Artist of the Day Spotlight – The Districts

Pure Rock and Roll:

Growing Up in A Small Town, Being a Teenager and Dealing with Life –

I first started listening to these guys in late 2014. I came across them while going through some festival lineups, I was in love with their self-titled EP that features “Funeral Beds” and “Lyla”. That following year I saw them at Bonnaroo and have been listening to them on repeat ever since.

“The Districts were formed in 2009 by four high schoolers from Lititz, a small town in central Pennsylvania. The group self-released two EPs and a full-length album, “Telephone,” over the course of 2011 and 2012. Late in 2013, after a stint in viral success from a live studio session, The Districts signed with Fat Possum Records, and released an EP in early 2014 consisting of three remastered tracks from their previous releases and two new songs. By 2014 the group had relocated from Lititz to Philadelphia In February 2015, the group’s second full-length album, “A Flourish and a Spoil,” produced by John Congleton, also appeared on the Fat Possum label.This album peaked at #7 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart and #28 on the Top Independent Albums chart.In August 2017, the band released their third full-length album, “Popular Manipulations,” once again under the Fat Possum label.”

They will be playing at Okeechobee Music Festival this Friday, March 2nd at 6:50pm.

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