commonmarket.jpgIn the wake of critical acclaim for their fervid spring release of the Black Patch War EP, Common Market and HYENA/ MassLine (RA Scion and Sabzi [Blue Scholars]) present the new Common Market Full Length Tobacco Road, available now.

Tobacco Road showcases a more lyrically engaged RA Scion over Sabzi’s most creative and melodic compositions to-date.   It is laden with heavy introspection and RA Scion’s staunch personal convictions on life, love and art with meaning, but is noticeably absent of the feeling of pseudo-evangelical idealism.   Where Common Market carried youthful directives such as “liquor stores [should be] raised to make way for art galleries,” the more mature Tobacco Road is circumspect in its approach: “…planted seven rows — will it ever grow?   Heaven only knows…   Set it deep into the earth, work and serve, all the rest — let it come or not…”

Common Market launches the music video for the single “Trouble Is” from their new album Tobacco Road (Massline/ Hyena):


On Tour Now with People Under The Stairs
September 24 / The Other Side / Missoula, MT
September 26 / Hawthorne Theater / Portland, OR
September 27 / The China Clipper / Olympia, WA
September 28 / King Cobra / Seattle, WA
October 1 / Independent / San Francisco, CA
October 2 / The Glass House / Pomona, CA
October 3 / OC Tavern / San Clemente, CA
October 4 / Knitting Factory / Hollywood, CA
October 5 / The Casbah / San Diego, CA
October 9 / Media Club / Vancouver, British Columbia
October 10 / Lucky Bar / Victoria, British Columbia
October 11 / Tofino Legion Hall / Tofino, British Columbia

Photo by: Kyle Johnson  

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