The Carter Administration

The Carter Administration


Three rock n' roll songwriters who believe brevity is a virtue: sharp songcraft, electric melodies, and essential rhythms.


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.


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)

Set List

Our typical set lists are ten to twelve songs and usually last thirty to thirty-five minutes. We almost never do covers, but the very few we've done in the past include "Liscense to Confuse" by Sebadoh, "That's How I Escaped My Certain Fate" by Mission of Burma, and "Nobody" by Paul Westerberg.