The Districts The Districts EP on 10" Vinyl + Download
Lancaster County, PA foursome The Districts have just signed with Mississippi based label Fat Possum. Fresh out of high school, the young band has perfected their own brand of authentic, soulful rock music. They first came to nationwide attention when a one-take performance of their track "Funeral Beds" was filmed at a local Philadelphia studio and skyrocketed to the front page of Reddit, with WNYC noting that the song "showcased an impressive knack (for) memorable vocals and for songcraft that starts as introspective indie rock and builds to a climatic wall of noise."
WXPN's John Vettesse caught their live set, saying "a thundering swell cuts, leaving a clean guitar arpeggio floating in space as Grote catches his breath; the verses build in waves, with the heaviness sometimes derived just from Braden Lawrence's drums. Grote is an intense, emphatic, occasionally bewildering stage presence - he kicks, stomps and snarls, both at the mic and far away - but guitarist Mark Larson and bassist Connor Jacobus hold their own, shuffling and bobbing and give the overall band a dynamic stage presence."
The young band has a busy 2014 planned out already including the 10" vinyl release of their self-titled 5-track EP on Fat Possum, a tour with White Denim in February and March, and their first appearance at SXSW in Austin, TX.
The Districts The Districts EP Track Listing:
1. Rocking Chair
3. Funeral Beds
4. Long Distance
5. Stay Open