Everymen Unleashes Debut Album Friday at Propaganda

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Fire-breathing folk-punk act Everymen is geared up for the highly anticipated onslaught of record-release parties this Friday at Lake Worth's Propaganda. Lucky for those in Palm Beach County (or devoted enough to be making the trek), the Lake Worth indie dive is Everymen's admitted "home turf." The purveyors of ruffian-style bluegrass tell us in our recent story that they plan on getting "down and dirty" for the home crowd.

Frontman Captain Bobo is particularly excited about a couple of things. Number one, the debut record, titled When Water's Thicker Than Blood is also being released in a limited-edition vinyl copy through Coral Springs' label Dead Truth Recordings. Everymen is quick to warn friends and fans: they don't own the 500 pressed copies of the album, so don't expect any complimentary copies. No sweat; pre-orders can be had at a discounted price here.

Another detail Bobo was psyched about was the performance from like-minded Winston-Salem band Transylvania Transport Company. The troupe, who do a hobo-gypsy take on traditional mountain jams, made the 650-mile journey from the Tar Heel state just to show support for Everymen. Their performance was a surprise Bobo didn't share with the rest of his bandmates until recently. "It's like we are bringing the family back together," said Bobo about soul brothers Transylvania Transport Company.

Also worth noting is that the guys will be staging a washboard battle. According to Bobo, the band will randomly invite attendees onstage during the set to play the washboard alongside the band. Everymen washboard player Chuck Callaway and the audience will choose the best performer at the end of the night. Up for grabs are gift certificates for tattoos, meals at Howley's, and Everymen merch.

Everymen, with Transylvania Transport Company, Loxahatchee Sinners, and Bonnie Riot. 9 p.m. Friday, August 12, at Propaganda, 6 S. J St., Lake Worth. Tickets cost $10. Visit propagandalw.com.

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