June 4th, 2009 11:41 EST
Ninja Gun hits the road with Fake Problems
Suburban Home launches streaming player for Restless Rubes
Georgia`s Southern pop darlings Ninja Gun
recently got a taste of life off the Valdosta farm and have already been asked to take it on the road again. This time they`ll be heading out to support their critically acclaimed album Restless Rubes alongside their long time buddies from Florida, Fake Problems.
Ninja Gun recently recorded a new track entitled Time and a Half " with Lee Dyess at Earthsound Studio in their hometown of Valdosta, GA. Dyess was also the mastermind behind the wonderful production of Restless Rubes. The new song will appear on a split tour 7 " with Fake Problems courtesy of Sabot Productions.
Ninja Gun Tour w/ Fake Problems
7/16 - St Louis, MO @ Off Broadway
7/17 - Lawrence, KS @ Jackpot Music Hall
7/18 - Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
7/20 - Salt Lake City, CO @ Burt`s Tiki Lounge
7/21 - Reno, NV @ Tonic Lounge
7/23 - Ventura, CA @ Bombay Bar & Grill
7/24 - Hollywood, CA @ Knitting Factory
7/25 - Riverside, CA @ Back to the Grind
7/26 - Phoenix, AZ @ Modified Arts
7/29 - Austin, TX @ Emo`s
7/30 - Denton, TX @ Rubber Gloves
7/31 - Little Rock, AR @ Vino`s
8/2 - Birmingham, AL @ Bottletree
8/4 - Tallahassee, FL @ Big Daddy`s
8/5 - Gainesville, FL @ 1982 Bar
8/6 - Orlando, FL @ The Backbooth
Restless Rubes was released via Suburban Home Records in July of 2008. Since then, the band has also released a split 7 " with Whiskey & Co. for Vinyl Collective`s Under the Influence series. The label just launched an Under the Influence podcast featuring interviews with both bands about why they chose the songs they covered and what their respective futures hold. You can listen to the bands` versions of classics by The Pogues and The Kinks, as well as the interviews, on the main page of the Suburban Home site.
If you somehow missed all the hype, you can still stream Ninja Gun`s Restless Rubes and embed the player to share with others here.
Here`s what the press has said about Restless Rubes "
Unapologetically classic power-pop " a loving re-imagination of some of the finest rock radio of the 70`s and 80`s [...] 4 out of 5 stars. " - Alternative Press
Fantastic, warm, rural rock. "- Wonka Vision
Beautifully executed, roots-based rock with hooks that would make Brian Wilson jealous. " " AMP Magazine
In both practice and execution Ninja Gun have created the closest thing to a perfect record I`ve heard this year [ "] 4.5 out of 5 stars. "- Punknews.org
A burst of pure, joyful power-pop. "- Popmatters.com
One of the best underground CDs I have heard all year. " - Blogcritics.com / Brokenheadphones.com
The best album this year you haven`t heard of, and - believe me - Ninja Gun has a potential to become huge. " " Backpackrock.net
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