MP3: Natural Child To Release 7" On Jeffery Drag Records
Pre-Orders For 8/21 Release Include A Pack Of Rolling Papers With A Digital Download Card
Critical Praise for Natural Child:
"Somehow, between the dizziness of bong rips, they've done more than just spew out mindless releases. They've managed to elevate their sound from the commonplace amped-up garage of their early singles to a complex level that's more accurately likened to classic rock fused with country and blues." - Stomp and Stammer
"They're a lot more fun than the Black Keys or Kings of Leon or the few other bands that supposedly carried the torch for real rock in the past decade, and For the Love of the Game shows Natural Child maturing rapidly upon the classic rock radio moves of their debut 1971, and settling into their own skin a little bit." - Get Bent
"Natural Child led off with their swampy blues-punk, their road-vetted, gritty riffs and doubled vocal melodies a sweaty, stoner-friendly pleasure as always. Wes Traylor probably has my favorite bass tone of any Nashvillian, and Natural Child is basically as much a comedy act as a punk band — what with their face-pulling and intentional cross-talk banter. Truly, one of the best sets I saw all day." - Nashville Scene
On August 21, Jeffery Drag Records will release a 7" from Nashville favorites Natural Child. Side A features the Neil Young-esque track "Mother Nature's Daughter" while side B features the slow jam "Bodyswitchers Pt. II".
The 7" will be available for pre-order on August 13 from Jeffery Drag's webstore. and each pre-order will come with a pack of Natural Child rolling papers containing a digital download card. Rolling paper packs/digital download cards will also be sold separately. 300 of the 7" were pressed on black vinyl, 100 on opaque lavender, and 100 on mixed marble.
Get Bent had this to say about "Mother Nature's Daughter": "Natural Child isn't fucking around with this classic rock stuff. For those still digesting the Stones-y country-rock influences all over their latest album For the Love of the Game, this track will be even more of a shocker. 'Mother Nature's Daughter' sprawls over five minutes, features a blazing epic guitar solo, and sounds like a vintage outtake from Neil Young & Crazy Horse in their prime."
Natural Child is extending their September tour in support of their highly anticipated third LP Hard in Heaven due out September 11. It is the second LP the band is releasing this year. Their tour includes West Coast dates, Canadian dates and a NY show at Brooklyn Bowl on August 11.
Attention vinyl junkies: We have a limited amount of 7"s available for review-let us know if you're interested and we'll send you a copy.
Natural Child Tour Dates:
8/2 - Ottawa, Ont @ Babylon w/ MV&EE
8/3 - Toronto, Ont @ Magpies
8/4 - Hamilton, Ont @ This Ain't Hollywood
8/5 - Cincinnati, OH @ MOTR (free)
8/11 Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Bowl
NATURAL CHILD TAKE TEXAS w/ Birdcloud
8/31 - Denton, TX @ Rubber Gloves
9/1 - Lubbock, TX @ Depot Oyster Bar
9/2 - Austin, TX @ 29th St Ballroom
9/3 - Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald's
9/4 - Beaumont, TX @ Victoria House
9/6 - McAllen, TX @ Simon Sez
9/7 - Corpus Christie, TX @ Theo's
9/8 - Laredo, TX @ Old No. 2
9/10 - Tucson, AZ @ Plush
9/11 - Tempe, AZ @ Yuca Tap Room
9/12 - Las Vegas, NV @ Neon Reverb Festival
9/13 - Long Beach, CA @ Alex's Bar
9/15 - San Diego, CA @ San Diego Noise Pop Festival
9/17 - San Francisco, CA @ Elbo Room
9/18 -.Santa Cruz, CA The Blue Lagoon
9/19 - Eureka, CA @ The Shanty
9/20 - Portland, OR @ Rotture
9/21 - Vancouver, BC @ Olio Festival
9/22 - Seattle, WA @ The Comet
9/24 - Fargo, ND @ The Aquarium
9/25 - Minneapolis,MN @ 7th St. Entry
9/28 - Detroit, MI @ Lager House Parking Lot
Please contact Marissa or Gavin if interested in talking with Natural Child.
Natural Child: "...Yeah, well, now they sound like Bob Dylan, The Stones, Stooges, Neil Young, Waylon Jennings... well, even Willie. I guess they've been at it for a couple years now. Back in summer of '09, back when I met em, Wes and Zack were eatin' weed brownies and they realized they needed Seth in the band. Well, they decided therefore and then to start the greatest rock n' roll band in the world - Natural Child. Probably known as much for what they say as what they do, they've earned a reputation of giving audiences the straight deal. Worldwide. They are currently in the process of buying Bill Wyman's bass amp from 1970. God bless em." -Leon Russell
Jeffery Drag Records was formed in early 2009 by Adam Moult, frontman of Nashville based band Bad Cop. The label was originally founded to release limited pressings of cassettes and vinyl for Bad Cop and other various acts including The Hussy, Pujol, and Little Viking. In 2011, Bad Cop bass player Mike Gicz joined the Jeffery Drag team, overseeing cassette releases from Ranch Ghost, Electric Dollhouse Groovebuggy, and Majestico. The third and final member of Jeffery Drag is R.J. Jennings. The label has grown tremendously, adding Natural Child, Useless Eaters, and Ghost Dance to the roster. Jeffery Drag Records is continuing to grow on a daily basis and has quickly become a name brand for groundbreaking rock and roll music in Nashville and across the country.