Lucero's That Much Further West 2x LP will be released November 1 on 180 gram vinyl. A double edition of That Much Further West, it will include an extra LP of bonus material taken from the original sessions, and an mp3 download coupon.
Chuck Ragan's new solo album Covering Ground will be released September 13 on SideOneDummy. The record features guest appearances from Frank Turner, Brian Fallon (The Gaslight Anthem), Audra Mae, and Todd Beene (Lucero), among others.
Sabot Productions recently announced that it's phasing compact disc releases, focusing more on vinyl and digital formats. In other news, the vinyl re-issue of Lucero'sThat Much Further West is currently underway.
On the heels of releasing tomorrow's 1372 Overton Park, Lucero has allowed us to give away a track from the record. On their AP.net Profile you can stream and download "What Are You Willing To Lose", a must for fans of The Hold Steady and/or the "Memphis soul sound that has long informed the bandís records from afar."
MTV has a new series called $5 Cover, highlighting the Memphis music scene. It's a musical drama directed by Craig Brewer of Hustle & Flow, and they are releasing a soundtrack that includes Lucero, whose singer Ben Nichols is one of the main characters in the show. It's released digitally tomorrow.