Shake Down, the new album from up-and-coming San Antonio-based quartet Hacienda, will be released June 19 on Collective Sounds. The Dan Auerbach-produced LP is band’s third full-length release and follows their aclaimed 2010 record, Big Red & Barbacoa. In celebration of the release, Hacienda is currently on the road with Heartless Bastards and, in March, will join acclaimed English rock band Kasabian on their North American tour. See reverse for complete details.
The record’s first single “Savage,” which Rolling Stone calls, an “....upbeat, groove-filled track...,” is available now on iTunes. Moreover, the single’s official music video, which features the band recording in Auerbach’s Easy Eye Sound studio, premiered February 1 on MTV Hive.
Known for their live performances, Hacienda has previously toured with The Black Keys, The Greenhornes, Dr. Dog, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, Alberta Cross and My Morning Jacket. The band also toured as Dan Auerbach’s backing band, The Fast Five, on his 2009 solo project. Of working with the band, Auerbach comments, “I've been a fan of Hacienda ever since the day they gave me their first demo. They have consistently impressed with their natural chemistry as a band.”
Hacienda was formed by cousins Abraham Villanueva (piano/vocals) and Dante Schwebel (guitar/vocals) together with Abraham’s brothers Jaime (drums/vocals) and Rene Villanueva (bass/vocals). To date, the south Texas quartet has released two albums to widespread acclaim. Of 2008’s Loud Is The Night, Paste Magazine heralds, “…spine-tingling vocals, frank lyrics, organ rolls that seem to start high in the dusty hills and bass-lines that beat like the heart of a forgotten America…,” while Popmatters calls 2010’s Big Red & Barbacoa, “…a dizzying, winning recipe…”