Lee Bains & the Glory Fires Drop Surprise Album ‘Live at The Nick’

Out today on Don Giovanni Records, Live at the Nick documents Lee Bains & the Glory Fires’ two night stand at The Nick late last year in their hometown of Birmingham, AL. Taped at the culmination of more than six months of touring for their 2017 2xLP Youth Detention, these shows took place at a tense moment for the band, personally and also politically — with Judge Roy Moore then still in the running for a US Senate seat.

Order the album HERE.

In August, the band will embark on a tour of the UK and Europe followed by a jaunt through the southeast joined by Bad Moves and Nana Grizol.

Lee Bains on Live at the Nick:

In November of 2017, we played two nights at The Nick in Birmingham with some of our favorite Alabama bands — \\GT//, Shaheed & DJ Supreme, Bad Example, Dommel Mossel, Me & My Knife, and Snacks, and raising attention for our friends at Alabama Coalition for Immigrant Justice and Hometown Action. Tension was in the air. While Trump’s deportation squads, racial vitriol, and anti-worker policies were strafing the country, Alabama was caught in the most heated U.S. Senate race of our lifetimes. Roy Moore, whose reign as a Christian-supremacist homophobic judge had spanned most of our lives, was in great danger of being sent to D.C. as Alabama’s senator. Meanwhile, our former Senator Jeff Sessions was implementing and excusing the worst of Trump’s policies as Attorney General.

It was fitting, then, to find ourselves in the heart of Birmingham’s Southside, the neighborhood that so many young Alabamians have found as a sanctuary, and inside the pine-box walls of the Nick, where many of us ordered our first beer, or saw our first indie rock show, or watched our first bleary-eyed sunup. While the world roiled beyond the slanting, sun-bleached front porch, we felt together and strong inside. We still do. We sent Roy Moore packing, and we’re working on Sessions and Trump, too. This record is about raising hell for and from your home-place and your home-folks. Let’s keep on working.

LEE BAINS ON TOUR

8.22 – Bristol, England @ Tunnels
8.23 – Winchester, England @ Railway
8.24 – Nutley, England @ Bylines Festival
8.25 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ BlueMoon Fest
8.26 – Kettering, England @ Greenbelt Festival
8.27 – Kettering, England @ Greenbelt Festival
8.28 – Newport, Wales @ LePub
8.29 – Edinburgh, Scotland @ Leith Depot
8.30 – Glasgow, Scotland @ Hug & Pint
8.31 – Newcastle, England @ Cluny
9.1 – Halifax, England @ The Lantern
9.2 – Sheffield, England @ Greystones
9.3 – Brighton, England @ Prince Albert
9.4 – London, England @ Brixton Windmill
9.23 – Waverly, AL @ Standard Deluxe (Lee solo)
10.11 – Little Rock, AR @ White Water Tavern
10.12 – Fayetteville, AR – Smoke and Barrel
10.13 – Tulsa, OK -@ Colony
10.14 – Norman, OK @ Opolis
10.15 – San Antonio, TX @ The Mix
10.16 – Austin, TX @ Beerland
10.17 – Lafayette, LA @ Pearl
10.18 – New Orleans, LA @ Santo’s*
10.19 – Birmingham, AL @ The Firehouse (early show, all-ages)*
10.19 – Birmingham, AL @ The Nick (late show)*
10.20 – Nashville, TN @ East Room*
10.25 – Augusta, GA @ Soul Bar
10.26 – Macon, GA – Creek Stage @ the Rookery
11.2 – Charleston, SC @ Royal American
11.3 – Greenville, SC @ Radio Room
11.4 – Columbia, SC @ New Brookland Tavern
11.9 – Gainesville, FL @ Loosey’s
11.15 – Charlotte, NC @ Milestone
11.16 – Whitesburg, KY @ Summit City
11.17 – Chattanooga, TN @ JJs Bohemia

* with Nana Grizol and Bad Moves

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