× Mike & The Moonpies take "Cheap Silver And Solid Country Gold" to Europe in March and April

Mike & The Moonpies take "Cheap Silver And Solid Country Gold" to Europe in March and April

17-12-2019

Recorded at Abbey Road Studios with help from the London Symphony Orchestra, Cheap Silver And Solid Country Gold is Mike & The Moonpies' most adventurous record to date. An album that diversifies the band's honky-tonk roots by adding lush strings, cinematic arrangements, and collaborative songwriting to the mix. Inspired in part by the classic "countrypolitan" music of the 1960s and early '70s, these songs find frontman Mike Harmeierchanneling the smooth delivery of crooners like Glen Campbell and Frank Sinatra, backed by a band of road warriors who all played a major role in the songs' construction. The result is a modern record steeped in everything that made the old stuff so compelling: sharp storytelling; honest, dynamic performances; and a willingness to step far outside the box. 

Once celebrated as Austin's premiere dancehall band — with popular residencies at local institutions like The Hole In the Wall, Broken Spoke and the White Horse to match — The Moonpies have spent years expanding their reach far beyond the Lone Star State. Geographically, they'll always be a Texas band. Musically, they've grown into much more than that, having traded the two-steppin' twang of their earlier years for a diverse sound that's both fresh and familiar. That sound has earned the group an international following, and it was during an European tour that the bulk of Cheap Silver and Solid Country Gold was created — in the same world-renowned, London-area recording studio where the Beatles recorded Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band and Pink Floyd tracked Dark Side of the Moon, no less.

Cheap Silver And Solid Country Gold rewrites the definition of Mike and the Moonpies' music, turning vintage influences into a contemporary that's dark, reflective, and refined. Rolling Stone listed the record in high in their 40 Best Country and Americana Albums of 2019. In March and April the band will be over to promote this record in Europe:

25/03: London, UK - The Islington
26/03: Groningen, NL - Der Aa- Theater
27/03: Malmö, SWE - Folk å Rock
28/03: Stockholm, SWE - Bryggarsalen
29/03: Uddevalla, SWE - Kontoret
30/03: Göteborg, SWE - Pustervik
01/04: Oslo, NO - Krøsset
02/04: Trondheim, NO - Moskus
03/04: Borlänge, SE - Broken Dreams
04/04: Hultsfred, SWE - Hotell Hulingen
07/04: Norderstedt, DE - Music Star
09/04: Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso
10/04: Schijndel, NL - Paaspop
11/04: Lint, BE - 't Groot Verzet

10-11 July Riaza, ESP - Huercasa Country Festival

 

 

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