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May 25, 2011

Watch Live Performance by J Roddy Walston and The Business

Roxwel has just posted a video of J Roddy Walston and The Business' performance at the Athens in Austin' 40 Watt Party in Austin, Texas, during SXSW. Check it out below!

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Apr 01, 2011

J Roddy Walston and The Business Now on Vinyl!

‎J Roddy Walston and The Business' self-titled album is now available on VINYL!! Click HERE to purchase the record from our store for just $15. The band is also giving away a signed copy of freshly pressed LP on their Facebook! Comment HERE to enter.

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Jan 20, 2011

J Roddy Walston and The Business Daytrotter Session Released!

Daytrotter has finally posted their session with J Roddy Walston and The Business! Click HERE to listen to the 4-song session (and download it for FREE), read the article, and check out the amazing illustration of the guys!

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Nov 05, 2010

J. Roddy Walston in The New York Times, "A Van That Rocks!"

J Roddy Walston and The Business made The New York Times headlines today because of a little something they refer to as "The Diaper--" their tour van. The van, which they bought used from a church and still has its church lettering, has been with the band for 10 years. Check out the great article on The New York Times HERE. Also, The Times did an interview and video tour of the band, which you can check out below. To see more of "The Diaper," check out the photo gallery HERE. Don't forget to pick up your Sunday edition of the paper to see the article in print!

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Oct 11, 2010

J Roddy Walston and the Business Video Premiere on AOL Spinner!

J Roddy Walston and The Business were recently pranked into making the most epic music video ever! Click HERE to get the whole story exclusively from Spinner and watch the "Don't Break The Needle" video premiere and behind-the-scenes footage.

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Sep 30, 2010

J Roddy Walston and the Business on WNYC's Soundcheck

Tune-in to WNYC 93.9 FM for Soundcheck tomorrow at 2PM EST to catch J Roddy Walston and the Business! Don't miss a live performance and exclusive interview with the band. If you don't live in New York, stream the show online HERE.

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Sep 28, 2010

New Video of J. Roddy Walston and The Business up on Black Star Sessions!

Check out Black Star Session's latest and final video of J. Roddy Walston performing at their record release party in their hometown, Baltimore, MD. Watch the video where the band performs "I Don't Want to Hear It" from their latest self-titled album HERE!

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Sep 24, 2010

J. Roddy Walston and The Business on NPR's World Cafe, "When it comes to style, They've got it."


Yesterday, J. Roddy Walston and The Business recorded a live session for NPR's World Cafe, a show dedicated to 'presenting new and significant music.' "Their infectiously rugged southern rock 'n' roll, laden with repetitive hooks," World Cafe writes about the band, "praises rock in its purest form."

Check out the great write-up of J. Roddy and stream the energetic live performance HERE.

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Sep 23, 2010

Listen to J Roddy Walston and The Business on NPR's World Cafe!

Listen to J Roddy Walston and The Business on World Cafe! Click HERE to check out the entire session!

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Sep 21, 2010

Check it out East Coast Fans, J. Roddy Walston and the Business Ticket Giveaway!


J. Roddy is giving away 2 free tickets to shows with Shooter Jennings in North Carolina, NYC, Baltimore, and Boston! Feeling lucky? Just RSVP to the show's event page on Facebook for your chance to win.  Click HERE to learn more!

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Sep 20, 2010

Check out Black Star Sessions live performance of J Roddy Walston and The Business

Black Star Sessions just posted a new video of J Roddy Walston and The Business performing “Don’t Break The Needle” at their record release show at Ottobar in Baltimore this past July. Click HERE to watch the high-energy performance, and check out the other exclusive footage and performances from the band. Black Star Sessions will be posting two more live videos from the record release show and you can expect to see the next one at the end of this week, so be sure to keep checking back!

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Sep 14, 2010

Check Out Black Star Sessions New Mini Doc of J Roddy Walston and The Business

Get to know J Roddy Walston and the Business a whole lot better: Black Star Beer's new Black Star Sessions headed out to Baltimore, MD, J Roddy's hometown, to film a mini documentary about the things they value as a band and the energy and passion behind their music. The mini doc also includes live performances from their Baltimore release show of J Roddy's new self-titled album.

Black Star Beer will release the live performances from J Roddy Walston and the Business album release show at Ottobar in Baltimore, MD on Facebook:

9/20 Don’t Break the Needle
9/24 Brave Man’s Death
9/28 I Don’t Want To Feel It

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Aug 30, 2010

J Roddy Perform for Converse "Gone To Governors" Series

Check out the video below of J Roddy Walston and The Business performing an acoustic version of “Don’t Break The Needle,” from their debut, self-titled album. The band filmed the piece in New York City this past summer, when they made an appearance at the Converse "Gone To Governors" free concert series. The intro is definitely our favorite.

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Aug 09, 2010

New EPK for J Roddy Walston and The Business

Check out the new EPK for J Roddy Walston and The Business below! Click HERE to purchase the debut self-titled album on iTunes for only $7.99

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Jul 27, 2010

The New Album From J Roddy Walston and The Business is Available NOW!

The brand new, self-titled album from J Roddy Walston and The Business is available online and in stores everywhere NOW! Don't miss the album that New York Magazine calls "good old-fashioned head-banging floor spitting and falling off pianos" rock. Click HERE to purchase.

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Jul 22, 2010

Listen to J Roddy Walston and The Business' Self-Titled Debut on Spinner!

You can now stream the forthcoming self-titled debut from J Roddy Walston and The Business in its entirety on AOL music and Spinner.com! Click HERE to give it a listen before its release on July 27! You can preorder the album and get a free 7" at the Vagrant store HERE.

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Jul 12, 2010

The Baltimore Sun is giving away free tickets to the J Roddy Walston and The Business CD Release Show!

The Baltimore Sun's nightlife and entertainment blog Midnight Sun is giving away free tickets to J Roddy Walston and The Business' CD release show on July 31st at The Ottobar. Click HERE to learn more and comment for your chance to win!

The self titled, debut record comes out July 27, click HERE to preorder.

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Jul 07, 2010

J Roddy Walston and The Business self-titled debut now available for preorder!

The debut, self-titled album from J Roddy Walston and The Business coming July 27th is now available to preorder from the Vagrant store! All preorders of the CD include a FREE copy of the Don't Break the Needle 7", which is also available separately. Click HERE to purchase.

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Jun 24, 2010

J Roddy Walston and The Business in the Wall Street Journal

J Roddy Walston and The Business are on the front page of the NYC section of the Wall Street Journal today! Check out the image below and click HERE to read the full article online.

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Jun 23, 2010

J Roddy Walston and The Business take on the "Play Me, I'm Yours" NYC piano exhibit

J. Roddy Walston and The Business played their way through NYC on Monday - throwing more than 25 mini-concerts at the city's most iconic locations. Manhattan has 29 spots with pianos - to be played by any passersby - as part of the summer public art project "Play Me, I'm Yours," and the band decided to take advantage.The piano adventure even got picked up by a lot of press, check out some of the highlights below!

CBS News did a nice little feature that you can watch HERE, and also check out coverage from NY 1 TV, NY Daily News, Entertainment Weekly, and Brooklyn Vegan.

And the NBC Nightly News called Roddy and co "professionals"… (1:36)



We've also got videos up now on the band's YouTube channel. The one below is our favorite…

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Jun 08, 2010

J Roddy Walston and The Business - New EP

Click HERE to download the new EP from J Roddy Walston and The Business featuring “Don’t Break the Needle,” “Brave Man’s Death” and an exclusive acoustic version of “Don’t Get Old.” The EP is available at all digital retailers and is the precursor to their upcoming self-titled album due out July 27, 2010.

The band will also be pressing limited edition 7” vinyl records with custom designed sleeves by J Roddy himself that will be available on their upcoming tour dates and on the Vagrant site in the coming weeks.

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May 27, 2010

J Roddy Walston and The Business announce the release of their digital EP June 8, 2010

J Roddy Walston and The Business have announced plans to release a 3-song digital EP on June 8th featuring tracks “Don’t Break the Needle,” “Brave Man’s Death” and an exclusive acoustic version of “Don’t Get Old.” The EP will be available at all digital retailers and is the precursor to their upcoming self-titled album due out July 27, 2010.

The band will also be pressing limited edition 7” vinyl records with custom designed sleeves by J Roddy himself that will be available on their upcoming tour dates and on the Vagrant site in the coming weeks.

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May 14, 2010

J. Roddy Walston and The Business Premiere "Brave Man’s Death" on TheTripWire!

Click HERE to head to TheTripWire.com to listen to "Brave Man's Death" the first taste of the band's self titled album available July 27!

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Apr 28, 2010

School of Seven Bells Announce New Album July 13!

School of Seven Bells announces the July 13th release of their new album Disconnect from Desire, on Vagrant/Ghostly International and Full Time Hobby in Europe. In support of the release, the three-piece will play two shows at Mercury Lounge in their hometown of New York City, on June 9th and 10th.

The album, produced by band member Benjamin Curtis and mixed by Jack Joseph Puig, was recorded in the band’s home studio and mixed in Los Angeles at Ocean Way Recording. Disconnect from Desire is a tremendous leap forward for the band musically, evident in all elements of their intricate and multi-layered sound. Further, the unique experience of playing live allowed them to step out of their sometimes-insular creative process, and to discover and explore a newfound connectivity with listeners. This connection to the external world is reflected throughout the new album and indicative of the trio’s development. “From the start, we knew we wanted to make a record that connected on more of a direct and personal level than we ever had before,” says Curtis, “It's a complete account of our lives this past year, and it's crazy how taking an honest look at yourself can tell you the most about the world around you."

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Mar 09, 2010

J Roddy Walston & The Business are one of SPIN's 50 Must-Hear Bands at SXSW!

J Roddy Walston and The Business are one of SPIN's 50 Must-Hear Bands at SXSW! Click HERE to check out the article!

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Feb 19, 2010

Vagrant Records at SXSW

Vagrant will be having an official showcase March 19 at La Zona Rosa during this year's SXSW Festival. Bands performing will be: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Murder By Death, School of Seven Bells and J Roddy Walston and The Business. Stay tuned for set times and more!

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Feb 12, 2010

J-Roddy Walston and The Business sign to Fairfax/Vagrant

J-Roddy Walston and The Business recently announced their signing to Fairfax/Vagrant. The as-yet-untitled album will be released this spring. The group recorded at Sound City Studios last fall with producer Kevin Augunas (Jon Brion, Cold War Kids).

"Vagrant already feels like home to us," said drummer Steve Colmus. "We can't wait for people to hear the new record, and to just get out and play the living hell out of some shows".

Check the TOUR page for upcoming show dates.