Punk Rock Americana sextet 500 MILES TO MEMPHIS has signed to Paper + Plastick for a vinyl release of their genre-bending magnum opus Blessed Be the Damned, which is set for an August 9th release as well as a digital release paired with a smoke, oak, and green leaves scented candle that encapsulates the music and the stories that it tells that is out JUNE 14th. In addition, the band will be kicking off their Midwest and East Coast outing today at Midwest Punkfest in Bloomington, IL then circles around Tennessee, Ohio, Kentucky, and Pennsylvania including two performances at Musikfest in Bethlehem, PA leading up to their vinyl release party at Fountain Square in Cincinnati, OH.
Their most recent effort Blessed Be the Damned was well-received and praised by many. New Noise Magazine declared, “Consider this their best album yet, and one of the first must-have records of 2019.” CityBeat confessed, “Still, one of the band’s most impressive feats is a more seamless blending of Country/Americana and Rock/Punk, a mix that is especially vibrant and powerful on Blessed.” The Lexington Herald reflected, “Over a galloping anthemic cowpunk charge, the Cincinnati band recalls the early days of the Old 97’s crossed with a Decemberists-inspired sense of expansiveness.” Maximum Volume Music boasted, “They don’t sound like anyone else. At all. Or at any point… 500 Miles To Memphis has constructed something wonderful here.”
Label: Paper + Plastik