The Carter Administration
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The Carter Administration

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"The Big Takeover"

"scruffy, fret-board laden bliss...." - The Big Takeover


"This Nashville trio construct their own brand of new-wave from some heartland-ish angular hooks (think if Tom Petty played Gang of Four) and brilliant, clever lyrics" -

"The Tennessean"

"The band crafts fantastic straight-up rock n’ roll in the school of power-pop and Petty, and their live show’s a testament to the Nashville rock scene’s vitality.... a fantastic collection of rock n’ roll that leans on remarkable songwriting above an easily marketable style. Which, granted, isn’t usually what catches the hype wave. But it’s more often than not the stuff that sticks around.”
- The Tennessean

"The Nashville City Paper"

The Nashville City Paper says “the album brims with the Carters’ signature earthy, honest rock n’ roll that puts up no pretenses. The band has never been one for silly haircuts or radio-ready hooks, and its longstanding commitment to writing songs you can sing along with is just about as refreshing as a cold can of PBR after cutting the grass.”

- The Nashville City Paper


Here Comes the Copout - theory 8 Records - 2007 (LP)
God and Country - Southern Engineering - 2006 (EP)
Air Guitar Force One - Theory 8 Records - 2005 (LP)
Pony Up! - self released - 2005 (EP)
World Champions of the World - self released - 2004 (EP)
All Talk, No Liver - self released - 2003 (EP)
Two Man Advantage - self released - 2001 (EP)
Betty Ford Start Packing, the Carters Are Coming - self released - 2000 (EP)
One Smooth Bastard - self released - 2000 (single)
High On Voting - self released - 1999 (EP)
Fuck Off, I'm Listening to The Carter Administration - self released - 1998 (EP)


Feeling a bit camera shy


For nearly ten years, Nashville power trio The Carter Administration have been winning over critics and fans alike with their sharply crafted, near-perfect, beat up basement pop gems. This fall, they’re back with their second full length record for theory 8 Records, Here Comes the Copout, that features twelve of their newest and most fabulous raw, honest-to-God rock n’ roll tunes. Here Comes the Copout is packed with loud guitars, louder drums, and hooks that you won’t be able to get out of your head without the aid of some serious medical assistance. From the opening blast of “Blackout Brigade” to the hook and ladder melodic crescendo of “All Talk, No Liver,” the Carters give free reign for you to yell along at the top of your lungs while you crank up the volume on your air guitar. If you’re looking for bells and whistles, you’ll have to search elsewhere, but if you’re seeking out good times, the party’s right here. Here Comes the Copout, available September 11th on theory 8 Records.