While it won’t carry the same sweeping disdain that Dylan going electric did it was still quite the surprise when I pressed play on Austin Lucas‘ new song “Thunder Rail” and heard electric guitars.

I’m not sure if this new track is representative of the overall sound of the new record but if it is, having seen Austin backed by Two Cow Garage before, my excitement level is creeping up more than a few notches.

Austin Lucas – Thunder Rail

Austin’s new album, A New Home In The Old World, is scheduled to be released worldwide on April 5 via Last Chance Records. Austin will be in Austin next month with Drag The River and Joey Cape for the annual pilgrimage to SxSW. Later this summer he’ll also be out on the Willie Nelson’s Country Throwdown Tour.

5 thoughts on “AUSTIN GOES ELECTRIC:”

  1. Hmmm… the unique selling point for Austin was always his voice, and I’m not sure if classic rock/ country hybrids really show it at its best.

    That said, it’s the most immediately memorable song he’s done (barring the incredible ‘Go West’), and too much of the same thing leads to stagnation.

    Regardless- all the best, Austin. You’re one of the good guys.

  2. Good stuff. I’m almost as excited for this as I am for Juke.

    Does anybody know the deal with Last Chance Records? Who’s behind it? What is their relationship with Liberty & Lament and Lucero? There doesn’t seem to be much background info on their site.

  3. We’ll have a proper label site up before SXSW rather than just the storefront we have up now. We have no relationship with L&L or Lucero other than being good friends. Our roster consists of:

    American Aquarium
    Austin Lucas
    Joey Kneiser
    Kevin Kerby + Battery
    Roger Hoover & The Magpies
    The Small Ponds (Caitlin Cary & Matt Douglas)

    We’re also doing vinyl for:

    Brent Best (Slobberbone/Drams)
    John Paul Keith & The One Four Fives

    and a “Live From the White Water Tavern” series with upcoming releases from:

    Drag The River
    Cory Branan
    Two Cow Garage

    Hope that helps!

    Travis Hill
    Last Chance Records
    Little Rock AR

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