On Tuesday, Secret Stages announced the 1st 10 bands for this year's festival in downtown Birmingham. Of the 10 acts, a handful I'd never heard of, a few I had, and one I am excited to see perform, Eleven Year Old out of Birmingham. Last year, the band was supposed to open for Bass Drum of Death along with Drew Price's Bermuda Triangle, but for some reason, the band didn't perform. Since then, I've kept tabs on the band. Barring a drastic change in plans on my part, I'll be there to see their show come late July.
Earlier this year the band released the single, "A Hermit's Blues" with "With Spell" ostensibly as the B-side. The two tracks are from the band's forthcoming LP, American Lizards, which is due out later this year. The lead track is a psyched up surf rock ball of fun, and a "Name Your Price" download over on the band's Bandcamp page. Stream "A Hermit's Blues" below.