Texas Rock Bottom

by Rangers

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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    100 copies

    Short-run CD featuring the original album plus 2 bonus trax, the instrumental "Coastal Shooter" and the epic 25-minute song-collage "Regime"

    From THE WIRE Magazine, by Steph Kretowicz

    "An album that's doused in the regret of going back home and not fitting in, Texas Rock Bottom is all about emotional consolation. As Rangers, Joe Knight has been producing lo-fi musical introspection for nearly a decade. His project emerged with the burgeoning hypnagogic pop movement of the early 2000s, a nostalgic glimpse back into the broken dream of suburban America through the analogue haze of old school recording formats and tape hiss, cut and paste scraps of 1980s pop and folk, psychedelia and progressive rock delivered via the sonic haze of late-night radio transmissions..." (See The Wire February 2017 for full review)


    For more Rangers, see releases on NotNotFun, Olde English Spelling Bee, As Above So Below, and Brunch Groupe. www.discogs.com/artist/1525291-Rangers-3

    From TINYMIXTAPES, by C Monster - www.tinymixtapes.com/chocolate-grinder/listen-rangers-texas-rock-bottom

    "...The pleasantness of Texas Rock Bottom is what really stabs at me with irony. It’s equally cathartic and smirky, blending his past few years as a guitar teacher, and (assumedly) only listening to 90s Seattle indie and live acts at local sports bars. Though most importantly, the patience taken into a sunnyside-up servicing of music strikes more than just a chord, but Rangers has officially made the equivalent of a Lone Star sixer into music form. Texas Rock Bottom is that happy feeling you get when purchasing beer to “tie one off” for the night, but also the morning after where it feels like your head is stew..."

    Includes unlimited streaming of Texas Rock Bottom via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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"...Straight-ahead pop songs come naturally to him, though. New York-based label Olde English Spelling Bee has put some of them out but Knight keeps a low profile. He’ll have a harder time doing so with “Texas Rock Bottom,” a collection of brutally honest guitar-driven, post-punk influenced rock songs that feel like instant classics..." - Lyndsay Knecht, Texas Standard

Cassettes available direct from artist at rangers1.bandcamp.com

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released March 3, 2017

Music, art, and lyrics by Joe Knight

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