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Walker Lukens Releases Ain't Got A Reason EP

April 7, 2017

Walker Lukens has officially released his brand new Ain’t Got A Reason EP today via Modern Outsider Records! The EP is now available for purchase and streaming from your favorite digital services! 

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Modern Outsider Wins Label Of The Year

March 22, 2017

For the second year in a row, Modern Outsider has won Best Local Label in the Austin Music Awards! We would like to thank everybody who voted! With all of the fantastic record labels in Austin, we're absolutely honored! 

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Walker Lukens Premieres "Simple Man"

March 22, 2017

Walker Lukens has teamed up with American Songwriter to exclusively premiere his new single “Simple Man” today! Produced by Jim Eno of Spoon, “Simple Man” is the second single to release off of Walker’s new Ain’t Got A Reason EP, which is set to drop on April 7th via Modern Outsider Records.

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ModOut SXSW 2017

March 3, 2017

South by Southwest is nearly upon us! ModOut is once again having an official SXSW Showcase. This year we're taking over Cheer Up Charlies on Tues, March 14!

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Walker Lukens Announces New EP + Releases Single

February 24, 2017

Walker Lukens has released his brand new single,“Where Is Thunder Road?” today! Produced by Jim Eno of Spoon, “Where Is Thunder Road?” is the first single to release off of Walker’s new Ain’t Got A Reason EP, which is set to drop on April 7th via Modern Outsider Records. 

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Hard Proof's New LP Stinger In Stores Today

January 13, 2017

The Austin-based ten-piece collective of musicians known as Hard Proof has officially released their new album Stinger via Modern Outsider Records today! This highly anticipated album arrives on the heels of Hard Proof’s 100% analog 45rpm LP produced by Jim Eno (Spoon) for his Public Hi-Fi imprint last year. Stinger was produced by Chris “Frenchie” Smith, who has worked with The Darkness, Built to Spill, Meat Puppets, the Toadies, and a myriad of Austin bands. 

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Hard Proof's New Album Streaming At FLOOD Magazine

January 11, 2017

The Austin-based ten-piece collective of musicians known as Hard Proof has teamed up with FLOOD Magazine to exclusively premiere their new album Stinger today! The full album is set to release on January 13th, 2017 via Modern Outsider Records.  

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Hard Proof Premieres New Single "Stinger"

November 23, 2016

Hard Proof just premiered the title track from their upcoming new LP, Stinger, over at Relix Magazine! 

Chris "Frenchie" Smith (Built to Spill, Meat Puppets, the Toadies) produced Stinger, in which Hard Proof continues to expand on a brassy-inufused palette of sounds that draws on Fela Kuti's Africa 70 band, along with the jazz and funk of sub-Saharan Africa. 

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Hard Proof To Release Stinger LP On Modern Outsider

October 26, 2016

The Austin-based ten-piece collective of musicians known as Hard Proof is set to release their new album Stinger on January 13th, 2017 via Modern Outsider Records. This highly anticipated album arrives on the heels of Hard Proof’s 100% analog 45rpm LP produced by Jim Eno (Spoon) for his Public Hi-Fi imprint earlier this year. Stinger was produced by Chris “Frenchie” Smith, who has worked with The Darkness, Built to Spill, Meat Puppets, the Toadies, and myriad Austin bands. 

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Moving Panoramas Head East With Matt Pond PA

October 14, 2016

Moving Panoramas will be joining Matt Pond PA for an east coast tour starting on December 7 in Pittsburgh. Matt Pond PA will be supporting their upcoming new release, Winter Lives, which also features Leslie from Moving Panoramas! 

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Walker Lukens Premieres New Song "The Touch" + Tour Dates

October 7, 2016

Austin, TX’s Walker Lukens premiered his new song “The Touch” this morning via Consequence Of Sound, which wrote that the track is “a prime example of why Lukens is beginning to stand out in a town full of musicians trying to make a name for themselves. The singer-songwriter’s voice strikes the perfect balance between soul and sass…”. “The Touch” is the second track released off his forthcoming new EP Never Understood, which will be released on October 14th via Modern Outsider. Debut single “Lifted” has spent the past three weeks atop the FMQB SubModern Singles chart and four in the top 5.

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The Crookes Premiere Video For "The Lucky Ones"

September 15, 2016

Sheffield, England quartet, The Crookes, return to the U.S. tomorrow night to kick off a three-week tour in Seattle, and celebrate with a premiere of a video for "The Lucky Ones." Footage for the video was culled by songwriter/guitarist Daniel Hopewell from the band's spring tour of America behind the band's fourth full-length album, Lucky Ones, which arrived early this year on Modern Outsider in North America and Anywhere Records in the UK/Europe.

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Walker Lukens Set To Release New EP On Modern Outsider Records

August 22, 2016

Austin, TX’s Walker Lukens will release his new EP Never Understood – produced by Jim Eno of Spoon – on October 14, 2016 via Modern Outsider. The official video for EP track “Lifted” premiered today via All Things Go, which called it a “high-concept new video…[that] employs [a] thousand Internet references a minute.” Of the video, Lukens says, “I wanted to make a video that felt like flipping through a bunch of tabs on your Internet browser. I wanted to make a video that felt like the Internet went through a food processor. Brad Montesi and I compiled a bunch of our favorite memes, GIFS, motifs and gags and basically tried to recreate them with my bandmates and me.”

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The Crookes Announce US Fall Tour

August 12, 2016

The Crookes have announced they will return to the U.S. for a fall tour starting September 15 in Seattle, and currently running through October 7 in Birmingham, with additional dates to be announced.  The Sheffield quartet continue to support their highly praised fourth full-length album, Lucky Ones, which arrived in January on Modern Outsider in North America and Anywhere Records in the UK/Europe.

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Mirror Travel Hits The Road With Jess Williamson

June 14, 2016

Mirror Travel is touring the West Coast with our friend Jess Williamson in support of their newest full-length, Cruise Deal, which is in stores now! The tour dates include a homecoming show here in Austin at Cheer Up Charlies! 

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Dana Falconberry Announces National Park Tour

June 13, 2016

The National Park Tour takes Dana Falconberry to nine reserves, offering fans a way to see the music in the environment it was intended—and to celebrate the land in which they stand. It’s a whole lot of nature to prepare for, though. She jokes, “My next record is going to be all about air conditioned apartments.”

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