ARTISTdirect presented an exclusive song premiere for the title track to our new album, “Ain’t Nothin’ Fancy,” this week. Here’s what they had to say:
ARTISTdirect has teamed up with Austin, Texas act Roxy Roca to premiere the song “Ain’t Nothin’ Fancy.”
It’s the title track of their album, out today, on Stag Records.
The song hits that elusive sweet spot that happens when a road-tested, polished band hitting its stride is allowed to just crank up and do what it does, with no second-guessing, no pitch correcting and no focus groups — just hitting “record” and letting instinct take over. It’ll make you want to get up out of your chair!
That’s what we like to call “pure!”
The band is a southern powerhouse, stirring up your spirit with a gritty and infectious sound influenced as much by soul and funk as by early rock ‘n’ roll and ’70s psychedelic funk.
One of the highlights of SXSW for us last year was playing the Freebirds Stage at St. Vinny’s so we didn’t have to think twice about saying yes when they asked us to perform at this year’s four-day event. The line-up was announced today all over the press and social media, and it’s all killer, no filler! Look who’s playing this year: Ray Wylie Hubbard, Ian Moore, Jonathan Tyler, American Aquarium, The Mastersons, Kevin Kinney & Friends (from Drivin’ N Cryin’), T Bird & The Breaks, Jesse Dayton, Rosie Flores, Two Tons of Steel, Deadman, The Berkshire Hounds, Roxy Roca, Buggaboo, John Evans Band, Shurman, JP Harris & The Tough Choices, Ronnie Fauss, John Arthur Martinez, Annie Marie Lewis & Danny B Harvey, The Memphis Dawls, Mark Edgar Stuart, Nocona, Kristin Diable, The Seratones, Josh Buckley, Rodney “The Pie Man” Henry, Middle Class Murder, Paul Renna, The Bar Brawl III, Jake LaBotz, Sol Driven Train, Charlie Overbey & The Broken Arrows, Chris Porter, Luke Bell, Brian Whelan (from Dwight Yoakam’s band), The O’s, and Lucette.
We were very excited to wake up this morning and see our new album, “Ain’t Nothin’ Fancy,” (released today, by the way) featured on the front page of New Releases Now. Here’s what they had to say:
Austin, TX-based Roxy Roca is a southern soul powerhouse, stirring up your spirit with a gritty and infectious sound influenced as much by soul and funk as by early rock ’n’ roll and ’70s psychedelic funk. Formed in late 2010, the band quickly developed a reputation for getting a room on its feet and in motion with a sound that has been described as Dynamite Texas Soul – driving, horn-powered southern soul with certain explosiveness and swagger that is distinctly Texas, and that is present on their Stag Records debut album, Ain’t Nothin’ Fancy.
Everybody knows ROXY ROCA is all about love, and it looks like Thrillist knows it too. They recently included our Thursday night residency at The Blackheart with our good friends Mrs. Glass as one of the “Best Date Ideas in Austin.” See what else made the list here: Thrillist’s Best Date Ideas in Austin.
Taye Cannon and Errol Siegel sat down this week with Johnny Goudie for his excellent podcast How Did I Get Here? That episode airs today! Johnny is an amazing interviewer and has a way of making you forget you’re even being recorded. We talked about the new album, the realities of touring in suits, our new bus, our views on Spotify, and lots more. Listen to the podcast now: How Did I Get Here?