Saustex Records has announced the release of Lords & Ladies, a split album pairing Boston's The Upper Crust and San Francisco's The Grannies, two of America's leading bands portraying costume rock. The record is available digitally September 16th and on LP September 30th, and will be complemented by "Lords & Ladies Across The Colonies," a full national tour.
On the record, both bands deliver cuts that are sure to please a punk and hard rock audience. The Upper Crust re-imagine High Voltage-era AC/DC as filtered through the lyrical lens of 18th century nobles. Meanwhile, The Grannies offer a set of Jack Endino-produced songs (Nirvana, High On Fire) that recall the punk side of grunge and messy, chaotic music such as The Dwarves.
Known for their over-the-top stage theatrics and predilection for dressing either in period finery or thrift-store dresses, the bands are sure to offer many delights on their national tour. This is the longest U.S. tour The Upper Crust has taken since the 1990s, and the longest tour The Grannies have ever given. Tour dates are listed below.
ORDS & LADIES ACROSS THE COLONIES TOUR 2016
THURSDAY 9/29 - FT. WORTH, TX - FRED'S TEXAS CAFE
w/ PAT TODD & THE RANK OUTSIDERS
FRIDAY 9/30 - AUSTIN, TX - THE LOST WELL
SATURDAY 10/1 - SAN ANTONIO, TX - PAPER TIGER
SUNDAY 10/2 - NEW ORLEANS, LA - SIBERIA
w/ ANGRY LOVERS
TUESDAY 10/4 - MEMPHIS, TN - MIDTOWN ROCKHOUSE LIVE
WEDNESDAY 10/5 - LITTLE ROCK, AR - WHITE WATER TAVERN
w/ THE FRONTIER CIRCUS
THURSDAY 10/6 - TULSA, OK - MERCURY LOUNGE
FRIDAY 10/7 - KANSAS CITY, MO - DAVEY'S UPTOWN RAMBLER
SATURDAY 10/8 - T.B.A.
SUNDAY 10/9 - CHICAGO, IL - COBRA LOUNGE w/ BLACK ACTRESS
MONDAY 10/10 - DETROIT, MI - SMALL'S
TUESDAY 10/11 - CLEVELAND, OH - BEACHLAND BALLROOM
WEDNESDAY 10/12 - BALTIMORE, MD - METRO GALLERY
w/ WESTERN STAR
THURSDAY 10/13 - WASHINGTON, D.C. - HILL COUNTRY LIVE*
FRIDAY 10/14 - NEW YORK, NY - THE BOWERY ELECTRIC*
SATURDAY 10/15 - SOMERVILLE, MA - ONCE BALLROOM*