The Nice Boys were covered in a post Exploding Hearts story that was posted on Pitchfork today.
Exploding Hearts' Bankston Cooks Up Memphis Treat
Though he left Exploding Hearts before the release of their first (and, sadly, only) album, Guitar Romantic, "King"http://www.blogger.com/img/gl.link.gif Louie Bankston has carried the rock torch for his former bandmates since the untimely deaths of the Hearts' Jeremy Gage, Adam Cox, and Matthew Fitzgerald in a 2003 automobile accident.
Bankston has recorded in several incarnations in recent years. His most recent full-length, Memphis Treat, is credited to King Louie & the Loose Diamonds, a group that includes members of Tearjerkers, Kajun SS, and Viva L'American Deathray Music. The record was mixed by the legendary Jim Dickinson, who has produced Big Star, the Replacements, and many, many others.
Empty Records will release Memphis Treat on June 5.
Thanks to reader Ben Glover for the tip.
The Nice Boys, the new band from surviving Heart Terry Six, released their self-titled debut album last year. They have a few shows scheduled for the end of May in the Pacific Northwest.
01 Negative Contact
02 Memphis Treet
03 Gypsy Switch
04 Girl in the Holler
06 Wheelbarrow Whiz
07 Fire on the Sun
08 She's Losing Her Hair
09 Looking for a Heart
10 Montagne de l'Amour
11 Untitled Lament
12 The Burning Sands
Nice Boys dates:
05/22 Olympia, WA @ KAOS/Evergreen State College
05/30 Seattle, WA @ Rendevous Stiff Film Festival
05/31 Portland, OR @ Dante's