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      Scorched Earth Policy
      July 24, 2015
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  • Click here to download recent hi-res photos of Brother Dege and cover art for his new album Scorched Earth Policy: Deluxe Edition

    BROTHER DEGE REVAMPS LAST YEAR’S DIGITAL-ONLY SUMMER MIXTAPE “SCORCHED EARTH POLICY” INTO A DELUXE CD EDITION WITH NEW STUDIO TRACKS ON JULY 24, 2015

    DIFFUSER.FM PREMIERES BROTHER DEGE’S NEW TRACK “PAY NO MIND”! CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

    The Deep South’s forgotten son comes banging out of the gates with his third album under the Brother Dege moniker, Scorched Earth Policy: Deluxe, morphing his signature Delta, sonic-slide sound (as heard in Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained official soundtrack) into the psyouthern, psych swamposphere. Joined by his touring band, The Brethren, Brother Dege & Co. push these 12 tracks into rural cinematic realms, adding their post-millennial update to the southern rock & roll lexicon.

    Following his two previous acclaimed solo efforts (2009’s Folk Songs Of The American Longhair & 2013’s How To Kill A Horse) Brother Dege released a unique 19-track digital-only “summer mixtape” last year entitled Scorched Earth Policy, featuring a mix of newly recorded studio songs, demos, covers and field recordings. Now Dege has updated it into a more cohesive studio album, Scorched Earth Policy: Deluxe paring down some of the rougher demos and field recordings and has added four new studio tracks to it. This is the first time any of these 12 songs will be available on CD.

    Brother Dege’s Scorched Earth Policy: Deluxe will be available July 24, 2015 on CD and digital formats.

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    SCORCHED EARTH POLICY: DELUXE TRACK LISTING
    (* new studio tracks)
    1. Set It Off
    2. Pay No Mind *
    3. Somewhere *
    4. Day I Was Born
    5. Supernaut
    6. Yellabone
    7. Tower Of Babel
    8. Revolution
    9. Souls of the Darklands *
    10. Calabasas *
    11. Jones For War
    12. Way of the Lamb

    FOR MORE INFO ON BROTHER DEGE:
    http://brotherdege.blogspot.com

    FOR MEDIA AND INTERVIEW REQUESTS:
    Tony Bonyata
    Pavement PR
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    Twitter: @PavementPR

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    PREVIOUS PRESS RELEASE FOR BROTHER DEGE’S INCLUSION ON THE SOUNDTRACK OF QUENTIN TARANTINO’S FILM “DJANGO UNCHAINED”

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    Brother Dege (“deej”) (aka Dege Legg) is one of the best-kept secrets in the Deep South. A musician, writer and Southern enigma, Dege is the haunted face of 21st century Delta blues. Like the possessed offspring of Faulkner and Son House, he plays slide guitar in the age-old tradition of the blues greats, yet manages to breathe new life into this revered Delta idiom.

    Well, make that… was one of the best-kepts secrets… as the reclusive Louisiana Cajun’s song “Too Old To Die Young” was personally selected by Quentin Tarantino to appear in the soundtrack of his new film Django Unchained, starring Jamie Foxx, Leonardo DiCaprio and Samuel L. Jackson.

    Tarantino was recently interviewed on SiriusXM Radio’s show Little Steven’s Underground Garage, where he discussed all of the music track-by-track from Django Unchained. Here’s what he had to say about Brother Dege’s song “Too Old To Die Young”…“I was listening to the radio and this song (“Too Old to Die Young”) came on. And I said, ‘wow… that’s pretty damn good.’ I could see a cool ass action scene going to this. I thought it could be really, really groovy. So I had my music supervisor get me the CD. And frankly, every track on the Brother Dege CD could have been in the movie. It works and has a badass score sound to it. Almost every song [on the album] could be a theme song. It’s like a greatest hits album. But this song “Too Old to Die Young,” it’s pretty damn badass. And it’s used in the movie in a pretty damn badass way, I’ve got to say.”

    The soundtrack for Django Unchained is out now.

    FOR MORE INFO ON BROTHER DEGE:
    http://degelegg.com
    http://myspace.com/degelegg

    FOR MEDIA REQUESTS:

    Tony Bonyata
    Pavement PR
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  • HERE’S WHAT PEOPLE HAVE BEEN SAYING ABOUT BROTHER DEGE:

    • “Frankly, every track on the Brother Dege CD could have been in the movie [Django Unchained]. It works and has a badass score sound to it. Almost every song could be a theme song. It’s like a greatest hits album. But this song ‘Too Old to Die Young’… it’s pretty damn badass. And it’s used in the movie in a pretty damn badass way, I’ve got to say.” – QUENTIN TARANTINO
    • “If you don’t know this artist yet, but you love slide guitar, Brother Dege’s Scorched Earth Policy is an album you should have in your collection.” – AXS
    • “Armed with a slide and a guitar and not much else, Brother Dege paints a vivid picture that many listeners will have no trouble relating to.” – DIFFUSER.FM
    • “Fans of slide guitar, Southern gothic, or plain old rock & roll attitude need to run, not walk, and check out Brother Dege ASAP. Brother Dege is a case study in how one guy with a steel guitar and minimal accompaniment can out-rock a roomful of electric bombast, given the right songs, the right skills, and the right voice. Brother Dege has‘em all.” – POPMATTERS
    • “[Four Stars] Genuinely powerful and compelling stuff.” – UNCUT
    • “Both ancient and modern, like an indie rock cover of something Lomax may have recorded a hundred years ago.” – BLOGCRITICS
    • “… an updated perspective of the age-old Delta blues.” – OFFBEAT MAGAZINE
    • “Brother Dege brings the ghosts of kudzu-covered swamp rats to life in your speakers. Find the darkest spot in your backyard, light some candles and turn it up.” – THE BIG TAKEOVER
    • “… in the slide guitar Delta blues tradition, but with Legg’s own twist.” – CLASSIC ROCK MAGAZINE
    • "Brother Dege could possibly be the Delta-slide, millennial reboot for generations to come." – FOLK RADIO UK
    • “Swampy, post-Americana blues…” – RIVERFRONT TIMES / ST. LOUIS
    • “…offbeat, moaning swamp-guitar gems” – PHILLY.COM
    • “Great stuff indeed!” – RAVEN’ N’ BLUES RADIO / LONDON
    • If you’re interested in the evolution of local music, Brother Dege’s show is not to be missed. – THE LAFAYETTE TIMES
    • “In the tradition of the slide guitar Delta blues tradition, but with Legg’s own twist.” – CLASSIC ROCK MAGAZINE / U.K.
    • “I don’t hear this type of music enough of these day. “ – WTUL RADIO / NEW ORLEANS
    • “… sounds both ancient and modern, like an indie-rock cover of something Alan Lomax may have recorded a hundred years ago.” – THE MIDNIGHT CAFE
    • If you like Seasick Steve, then this is voodoo drenched genuine article. Think William Elliott Whitmore meets Leonard Cohen at a seance in the swamps.” – MAD MACKEREL / U.K.
    • “...continues to captivate with each listen. A must!” – ALT COUNTRY FORUM / NETHERLANDS
    • “'Folk Songs of The American Longhair' is a Delta Blues masterpiece and Brother Dege is, dare I say, the Robert Johnson of the 21st Century.” – ROOTSVILLE / BELGIUM
    • “Twangy guitar, a foot stomping rhythm and soulful vocals, Brother Dege is pure blues that doesn’t layer on anything unnecessary.” – PLUG-IN MUSIC
    • “Dege Legg, from Louisiana, comes armed with a dobro and echoing voice. Ten masterful tunes spiced in Cajun delta blues and steeped in bubbling bayou mushroom tea. Recorded in a shed in Southern Louisiana these sonic vignettes are equal parts foreboding, mysterious, and inspiring. Tunes for the weary eyed freight train hopper or the soundtrack for a rustic Americana slideshow when salvation comes due. Up tempo Gulf coast pyschedelia that even at its bleakest will have your feet tapping. Enough good things can’t be said about this album.” – COSMATOMIC BLOG
    • “Brother Dege writes brilliant visual texts that are at the same time spiritual and macabre, but always with the soul of a Cajun bluesman.” – ROOTSTIME / BELGIUM