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
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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.
SCORCHED EARTH POLICY: DELUXE TRACK LISTING
(* new studio tracks)
1. Set It Off
2. Pay No Mind *
3. Somewhere *
4. Day I Was Born
7. Tower Of Babel
9. Souls of the Darklands *
10. Calabasas *
11. Jones For War
12. Way of the Lamb
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PREVIOUS PRESS RELEASE FOR BROTHER DEGE’S INCLUSION ON THE SOUNDTRACK OF QUENTIN TARANTINO’S FILM “DJANGO UNCHAINED”
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.
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