52 Singles in 52 Weeks!
Rockabilly and Roots are often called "throwback" or "vintage" genres. However, these styles have been consistent and still remain while others have come and gone. Even the music industry has seemed to have gone full circle in being "single" focused over always doing full albums. This of course is a nod to the early rock & roll days of doing a series of singles on artists before the idea of a long playing album was introduced. Coming later this summer, Lanark Records is unveiling their "52 Singles in 52 weeks" concept that not only hearkens back to days such as Sun Records doing singles on a multitude of artists but also joining new technology where these will be digital only .
First up in the series is the label's popular and hard-hitting band, The Reach Around Rodeo Clowns. After grabbing the attention of Stephen King last fall with their "King Of The Slot Car Track" song and video and continued touring, the band is ready to unleash their cover of the Buzz & The Flyers track, "Boomerang". Along with long time members Quentin Jones on guitar and Wendell Jones on vocals, it features musicians Dave Roe (Johnny Cash, John Mellencamp, Dwight Yoakam) on bass and Liberty DeVitto (Billy Joel, Carly Simon, Meatloaf) on drums.
Future singles will not only feature current artists on the label, but special one-off deals with a variety of artists from outside as well.