This week, The Bastard Suns are making available the one song that they have that their fans don’t have! Courtesy of The Pier, the previously unreleased song, “Charlene” will be available the entire week, and this week only, as our Leak of the Week. Download the NEW song on the homepage!
You can download the NEW song “Charlene”, for FREE on our home page under the MP3 Leak of the Week on the right hand column! This Download will only be available until Saturday October 20th. Read more on the song below…
The Bastard Suns – “Charlene”
Here’s what The Bastard Suns told The Pier about “Charlene”: “We come from Georgia, where there are a lot of redneck girls who like to be all slutty. And, they are rad, don’t get me wrong, that is why the song isn’t filled with hate It is kind of a love song. But, it is a funny love song. It was a learning experience for me. It made me a smarter man. It’s like, ‘Hey, you’re a whore but you got really good at what you do, and you fucked really great.’ As a man, I should have known, but I was only sixteen or seventeen at the time. So, I definitely learned. You definitely don’t get that way by not fucking a lot of people. So, it was a real learning experience.“
As far as the recording process for this particular track, The Bastard Suns remarked, “We recorded the song down in Orlando, Florida at the Lounge House Studios. It is the same spot that Ballyhoo! and The Supervillians record at. We met up with a couple producers (Greg and Mike) and also had a couple of the guys from The Supervillains play saxophone and piano on the track. One day if we ever had that big budget for a huge tour, we would have all of these unofficial members come play with us all the time, but it was just great that they got on the recording though.“
The Bastard Suns Bio/Background:
The Bastard Suns are a four-piece sonic assault vehicle. In just under 9 years, this Atlanta band has managed to release two full-length albums and five EPs, punctuated by 2009’s ultra-popular full-length Here Come the Suns, and most recently, 2011’s A Band for All Seasons. With the help of several national radio stations and sponsors like Silver Surfer Vaporizers and Sacred Custom Percussion, the band has amassed hundreds of thousands of views on YouTube, including the video for their single “S.B.M.T.”, which has over 100,000 views alone. Their tours are completely self-funded, and have spanned the length of the U.S. over a dozen times, including countless east coast and southern state tours.
The Bastard Suns have always set themselves apart by seamlessly blending their primary influences (punk, ska, bluegrass, folk and reggae) into a live show that borders on a religious experience. What began as a small grassroots campaign is quickly turning into a full-blown national following and it seems that The Bastard Suns are only just now hitting their creative stride. With 2013 approaching, the boys are currently on a massive fall national tour and are currently gathering material for a third full-length album. Make ready, because here come the Suns!
You can follow The Bastard Suns video blogs during their tour on their Facebook and here is a list of all their upcoming tour dates for the Fall as the Atlanta, GA based group heads to the west coast & back east.
The Bastard Suns Fall Tour:
Oct 14th @ Black Sheep. Colorado Springs, CO
Oct 16th @ Whiskey Jaques’. Ketchum, ID
Oct 17th @ A Club. Spokane, WA
Oct 18th @ Studio 7. Seattle, WA
Oct 19th @ Hawthorne Theater. Portland, OR
Oct 20th @ Bombay’s. Redding, CA
Oct 21st @ Copper Rhino. Modesto, CA
Oct 23rd @ The Alley. Sparks, NV
Oct 24th @ The Boardwalk. Sacramento, CA
Oct 25th @ Roxy Theatre. Hollywood, CA
Oct 26th @ Mission Tobacco Lounge. Riverside, CA
Oct 28th @ The Griffin. San Diego, CA
Oct 30th @ Club Red. Tempe, AZ
Oct 31st @ The Hut. Tucson, AZ
Nov 2nd @ Crowbar. Ft Worth, TX
Nov 3rd @ Andy’s Bar. Denton, TX
Nov 4th @ Jack’s. San Antonio, TX
Nov 5th @ Howlin’ Wolf. New Orleans, LA
Nov 7th @ Coasters. Ft Walton Beach, FL
Nov 8th @ Jack Rabbits. Jacksonville, FL
Nov 9th @ The Sports Page. Satellite Beach, FL
Nov 10th @ Swamp Grass Willy’s. Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Nov 14th @ Frank’s Front Row. Daytona, FL
Nov 15th @ The West End. Sanford, FL
Nov 16th @ Filthy McNasty’s. Vero Beach, FL
Nov 17th @ Jake’s. Sarasota, FL
The Bastard Suns Links:
The Bastard Suns Website
The Bastard Suns Facebook
Huge thanks again to The Bastard Suns for sharing his brand new song “Charlene” to post up for FREE download. Giving away music for FREE is a privilege that we’re grateful for and we appreciate the work these artists do! Please feel free to download this song for free and spread the awareness to your friends!
Enjoy the FREE track on the homepage!
Article By: Mike Patti
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