Sept. 10: Americana Music Fest – Nashville, Tennessee
Sept. 13: Gatorfest – Anahuac, Texas
Sept. 20: Medicine Stone – Tahlequah, Oklahoma
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