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River City Tanlines

Band: Alicja Trout (vocals, guitar), Terrence Bishop (bass), John Bonds (drums)
Record label: Dirtnap Records, Big Legal Mess
Website: rivercitytanlines.com
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The River City Tanlines (the name being a play on the concept of a “farmer tan”) is a three-piece rock band from Memphis, TN.

Alicja Trout, the principle songwriter, is a veteran of countless noteworthy punk/indie bands over the years, including The Clears (Smells Like Records), The Lost Sounds (In the Red Records, Fat Possum) and her other current projects, Alicja-pop, MouseRocket and Black Sunday. Likewise, the powerful rhythm section of Terrence Bishop and John Bonds are no strangers to success, having played together behind such names as Jack Oblivian, R.L. Burnside, Jim Dandy & Black Oak Arkansas, and Monsieur Jeffrey Evans.
In 2009 they appeared in Craig Brewer’s (Hustle and Flow, Black Snake Moan) web-series (and soundtrack) for MTV, Five Dollar Cover, and performed “I’m Your Negative” in a rollerderby fight scene. They also have a song (“Black Knight,” a crowd favorite at live shows) featured in the EA Sports video game Skate.

Together since late 2004, the band has toured extensively in North America and Europe playing clubs and festivals, and has ten releases on various record labels around the world. Their album I’m Your Negative was released in 2006 by Dirtnap Records out of Portland, OR.

A new album is due this summer on Big Legal Mess. The band has been recording at Money Shot Studios in Water Valley, MS in recent months. Plans are being made to tour some parts of the US and Europe this summer and fall.

RCT will be at SXSW this March 2012 at Headhunters, Thursday March 15th.

Links to reviews:

Below is an article from NPR written about their last showcase at SXSW in 2010.

Also features in FRICKE’S PICKS, Rolling Stone Magazine

River City Tanlines River City Tanlines, Memphis, United States

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    Syd woulda loved this.

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