The Surreal McCoys on Sirius XM "Road Dog" 1/20


Submitted by -KG Music Press Tue, 01/19/2016 - 1:40 pm

The Surreal McCoys' new album, The Howl & The Growl, was released at AmericanaFest in September by DC-based label, Across the Aisle Music. It was recorded and produced by veteran alt-country rock legend, Eric Ambel (Del Lords, Bottle Rockets, Steve Earle) and features a muscular vintage sound, straight out of 1974 Muscle Shoals.
The album’s first single, “Whole Lotta Folsom,” a mash-up of Johnny Cash and Led Zeppelin, received heavy airplay on Sirius XM’s Outlaw Country station, vaulted the LP onto the Americana charts (peaking at #48 on the Alternate Root chart) and garnered airplay on nearly 100 radio stations and Internet outlets worldwide.  The videos for the album boast over 45,000 views and counting.  An animated version of the “Whole Lotta Folsom” video is being premiered by Elmore Magazine this week. The band’s frontman, Cletus McCoy, and the LP’s producer, Eric Ambel, will be interviewed by Sirius XM’s Meredith Ochs on the Freewheelin’ show on Road Dog (Ch. 146) at 12:30pm EST on Wednesday, January 20th.
The Howl & The Growl made the music magazine No Depression’s Top 100 albums of the year nestled amongst accomplished artists Chris Isaak, Dale Watson, and James Taylor, as well as buzz acts such as The Steeldrivers and Lord Huron. During AmericanaFest 2015 in Nashville, TN, the band launched the new LP during a standing room only show with the Bottle Rockets, setting the stage for their upcoming appearance in Miami in February for the Shore Leave Showdown festival. They will be playing both on the main stage of the festival, and opening for the Supersuckers and X at the after party. The band will also have a presence at the SXSW music conference in March 2016 (more details to follow).