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NYHETER UKE 24 - 2011
DESTROYER
KAPUTT
Dead Oceans
DOC 046
http://www.myspace.com/destroyer
0656605134628
CD
Et av dette årets mest kritikerroste album, DESTROYERs Kaputt,
er endelig klar for offisiell europeisk release, perfekt timing i det varmegradene endelig velter inn av kontorvinduene.
Vi får en salig blanding av hvit disco, softrock, ambient, glam, soul
og cheesy saksofoner, på et album mange kaller et mesterverk.
Destroyer er for øvrig klare for Øyafestivalen.
“A genuine classic” BBC
5/5 TINY MIX TAPES 5/5 NOW MAGAZINE 5/5 SPUTNIK MUSIC
92/100 ONE THIRTY BPM A- A.V. CLUB 9/10 NO RIPCORD
9/10 DROWNED IN SOUND 4.5/5 CONSEQUENCE OF SOUND
8.8/10 PITCHFORK 8.6/10 PASTE 8.5/10 PREFIX
FRANK TURNER
ENGLAND KEEP MY BONES
Epitaph
EPIT 71632 / EPIT 71631
http://www.frank-turner.com/
8714092716320 / 0045778716319
CD/LP
Etter å ha forlatt punk-/hardcorebandet MILLION DEAD har FRANK TURNER på tre soloalbum fokusert på en mer folky, akustisk stil uten at punkrøttene helt er visket ut. Hvis du kan tenke deg en engelsk miks av THE
GASLIGHT ANTHEM, AGAINST ME! og BILLY BRAGG, er vi inne på noe.
“…one of the UK’s greatest songwriting talent. The soundtrack to this summer?
Screw that – these songs will be soundtracking many of our lives for years to
come.” 9/10 ROCK SOUND “…when he’s on, he’s really fucking on, and thankfully on England Keep My Bones Frank is without a doubt “on”” 4.5/5 SPUTNIK
MUSIC “Turner brings an almost literal meaning to the notion of ‘traditional
English punk’ and, as always, it’s a fearless venture for an artist with something
interesting to say.” 8/10 NME ”Taken as a whole, England Keep My Bones is evidence that Turner is an artist who has fully arrived and knows it.” 4/5 ALLMUSIC
VETIVER
THE ERRANT CHARM
Bella Union
BELLACD 291
0602527695693
VETIVER er en del av den samme Nord California-baserte psych-/freakfolk-scenen som DEVENDRA BANHART, JOANNA NEWSOM, SIX
ORGANS OF ADMITTANCE og andre, men på deres femte album er
det et noe slickere, breezy og mykere MOR-sound vi får presentert, og
The Errant Charm er nærmere FLEETWOOD MAC via JOSH ROUSE
enn noen av de tidligere nevnte.
CD
http://vetiverse.com/
Tuba Records AS - Karl Johansgt. 6 - 0154 Oslo - Norway
Tlf: +47 2201 0000 Fax: +47 2201 0001 [email protected] www.tubarec.com
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NYHETER UKE 24 - 2011
O’DEATH
OUTSIDE
City Slang
SLANG 680239 / SLANG 680164
http://www.odeath.net/
4250506802394 / 4250506801649
CD/LP
Tredje album ut fra den NYC-baserte (goth-)folk-kvintetten O’DEATH.
Instrumentsammensetningen er klassisk bluegrass med spesielt banjo og
fele langt fremme i lydbildet, men musikalsk henter de vel så mye fra TOM
WAITS, FLOGGING MOLLY og Balkan som fra Appalachia.
“Outside is unclassifiable in the same way records by northern contemporaries Beirut and Man Man are unclassifiable-- folk music, it turns out,
is a broad and fluid thing.” 7.9 PITCHFORK
“Much of the album is close in sound to artists like Neil Young, Bonnie Prince
Billy and The Low Anthem. In places it also sounds not dissimilar to Nick
Cave & The Bad Seeds if they had been reared in the American mid-West,
purely on a diet of stripped down bluegrass and country.” 4/5 MUSIC OMH
IS TROPICAL
NATIVE GO
Kitsuné
CDA 035
0602527675527
CD
IS TROPICALs siste single/video, The Greeks, har blitt en Youtubesensasjon med fantastiske 1.2 millioner treff i løpet av bare den første
uken (sjekk linken under og se hvorfor).
Hipster-art-elektronika med snev av okkuperte hus, THE KLAXONS,
og tjukke lag av kald synth.
Albumet strømmes på http://www.nrk.no/lydverket/ fra mandag 6. juni
og frem til release.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QwrbyVaC6EU
JOE ELY
SATISFIED AT LAST
Rack’ Em
RERCD 005
0750532098821
CD
Nytt album fra Texas-legenden JOE ELY. Ely debuterte i 1972 med alt.
country-pionéerene THE FLATLANDERS (ELY, JIMMIE DALE GILMORE,
BUTCH HANCOCK), og som soloartist i 1976 da MCA ønsket å komme
seg inn på outlaw-markedet hvor folk som WILLIE NELSON og WAYLON
JENNINGS dominerte for hhv. Columbia og RCA.
På Satisfied at Last får vi ti nye låter som innehar en mix av tradisjonell
tex-mex, outlaw country, Texas-blues og klassisk rock’n’roll.
http://www.ely.com/
Tuba Records AS - Karl Johansgt. 6 - 0154 Oslo - Norway
Tlf: +47 2201 0000 Fax: +47 2201 0001 [email protected] www.tubarec.com
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NYHETER UKE 24 - 2011
TOM VEK
Leisure Seizure
Island/Cooperative Music
VVR 771672
0602527716725
TOM VEK markerte seg tilbake i 2006 med sin fascinerende art-pop blandet
med elektronika, men umiddelbart etter forsvant han.
Nå er han tilbake og lager akkurat den samme type musikk, bare bedre.
Tørre modern-life-is-rubbish-tekster sunget på beats og instrumentering
som har slektskap med ting som HOT CHIP og METRONOMY,
men hans avlevering er unik og subtilt forstyrrende.
CD
”Mercurial art-pop auteur” 4/5 UNCUT
http://www.myspace.com/tomvek
MECHANICAL BRIDE
LIVING WITH ANTS
Transgressive
TRANS 125
0602527666129
Intelligent folk-pop fra LAUREN DOSS aka MECHANICAL BRIDE
som har gitt henne tilnavnet ”the new Laura Marling”.
Den analoge produksjonen kler låter som åpningssporet Magpie, en JONI
MITCHELL Blue-era ballade, de oppløftende singlene Colour of Fire og
Young Gold, og den TOM WAITS-aktige Demons, godt.
CD
http://www.mechanical-bride.com/
FORD & LOPATIN
CHANNEL PRESSURE
Mexican Summer
SF 1MEXI
0602527706825
CD
Elektronikaduoen FORD & LOPATIN (tidligere kjent som GAMES),
her med sin debut på hipster-labelen Mexican Summer.
Lydbildet deres er tungt inspirert av 80-tallspop som HUMAN LEAGUE
og PHIL COLLINS (på sitt mest poppa), men det er også snev av glitsch,
space-disco og fusion, og det hele er flott produsert av PREFUSE 73.
“As suggested by the electronics obsession of the album cover, the world
of Channel Pressure is overstuffed and ridiculous, but also an enticing
invitation to plug in and drop out.” 7.5 PITCHFORK
http://www.myspace.com/gamesmusic
Tuba Records AS - Karl Johansgt. 6 - 0154 Oslo - Norway
Tlf: +47 2201 0000 Fax: +47 2201 0001 [email protected] www.tubarec.com
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NYHETER UKE 24 - 2011
TOUCHE AMORE
Parting the Sea Between Brightness and ME
Deathwish
DWI 121
0020286123675
Kritikerrost hardcore fra Los Angeles-bandet TOUCHE AMORE.
CD
“…this excellent follow-up simply underlines their brilliance.” 9/10 ROCK SOUND
”A contender for hardcore for the year” 8/10 METAL HAMMER
http://toucheamore.com/
LOSS
DESPOND
Profound Lore
PFL 071
0616892123064
CD
Begravelsesdoom fra seks fot under fra Nashvilles LOSS. Bandet startet opp med
demoene Conceptual Funeralism og Life Without Hope, Death Without Reason, og
fikk en kult-following i USA. Bandet ble så plukket opp av Profound Lore, og her er
debuten Despond. En plate som inneholder gladlåter som Cut Up, Depressed and
Alone, Shallow Pulse og Silent and Completely Overcome.
4.75/5 STEROKILLER 4/5 SPUTNIK MUSIC
http://www.myspace.com/lossdoom
THE ANSWER
412 DAYS OF ROCK’N ROLL
Spinefarm
SPINE 770312
0602527703121
DVD+CD
DVD+CD-utgivelse fra de nordirske boogierockerne i THE ANSWER. Utgivelsen
inneholder en 70 minutters dokumentar filmet under bandets supportturné med
selveste AC/DC (som bl.a. tok dem til Valle Hovin), 55 minutter med diverse liveklipp,
og diverse promovideoer. CD-en inneholder liveopptak og to nye låter
http://www.theanswer.ie/
PRINS POLO
JUKK
Kimi
KR 028 / KR 028LP
CD/LP
5694230067305 / 5694230067336
En artig kar er denne PRINS POLO der han drar til med låttitler som Gitarjukk i
B Dur, Hakk og Spaghetti og Skaftfell Special. Lo-fi som omhandler de viktige tingene
i livet; sukkertøy, hofter, spaghetti bolognese og pensjonister.
Prins Polo er for øvrig Svavar Pétur Eysteinssons alter ego.
Til daglig er han frontmann i Skakkamanage.
http://www.prinspolo.com/
Tuba Records AS - Karl Johansgt. 6 - 0154 Oslo - Norway
Tlf: +47 2201 0000 Fax: +47 2201 0001 [email protected] www.tubarec.com
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NYHETER UKE 24 - 2011
BUTCHER THE BAR
FOR EACH A FUTURE TETHERED
Morr Music
MM 106 / MM 106LP
0880918010625 / 0880918010618
Som en poppa ELLIOTT SMITH smir JOEL NICHOLSON aka BUTCHER THE BAR
ut hjertestor folk. Prima sommermateriale.
CD/LP
http://www.myspace.com/butcherthebarband
NIKI & THE DOVE
THE FOX
Sub Pop
SP 948
0098787094817
12”
3-spors tolvtommer med svenske NIKI & THE DOVE.
Niki spilte på by:Larm tidligere i år og har blitt omtalt i ”Lydverket elsker”:
”Storslått, klangfull og mystisk popmusikk som bør gjøre Kate Bush stolt.
Hva er det å ikke elske?”
http://www.myspace.com/nikiandthedove
ELECTRIC WIZARD
COME MY FANATICS
Rise Above
RISELP 072
0803341226340
2LP
Klassikeren Come My Fanatics igjen tilgjenglig på LP, dobbel sådan.
Rise Above har dessverre skrudd LP-prisene sine kraftig opp.
BLOOD CEREMONY
LIVING WITH THE ANCIENTS
Rise Above
RISELP 129
0803341338487
2LP
BLOOD CEREMONYs Living with the Ancients på dobbel LP.
Tuba Records AS - Karl Johansgt. 6 - 0154 Oslo - Norway
Tlf: +47 2201 0000 Fax: +47 2201 0001 [email protected] www.tubarec.com
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NYHETER UKE 24 - 2010
FORHÅND 17. JUNI
DAVE ALVIN
ELEVEN ELEVEN
Yep Roc
YEP 2246
CD
0634457224629
Tracklist:
Harlan County Line
Johnny Ace is Dead
Black Rose of Texas
Gary, Indiana 1959
Run Conejo Run
No Worries Mija
What’s Up With Your Brother?
Murrietta’s Head
Manzanita
Dirty Nightgown
Two Lucky Bums Dave Alvin turns it up. The intensity, the focus, the volume. On Alvin’s new album Eleven
Eleven, the man who many credit with pioneering what has come to be known as ‘roots
rock,’ revisits the burning, guitar-centered blues rock that initially defined his career along
with his band The Blasters in the late 1970s. After The Blasters, Alvin explored the path of
American folk music, a road that led to classic albums and Grammy wins (for his album
Public Domain: Songs from the Wild Land), establishing him as one of America’s most
distinguished songwriters and California’s de facto roots music ambassador.
Fast forward to Eleven Eleven and Dave is ready to raise the stakes again, calling on some
Blasters including his brother Phil, with whom he duets for the first time ever on record.
The inaugurals continue with Dave writing all the songs while on the road touring, a first for
the seasoned performer. The new method clearly sparked new ideas for Alvin, with the blistering guitar runs and Bo Diddley beat of ‘’Run Conejo Run’’ sidling up alongside the gentle
finger-picking of the tremolo-soaked ‘’No Worries Mija.’’
Eleven Eleven also features ‘’Harlan County Line,’’ the song featured, along with an Alvin
cameo as himself, in FX original series Justified and Alvin’s highest and fastest-selling
digital single ever.
FORHÅND 24. JUNI
SHABAZZ PALACES
BLACK UP
Sub Pop
SPCD 900 / SP 900
CD/LP
0098787090024 / 0098787090017
Tracklist:
1. Free press and curl
2. An echo from the hosts that
profess infinitum
3. Are you… Can you… Were you?
(Felt)
4. A treatease dedicated to The Avian
Airess from North East Nubis (1000
questions, 1 answer)
5. Youlogy
6. Endeavors for Never (The last
time we spoke you said you were not
here. I saw you though.)
7. Recollections of the wraith
8. The King’s new clothes were made
by his own hands
9. Yeah you
10. Swerve... the reeping of all that is
worthwhile (Noir not withstanding)
Black Up is the new sonic move from Shabazz Palaces. Like rich velvet hijabs or gold
threaded abayas. Luxury as understood by the modest. Shabazz Palaces.
If Bedouins herded beats instead of goats and settled in Seattle instead of the Atlas
Mountains, this would be their album.
Forward thinkers but nostalgic for a sparer time when ancient astronomers only recognized
five planets. Hip hop. Black light uses electromagnetic radiation to eradicate microorganisms, but shabazz didn’t come to kill a sound, just to shine their own incandescent
lamp on this. Hear. Hard and clear. Fifty thousand years in the making.
Honorable.—palaceer pink gators. Produced by Knife Knights.plcrs at Gunbeat Serenade
Studio in Outplace Palacelands. It was recorded and mixed in Lixx-alog by Blood.
Shabazz Palaces = Ishmael “Butterfly” Butler of Digable Planets fame.
Tuba Records AS - Karl Johansgt. 6 - 0154 Oslo - Norway
Tlf: +47 2201 0000 Fax: +47 2201 0001 [email protected] www.tubarec.com
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NYHETER UKE 24 - 2010
FORHÅND 24. JUNI
HANDSOME FURS
SOUND KAPITAL
Sub Pop
SPCD 881 / SP 881
CD/LP
0098787088120 / 0098787088113
Tracklist:
1. When I Get Back
2. Damage
3. Bury Me Standing
4. Memories of the Future
5. Serve the People
6. What About Us
7. Repatriated
8. Cheap Music
9. No Feelings
Sound Kapital is the third full-length from Handsome Furs, the Canadian two-piece of
husband and wife Dan Boeckner and Alexei Perry. It’s also the first Handsome Furs album
written exclusively on keyboards. This was a conscious decision. Here in 2011, the suggestion that electronic music is cold, alien or unfeeling, somehow detached from the human
experience, is as lingering as it is outdated. Handsome Furs don’t just shrug off this myth
on Sound Kapital, they reject it with every fiber of their shared being. On this new album
they use keyboards and drum machines to forge life-affirming anthems taut with muscle
and blood. These nine songs of innocence and experience occasionally look ahead to a
better world in the not-so-distant future, but Handsome Furs know what time it is: Now.
They are fully engaged in the moment and their surroundings, wherever that may be.
Sound Kapital was recorded quickly, polished and rehearsed in the Furs’ derelict Montreal
studio, then preserved for posterity by longtime producers Howard Bilerman and Arlen
Thompson at Hotel2Tango, mixed by Finnish dudes Antti Joas and Jonas Verwijnen at
Kaiku Studios in Helsinki and Berlin, and mastered by Harris Newman at Grey Market
Mastering in Montreal.
FORHÅND 24. JUNI
JOLIE HOLLAND
PINT OF BLOOD
Anti
EPIT 71122 / EPIT 71121
CD/LP
8714092711226 / 0045778711215
Tracklist:
All Those Girls
Remember
Tender Mirror
Gold And Yellow
June
Wreckage
Little Birds
The Devil’s Sake
Honey Girl
Rex’s Blues
On her fourth studio album, Jolie Holland embraces the live-studio rock approach of the 60’s and 70’s,
and transforms it with her unmistakable touch. Loosely inspired by Neil Young’s Zuma, with nods to The
Velvet Underground, the Stones, and Bowie, this playful dialogue gives way to Holland’s most grounded
work. Some of the lyrics were written tipsy on a train, others out of a trance state—every one drawn from
the seemingly bottomless well of her muse. From the electrified sidling ode of “Gold and Yellow,” through
the outright violence of “Remember,” to “Rex’s Blues”—a devastating Townes Van Zandt rendition, Holland’s
inspirations and evolving aesthetic ring bell-clear in every song. Her complete vision for this album is evident
from the songs’ sound to the handwritten liner notes; even the record’s cover is a watercolor painted by the
artist herself.
As with the Living and the Dead, Holland co-produced this record in partnership with Shahzad Ismaily. Pint
of Blood was similarly recorded in New York studios, as well as in private spaces, thanks to Shahzad’s
consumate and highly creative engineering skills. Ismaily accompanies her on every song (drums, percussion, bass, back up singing, synthesizers, and very fine guitar work), with Grey Gersten adding his unique
palette of electric guitar tones to many of the tracks. On the B side, guitar genius Mark Ribot joins Ismaily and
Holland on her hallucinatory masterpiece “The Devil’s Sake.” Of Marc’s playing on that piece, Holland notes
“when he stepped in, I realized no side player had ever understood the ins and outs of that song before him.”
The album was mixed in Portland, Oregon at Adam Selzer’s Type Foundary. The mix was executed by a triple
team of Adam Selzer, Jolie Holland and Grey Gersten, with Shahzad on skype from Iceland giving his invaluable opinion here and there. At one point, they were graced by the presence of American musical luminary,
Michael Hurley. Bopping out on the couch while listening to a mix of “Honey Girl,” Hurley declared, “Now
you’re swimming. This is experimental. But it’s a successful experiment.”
In the third track she promises: “what I lost in a broken sphere/ I’ll find in a tender mirror/in the love from the
heart.” Listeners will find their own lost parts in her voice, which captures the unnameable more succinctly
than ever. She croons of the hardest kinds of love and most aching choices, along with the light and lovely. These ten songs are rich with moments to savor —evoking memories of moonlit fields, past lovers, and
the childhood dream of summer. As always, her lyrics speak transparent and true as tender mirrors themselves. The mermaid adorning the album’s cover is an apt symbol for Holland’s work: a magical coupling of
disparate tones. Pint of Blood is, as that old book says, as wise as serpents and as innocent as doves.
Tuba Records AS - Karl Johansgt. 6 - 0154 Oslo - Norway
Tlf: +47 2201 0000 Fax: +47 2201 0001 [email protected] www.tubarec.com
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NYHETER UKE 24 - 2010
FORHÅND 8. JULI
WILLIAM ELLIOTT WHITMORE
FIELD SONGS
Anti
EPIT 71382 / EPIT 71381
CD/LP
8714092713824 / 0045778713813
Tracklist:
01. Bury Your Burdens In The Ground
02. Field Song
03. Don’t Need It
04. Everything Gets Gone
05. Let’s Do Something Impossible
06. Get There From Here
07. We’ll Carry On
08. Not Feeling Any Pain
On his forthcoming new album Field Songs, due out July 11th on Anti-Records,
impassioned troubadour William Elliott Whitmore documents a vanishing American
landscape with all the heartfelt soul and quiet fury one would hope for. “There’s a sparse
melancholy boneyard quality in his music, a sense of the chill of the water seeping into
your bones. It’s powerful” heralded Uncut Magazine (UK) when describing Whitmore’s
music, in which he utilizes a powerful singing voice beyond his years and a stark dramatic
sound rooted in bluegrass, blues and folk protest music. The new songs vividly evoke a life
of struggle, humble resilience and family bond undoubtedly inspired by life on his family’s
farm along the Mississippi River.
William Elliott Whitmore has been building a reputation as an absolutely stirring live performer able to convert crowds with just his banjo and voice. In 2009 he gave an impressive
performance on BBC’s acclaimed music show “Later…with Jools Holland”. You can watch
a clip from the show here: http://bit.ly/fWRWsu .
William Elliot Whitmore is currently on a completely sold out, acoustic, US tour with rock
singer Chris Cornell.
For More Information:
http://www.anti.com/artists/view/57
www.myspace.com/williamewhitmore
http://www.facebook.com/williamelliottwhitmore
http://www.williamelliottwhitmore.com/
FORHÅND 8. JULI
YACHT
SHANGRI-LA
DFA
DFA 2264
CD
0602527702735
Tracklist:
Utopia
Dystopia
I Walked Alone
Love In The Dark
One Step
Holy Roller
Beam Me Up
Paradise Engineering
Tripped And Fell In Love
Shangri-La
Shangri-La is YACHT’s second album for DFA Records, and fifth for the world.
Shangri-La was produced, mixed, recorded, and performed by Jona Bechtolt and Claire
L. Evans with frequent collaborator and touring member Bobby Birdman, at the Marfa
Recording Company, Jackpot! Studios, and in temporary living quarters in Los Angeles,
California.
On Shangri-La, YACHT asserts that the future is a blank slate upon which anything can be
imposed.
Shangri-La argues that “Paradise is kinetic potential, a latency within us that has been
eaten alive by time.” In line with the existing emphasis on self-empowerment in the YACHT
philosophy, YACHT’s idea of “Utopia” is personal. YACHT believes that the only real
sustainable paradise is in our minds, and hence creative output can be a tangible piece of
the Utopia within each individual.
Shangri-La literally is YACHT’s Utopia, a place made of songs.
The conceptual Eden featured in this image from Shangri-La was painted by iconic science
fiction illustrator Jim Burns, three-time Hugo Award-winner.
Utopia is nothing without community. Please join YACHT.
teamyacht.com
Tuba Records AS - Karl Johansgt. 6 - 0154 Oslo - Norway
Tlf: +47 2201 0000 Fax: +47 2201 0001 [email protected] www.tubarec.com
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NYHETER UKE 24 - 2010
FORHÅND 15. JULI
BIG TALK
BIG TALK
Epitaph
EPIT 71672 / EPIT 71671
8714092716726 / 8714092716719
CD/LP
The Killers’ Ronnie Vannucci will release his debut, self-titled solo album, Big Talk on
July 11th via Epitaph Records. Produced by Joe Chicarelli (The Strokes, My Morning
Jacket), and mixed by Alan Moulder (U2, Foo Fighters), Big Talk sees Vannucci step out
from behind the drum kit of one of the biggest bands of the past ten years to show us what
he’s got. The album’s first single, “Getaways” will be available on iTunes May 10th. As a songwriter with The Killers, whose writing is frequently approached collaboratively,
it will come as no shock to find that Vannucci has a way with a genius song of his own.
Vannucci is a true multi-instrumentalist and superb vocalist who has created an album that
pays homage to some of his greatest influences. With Big Talk, Vannucci stays true to his
roots while carving his own musical path.
When The Killers came off the road last February after almost nine years of back-to-back
albums and touring, Vannucci saw the opportunity to get out there with his own thing, to
bring his own ideas, his own voice front-and-center for the first time. “I needed to do this,”
he says. “And now, having done it, it feels like the right thing to do. It all feels very natural.”
Vannucci recruited an old friend and former band mate, Taylor Milne to help in the studio
and who will play lead guitar when Big Talk performs live. “Taylor really attacks things at a
different angle,” he says, highlighting the guitarist’s unique style of playing. “All these really
cool leads that you’ll hear on the songs are Taylor. We work on things together, but it’s his
take, so sometimes it’s very different. It sounds fresh to me.”Vannucci will take Big Talk to
the stage this summer along with Milne and a full band. Ronnie Vannucci is Big Talk, which
is the name of his band, the name of his album, and in a way, both what his record is about
and also not what his record is about. Whatever Big Talk is or is not, there is no doubt that
it will be the rock soundtrack to the summer.
Tracklist:
Katzenjammer
Getaways
Under Water
The Next One Living
Replica
No Whiskey
Girl At Sunrise
White Dove
Living In Pictures
Hunting Season
A Fine Time To Need Me
Big Eye
FORHÅND 15. JULI
Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band
PEYTON ON PATTON
SideOneDummy
SD 1453 / SD 1453-1
CD/LP
0603967145328 / 0603967145311
Tracklist:
Some of These Days I’ll Be Gone
(Charley Version) Mississippi Boweavil Blues Elder Greene Blues Tom Rushen Blues Some Happy Days Some of These Days I’ll Be Gone
(Banjo Version) Green River Blues Prayer of Death Pt. 1 A Spoonful Blues You’re Gonna Need Someone
(When You Come to Die) Shake It and Break It Some of These Days I’ll Be Gone
(Rev. Peyton Version)
A lot of folks will tell you that Robert Johnson was the King of the Delta Blues. But for god‘s sake don‘t say it in front of
Reverend Peyton. The guitar-wielding leader of The Reverend Peyton‘s Big Damn Band has no problem praising Johnson and his incredible body of work. „But there‘s only one King of the Delta Blues, and his name was Charley Patton,“
Peyton said. „I‘ll go toe-to-toe with anyone who says different.“ Peyton on Patton is a powerful tribute to The Rev’s hero.
The 13-track CD features songs written and recorded by Patton during his brief recording career, which came to an end
upon his premature death in 1934. During his lifetime and for nearly a quarter of a century afterward, Charley Patton was
regarded almost universally as the preeminent Delta bluesman. He spent his formative years at Dockery Plantation near
Ruleville, Mississippi, where he influenced future blues and gospel stars including the aforementioned Robert Johnson,
as well as Son House, Willie Brown, Pops Staples, John Lee Hooker and Howlin‘ Wolf. His flamboyant performance
style was widely emulated and his songs frequently covered. During a five-year period, Patton recorded nearly 60 songs
for Paramount Records. Peyton on Patton features a number of Patton‘s best-loved blues songs including „A Spoonful
Blues,“ „Mississippi Boweavil Blues“ and „Tom Rushen Blues,“ as well as Patton-penned spirituals like „Jesus Is A Dying
Bed Maker,“ „Prayer of Death, Part 1“ and „You‘re Gonna Need Someone (When You Come to Die)“. The release also
includes three radically different versions of „Some of These Days I‘ll Be Gone“ featuring varying instrumentation and
recorded in different keys and arrangements. „We set out to do this as right as we could,“ Peyton said. „I am a songwriter
and an artist, but for this I wanted to stay as true to Charley‘s music as I could. We recorded the entire record in one
day with one microphone, the same way Charley‘s first recordings were done.“ Although Patton sometimes recorded
with other musicians, Rev. Peyton regards his hero‘s solo recordings as his best. For that reason, Peyton on Patton is
a largely solo affair with Reverend Peyton‘s growling vocals and searing guitar work placed front and center. But while
the rest of the Big Damn Band are used sparingly, they make a number of crucial contributions to the record. Washboard
Breezy - wife of Reverend Peyton - contributes washboard percussion on just a couple of tracks, but her vocals on „Elder
Greene Blues“ are a highlight of the release. Aaron „Cuz“ Persinger, whose thundering drums are a mainstay of the
band‘s live shows, here plays in a starkly different manner, drumming with just his hands on a century-old tobacco barrel.
The starkness of the record may come as a surprise to some of the band‘s more casual fans who know them only from
their high-octane live shows, but longtime fans of Reverend Peyton‘s Big Damn Band are well aware of their profound devotion to rural blues in general and Charley Patton in particular. „When I first heard Charley Patton, my life was changed
forever. I was hooked,“ Peyton said. „I have spent a lifetime admiring and studying his music. I have mentioned his name
in interviews and I always have credited him as a big influence on my music.“ Over the years, Peyton and his band have
become mainstays in the Mississippi Delta, performing frequently at festivals and clubs in the region and visiting the
historic sites associated with Patton and his peers. Those experiences have only served to enhance Peyton‘s desire to
pay tribute to the true King of the Delta Blues. „This is a very personal record for me. Most of the songs are just me and a
guitar, paying tribute to a hero,“ Peyton concluded. „It‘s as it should be: Just Peyton on Patton.“
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