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The Districts

Free In-store Performance by The Districts & Pizza Brain at AKA Music Jan. 28

Youthful folk rock outfit on the rise The Districts will be celebrating the arrival of its self-titled debut label release via Fat Possum today with a free performance at AKA Music this evening. It will certainly be an intimate affair compared to their upcoming opening slot this Friday, January 31 at the Electric Factory supporting Dr. Dog. They'll also be hitting the road soon with Austin's White Denim to showcase the new EP and their captivating live set. You should probably get to the Old City record store a bit early and hungry because Pizza Brain will providing slices for you too crush. Free music and pizza - that's a win-win in my book! AKA Music, 27 N. 2nd St., 6pm, Free All Ages - H.M. Kauffman


The Districts' Label Debut Available for Streaming

The Districts' snowball continues to get bigger as it's pushed up the steep slope of the music industry, and deservedly so. (Sorry, we couldn't help it, being surrounded by all this snow.) If you've caught the band live, then you've definitely taken notice of Rob Grote's impassioned, guttural vocal delivery and foot-stompin' intensity. We also really dig Mark Larson's poised guitar work. Well, the group polished off a few older tunes from Telephone and revealed a couple of new ones on their label debut that don't show any signs of the momentum lessening any time soon for the youthful crew. You can stream their splendid self-titled EP over at Rolling Stone. Enjoy!


Shaking Through w/The Districts

Check out the latest episode of Weathervane Music's Shaking Through featuring The Districts! The teenagers have a bright future ahead of them; having recently signed to Fat Possum, they're self-titled EP is scheduled for release on January 28. You can learn more about the group below while viewing the recording of their new track called "Vermont," which can also be downloaded for free HERE.


Fat Possum Announce Release Date for The Districts’ New EP

Fat Possum just announce that The Districts’ new self-titled EP will be released on January 28 (in North America and January 27 in Europe). Below is its first single, a remastered version of “Funeral Beds.” Our readers should already be familiar with the song since it originally appeared on the band’s 2012 LP Telephone and was featured in their viral in-studio performance video with our friends/collaborators HotBox Studios. “Lyla” and “Long Distance” from Telephone have also been remastered, and will be on the Fat Possum release alongside two brand new tracks, “Rocking Chair” and “Stay Open,” which were recorded at Waking Studio this past summer with producer Bill Moriarty. The band will be hitting the road this February/March with Austin's White Denim, and are scheduled to make a stop in Philly on Thursday, February 27 at Union Transfer.


The Districts Sign to Fat Possum!

Congrats to The Districts for signing to Fat Possum! We've heard for a bit now about labels who have come a knockin'. It's been very cool to see the Philly music scene help foster such young talent. Props to our collaborative cohorts HotBox Studios for putting together the excellent video of the band performing "Funeral Beds" that we are sure turned many folks out there on and to Toy Soldiers' Ron Gallo for sharing one of his discoveries from the road. The Districts will be heading on tour early next year with White Denim. [We also heard through the grapevine that the band could be heading into the studio with Bill Moriarty (Dr. Dog, Man Man, The Lawsuits, etc.) for their next release.] Stay tuned for more from the impressive teenage crew. Things are just getting started. Cheers, fellas!


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