Austin Meade, a nimble guitar hero and masterful lyricist who meshes humor with a whole lotta heart in his riff-driven compositions, is bringing disco back. No, really!
The singer/guitarist has shared the video for “Red Roof Estates” and it’s full of his signature, tongue-in-cheek charm. It’s the second in Meade’s planned trilogy of song and video releases, and he is pleased with how the track took on a decidedly disco feel.
Watch the video here.
“‘Red Roof Estates’ is a look further into the future with some of the same characters from ‘Varsity Type,'” he says, referencing the song and video drop from earlier this month. “It’s disco time, baby. I’ve always wanted to write a disco rocker and I think we finally did it. I’m a big fan of the solo that Willie [TK] threw in here. It was a one-take wonder.”
As mentioned, Meade kicked off the endless summer with the video for “Varsity Type.” The tongue-in-cheek clip featured a poolside party and plenty of red Solo cups. Watch it here.
Meade will share news on the follow up to his Snakefarm debut Black Sheep,which is nearing 60 million streams, shortly.
The third video in the series is coming soon, as well.
Meade is also on tour, since he basically lives on the road. Dates are below. Get tickets here.
AUSTIN MEADE ON TOUR:
7/3 — Huffman, TX — Lake Houston Brewery
7/8 — Fort Worth, TX — Lola’s Saloon
7/9 — Amarillo, TX — Starlight Ranch Event Center
7/13 — Wichita, KS — The Wave
7/15 — Council Bluffs, IA — Westfair Amphitheater — With Shinedown and Jelly Roll
7/22 — College Station, TX — The Tap
7/23 — New Braunfels, TX — Whitewater Amphitheater — With Readsouthal Band and Midnight River Choir
7/29 — Corpus Christi, TX — Concrete Street Amphitheater — With Whiskey Myers and Read Southall Band
7/30 — San Angelo, TX — Wild West Fest — with Whiskey Myers and Muscadine Bloodline
8/20 — Lampasas, TX — The Outside Lane at Putters ‘N’ Gutters
9/3 — La Grange, TX — Fayette County Fair — With Ian Munsick
9/29 — Oklahoma City, OK — Tower Theatre — With Wheeler Walker Jr.
9/30 — LaCygne, LS — Firewater Music Festival
ABOUT AUSTIN MEADE:
Austin Meade’s songs and stories are contradictory yet cohesive. On his Snakefarm Records debut, Black Sheep, his influences — musical and otherwise — are as varied and rich as the small-town Texas soil that nurtured his talent and yielded these 12 stellar songs ranging from multi-layered musicality and storytelling to dark alt-pop to new age and Sabbath-inspired. Thanks to his metal-and-classic-rock loving dad, Meade got to see bands like Judas Priest and worshipped Whitesnake at a young age. In junior high, he related to the intense emo-rock of Paramore and Fall Out Boy, as well as the power of songwriters like John Mayer. Yet, thanks to plainspoken but deep heartland songwriters like Tom Petty, and cutting his teeth touring in the Texas and Oklahoma Red Dirt scene, Meade’s music overflows with wide-open soulfulness. He was a drummer for years, even teaching to pay the bills. Meade eventually found his true voice when he began playing guitar as a teen in his pastor father’s church. Those experiences lend both a gravitas and rebelliousness to Meade’s songs and self. He is currently working on his next effort.