Our third album, "Thunderdog," was released in July of 2013. We recorded the majority of the album, at the recommendation of our great producer, Chris “Frenchie” Smith, in Tornillo, TX at the legendary Sonic Ranch Studio. It's a magical studio where we could stay on site, eat on site, and record without distractions (other than the delicious Sonic Ranch "Salsa de Roja" that lead to many debates on whether or not anything would taste good without it afterwords…) We finished up the album at The Bubble in Austin, TX and took to the road yet again.
Since his major label debut, the groundbreaking Salesmen and Racists , Ike Reilly has been making punk/folk/blues influenced rock ’n’ roll records that lean heavily on stories of outsiders with keen details and broad strokes that insinuate a crack in the American dream. Reilly’s band, The Assassination, has been called one of the best live bands in America, and the body of recorded work they’ve turned out has been poetic, rebellious, wholly original, and critically acclaimed.
With more than 400 shows in the Austin City Limits archives, many of the artist performances are one-of-a kind, featuring rare television appearances from some of the world's best artists. In addition to the release of DVDs, separate live, audio-only CDs of the artists' performances are also available for most of the concerts. With over 50 critically acclaimed titles and multiple Gold and Platinum-certified releases, the Live From Austin, TX DVD and CD series continues to grow as one of the best music series in the world.