Lower 40 Records

Upcoming releases

The Mules and a Gecko…

If you haven’t heard, Geico has put their famous gecko on a tour around America.  As luck would have it, he found himself in Texas where he does a little line dancing to the new Wrinkle Neck Mules song, “Central Daylight Time”.  If you haven’t seen the commercial, we’ve uploaded it here.  The track will be released as a single soon and will definitely be included on the new album due out in February 2012.  More details to come on the album and such so, stay tuned.




The countdown is on….

Posted on April 6, 2010

only two weeks until Night Driving’s new album hits the streets kids!!!   Serial Killer is itching to get loose in the city streets for all of you to hear.  Don’t forget to pre-order the album in our store.  Its only $13, which includes shipping AND A SWEET TOY!!!  Yes, you heard us correctly, a sweet toy.  So get on over there and pre-order.

We are working on the release show at the Highland Inn.  We couldn’t be more excited about our ZOMBIE DANCE PARTY.  In honor of Serial Killer, we are bringing you one magnificent night of music and ghoulish antics.  The date is set for May 21st and we are stoked to have Today the Moon, Tomorrow the Sun as well as Oryx and Crake on the bill.    We will also be joined by the magnificent David Batterman and his mad photographing skills.  He will be taking your photos both candidly and if you choose, in a portrait style.  So get out your best zombie threads and drag your zombie-fied bones on down to the Highland Ballroom on the 21st of May.  We will keep you informed as the date gets closer!!!


News of the week…

Its been a while…we know.  We know.  Loads have been happening, we assure you.  Hence our lack of communication.   But we bring you news of things wonderful and exciting from the ATL.

If you haven’t heard, Butch Walker and the Black Widows are gearing up for the road.  And our dear Chris Unck will be reprising his role as a Black Widow.  Showing off his auxiliary skills on lap steel, tambourine, rhythm guitar, and whatever else he digs up.  We will be in Athens with the band, loving every minute of it.

New Wrinkle Neck Mules videos seem to be popping up left and right from their shows in NC and VA.  Thank you to all of you for sending them out.  We have laughed, cried, and jammed while watching them.  We will post more of those soon.

And for all of you that are waiting, patiently, for this new Night Driving record, you bet your sweet a*# that its going to rock your world.  We will be posting artwork soon.  The album will be out on April 20.  So mark your calendar.  And get ready, Atlanta, for a cd release show that will not soon be forgotten.  Until then, enjoy this picture from a recent photo shoot with the wonderful Dave Batterman.  More will be arriving soon!!!!!!  Or you can just check them out at Batterman Photography.  Good stuff kids.


Your weekly dose of news…

As always, were are excited to let you know what’s going on over here.  And its good.  Really good.

Lead_Fly_CD-1First of all, Let the Lead Fly…we know.  You are ready for it.  Trust us, we know.  And it will be in your hands and ears soon!  You will be able to order discs from our website, the bands website, and in the digital format beginning October 20.  You will be able to snag it in stores nationwide soon after that.  If you want to get it from your local independent store and they don’t have it in stock yet, ask them to order it.  This record is going to make the fall season even more beautiful.  Its perfect for driving through the mountains (we have already tried it out for you).  The Mules have outdone themselves.  New merch is on the way as well.  Stay tuned….


Second,  Chris Unck and the Black Roses are playing a few shows before Unck heads off to California with Butch Walker and assumes his role as a Black Widow.   If you are in Atlanta for Halloween weekend, as the staff will be, join us over at the Star Bar in Little 5 Points for an amazing Halloween Eve show.  Blair Crimmins and the Hookers, Whiskey Gentry, and Unck & the Black Roses all on one bill.   If you don’t get rowdy with all of that going on, well you might be dead.  Check your pulse.  More info at www.starbar.net.

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Third, Night Driving is playing over at the Atlanta Brewing Company’s Songwriters Night on Wednesday, October 14th.  This will be a special  night with an acoustic duo style set, so come on out.    Their set is at 7:20pm.  Hopefully we will have full details of the evening soon.  We will definitely pass them on if and when that happens.  Otherwise, we will see you over there around 7pm.  That’s the plan as of now.


Ridiculous!! Ridiculous!! is finally here….

Posted on August 18, 2009

Yes, ladies and gentlemen, after a long wait of a little over a year, we are every so proud to present to the world, Ridiculous!! Ridiculous!!.    This album is what music is all about.  From the stories the songs tell, to the noises you hear, to the hooks that snag the ear and stay there for days, he’s outdone himself.    We think Butch Walker summed it up best….

“I was listening to my music on shuffle while driving home late one night
from the studio, and Ruby comes on.. this is all I needed to hear to put
the rest of the record on and make my drive feel like I was as giddy as
a boy on his first date. I immediately phoned Chris to tell him. it’s
real good….”


So hit up Itunes, Emusic, Amazon, and just about any other digital outlet you can think of and pick it up.  You’ll be crunk on some ridiculousness before you know it…literally.


Wrinkle Neck Mules’ new album, Let the Lead Fly to be released Sept. 22

Posted on July 1, 2009


The long awaited fourth full-length album by the Wrinkle Neck Mules is set to be released on September 22, 2009 by Atlanta record label, Lower 40 Records. Let the Lead Fly (as in bullets) is to be their second record released on Lower 40.  The Mules – who have developed a cult-like niche in pockets around the globe- have self produced, engineered and recorded this effort.

German based record label Blue Rose Records will also be releasing the record on September 22 throughout Europe.  This will mark The Mules’ second international release.

Let the Lead Fly takes to highlighting banjos, mandolins, mountain harmony and pedal steel guitar. This is certainly nothing new for the band who admits to being a rock band with country bones and bluegrass skin.  This Frankenstein is evident from the get-go with a fiddle and banjo sing-along title track, the high school lament “Howard Johnson” and the twisted classic country of “Waters All Run Dry”.

Let the Lead Fly will be available on all popular digital record stores and independent record stores near you.