The Donkeys bring a wave of nostalgia and comfort with all the charisma of a favorite worn out t-shirt. For a group from San Diego, the quartet has all the twang of Texas’ best country rock with the added fresh air of Austin psychedelic rock. Their fourth studio album Ride The Black Wave (2014) is set on the blue beaches of the California coast, but the dusty melodies are much more reminiscent of the empty roads of West Texas. Earlier this year the group released EP Midnight Palms, produced by Thom Monahan (Vetiver, Fruit Bats, Devendra Banhart). The EP is five songs of upbeat optimism, perfect for a drive down the coast with the windows down.
The Donkey’s kickoff their North American today, July 28th, with a show at Sidewinder alongside Austin natives Booher. Get ready for the show with a live session brought to you by Studio 1A down below.