"We're pretty much still the same band that rips the brain cells and throats of human beings every time we play." - Barrence himself
Barrence Whitfield & the Savages' Bloodshot debut Dig Thy Savage Soul is streaming in its entirety at NPR's WNYC! The album is out next Tuesday (8/13) but you can get a sneak peak into the total madness that soul screamer Barrence and his garage army have crafted.
You can DIG into the article here.
“So many musicians degrade over time — they get worse or do more of the same. Whereas I didn’t have a chance to. It’s like I was frozen in ice."
Yep. Barrence is like a soul screamin', garage-rockin' Captain America. And we're about to break him out of the ice on Tuesday with the release of the band's Bloodshot debut 'Dig Thy Savage Soul!'
CORY BRANAN ‘STUNTS & GUITARS’ AUSTRALIAN TOUR
Here's your chance to catch Cory in Oz for the first time ever! If we all work together, we can make sure it's not his LAST trip there.
Having spent the better part of the summer wandering around the cornfields of IN, MBD are itching to get back on the road, and thus they are.
Catch them at one of the stops on the 6 week tour of the US!
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"...an addictive blend of indie rock, alt country, classic storytelling, and South-Western spirit that continues to unfold with every listen, and there have been many,many listens." --Ghettoblaster
Cory Branan stopped by Bloodshot Headquarters and played a Lyle Lovett deep cut on his ukulele. Watch the video below.
Holy Smokes! The writerly class has chimed in big time today regarding Robbie Fulks' brank new Gone Away Backward!
Check out some of these reviews. We'd blush if we could remember how:
"Gone Away Backward may be Fulks’ most cohesive, best-realized album yet. More than anything, it’s good to have another album from one of country music’s best-kept secrets."--The Onion A.V. Club
"Gone Away Backward may also be the best album Fulks has ever produced, if for no other reason than it’s both pure and unfettered."--Blurt
"Nearly perfect songwriting from a Chicago Americana staple makes Gone Away Backward the kind of album you wait to hear…This Steve Albini mixed record is absolutely full of fantastic songs and perfect performances that should be a staple of every music fans rotation this year.--Earbuddy
"The craftsmanship is top notch and each track pulls you into every word. … Each track has a purpose and gives this record its depth." -- The Firenote
"It’s so hard to describe Robbie Fulks’ sound, as it’s so pure and authentic, so it’s probably best to just listen and allow yourself to be consumed." -- The Horn
"…a John Prinean grasp of small details and characters that speak to greater, sadder truths." --Paste
"The level of artistry is so complete that it suggests a world in which Fulks isn’t a household name is somehow upside down." --Wall Street Journal (everyone's fave music mag!)
"On Gone Away Backward Fulks has taken that iconoclastic history and processed it through the filter of gorgeous Americana. The result: an album where he sounds more like himself than ever before. For a guy with nothing left to prove, Fulks sure seems determined to show off." --PopMatters