New shows in Australia, New Zealand and California

OCTOBER
16 – AUCKLAND, NZ – Tuning Fork
18 – MELBOURNE, VIC – Out On The Weekend Festival
21 – MELBOURNE, VIC – Toff In Town
22 – MELBOURNE, VIC – Northcote Social Club
23 – SYDNEY, NSW – Newtown Social Club
25  – BYRON BAY, NSW – The Roadhouse
26 – BRISBANE, QLD – The Brightside 
29 – LOS ANGELES, CA – The Echo
30 – SAN FRANCISCO, CA – The Chapel
all dates with with Robert Ellis

 

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Rolling Stone Artist To Watch: Jonny Fritz

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Have You Ever Wanted To Die – studio footage video

NPR All Things Considered

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Dad Country is the ersatz debut of Jonny Fritz, but it’s actually his third album: He recorded the first two under the name Jonny Corndawg. I enjoyed his 2011 album Down on the Bikini Line, but it’s so much slighter, so much sillier and more risqué, that at first I didn’t connect the two. From the new album’s first seconds, Jonny Fritz sounds more intense and pained.

“Goodbye Summer” opens the record cheerfully — the guy seems like he’s having fun, even if he’s a little wasted. Although the pace remains generally upbeat and Fritz’s tenor stays fairly bright, the underlying mood is darker.

In “Fever Dreams,” a song about having the flu, Fritz wails about wanting to call his manager. And when you listen closely, you realize this record could be classified as that cliché of clichés: a plaint about the musician’s life. And yet Fritz often makes his songs — about hanging with the wrong crowd and driving 250 miles to a hometown that’s lost to him forever — seem pretty universal.

According to Fritz, this album has a backstory: the year he spent trying to salvage the relationship memorialized here in at least three songs. One is called “Shut Up”; another is “Have You Ever Wanted to Die?” But tempos being what they are, the saddest track of all is the slowest, “All We Do Is Complain.” Fritz isn’t silly anymore.

Get Your Rocks Off Podcast interview

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Official Video for ‘Goodbye Summer’

DAD COUNTRY in stores NOW!

Beyond excited to bring you ‘Dad Country’!

Pick up your copy today at a store near you, through this website, at a show or online at iTunes or Amazon.com.

Enjoy!

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Stream DAD COUNTRY thanks to American Songwriter!

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Pre-Order DAD COUNTRY on iTunes!

Dad Country is out April 16 but you can pre order it now at iTunes!!

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/dad-country/id616433869

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Tour dates with Heartless Bastards!

Excited to announce west coast tour dates with Heartless Bastards! Go to the tourdates page for info and head to the link below for the 2013 free MP3 tour sampler from Heartless Bastards and Jonny Fritz!