New EP from Crooks out now

Free mp3 for “Downtown” from the EP.  Download it here: http://soundcloud.com/crooks-country/crooks-downtown

Crooks are an Austin four-piece consisting of frontman Josh Mazour, drummer Rob Bacak, stand-up bassist Andrew VanVoorhees, and multi-instrumentalist Sam Albert, who alternates between guitar, banjo, mandolin, and trumpet. The band just signed on with Austin producer Danny Reisch to record a new full-length this summer, who recently won “Producer of the Year” at this year’s Austin Music Awards during SXSW. Reisch has worked with Austin indie luminaries like White Denim, Shearwater, What Made Milwaukee Famous, The Lemurs, and Bright Light Social Hour.

In the last few months, Crooks have been featured on MTV’s new website “The Hive”,where they were called a “Must-See Austin band,” and had an mp3 featured as the“song of the day” on both AOL Spinner and tastemaker NPR affiliate WXPN’s website in Philadelphia. They’ve received awesome reviews from the Austin Chronicle, the Austin American Statesman, and The Onion AV Club, and have been featured on tastemaker sites such as My Old Kentucky Blog and Daytrotter.