"...a gorgeous trek down country, soul, folk and Latin paths all at once, and there's nary a plugged-in instrument to crowd out the horns, mandolins, washboards and accordions."--Dallas Observer

With "influences ranging from The Velvet Underground to George Jones", The Theater Fire is what Texas Music should sound like, but rarely does. Their sound is a spellbinding fusion of folk, country, mariachi, and rock, wrapped in themes of death, guilt, and isolation. Perhaps the Fort Worth Weekly put it best: "It sounds at once urban and rustic, modern and very, very old."

And while I'm a fan of their self-titled debut album, the songs I've heard from the new LP, Everybody Has a Dark Side, have left me reeling, desperate to hear more. Luckily, for myself and everyone else in Dallas, the band plays tonight at Lee Harvey's. Edit: show cancelled due to shitty weather.

Undeniable Records will release Everybody Has a Dark Side on May 9th. Pre-orders will be shipped May 5th.

Befriend The Theater Fire on myspace

gorilla vs. bear favorite Red Hunter is also a big fan of the band. Read his take on their sound here.

elsewhere:

Thighs Wide Shut has the mp3 from the very cool Jack White Coke ad.

Indie Interviews has posted part two of their interview with TV On The Radio's Kyp Malone.