The Turnpike Troubadours to Release New, Self-Titled Album
Fans of the hard-charging sound and weighty songwriting of the Oklahoma-based Texas country band The Turnpike Troubadours will have their wishes answered on September 18th when the band releases their latest, self-titled album. The release follows their highly-acclaimed 2012 offering Goodbye Normal Street, and will surely be one of the most welcomed releases of 2015 in Texas country and beyond.
The Turnpike Troubadours will be released through Bossier City Records/Thirty Tigers, and will include 12 new songs from the band. Though we don’t have a track list yet, some songs said to be included are “The Mercury” and “Bossier City,” which is said to “showcase the bands raucous energy and proficiency as musicians, while their more poignant and melodic side shines on “Down Here”, “How Do You Fall Out Of Love” and “A Little Song.'”
The band was recently featured in the April edition of Playboy Magazine, and frontman Evan Felker spoke about the band’s rising success. “Our original intent was to play 250-person bars. Just play the hell out of it, drink beer, and ride around the country in a van,” he says. The Turnpike Troubadours formed in 2007 and has released three records over the 8-year span, becoming one of the hottest independent bands in country music in recent memory, and drawing sold-out crowds across the country at some of the most renown venues and theaters.
The new Turnpike Troubadours self-titled release adds to an already-crowded release cycle in 2015 for albums from critically-acclaimed independent country and roots bands. They will also be performing for the first time at this year’s Pickathon Festival outside of Portland.
June 9, 2015 @ 5:29 pm
hell yeah best news I’ve heard all week! thanks trig!!
June 9, 2015 @ 5:30 pm
June 9, 2015 @ 5:35 pm
Pretty little lies
June 9, 2015 @ 5:41 pm
Good band, nice Trigger:)
June 9, 2015 @ 5:58 pm
PRAISE THA LAWD!!!
June 9, 2015 @ 6:01 pm
Very exciting news! Can’t wait to hear it.
June 9, 2015 @ 6:01 pm
” our original intent was to play 250- person bars. Just play the hell out of it…” Imagine if this was said by every country band, how much better things would be.
June 9, 2015 @ 6:21 pm
“Oklahoma-based Texas country band” whats next a utah based Kentucky band?
June 9, 2015 @ 6:23 pm
My wife and I have had the pleasure of seeing them at Cain’s Ballroom 3 times, Red Rocks once, the Grizzly Rose in Colorado 3 times and have 2 more shows lined up this year, including Medicine Stone. Beyond a shadow of a doubt, to me, they are the best Red Dirt/Texas Country live act right now. They are red hot. They absolutely stomp a mudhole on every stage they touch. I would hate to follow that band.
June 9, 2015 @ 6:30 pm
If this album is half as good as the last two, it’ll be an Album of the Year contender for sure.
June 9, 2015 @ 6:35 pm
“Goodbye Normal Street” was my album of the year in 2012 (as it was a lot of peoples). I am looking forward to this album. This year already has a strong list of new music coming at us. Between this, a possible Sturgill album and Jason Isbell. Plus we have already seen new music from Chris Stapleton and Whitey Morgan. . . . The list continues to grow. Can’t wait!!
June 10, 2015 @ 8:17 pm
Cleve, Every one of my favorite bands have put out an album this year- they’ve all been great but the one that is the most solid hasn’t received the acclaim it needs. John Moreland. Best album to come out this year. Period.
June 9, 2015 @ 7:17 pm
Hell Yes! And if Country radio had a lick of sense they’d play this. Anyone I know who has any interest in Country music has like te Troubadours.
June 9, 2015 @ 7:21 pm
Great, GREAT!!! news!
June 9, 2015 @ 7:24 pm
It’s really, really good. Great song writing. Sold production value. Best yet. Expands on the sound but committed to the original spirit of the music. Get ready.
June 9, 2015 @ 9:03 pm
Oh Mercury Lounge, you tease!
June 9, 2015 @ 10:08 pm
Just really damned proud and happy for them.
June 10, 2015 @ 8:56 am
merc i read you happy hour list and i said wheres the schlitz?
June 9, 2015 @ 7:39 pm
I’ve been listening to Goodbye Normal Street a ton the past few weeks by pure coincidence, and man it continues to be a stunner. Maybe it’s time to add that record as number 99 on the top 100 country records of all time?
June 9, 2015 @ 8:17 pm
YES YES YES!!!!!!
June 9, 2015 @ 8:39 pm
I’ll be laughing at that for a week.
June 9, 2015 @ 9:19 pm
Evan Felker has a quiet weight to his songwriting that may be overshadowed by his keen ear for melody and phrasing, or the youthful energy the Troubadours bring to the music. But it is definitely there.
June 10, 2015 @ 6:46 am
I fully agree. Normal Street has a few songs that are pretty heavy with great story writing and an emotional draw that feel personal.
June 10, 2015 @ 7:45 am
any more cliches you want to throw in there?
June 9, 2015 @ 8:41 pm
There are several new songs of theirs on YouTube I’ve noticed. I’m ready for this one though. Best bad to see live, no doubt.
June 9, 2015 @ 8:58 pm
Hell yeah! Just another one of many records I can’t wait to listen to this year!
June 9, 2015 @ 9:02 pm
Man I can’t wait to check this out.
June 9, 2015 @ 9:09 pm
Great songwriting, great albums, amazing live show. Seriously doesn’t get better than these guys
June 9, 2015 @ 9:14 pm
Interesting to see a new version of “Bossier City.” Probably my favorite song from their debut album. Needless to say, I’ll be excited like a kid on Christmas morning when this one drops.
June 10, 2015 @ 4:40 am
Great. I’m looking forward to this.
Jason Boland’s website also says that they will have a new album out in October…
June 10, 2015 @ 7:53 am
June 10, 2015 @ 4:59 am
Awesome news! I have a cross-country flight the next day that will be much improved by having new Turnpike Troubadours to listen to.
June 10, 2015 @ 5:37 am
A new Turnpike album is always a reason to celebrate.
June 10, 2015 @ 8:15 am
This band is absolutely amazing. They kill it live too. Can’t wait to see them headlining at this summer’s Braun Brothers Reunion. Really looking forward to some new music.
June 10, 2015 @ 8:20 am
I’ll be there too, JF! So excited they are getting that Friday night closing slot at BBR–well-deserved!
June 10, 2015 @ 11:43 am
Yes. The last two years they have been the talk of the festival. Can’t wait for August!!!
June 10, 2015 @ 2:03 pm
1,000 times yes. They’re one of the most complete country bands – both musically and in terms of songwriting – that I’ve ever seen. So damn good.
June 10, 2015 @ 2:15 pm
Hell yes. Best news of the week. My favorite band in the world.
TX MUSIC JIM
June 10, 2015 @ 3:13 pm
Yes sir good news indeed damn these guys tear it plum up live new songs are exciting news for sure!
June 10, 2015 @ 6:35 pm
They did a song or two from the new album when they played Rodeo Austin back in the Spring. It was good stuff
June 10, 2015 @ 7:35 pm
Hopefully they will drop down in Florida while touring for this album.
The Stuke, El Stukerino, or Stuker
June 10, 2015 @ 7:57 pm
So, how’s about a stop in St Louis, Chicago (Joe’s Bar), Madison, Minneapolis (Cabooze, Fineline, or Mill City Nights) where I live ;), then Ames, Des Moines, and back to Ok territory, please…
June 10, 2015 @ 9:47 pm
Not quite the same thing but “Oklahoma-based Texas country” reminds me of a Dallas Observer list that ranked the top 50 “Red Dirt Songs” and that pointed out that though some of the artists on the list were from Oklahoma, they’re still considered red dirt music (fascinating).
July 16, 2015 @ 11:04 am
Pre-ordered my copy last night at the TT website.
(If you pre-order at the website you get a free download of their first album Bossier City, which is currently out of print. Screaming good deal…)