Monthly Archives: July 2016

NO DEPRESSION PREMIERES JAMES LEG’S NEW TRACK” HUGGING THE LINE”

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO JAMES LEG’S NEW SONG “HUGGING THE LINE” VIA NO DEPRESSION!

The Incomparable James Leg Returns With Blood On The Keys, Exclusive Song Premier Too!
James Leg – Blood On The Keys
by Scott Zuppardo

One third of the eternally awesome Black Diamond Heavies and akin to personal favorite the Immortal Lee County Killers, John Wesley Myers aka James Leg returns with his 3rd solo effort on the great, Alive Naturalsound Records, Blood On The Keys. If you’ve ever heard a James Leg record or better yet have never seen the man perform live, blood is the last thing to leave on the keys of that Rhodes piano, everything else has been poured out by record and/or shows end. Not a terribly big man in stature but fire up the PA and set him on a keyboard stool and you’re best to find the nearest bomb shelter. Stacked high with voracious punk blues with his piano at center stage, Leg stands 90ft tall and rising.

Recorded yet again at whats become homebase recording-wise, the Masonic Lodge in Dayton, KY with engineer/producer deluxe Jason Soda at the helm, Blood On the Keys picks up where Leg’s last effort, Below The Belt left off. Chunky, rowdy, classy come clanky piano progressions with Leg’s satanic howl bouncing around the mix like Howlin’ Wolf’s third white cousin. The tracks are fleshed out with plenty meat on the bone for this effort, fiddle fills and strings, guitars aforementioned, and copious if not deadly doses of gravel punk rock. Polarized by soul numbers like “I’ll Take It” and jumpy blues the likes of record closer, “Should’ve Been Home With You”.

Leg sounds like no one, and writes like no one. That’s his beauty. If you’re looking for a soundalike pack it in and head home, you’re clearly barking aside the wrong tree. If you’re a fan of gunnite gypsy punk with a rocksteady back beat, James Leg is your eternal ediface. There is nothing like a Leg record and there never will be, no one plays like him, no one growls like him, and certainly no one rocks like him. He’s a world travelled stalwart and will be forever a gem in the Blues crown. Enough waxing poetic, here’s the premier of “Hugging The Line” in all its clanky glory. Blood On The Keys is available on September 30th here, don’t sleep.
http://ow.ly/iLZx302Kdf7

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HIGH TIMES PREMIERES M ROSS PERKINS’ NEW SINGLE “HUMBOLDT COUNTY GREEN”

M ROSS PERKINS TO RELEASE SELF-TITLED DEBUT ALBUM OCT. 14TH VIA SOFABURN RECORDS!

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO M ROSS PERKINS’ NEW SINGLE “HUMBOLDT COUNTY GREEN” VIA HIGH TIMES!

HIGH TIMES SONG PREMIERE: M ROSS PERKINS’ “HUMBOLDT COUNTY GREEN”

By Dabbie Reynolds

Tokers, this Tuesday special is for you. This brand-new track from M Ross Perkins, “Humboldt County Green,” is the kind of good old-fashioned psychedelic-tinged rock & roll that the world could use right now. The inspiration, as told by Mr. Perkins, is equally as enchanting.

“During a period of time when I was broke as hell, my best friend spotted me a bag that he said had just come off the bus from Humboldt County,” recalls Perkins. “I went back to my house, got stoned, and wrote ‘Humboldt County Green’ sort of as a double tribute: partly as an ode to Humboldt County itself and partly as a way of showing gratitude to my buddy for letting me slide on the money I owed him for that bag. I gave him a nod right at the beginning of the first verse: ‘I’ve got a friend and he’s got the money / He’s gone to get a jar of California honey.’

When it was done, I sent him the demo, and he shared it with our friend from Humboldt who had couriered the stuff back to Ohio for us. She wasn’t wild about it. She said it’s annoying when non-Californians talk about the place like they know something about it. I said, ‘I guess we should scrap all those old love songs about Paris, then.’”

http://hightimes.com/culture/music/song-premiere-m-ross-perkins-humboldt-county-green/

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POPMATTERS PREMIERES DYAN’S 3RD SINGLE “LOOKING FOR KNIVES”

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO DYAN’S NEW SINGLE “LOOKING FOR KNIVES” VIA POPMATTERS

DYAN – “Looking For Knives” (audio) (premiere) By Will Rivitz
DYAN’s synthpop recalls the period just past that glorious boom earlier this decade, when bands like the Naked and Famous, Passion Pit, and CHVRCHES burst through to mainstream appreciation with bombastic, joyful synthpop. After this time, the music from these bands became more sedate, less hurried, even more somber, culminating in the Naked and Famous’ 2013 album In Rolling Waves, one of my personal favorite releases in the genre. “Looking For Knives” sounds a lot like the more chilled-out tracks on that album, which I can always appreciate, but which more importantly makes for a compellingly drawn-out six-minute affair. Tremulous synth and steady voice function as bedrock, electric guitar and wild horns haphazardly dropped on top to inject a shock of energy. It’s synthpop in its most toned-down sense, the kind of music that reminds you that taking off the accelerator can provide a sumptuous result too. “I wanted out of a relationship with a good man. And there was no explaining why. It was the opposite of what I expected from myself, breaking a promise so easily,” says Alexis Marsh, who records under the DYAN moniker. “And it all felt very dark – anger, impatience, but sorrow above all. So we went after a sound to reflect that – keeping the arrangement clear up until the saxophone solo sort of explodes to finish the song.” Looking For Knives comes out July 29. Until then, stream the title track below.

http://www.popmatters.com/post/dyan-looking-for-knives-audio-premiere/

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  • Tour Dates

    • 02/25/17 THE WHISKEY GENTRY in Tampa FL at Skipper’s Smokehouse
    • 03/03/17 THE WHISKEY GENTRY in Augusta, GA at Sky City
    • 03/03/17 DURAND JONES & THE INDICATIONS in Chicago, IL at Empty Bottle
    • 03/04/17 THE WHISKEY GENTRY in Charleston, SC at The Pour House
    • 03/04/17 DURAND JONES & THE INDICATIONS in Davenport, IA at Daytrotter Downs
    • 03/05/17 DURAND JONES & THE INDICATIONS in Bloomington, IN at The Bishop
    • 03/06/17 DURAND JONES & THE INDICATIONS in Cincinnati, OH at Memorial Hall

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