March 28, 2013
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New Pokey LaFarge Album to be Released by Third Man Records and Other Fun News!

Read on below for the text-only version of our epic March newsletter! A monumental record deal with Third Man, information on our upcoming Pokey LaFarge Spring & Summer Tour, and teasers on our new, soon-to-come merch await you…for the full March newsletter, click here!

 

New Pokey LaFarge Album to be Released by Third Man Records

We are incredibly delighted to announce the June 2013 release of the brand new, full-length studio album–Pokey LaFarge–under Jack White’s very own Third Man Records! As you may recall, back in 2011 we released a 7″ with the label and are thrilled to collaborate with them once again. Third Man Records are doing some extraordinary things and are dedicated to bringing the “tangible aesthetic” back to your music collection by concentrating on records that are recorded, pressed, and printed in their headquarters hometown of Nashville, Tennessee. We’re honored and excited to work with this unique label, one that is dedicated to preserving the vinyl format and encouraging folks to think differently about the way they consume music.

Revving up for the release of the new album, we have some excellent shows in store to help spread the word. First and foremost…

The Pokey LaFarge Spring & Summer 2013 Tour!

What better way to celebrate the new album than to travel all across the states snd Europe on a big ol’ album release tour? In April, you can find us around the fine Southeast states hitting the stage at some top notch venues and stellar festivals.

We’ll be hopping through a bunch of towns along the way, playing shows in Louisiana, Mississippi, Nashville, TN (at Loveless Cafe for a Music City Roots taping), Atlanta, GA (Smith’s Olde Bar with Paul Burch) and Wilmington, NC (Soapbox Laundro Lounge with Paul Burch). Around this time, we’ll also be taking the stage at some celebrated American festivals that we’re honored to be a part of. On April 28, you can catch us at Merlefest in Wilkesboro, NC and on May 2 at Jazz Fest in New Orleans!

In late spring, we’ll be holding not one, but two, album release parties! The first will be on May 31 in our hometown of St. Louis, MO at the Casa Loma Ballroom. The following day we’ll be heading out to Nashville, TN for the second release party on June 1 at The Blue Room, the performance space of Third Man Records!

After a run of US shows in June and July (many more to be announced soon!), we’ll be heading to Europe come August. There we’ll play a number of wonderful festivals as well, includingPukkelpop in Belgium (August 17), Musikfestwochen in Switzerland (August 19), Tonder in Denmark (August 22-25), and more…keep an eye out for new additions to our shcedule in Europe, coming soon!

For full details on times, ticketing and locations, have a look at the tour dates listed at the bottom of this e-mail, or visit www.pokeylafarge.net/tour. And of course, stay tuned for a myriad of additions to our show schedule in the coming weeks.

Thanks for a great SxSW…

We made the most of our trip to Austin for South by Southwest 2013…three days, six shows and countless new friends made. Thanks to all who made it out to see us amongst all the craziness! Check out some photo evidence from the festival below:

Look Out for New Items in the Pokey LaFarge Online Store!

Variety really is the spice of life, thus we’re happy to inform you all that we’ll have some brand new merchandise available for sale on our official website very soon! We hope you’ll enjoy the new designs; we’ll have new tee-shirt options (among other goodies) available just in time for the warm-weather months!

The new merch will be available in our online store. Stay tuned!

Well folks, thanks for reading our monthly installment. We’re really looking forward to getting this new record out to y’all in the coming weeks, and to really start making the tour rounds, stopping from town to town and saying hello! For all news related to the new album and other upcoming excitement, follow us on Facebook, Twitter and our official website. Thanks for the continued support–we can’t express how much we truly appreciate it.

See you down the road!

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