#FridayFinds: The Suffers EP Release
Last Saturday, Houston’s very own 10 piece gulf coast soul band, The Suffers, sold out Fitzgerald’s for their EP Release party and packed the bill with 3 bands, 2 of which were from Texas (Austin and Dallas to be exact). In case you didn’t know, local bands typically don’t sell out Fitzgerald’s. Just another accolade to add to the list for this Houston powerhouse of a band!
The Suffers swept the Houston Press Music Awards in 2014 and it’s no doubt that 2015 has nothing but big things in store. In fact, it’s not even a full month into the year and they’ve accomplished some incredible feats. Their performance at The Big D NYE party in Dallas was aired live, they played 6 shows in 3 days in 3 cities, they were named in Buzzfeed’s 25 New Artists You Need in Your Life in 2015 and their brand new video for the title track from their new EP was featured on Entertainment Weekly.
I picked up the $5 EP at the Release show on January 24th in Houston–it hasn’t left my CD player in my car since the show. The EP feaures Make Some Room, Giver, Gwan and Stay and, I might add, is a perfect way to set my mood to “I’m gonna have a bad ass day.” You should try it out. It’s hard to have a bad day when you start it off with The Suffers.
They are leaving shortly to head out on a west coast tour and I can’t wait to hear about the reactions from other States. If you don’t already follow The Suffers on Instagram, Twitter and facebook, you should get on that. And if you’re itching to travel, here’s a great opportunity. Fly (or roadtrip it) out to see The Suffers in one of the cities on their West Coast Tour!
West Coast Tour:
Feb 11 – Denver, CO @ Lost Lake Lounge
Feb 13 – Huntsville, UT @ Snowbasin Resort
Feb 14 – Huntsville, UT @ Snowbasin Resort
Feb 15 – Boise, ID @ The Crux
Feb 17 – Seattle, WA @ Sunset Tavern
Feb 18 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
Feb 20 – Lake Tahoe, NV @ Crystal Bay Casino
Feb 21 – Santa Cruz, CA @ TBD
Feb 22 – San Francisco, CA @ Amnesia
Feb 26 – Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Bar
Feb 27 – San Diego, CA @ Seven Grand
Feb 28 – Indio, CA @ 4th Annual Rhythm, Wine and Brews Festival
March 1 – Phoenix, AZ @ Rhythm Room
What’s #FridayFinds? Every Friday, I post new albums from artists we all love, or new artists that maybe we don’t know yet. Expand your music library and maybe even learn more about the artists that you live in the city you’re from.