Enjoy a new FREE EP from The District Attorneys!
The District Attorneys live across north Georgia, ranging from Atlanta to Athens, managing to bridge the musical divide of these very different cities–one that is much wider than the lanes of I-85. With two homemade EP’s (which you can download for free from the band) and their first full-length record on This Is American Music, The District Attorneys have already refined their sound, bringing bare bones indie-pop together with twangy Georgia roots, as if they are the new representatives of Southern jangle pop. Slowburner solidly places this band in with the list of best debut albums in roots music this year. (So, I am biased. I love this record.)
Chief songwriter, Drew Beskin, gets stuck on a song the way that we get stuck on albums: he’ll listen to the same tune for an eight-hour road trip when he likes something about it. From Rilo Kiley to Keith Richards, Johnny Marr and Morrissey to Burt Bacharach, Beskin obsessively studies the nuances of great songwriting, hoping to absorb something that will improve his own writing. He is highly critical of his own skill, and constantly seeks to better his own understanding of the craft, while still being open to the fun of playing live music. From a solid summer tour supporting their friends Modern Skirts, to co-headliners in their hometowns, The District Attorneys are pursuing a heavier road schedule to take them to the next level as a band, while still honing their new songs that frequently sneak into their sets, even though they have not been officially released yet.
The District Attorneys anticipate leaking several of their works-in-progress via their fun home video series and self-produced demo EP’s. They like to take the feedback from their fans on songs in their development, and tweak the edges based on the responses from the audiences. Beskin hinted that some of their brand-new material may see daylight before the end of this year, in one form or another. After winning multiple awards at the Flagpole Music Awards prior to AthFest 2012, look for The District Attorneys to garner more regional and national attention soon.
Songs in Radio Show #1228 Include:
(Links lead to Amazon, where you can legally purchase their music and support these bands.)
- The District Attorneys, Slowburner “Slowburner,” “The End,” “Worry About Your Health”
- Glossary, Long Live All of Us, “The Flood”
- Whiskeytown, Christmas Time Again “Houses on the Hill” (I specifically chose this version for the uncanny overlap with other music played on Country Fried Rock, from The dB’s, Thad Cockrell, Don Dixon, Alex Chilton, Chris Stamey, Marshall Crenshaw, and so on. Amazing gem of an album.)
- Futurebirds, Futurebirds EP, “Megachills”
- Delta Spirit, History From Below “White Table”