Chris Shiflett & The Dead Peasants are thrilled to announce the forthcoming release of their sophomore album All Hat and No Cattle via Sideonedummy/Shock on August 2, 2013.
All Hat and No Cattle follows the band’s 2010 self-titled debut which introduced the veteran Foo Fighter Shiflett’s skill for writing understated, infectious Americana-influenced rock songs.
Firm believers that in order to know where you’re going, you’ve got to know where you’ve been, Chris Shiflett &The Dead Peasants recorded these ten definitive songs with a mix of reverence and revelry. Their playful enthusiasm is palpable throughout the faithful yet fresh interpretations, from the carousing opener “Guitar Pickin’ Man” to the bluesier, doo-wop country of “Happy Part Of Town” to the apt, barnstorming closer “Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way?”
Shiflett was inspired with the idea to learn an abundance of old school honky-tonk songs and then hit the road as a cover band while touring with Foo Fighters around their last album release. Once home, the Dead Peasants reconvened and spent months rehearsing before playing shows all through Spring and Summer 2012. Wanting to capture the spirit of these performances, the band headed into Studio 606 in Los Angeles to track a selection of Shiflett’s favourites from their live set. Chris Shiflett &The Dead Peasants recorded All Hat and No Cattle live and all together in one room, with only vocals and pedal steel overdubbed.
Together with Shiflett on vocals and guitar, The Dead Peasants are Jeff Gross (bass) and Luke Tierney (guitar) – three long-time friends who grew up in Santa Barbara playing in bands together – as well as Mitch Marine (drums), Marty Rifkin (pedal steel), and Derek Silverman (keyboards).
ALL HAT AND NO CATTLE TRACKLISTING
1. GUITAR PICKIN’ MAN (Don Rich and The Buckaroos)
2. GOOD TIME CHARLIES (Del Reeves)
3. POP A TOP (Jim Ed Brown)
4. HAPPY PART OF TOWN (Wynn Stewart)
5. SKID ROW (Merle Haggard)
6. LIVE FAST, LOVE HARD, DIE YOUNG (Faron Young)
7. PLAYBOY (Wynn Stewart)
8. KING OF FOOLS (Buck Owens)
9. A WOMAN LIKE YOU (Original)
10. ARE YOU SURE HANK DONE IT THIS WAY? (Waylon Jennings)
All Hat and No Cattle will be released on August 2 through Sideonedummy Records/Shock