the wheel workers - citizens
“White Lies/All My Fault,” the new split single from Houston-based band The Wheel Workers—may be a pair of songs aimed straight at Donald Trump and the 2016 election, but musically and lyrically, it extends far beyond the political heat of the moment."
- Alex McLevy, The A.V. Club
"They are simultaneously brilliant and down-to-earth, sincerely progressive and catchy as hell, that rare band that can incorporate thoughtful politics into music while keeping things fun and engaging...The Wheel Workers are freaking awesome, and [with Citizens] they’ve gone a very different direction from the path they marched down last time. And it’s good. Oh, is it good." - Jeremy Hart, Space City Rock
"On their third full-length album, Citizens .... is Higginbotham's best and most fully realized set of songs to date." - Chris Gray, Houston Press
"Loving our latest track premiere ["Yodel" by] Houston's brightest hope. Damn. Seriously righteous." - BLURT
Vocals, Guitar / Steven Higginbotham
Keyboard, Vocals / Erin Rodgers
Keyboard, Guitar / Craig Wilkins
Drums / Kevin Radomski
Bass / Zeek Garcia
News & Updates
Our biggest tour yet!
We're happy to announce our 2017 summer tour, going out further than ever! Not only that, but for most of the way, our good friends and great band A Sundae Drive will be playing with us.
We're also completely done with our next album's audio. Still working on album art and release logistics, but we'll be playing some of them on tour. See you on the road!
We've got four shows coming up soon: Friday, 3/31 in Bryan at Revolution, Saturday, 4/1 at White Oak Music Hall to celebrate the release of Glass the Sky's LP1, and A Sundae Drive's Versailles. Two fantastic albums released at the same show! Then we're heading out to Lake Charles, Louisiana to play Luna Live on April 8th. Last, but not least, we're playing Secret Group with our Denton favorites Criminal Birds along with badass Austin band Quiet Company.
We've got a really cool FREE SHOW coming up Friday, December 16th at Walters. Funeral Horse and The Wheel Workers have tried for a while to make a show happen together, and the day has finally arrived! Levees, a great band from San Antonio, will be on hand as well to celebrate the release of their debut album.
As for ourselves, we recently released an election-related single featuring two new songs and will be playing some new material at the show.
LOTS OF NEWS!
First, we've just released our Election 2016 single, White Lies, premiered on The Onion's A.V. Club! You can now download it for free on bandcamp. Next, we were just nominated in the most "Woke" category for this year's Houston Press Music Awards! We really appreciate all the support we've received lately, and are busily working on a ton of new music.
We've got an Election 2016 digital single coming out on November 4th! It will be available for free at our bandcamp. To celebrate, we'll have a couple shows, one in Houston on Wednesday 10/26 at Satellite Bar, and the other in Denton at Harvest House Friday, 10/28.
Had a blast in Denton at Harvest House! Unfortunately our Austin show has been cancelled. https://t.co/bKp1Bj0acg
Birds of Night rocking Denton's Harvest House! @ Harvest House https://t.co/VavELzAVto
Playing Denton's Harvest House this Friday with Birds of Night and A Sundae Drive! @ Harvest House https://t.co/MUdSDf6jZK
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