We are thrilled to announce that we will be releasing a vinyl 7” from Tav Falco’s Panther Burns, featuring Mike Watt on bass and Toby Dammit on drums. The single, Me & My Chauffeur Blues, and b-side, Whistle Blower Blues, were recorded during the band’s October 2015 USA Whistle Blower Tour at Sam Phillips Recording Services in Memphis, TN.
The single will first become available digitally on January 15th, 2016, with the vinyl 7″ release arriving in stores on February 26th. A limited, numbered white-label edition of thirty copies will be exclusively available our online store. Pre-orders for the single will begin in January.
Equal parts primal, early rock’n’roll, deviant hill country blues & avant-garde art – TAV FALCO’s PANTHER BURNS are ramshackle, raw, unholy & utterly amazing. Panther Burns is not just Music… it is a state of mind. Tav Falco is one of the truly original and romantic forces in American music – the voice that America lost and found. He is tender and virile, flamboyant, witty and dangerous. Falco brings daggers back to the stage. He is the one who always holds out a hand to the enemy.
Like many of the musicians, scholars, carnies and flaneurs that inspired him, Tav Falco is a Southern provocateur grifting his audience with the ol’ song and dance act before shuffling out the back door with a wink and a nod. His historico-musico revue, The Unapproachable Panther Burns, originated in 1979 at the nadir of Memphis’ postmodern, post-Beale, post-Sun, post-Stax era, when the Mississippi River town had seemingly disappeared from the cultural map and shriveled into an obsolescent landmark.