Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Fourth Of July – On The Plains (Tenth Anniversary Vinyl Reissue)

Ten years ago, the Lawrence, KS-based band Fourth Of July emerged with their near perfect debut album titled, On The Plains.  The band was led by Brendan Hangauer along with his brothers Kelly and Patrick Hangauer and rounded out by Brian Costello, Steve Swyers and Adrianne Verhoeven (now DeLanda) of The Anniversary and Extra Classic.  Together they created a jangly and folksy brand of anthemic indie rock with conversational and confessional lyrics that struck a chord with listeners instantly.  It was one of my favorite albums of that year and continues to be to this day.  In the ensuing years, Fourth Of July released two more excellent albums – 2010’s Before Our Hearts Explode and Empty Moon in 2013 - before Brenden went solo, recording under the moniker, Empty Moon. 
Originally released via Lawrence-based Range Life Records, Fourth Of July’s On The Plains is being released on vinyl for the very first time through K.C. label High Dive Records, to celebrate its tenth anniversary.  Out now, the album is available in a very limited bone with orange splatter colorway and on classic black here:

Stream On The Plains here: 


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