Join us on Sunday January 14th at 4PM as we celebrate the release of a new split LP by Clarence Tilton and the Monday Mourners with a preview listen!
Clarence Tilton and Monday Mourners, two of the Midwest’s finest alt-country bands, are releasing a split LP January 20, 2018. The vinyl album contains 5 songs by each band and includes a download card which provides access to an additional track by each band. The album allows listeners to enjoy the unique personality of each band, while the two sides combined form a cohesive sonic experience.
The brand new vinyl will also be available for early purchase!
This is a free, all-ages event and adults ages 21+ are welcome to bring their own alcoholic beverages; all are welcome to bring non-alcoholic beverages of course as well.
Clarence Tilton is an alt-country/country-rock band from Omaha, Nebraska. Led by the brothers Weber, the group combines the essential elements of tubes, steel, tears, and brawn—a suitable pallet for their lyrics and themes steeped in a rich moody cauldron of Midwestern nerd. They are adamant about taking their time, with an obvious love for the sound of pedal steel and traditional country music. But they also will surprise you with a loud raucous stomp, lyrics spit out with virulence, coughed out of machines with a pugilist’s ink. Craig Meier (Sixty Watt Saloon, Hong Jyn Corporation, Pendrakes) on bass; Jarron Wayne Storm (Willard’s Band, Poncho and the Contraband) on drums; Paul Novak (Pendrakes) on acoustic guitar. The Weber brothers (The Get, GroundTyrants) are free to switch between pedal steel and six string, exchange leads on telecasters, and harmonize at will. CT is new traditionalism with influences stretched throughout a century of American music.
Monday Mourners, an alt-country band from Des Moines, draws on the talents of multiple songwriters. The band centers on the interplay of guitarists/singers Clint Meyer and Matt Handley, who write and sing from different perspectives and have diverse influences. Meyer’s songs draw mainly on themes of the rural Midwest and incorporate a strong traditional country sound, while Handley’s are more informed by alternative rock and more recent alt-country sounds. The rhythm section of Pat Curtis on drums and Aaron Tinder on bass round out the group.
Monday Mourners’ last release, “Never Going Home” (2015), features 12 songs that range from outlaw country to roots rock. The quartet previously recorded an EP and contributed a track to the “Carpe DM” compilation, produced by the Greater Des Moines Music Coalition.
The bands will hold release shows in each band's hometown.
The Omaha show is January 20th at Reverb Lounge. https://www.facebook.com/events/160819151201246/
The Des Moines show is February 3rd at Captain Roy's.
Learn more about Clarence Tilton at: www.clarencetilton.com
Learn More about Monday Mourners at: https://mondaymourners.bandcamp.com/releases