September 26, 2008

Backyard Tire Fire: The Places We Lived

Backyard Tire Fire
photo: Eric Schwab

Backyard Tire Fire are into rootsy rhythm rock music. This trio from Bloomington, Illinois, have a knack for mixing smooth melody lines with left-field riffs, meandering bass lines and counterpart drum patterns. They released the free Sick of Debt EP in March. The new album The Places We Lived needs only about one minute to convince the listener that is a "something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue" kinda album.

Standout cuts are the title track, Welcome To The Factory, about a man stuck in a dead end job, and How In The Hell Did You Get Back Here?, a rocker that will no doubt be used quite often as a live encore.

Backyard Tire Fire:
Matt Anderson: bass, vocals
Tim Kramp: drums, percussion
Edward Anderson: vocals, guitars, keys, harmonica

Backyard Tire Fire - The Places We Lived

The Places We Lived is released on Hyena Records.

  1. The Places We Lived
  2. Shoulda Shut It
  3. Everybody's Down
  4. Time With You
  5. Welcome To The Factory
  6. How In The Hell Did You Get Back Here?
  7. Rainy Day (don't go away)
  8. One Wrong Turn
  9. Legal Crime
  10. Home Today
Live dates:
  • 09/27 In Store @ Luna Music, Indianapolis, IN
  • 09/27 Lodge Bar Cincinnati (w/ Ha Ha Tonka), Cincinnati, OH
  • 10/02 Piano’s, New York, NY
  • 10/03 Union Hall (w/ Katie Herzig & Nick Africano), Brooklyn, NY
  • 10/04 Northern Lights (w/ Rustic Overtones), Clinton Park, NY
  • 10/05 Mohawk Place, Buffalo, NY
  • 10/11 Highland Pacific Grill, Denver, CO
  • 10/12 Three20South, Breckenridge, CO
  • 10/14 Burt’s Tiki Lounge$, Salt Lake City, UT
  • 10/15 Knitting Factory Concert House$, Boise, Idaho
  • 10/16 Nectar Lounge$, Seattle, Washington
  • 10/17 Boundary Bay Brewery and Bistro$, Bellingham, Washington
  • 10/18 East End$, Portland, OR
  • 10/22 Nutty’s North, Sioux Falls, SD
  • 10/23 Pyramid Club, Decorah, Iowa
  • 10/24 Double Door, Chicago, Illinois
  • 10/25 Bloomington Center for the Arts@, Bloomington, Illinois
  • 10/27 Orange Peel*, Asheville, NC
  • 10/28 The Music Farm*, Charleston, SC
  • 10/29 Variety Playhouse*, Atlanta, GA
  • 10/30 Bijou Theatre*, Knoxville, TN
  • 12/03 Mercy Lounge#, Nashville, TN
  • 12/06 Majestic Theatre#, Detroit, MN
  • 12/07 The Intersection#,Grand Rapids, MN
  • 12/10 Otto’s#, Dekalb, Illinois
  • 12/11 People’s on Court#, Des Moines, IA
  • 12/12 Cain’s Ballroom#, Tulsa, OK
  • 12/13 The Village#, Little Rock, AK

* w/ Squirrel Nut Zippers
@ w/ Los Lobos
$ w/ Rose Hill Drive
# w/ Reverend Horton Heat & Nashville Pussy


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