DT: MAY 1, 2023
FM: KELLY WALSH, ANDREA FAULK / SRO PR
GENRE-DEFYING CALIFORNIA DUO
ENLIST JUNO AWARD-WINNING CANADIAN RAPPER MADCHILD
FOR NEW COUNTRY-RAP SINGLE
“I’M A PROBLEM”
WATCH MUSIC VIDEO HERE
BAND SHARE DETAILS ON NEW ALBUM
DUE JULY 14 VIA ONERPM
PRE-ORDER’S AVAILABLE HERE
(l-r: Dusty “Tex” Dahlgren, Brett “Bird” Brooks)
Credit: Phil Emerson
MOONSHINE BANDITS’ genre-defying signature sound of backwoods bravado, country soul, keg-thumping beats, and hip-hop fusion has paved the way for the budding country/rap genre. The California-based duo–Brett “Bird” Brooks and Dusty ‘Big Tex’ Dahlgren —have amassed a dedicated legion of fans, the “Shiner Nation,” from their relentless touring across the U.S. while averaging 2.3 million monthly streams across all platforms and over 260 million video views. The duo are next ready to deliver the grittiest, most spirited and distinctly grassroots release of their 16-year career with the new album POUR DECISIONS due July 14 via oneRPM. On Friday, April 28, MOONSHINE BANDITS have released its second single “I’m A Problem” featuring Juno Award-winning Canadian rapper MADCHILD across digital platforms. Stream/download it HERE. Watch the full-throttle music video streaming below or HERE.
“‘I’m A Problem’ is basically a song to let the listener know who we are and what it took to get there,” shares Big Tex. “Neither Madchild or us were overnight success stories—in fact, we were underdogs more than anything. We grinded for years to earn the level of success that we are now enjoying with both our loyal fan bases. Aside from the music, we both have branded ourselves well and our careers are still on the incline. This song touches on all that and then some. It’s an unapologetic in-your-face-type song.”
Bird chimes in: “We always wanted to work with Madchild because we respected his talent, and he also runs with the same crews we do. We have a lot of fans in Canada and with Madchild being on a song with us, it’s only going to expand our reach over there. We thought his style fit the song perfectly and he killed it. We are really hoping this song leads to a tour in Canada with him or in the US.”
“I’m A Problem feat. Madchild” Single Artwork
POUR DECISIONS features 15-tracks that continue to show MOONSHINE BANDITS paving their own lane. The album takes its inspiration from the struggles and successes of America’s extraordinary era when dreams were being made while hunting for that elusive precious gem. Just like the rumrunners, bootleggers, smugglers, and outlaws of old, the MOONSHINE BANDITS provide a supply of goods for the demand, defying the mandates and trends of mainstream pop-culture. There aren’t stops or boundaries, and POUR DECISIONS proves that they still live by their code.
Using a play on words with the album title, POUR DECISIONS coincides with the band’s very own Bucked Up Whiskey via California Cowboy Whiskey. “Let’s face it, our fans love to party and so do we. With the amount of partying that we all do, poor decisions can be made,” says Big Tex. “We flipped it to ‘Pour Decisions’ to coincide with our new Bucked Up Whiskey brand. Now you can make the right ‘Pour Decision’ when you choose to pour a shot of our whiskey. Cheers!” Visit https://www.buckedupwhiskey.com/ to find a retail location near you to purchase.
POUR DECISIONS is now available for pre-order via digital download as well as on CD. Exclusive merch bundle options can be paired with the CD which include:
Bucked Up Pour Decisions Bundle
– includes Barrel Flask Necklace, Bucked Up Dog Tag and Gold Challenge Coin
Boozey Pour Decisions Bundle
–includes a Pour Decisions Boozey Buttondown, Pour Decisions Can Cooler and Silver Challenge Coin
Poster + Challenge Coin Bundle
– includes exclusive 11×17 Poster and Copper Challenge Coin
Reserve your copy of POUR DECISIONS now at: https://moonshinemerch.com/collections/pour-decisions-pre-order.
Pour Decisions Cover Art
POUR DECISIONS Track Listing:
2. I’m A Rebel
3. I’m A Problem (feat. Madchild & Burn County)
4. Silhouettes In The Sun
5. Chasing Ghosts
6. Can’t Take My Hometown (feat. Demun Jones and Brandon Hartt)
7. Like Em Wild
8. Outta Towners
9. Roof Back (feat. Afroman)
10. Sounds Good To Me (feat. Krizz Kaliko)
11. American Summer (feat. Burn County)
12. Wrong One (feat. Baby E)
13. Wild (feat. Josh Todd of Buckcherry)
14. Rockstar (feat. Good Ol’ Boyz)
15. Brush Fire (feat. Domangue & Adam Calhoun)
ABOUT MOONSHINE BANDITS:
Since their formation in Los Banos California in 2003, MOONSHINE BANDITS’ blue-collar work ethic and unwavering persistence has seen the band defy the mandates and trends of mainstream pop culture. The duo have crisscrossed the country performing hundreds of shows a year, ventured into branding their own beef jerky and moonshine, collaborated with some of the music business’s most prolific artists, outshined in the face of record industry roadblocks, earned a fiercely loyal fan following, and embrace the unconventional.
Long before people figured out country and rap had a lot in common, Moonshine Bandits were gaining critical acclaim from outlets including Rolling Stone, MTV, AOL, THE BOOT, YAHOO and their 2011 hit single “My Kind Of Country” peaked at #1 on CMT Music. The band continued to break barriers with their 2015 album BLACKED OUT which simultaneously landed on Billboard’s Top 10 Rap Albums (#10) and Top 15 Country Albums (#13).