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Poet Courtney Marie Joins Goliad Media for Her First Solo Book Project

Courtney Marie


Denton, TX—Goliad Media Group, LLC, an independent record label, publishing house, and arts producer, will publish the first solo book project by Texas poet Courtney Marie in late 2019.

Marie is a writer and artist based in Denton, Texas. She enjoys working with text as an art medium and performance object. Her work has appeared in Nat. Brut, Spooky Girlfriend Press, Black Sun Lit, Souvenir Lit, The Thing Itself, and others. She has also showcased her work in basements and museums, street corners, bars, and art galleries in cities all over the country. She is the co-founder and primary organizer of the art collective Spiderweb Salon (Best Literary Arts Group 2016, Dallas Observer), co-host of the Pegasus Reading Series in Dallas, and the host of Spiderweb Salon’s literary podcast, produced by Pariah.

On the heels of her first project, Don’t Get Your Hopes Up, published in tandem with co-writer Fatima-Ayan Malika Hirsi’s collection Moon Woman, Marie’s first solo book will be a very personal exploration of survival and resilience, told through an expanse of experiences and themes that will include living with mental illness, navigating relationships and identity (self, person, woman, daughter, friend, poet, queer, lover, survivor, wife, not-wife, leader, follower, loner, professional, reader, mother, artist, patient, broken, healed), waking up and bearing witness to the travesties of the political climate and a world quite literally on fire.

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New John Wesley Coleman Album: “Cuckoo Bird Sings a Song”

John Wesley Coleman

CONTACT: Chris Welch

John Wesley Coleman’s new album Cuckoo Bird Sings a Song, forthcoming from Goliad Media

Denton, TX—Goliad Media Group, LLC, an independent record label and publishing house, will release a new solo album by Texas musician John Wesley Coleman. Slated for release in October 2018, the album will be available as an LP, CD, or digital download.

Cuckoo Bird Sings a Song takes its title from a lyric in the last song on the record, “Out The Window.”
Coleman says of the song that “It’s my pop masterpiece, produced by Vincent Kircher. He got the old version of his band Jaill (Sub Pop, Burger) together one more time to see it through.” The album will be mastered by Louie Lino, who has “recorded our bands before. So full circle. It’s a sad pop gem, and I love it.”

Coleman recorded the album in Milwaukee in the winter. Asked to characterize it, Coleman says “It feels like a basement full of hope and sadness. But positive force of music on the ears.” A number of special guests appear on the album, and Chris Simpson (Mineral, The Gloria Record, Mountain Time) is the writer behind one of the songs.

“Kick back with hot tea and toast and a joint. Dig in . . . and swim.”

Image via drummer Austin Dutmer, Milwaukee.

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The Goliad Monitor: Margaret Chavez, “A Loupe”

Coming soon: Marcus William Striplin’s solo project, “A Loupe” available on LP from Goliad Media.

The Goliad Monitor: Margaret Chavez, "A Loupe"

The newest solo project by Marcus William Striplin. Available late January 19, 2018.

Denton, TX—Goliad Media Group, LLC is releasing the first album from Marcus William Striplin’s solo project Margaret Chavez.

“A Loupe” collects the history of Striplin’s recording life in the spirit of country strums, Texas prairies, howling feedback, thick riffs, multi-part harmonies, and stories about every kind of explosion and schism a heart can fathom. According to Striplin, the name is a tribute to Striplin’s mother, and it’s a memorial tribute in more ways than one. “You raise a child / you make it smile / just for a little, little while,” Striplin sings before bidding her—and what sounds like other pains in his life—”Gone, Gone, Gone.”

Striplin emerged from the burgeoning Texas music scene in the ’00s and ’10s, alongside artists like The Polyphonic Spree and experimental acts such as Lift to Experience and Derek Rogers. Striplin combines the ideas and sounds of his best peers and contemporaries in a sound that he describes as “heatstricken and reflecting chrome in the sun.”

“A Loupe” will be available on vinyl or as a digital download from Goliad Media on January 19, 2018.


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REVERB, TX is now available.

REVERB, TX, the debut memoir and travelogue by essayist Harlin Anderson is now available for order.

Reverb, TX

From the expanses of the Chihuahuan Desert to the secrets of the Piney Woods, Texas is travelers’ country. Home to several distinct cultures, the only common trait among the far-flung people of the Lone Star State is hardscrabble grit—a persistence in the relentless landscape.

But there is more to Texas than tumbleweeds and tornadoes. The people who define the state’s distinct cultures live in uneasy truce with their own history, undermining tradition and making their own rules. Texans are nothing if not solitary, even together in a crowded theater in Lufkin, Texas, hosting Mandy Patinkin for an a cappella thunderstorm performance. Or on the beaches of Mustang Island, where laws don’t apply. Or huddled against the desert cold in distant Marathon for a fire-lit music festival.

In Reverb, TX, Harlin Anderson takes you to each of these places and more, carving a traveler’s path between major highways and larger-than-life cities. His travelogue is part memoir, part confession—a journal of growth, loss, and exploration. This is a brutal, breathtaking debut, and it will leave you wandering for years to come.

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The Goliad Monitor: Will Johnson’s “Little Raider EP +2”

Remastered for the first time on vinyl, Will Johnson’s Little Raider EP is now available as a full LP with two new tracks.

Little Raider EP +2

Now remastered for vinyl, the original “Little Raider EP” includes two additional tracks, “The Treaty/Loose Talk” and “Waiting Here for the Light to Rise.”

“Little Raider EP +2” brings new attention to Johnson’s solo work as he is experiencing a renaissance among fans and critics. Widely known as the front man for Centro-matic and South San Gabriel—as well as his collaborations with other musicians like Jason Molina, Vic Chesnutt, Patterson Hood, and others—Johnson has recently redoubled his solo touring and songwriting. According to Johnson, “Revisiting this release definitely helped me re-embody and re-work some of the songs over for the live shows. It also inspired me to write a handful of songs in a similar sonic and instrumental vein.”


“Little Raider”

“To Coupland Lines”

“One More Dreamer for the Summer”

“To Place Me on a Stone”

“Tangle for the Less”

“Devil on the Interstate Line”

“The Treaty/Loose Talk”

“Waiting Here for the Light to Rise”

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Scott Danbom’s Debut Solo Album


CONTACT: Chris Welch

The Debut Solo Album by Scott Danbom
Forthcoming from Goliad Media

Denton, TX—Goliad Media Group, LLC, an independent record label, publishing house, and arts producer, will release the first solo album by Texas musician Scott Danbom. Slated for release in early 2017, the album will be available as an LP, CD, or digital download.

Danbom is a veteran performer and accompanist associated with Centro-matic, South San Gabriel, Will Johnson, Sarah Jaffe, Slobberbone, Brent Best, Drive-By Truckers, Patterson Hood, and many others. His as-yet-untitled album will merge two different sounds: the haunting keyboard-and-vocals arrangements North Texas music fans are discovering for the first time in Danbom’s long career, and an ambient-instrumental concept drawn from Danbom’s interest in experimental concept sounds. In writing and composing the album, Danbom is attempting a project under one title with divergent personalities “like a word and a symbol that mean the same thing but have a blurry, different feel.” Asked about what listeners should expect, Danbom says, “Interpretation will be varied, for sure. Any sort of art is only an individual’s brain filtration. This will be nothing too complex and nothing too simple.”

Danbom will record the album at Ramble Creek Recording Studio with engineer Britton Beisenherz, who has recently engineered albums with Will Johnson, Doug Burr, Milton Mapes, Monahans, Kelley McRae, and a number of others. Musicians Danbom has worked with throughout his career will make appearances on the album. Tour dates and official release information will be announced later in 2016.

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Christi LaViolette, 2015-2016 Goliad Media Artist-in-Residence

The opening of Life Looked Over: A Picture of West Texas History at Dan's Silverleaf, April 9, 2016.
The opening of Life Looked Over: A Picture of West Texas History at Dan’s Silverleaf, April 9, 2016.

2015-2016 Goliad Media Artist-in-Residence Christi LaViolette premiered her latest series of photographs at Dan’s Silverleaf in Denton, TX on April 9th. The series features far West Texas, where LaViolette captured images that characterize the meaningful emptiness of the border region and its history. We are proud to feature the photographs from the series here as part of our ongoing virtual gallery—prints are available in our online store.
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