Hear Vandoliers’ Texas Cowpunk Anthem, ‘Rolling Out’ (Premiere)
Vandoliers’ newest single, “Rolling Out,” literally opens with a can of whoop-ass. Around the 10-second mark, right before the group tumbles into righteous barroom shouting you can hear the subtle, hilariously timed opening of a particularly percussive beer can.
The Dallas-Fort Worth outfit sounds like a punk band that lost its distortion pedals in a seemingly bad Craigslist trade. Instead of crunch and distortion, they got a brass and fiddle combo (courtesy of Cory Graves and Travis Curry, respectively) that totally bangs. The group’s upcoming album, The Native, is a southern smoothie of influences, combining the raw angst of a Titus Andronicus or a Diarrhea Planet with the big brass gusto of Mariachi El Bronx.
“I wrote “‘Rolling Out’ after we finished Ameri-Kinda and had to save it for some time. But when the band regrouped to start writing The Native, this song was a standout. Sonically and subject-wise it pretty much defines us as a band,” says the group’s singer, Joshua Fleming.
“We travel a lot, so staying up late and then waking up early seems to be our new schedule. ‘Rolling Out’ is our ‘On the Road Again.’ It’s our get in the Dodge and get out of Dodge anthem. It’s since become a crowd favorite at our live shows, too.”
If you’ve come to this roadhouse for a few Texas punker anthems, then you should stay for the absolutely blistering telecaster solos Vandoliers’ Dustin Fleming issues out like he’s some kind of six-string Thor. And yet, underneath all the howling, you can clearly hear the steady snare of Guyton Sanders and the dusty bass of Mark Moncrieff.
If you ever want to rob a bank, throw this sucker on the tape deck of your Pontiac Firebird before you get caught because you ain’t as smart as you look.
The Native hits stores on May 26 via State Fair Records. Stream “Rolling Out” below.
Vandoliers 2017 Tour Dates
APR 8 – Old 97’s County Fair – Dallas, TX
APR 13 – The Blue Light – Lubbock, TX
APR 21 – Love And War In Texas – Plano, TX
MAY 5 – Floores Country Store – Helotes, TX
MAY 6 – Denton Mudbug Boil – Denton, TX
MAY 11 – Lava Cantina – The Colony, TX
MAY 14 – Taco Libre Austin – Austin, TX
MAY 18 – Red Dirt Ball – Lawton, OK
MAY 19 – Elm Street Tattoo Festival – Dallas, TX
MAY 23 – White Water Tavern – Little Rock, AR
MAY 24 – The Basement – Nashville, TN
MAY 25 – Southgate House Revival – Newport, KY
MAY 26 – The Burl – Lexington, KY
MAY 27 – Village Idiot – Maumee, OH
MAY 28 – CODA – Cleveland, OH
JUN 1 – The Rathskeller – Indianapolis, IN
JUN 2 – Levitt AMP Jacksonville Music Series – Jacksonville, IL
JUN 3 – Mercury Lounge – Tulsa, OK
JUN 9 – Friday on the Green – Fort Worth, TX
JUL 12 – Peach Street Studios – Bozeman, MT
JUL 13 – The Bartlett – Spokane, WA
JUL 15 – White Eagle Saloon – Portland, OR
JUL 16 – Sam Bond’s Garage – Eugene, OR
JUL 20 – Rhythm Room – Phoenix, AZ
JUL 22 – Earl’s Lawn And Patio – Huntsville, UT
JUL 28 – Lola’s Saloon – Fort Worth, TX
JUL 29 – Blaine’s Pub – San Angelo, TX
AUG 4 – Love and War – Plano, TX
SEPT 15 – Bristol Rhythm & Roots – Bristol, VA
SEPT 16 – Bristol Rhythm & Roots – Bristol, VA
SEPT 17 – Bristol Rhythm & Roots – Bristol, VA