The Districts deliver raw, rollicking power on ‘A Flourish And A Spoil’. John Congleton (St. Vincent, Angel Olsen, Swans) produced / engineered / mixed the album at Seedy Underbelly Studio (formerly Pachyderm Studio) in Cannon Falls, MN. The resulting 10 tracks capture the boisterous live performances from the quartet, who are all between 19 and 20 years old.
The four-piece band formed in 2009 while the members were still in high school in Lancaster County, PA.
‘A Flourish And A Spoil’ features singer / guitarist Rob Grote’s vocals front and centre, combining equal parts ferocity and yearning as when he reflects on leaving behind suburban childhood on ‘Suburban Smell’.
The album credits original members Grote, Connor Jacobus on bass and Braden Lawrence on percussion with Pat Cassidy joining on guitar.
The Districts have toured with bands including Deer Tick, White Denim, Dr. Dog and Temples and won over fans on both sides of the pond with 2014 sets at Lollapalooza, ACL and Reading Festival, among others.
The Guardian says “The Districts will be your new favourite band.” Consequence of Sound says “As performers, they’re naturals, having the
confidence and stage presence of bands twice as old and twice as popular” and Interview Magazine dares “just try not to bob your head.”
LP formats include a digital download code.