Our good friends at Ruined Potential have pressed a limited edition of 250 and we already pawned off a good chunk of ‘em in Spain, so if you want one you should snatch it up now! You can hopefully find it at your local record store, from us if you’re in one of the towns we’re hitting in July (current tour dates are listed below, we’ll be announcing a couple more soon), or straight from the source ruinedpotential.com.
Back from their tour in Europe, Ola Podrida has been preparing for their US tour in support of Belly of the Lion. They’ll travel from Texas to New York and back. Full date and venue info is available here. If you’re a fan and live in one of the cities they’ll be visiting, we hope you’ll come out to the show.
Pitchfork TV recently premiered the new video for “The Closest We Will Ever Be” directed by Todd Rohal. Check it out here. You might be familiar with Todd’s work from Ola Podrida’s “Lost & Found” video or the independent feature film The Guatemalan Handshake which starred Will Oldham. The video is also available on youtube here.
On March 28th Ola Podrida will perform live on Austin’s 91.7 KVRX. You can listen to the show on the KVRX website here. Next month the band will tour in Spain. Detailed date and venue info is available here.
Ola Podrida recently recorded a session for WOXY’s Lounge Acts series, you can listen to the show here. On February 28th the band will perform a special show with good friends The Wooden Birds at the Scoot Inn in Austin, TX, which will also serve as their first show with new drummer Dave Hobizal. Then in March the band will play at Denton’s NX35 festival, followed by several performances at SXSW in Austin. Detailed date and venue info is available here.
Magnet Magazine recently premiered the first video from Belly of the Lion. According to Austin Sound “There’s something a little creepy about hearing David Wingo’s croaking voice filtered through a little girl, but then leave it to the amazing Zellner Brothers (creators of the Octopus Project’s incredible videos) to make the charming unexpectedly weird. We will say that David and Nathan Zellner manage to perfectly capture the sense of restless and youthful malaise and frustration that drips from the songs of Ola Podrida, but man, this little girl is gonna need some help by the time she’s a teenager.” Read the full article.