The Donkey Hearts The Donkeys “Ride The Black Wave”

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What can we say, there was no way The Donkey wasn’t going to write about a band called The Donkeys.  Something would just not be right in this world not celebrating those who embrace the ol’ hoof and kick lifestyle.

These boys from Cali are actually worth a listen. Comprised of woozy jams perfect for relaxing with a cold beer coast side, Ride The Black Wave (Easy Sound) is the 4th studio album from the band and it’s quite possibly their best yet.  Not unlike Best Coast or the Beach Boys, these folks fully embrace their geography but also infuse it often with other worldly sounds creating killer textures and not your usual West Coast sonic fare. There are a few swoony folk songs too.  We dig.

Check it out for yourself here before it’s released next week and catch them soon in a city near you.

THE DONKEYS TOUR DATES

06/06 – San Diego, CA – The Irenic
06/07 – Pomona, CA – Blue Room at the Glass House
07/02 – Tempe, AZ – Yucca Tap Room
07/03 – Albuquerque, NM – Low Spirits
07/05 – Norman, OK – Opolis
07/06 – Dallas, TX – Three Links
07/07 – Austin, TX – The Mohawk
07/08 – Houston, TX – Mango’s
07/09 – Baton Rouge, LA  – Mud And Water
07/10 – Birmingham, AL – Parkside
07/11 – Athens, GA – The World Famous
07/12 – Knoxville, TN – Pilot Light
07/13 – Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506
07/14 – Baltimore, MD – Ottobar upstairs (early show)
07/15 – Philadelphia, PA – Boot & Saddle
07/16 – Brooklyn, NY – The Knitting Factory
07/17 – Pittsburgh, PA – Smiling Moose
07/18 – Cleveland, OH – Beachland
07/19 – Chicago, IL – The Hideout
07/20 – Kansas City, MO – The recordBar
07/21 – Denver, CO – Hi-Dive
07/22 – Salt Lake City – Urban Lounge
07/23 – Boise, ID – Neurolux
07/24 – Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios
07/25 – Victoria, BC – Continental Square
07/26 – Duncan, BC – Rock of the Woods Music Festival
07/27 – Vancouver, BC – Electric Owl
07/28 – Bellingham, WA – The Shakedown
07/29 – Seattle, WA – The Sunset Tavern
07/30 – Eugene, OR – Cozmic Pizza
08/01 – 08/03 – Happy Valley, OR – Pickathon Festival
08/16 – San Francisco, CA – The Chapel

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