|January 20, 2022 – Rock, Americana band West Texas Exiles are thrilled to release their new single “Monday Night” that is out now. “Monday Night” is off their EP Volume 1 to be released February 24th.|
The Band says, “Monday Night is our night people anthem. It’s a song about our unconventional weekends at our favorite haunts, the beauty of an empty bar, and the camaraderie and unique mercy found in a shared set of shots and beers between the regulars”.
In support of their new music the band will be doing some dates with Dave Alvin and Jimmie Dale Gilmore and then heading to Austin as an official artist for SXSW. See all tour dates below.
There’s Texas, and then there’s West Texas. You can leave it behind but you can’t let it go. Nobody knows that better than the newly formed West Texas Exiles. Love of music and a restlessness to escape their hometowns brought them together in Austin. With an upcoming EP under their belts, they nonetheless have a deep catalog among the 3 singers/songwriters: Marco Gutierrez (Dirty River Boys), Daniel Davis, and Colin Gilmore; backed by bassist / producer Eric Harrison and drummer Trinidad Leal (DRB, Dixie Witch, Grady, Honky)
With influences from The Flatlanders and Buddy Holly to Augustana and Jason Isbell they are reinvigorating the music scene with a modern interpretation of the lone star vernacular. Grounded in rhythmic and lyrical honesty, the Exile sound is the vastness of the West Texas sky and the energy of a world where nothing stands still for long. The 1st single “New Moon Foe” coincided with a tour in May 2022. The 2nd single “Hotel Tomorrow” evokes the ghosts of southwestern Americana at its snakebit best, but it’s the eponymous track, “Exile” where the group’s intentions are declared most strikingly – this band of outsiders aren’t just waltzing across Texas, they are riding into the sunset in search of new horizons “while I still got my boots on my feet.”
January 20 – Austin, TX – ’04 Center
February 25 – Austin, TX – Saxon Pub – Record Release
March 4 – Lubbock, TX – The Bluelight – Record Release
March 13-19 – Austin, TX – SXSW (showcases to be announced soon)
April 6th – Denton, TX – Dan’s Silverleaf
April 7th – Ft. Worth, TX – Magnolia Motor Lounge
“Monday Night” is out everywhere at https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/westtexasexiles/monday-night