AUSTIN, Texas – Indie folk rockers Madisons have exploded onto the local Americana scene with the June 3 release of their second album, You Can Take Your Sorry Ass Back to West Texas!, on Paper Frog Records.
Fronted by lead singer and founding member Dominic Solis, the seven-person band (which formed in 2011) draws from a number of wide-ranging influences and musical backgrounds from classical music to Johnny Cash to Metallica to Daniel Johnston; the result is a fresh sound that is performed with footstomping, punk rock energy and punctuated with lively horns, strings, and banjos.
You Can Take Your Sorry Ass Back to West Texas! is composed of ten original songs – all written by Solis — about serious topics like family violence and addiction, two issues that he experienced firsthand while growing up in Sweetwater, Texas, before he enlisted in the military.
“I can’t change the past, but I can try for something better every day,” Solis explains. “I realize that I write sad songs, but I like it. There’s a sort of weird beauty in these stories that makes me happy.”
The album, one of the most unique releases of the year, is sure to make the band’s continuously expanding fan base happy as well, as is the band’s forthcoming tour schedule.
Madisons plan to celebrate their new record with several performances this summer. They’ll take their sound across the border with an appearance at Toronto’s annual NXNE Music Festival in late June followed by an album release party at Rubber Gloves in Denton, Texas on July 18.
Upcoming Tour dates include:
June 21: NXNE Music Festival — Dakota Tavern, Toronto, Ontario
July 17: Creekside Pub, Springfield, Mo.
July 18: Rubber Gloves, Denton, Texas
July 19, Club Dada, Dallas
July 26: The Blackheart, Austin
For more information on Madisons: madisonsatx.com
Posted by: Sam Moore
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