Old time music becomes new with a western edge – in something that might be labeled ‘saloon rock.’ While no particular genre may presently fit, The Chorderoys, a South Carolina band now relocated to Austin, has a sound that is low country, folksy, and bluesy. They’re somewhat akin to Band of Horses, but genuinely have a sound all their own. The Chorderoys are comprised of brothers Greg and Jon Denn and Andrew Simmons. Their September release, ‘No Man’s Land’ is a four track EP recorded at the renowned Arlyn Studios.
With Part 1 out in May and Part 2 due in September 2011, Mankiller follows the band’s 2009 self-titled debut which independently sold over 5,000 copies and sent Research Turtles on an extensive tour across the Gulf Coast, supporting international acts such as Toad the Wet Sprocket, Sister Hazel, and Candlebox. To top it all off, the debut album’s opening track, “Let’s Get Carried Away” was awarded 2010 “Song of the Year” by Great Britain’s RadioSix International. Based in Louisiana, Research Turtles is comprised of Jud Norman (bass, vocals), Joseph Darbonne (guitar, vocals), Logan Fontenot (guitar, vocals), and Blake Thibodeaux (drums).