This week’s featured band is Low Red Land, a San Francisco trio we’ve been impressed by since hearing their debut album Weight of Nations almost exactly a year ago. Recorded live in two days, the album crackles with a dynamic blend of rock and roll and traditional Country & Western sounds mixed with personal lyrics drawn from the lives of the band members, long-time friends who moved together to San Francisco when the band started.

That album, though, was only the beginning. When we spoke with Neil, Mark and Ben last week, they discussed their plan to record a second album later this month and tour in the fall in support of that release. That tour will be their third nationwide trip in two-and-a-half years, in addition to several smaller tours and a multitude of performances locally, many alongside their fellow members of the Thread Productions collective.

Low Red Land’s touring schedule is indicative of the discipline and commitment that seems to inform every aspect of the band, resulting in tight, dynamic songs informed by a well-honed musicanship. Along with the interview, we’ve included four songs in the episode, including a new song that shows where the band is headed and an acoustic track from an upcoming all-acoustic EP.

The band’s next show is a Thread Productions showcase toward the end of the month, where the Thread folks will celebrate the release of their new compilation, Dragon Slayers, Volume 2:

Friday, July 27th
Bottom of the Hill
w/ Tartufi, Silian Rail, and Sky Pilots (CD release)
9pm, $10 (purchase advance tickets here)

To hear more, head on over to Low Red Land’s web site and MySpace page. You can pick up Weight of Nations online at CDBaby and on iTunes. We’ll also keep you posted on Low Red Land’s upcoming releases as more news develops.

Thanks for listening!