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SEISMIC NEWS: Brent Amaker Signs To Fin Records “Last Year Of The Dragon” Out June 4th

February 28, 2013

BAR-290byLance MercerOnline

Seattle record label Fin Records have announced the signing of Brent Amaker and The Rodeo to their roster, as well as their upcoming full length Year of The Dragon, slated for release June 4th. Their fourth full length record, Year of the Dragon will be released on vinyl, cd, and digital download. Full album details, including the artwork, track list, and first single, will be announced soon.

When asked for a note on the upcoming Year Of The Dragon, Fin Records owner Christian Fulghum expressed his enthusiasm by stating, “Working with Brent Amaker and The Rodeo is fun because they are taking all-American Cowboy iconography and cross-breeding it with Krautrock and the Boys from Akron. The songwriting is by turns sly, funny, and subversive. My kind of music.”

Mr. Amaker noted, “This latest LP may just expand your perception of American Western music.  We’ve been on a strange and wonderful trip these past several years and the new songs reflect that.  Year of the Dragon is darker than previous stuff and more fully expresses where the band is going.  And on top of that, I couldn’t be happier to be releasing the next Rodeo LP under the Fin Records imprint.  They produce a high quality product and they keep the focus on the artist.  It’s truly exciting to be part of their family.  Now saddle up and get yourself ready!”

Fin Records is an up and coming label that has already given homes to a wide swath of acts ranging across a vareity of genres, from Hip Hop to Noise, to Country, and then some.  Recently named “Local Record Label of The Year 2012′ by the Seattle Weekly, the two year old label has recently released acclaimed works from the likes of J. Pinder, The Walkabouts, Red Jacket Mine, Long Distance Poison, Davidson Hart Kingsbery and many more.

Brent Amaker and the Rodeo will be playing in Olympia, WA next Friday, 3/8. at the Royal Lounge, and touring through out 2013. Stay tuned. (Official announcement)

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