In the wake of a somewhat checkered past, one that conjures up images of broken teeth and lacerated body parts, Austin-by-way-of-Denton, TX’s Riverboat Gamblers return this coming Spring 2009 with a new album, “Underneath The Owl" out March 10th 2009.
Beginning November 17th, 2008, Riverboat Gamblers will release the first single, “A Choppy, Yet Sincere Apology” from their new album and encourage fans and casual freeloaders alike to download the DRM-free mp3 from either the band’s own website or their pages on iLike and PureVolume.
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Singled out by Rolling Stone’s David Fricke as one of the “Top 5 Bands at SXSW” in 2006 and later proclaimed #15 of the “25 Greatest Live Bands Right Now” by Spin Magazine, the Riverboat Gamblers have cultivated a fanatical and even somewhat celebrity following with their rowdy, energetic live shows.
Originally formed in 1997, the Gamblers built a local following and busted out of the Denton TX college scene in 2001 on the back of their self-released 7” single “Jenna Is A No Show”. With that the band began to take the show from the dives bars and house parties of UNT on to the rest of the country. Austin punk legend Tim Kerr produced their self-titled debut album that was released on the D.C. based Vile Beat Records. A couple years later, despite rabid major-label interest (in part derived from an explosive set at 2003’s South by Southwest festival), the Gamblers released their second album "Something To Crow About" through San Francisco’s Gearhead Records.
In 2006 the band recorded and released their debut for Volcom Entertainment, “To The Confusion Of Our Enemies”, and hit the road with Against Me!, Eagles of Death Metal, Horrorpops, The Rollins Band, X, Joan Jett and co-headlined the inaugural Volcom Tour in the U.S. with label mates, Valient Thorr.
Riverboat Gamblers “Underneath The Owl” was recorded and produced by the “band ruining Famous Hollywood Producer” Mudrock, and will arrive in stores and online March 10, 2009.