The Deslondes Announce Debut Album + Tour
New Orleans country-soul outfit the Deslondes are gearing up to drop their self-titled debut on June 9 via New West Records (see the album art below). Ahead of its arrival, the five-piece roots rockers have announced a string of tour dates, including a handful of appearances at this year’s SXSW.
The band – which features Sam Doores, John James Tourville, Cameron Snyder and former Hurray for the Riff Raff bandmates Riley Downing and Dan Cutler – has already unveiled the lead-off track from the forthcoming debut, “Fought the Blues and Won,” which was released as a 7” and was backed with a cover of Joe Tex’s “Yum Yum.”
The Deslondes will head to SXSW later this month, with appearances scheduled for the New Frontier Touring showcase on March 18, the Heartbreaker Banquet and the New West Records Day Party on March 19 and the Pandora Discovery Den and the New West showcase on March 20. Then, they’ll play their hometown for the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival in April followed by an appearance at the Banjo-B-Que Festival in Evans, Ga. in May and the Big Barrel Festival in Dover, Del. in June.
Check out The Deslondes complete tracklist, along with the band’s upcoming tour dates, below:
The Deslondes Tracklist
1. "Fought the Blues And Won"
2. "Those Were (Could've Been) The Days"
3. "Heavenly Home"
4. "Less Honkin' More Tonkin'"
5. "Low Down Soul"
6. "The Real Deal"
7. "Still Someone"
8. "Time To Believe In"
10. "Simple and True"
11. "Same Blood As Mine"
12. "Out On The Rise"
The Deslondes Tour
March 17: Austin, Texas -- SXSW
March 18: Austin, Texas -- SXSW -- New Frontier Touring Official Showcase
March 19: Luck, Texas -- SXSW -- Heartbreaker Banquet - 2:40PM
March 19: Austin, Texas -- SXSW -- New West Records Day Party (email for info)
March 20: Austin, Texas -- SXSW -- Pandora Discovery Den - 4PM
March 20: Austin, Texas -- SXSW -- Continental Club - New West Official Showcase - 11PM
April 26: New Orleans, La. -- New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
May 22: Evans, Ga. -- Banjo-B-Que Festival
June 26: Dover, Del. -- Big Barrel Festival