Thursday, June 7, 2012
A message from Saddle Creek Records... The debut full-length from PUJOL, UNITED STATES OF BEING, is in stores now. The record is available in the Saddle Creek Records online store as music only or in a music plus bundle that includes a shirt, poster, and more. All orders include an instant download of the full record. The record is also available at iTunes and Amazon, or for this week only as a full album preview stream on Spinner [EIS note: directly next to the Crocodiles record too]. Check out the new record that Rolling Stone called "loud, a little grimy and fun as hell."
Two free tracks from the record are available for download now. Head over to the online store get "DIY2K" or to Spinner to stream "PROVIDENCE."
PUJOL has several shows in the Midwest and south over the next few weeks, including this weekend's Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. Check out the full list below.
PUJOL formed in 2009 as a last ditch effort to appease the Sarlacc Pit of Life with adeptly crafted songs based firmly in meaningful lyrical content. It’s these motives and songs that have taken PUJOL from the basements of Middle Tennessee to stages across the country and have garnered notice from more than just those with their ear to the ground.
Following a plethora of singles and cassettes and the the critically praised Nasty, Brutish, and Short EP from last year, PUJOL finally has an official debut full-length ready for unveiling. UNITED STATES OF BEING continues on with PUJOL’s doctrine of trying hard everyday and ventures lyrically to a place that most contemporaries fail to reach. Addressing the current status of twenty-somethings in America’s present and capturing their shared dispositions, the album throws the brakes on “catharsis,” and begs the listener to decide for themselves how to answer the robot’s last question, “What is love?” With riff-oriented guitar playing reminiscent of greats like The Replacements and Beetlejuice-esque earworms, PUJOL now sits atop the fringes of the rock and roll and DIY vernacular.
What people are saying about UNITED STATES OF BEING:
"This madman of rock 'n' roll speaks like a young philosopher king." - Spinner
"Shimmers with power pop hooks and a slight dose of fuzz." - Rolling Stone
“wildly fun, immediate, and memorable.” - All Music Guide
PUJOL - Spring 2012 Tour Dates:
Fri-Jun-08, Manchester, TN, Bonnaroo
Thu-Jun-14, Chattanooga, TN, Collective Clothing Warehouse
Fri-Jun-15, Atlanta, GA, 529
Fri-Jun-29, Louisville, KY, Zanzibar
Sat-Jun-30, Bowling Green, KY, Tidballs
Tue-Jul-03, Cincinnati, OH, Northern Rock N'Roll Fest
Sat-Jul-07, Nashville, TN, The End
Sun-Jul-08, St. Louis, MO, Off Broadway
Posted by Dan Goldin at 11:37 PM