Friday, August 21, 2009

Swing South: BKLYN's The Weight

The Weight "A Day In The Sun"

It kind of cracks me up the publicity The Weight has picked up this past year. I guess the band has banked on the fact that they play AMERICANA in NEW YORK CITY...yeah, sounds exactly like those salsa commercials from a few years ago. But what didn't work in salsa's favor works for The Weight. They make good alt-country/Americana and they happen to now live in the Big Apple. So they've kind of capitalized on the uptick in interest in country-rock-americana-alt-country while also living in the hipster capital of the world.

What makes it more frustrating is the notoriety isn't all undeserved. Though I do think somebody like Lucero or American Aquarium is better, The Weight still have some good music. Their album "Are Men" is out now, and they're hitting the road where they belong--down South. Southeast tour dates & vid after the jump...

The Weight @ CMJ 2008 from tinymixtapes on Vimeo.

8/21 - Asheville, NC @ The Rocket Room
8/22 - Atlanta, NC @ The Earl
8/23 - Chattanooga @ JJ's Bohemia
8/24 - Nashville, TN @ Springwater
8/25 - Little Rock, AR @ Whitewater Tavern

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