Texas has been known for many things through the years and Texas Hippie Coalition is just the next commodity from the great Lone Star State. The band of outlaws return with their unique blend of “Red Dirt Metal” with their latest release Ride On. The album is set to drop on October 7th via Carved Records/Caroline Distribution. From the guttural laugh on album opener “El Diablo Rojo” to the chugging outro of closer “I Am The End,” it is clear Texas Hippie Coalition are back with a vengeance. The band is comprised of one of hard rock’s most engaging frontmen Big Dad Ritch on vocals, Cord Pool on guitars, John Exall on bass guitar and Timmy Braun on drums. Ride On proves Texas Hippie Coalition is taking it to the next level and looking to recruit new outlaws to join them on their musical adventure.
“It’s like Lynyrd Skynyrd and ZZ Top had a child, and Pantera ended up raising it,” exclaims Big Dad Ritch. “We’re Red Dirt Metal. That’s a flag we wave high. There wasn’t a line formed for us, so I created a line and jumped to the front of that bad boy. Ride On is the best example of what we do.”
The first single released from Ride On is the southern rocker “Monster In Me.” The band has released a lyric video for the song to give fans a small taste of what the new album sounds like. The video for the song can be seen below:
Ride On was produced by Grammy Award winning producer Skidd Mills, known for his work with Sick Puppies, Saving Abel, Devour The Day and Saliva. The album is available for pre-order today via iTunes, Amazon, or the official webstore.
The band recently finished spreading their “Red Dirt Metal” message on this year’s Mayhem Festival. They have been winning over fans and critics alike with Music Junkie Press stating, “They tore up the stage as they brought an ass whooping to the crowd.”
The tracklisting for Ride On is:
- El Diablo Rojo
- Monster In Me
- Go Pro
- Rock Ain’t Dead
- Bottom Of The Bottle
- Rubbins Racin
- Ride On
- Fire In The Hole
- I Am The End
Texas Hippie Coalition formed when Big Dad Ritch and John Exall met in Texas. The band have been riding high after three critically acclaimed albums—Pride of Texas , Rollin , and Peacemaker , which debuted in the Top 20 of Billboard’s Top Hard Rock Albums Chart. They’ve left crowds drunk, disorderly, and begging for more everywhere from Rock on the Range and Rocklahoma to the Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival performing alongside the likes of Korn, Kid Rock, Alter Bridge, Guns n Roses and more.
BIG thanks to Revolver Magazine for premiering the lyric video for our new single “Monster In Me”! Head on over to check it out.
Monster In Me is the first single from our new record, RIDE ON, which hits stores everywhere on October 7, 2014. The single is available now at iTunes!
You can preorder the album at the retailers below:
THC Store: http://smarturl.it/RideOnTHCStore
Great new interview and show review from Buffalo Concerts Examiner over their site. Give it a look here.
Watch a brand new interview with the band and Pittsburgh Music Magazine live at Mayhem. Photos and video included, click here to check it out.
New interview with Big Dad Ritch curtesy of Live High Five about the Mayhem Festival, the new record, musical influences and more. Click through to read it here.
Thanks to Mari from Music Junkie Press! Read the full article and check out pics here.
We’re on the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival all summer long! Come see us at one of these towns, and get your tickets now:
7/5 San Bernardino, CA
7/6 Mountain View, CA
7/8 Auburn, WA
7/9 Nampa, ID
7/11 Phoenix, AZ
7/12 Albuquerque, NM
7/13 Denver, CO (Taste Of Mayhem)
7/16 Maryland Heights, MO
7/17 Clarkston, MI
7/18 Milwaukee, WI
7/19 Noblesville, IN
7/20 Tinley Park, IL
7/22 Mansfield, MA
7/23 Saratoga Springs, NY
7/25 Toronto, ON, Canada
7/26 Burgettstown, PA
7/27 Hartford, CT
7/29 Darien Center, NY
8/1 Camden, NJ
8/2 Scranton, PA
8/3 Bristow, VA
8/5 Atlanta, GA
8/6 Millington, TN
8/9 Dallas, TX
8/10 Woodlands, TX