BROTHER DEGE HITS THE ROAD IN SUPPORT OF HIS NEW
"SCORCHED EARTH POLICY" DIGITAL SUMMER MIXTAPE OUT NOW!
DEGE SHARES HIS NEW SONG "SET IT OFF"
Ever since his music has been featured in Quentin Tarantino's film Django Unchained as well as the Discovery Channel and the National Geographic Channel, Brother Dege (AKA Dege Legg) can no longer lay claim to being "one of the best kept secrets in the Deep South." Dege is a musician, writer, workingman and heir to a long line of unusual characters born and raised in the southern U.S. Like the mad lovechild of Son House, Faulkner and Patti Smith, Legg has burned a crooked trail to the Promised Land. Avoiding traditional career paths, he has spent as much time exploring the backwoods weirdness of his home state as he has forging his own brand of incendiary, "psyouthern" roots music. The journeys are parallel. Since the late '90s, Dege has pushed slide, resonators, and the Deep South, kicking and screaming into the 21st century, melding elements of folk, Delta blues, punk, rock, metal, hippie ragas and outlaw county into one blasted, raw whole.
Following his two previous acclaimed solo efforts (2009's Folk Songs Of The American Longhair & last year's How To Kill A Horse) Brother Dege is now set to release a unique 19-track digital "summer mixtape" entitled Scorched Earth Policy, featuring a mix of newly recorded studio songs, demos, covers and field recordings.
"In no way am I trying to rap, I'm paying tribute to the culture of the modern south and mix tapes, and just applying that idea to the realm of the slide guitar, delta blues and experimentalism."
"In the modern world of Pro-tools recording, there's an overemphasis on things being perfect. Things do not have to be perfect. Much of this obsession with perfection has sucked the soul out of a lot of bands. New music can be raw and flawed - warts and all - and still releasable to the public."
Brother Dege's Scorched Earth Policy summer mixtape is available now digitally through iTunes & CD Baby.
BROTHER DEGE "SCORCHED EARTH POLICY" TOUR:
June 19 - Mud & Water, Baton Rouge, LA
June 20 - Beatniks, New Orleans, LA
June 21 - Green Bar, Tuscaloosa, AL
June 22 - The Nick, Birmingham, AL
June 25 - Ashley Street Station, Valdosta, GA
June 27 - LL Creek, Waycross, GA
June 28 - Flicker Bar, Athens, GA
July 3 - Tin Roof, Charleston, SC
July 5 - Double Door, Charlotte, NC
July 10 - Pour House, Raleigh, NC
July 19 - Blue Moon Saloon, Lafayette, LA
July 25 - Hi-Tone, Memphis, TN
July 26 - The Studio (BAA), Memphis, TN
(more dates to be announced soon)
SCORCHED EARTH POLICY - SUMMER MIX TAPE TRACK LISTING
01 Scorched Earth Intro (New Song)
02 Set It Off (New Song)
03 The Day I Was Born (New Song)
04 Yellabone (New Song)
05 Tower of Babel (New Song)
06 Revolution (New Song)
07 Supernaut (Black Sabbath cover)
08 Powerline (Husker Du cover)
09 The Zatan Boys (Spoken word reading of the Dege Legg’s book The Battle Hymn of the Good Ol’HIllbilly Zatan Boys)
10 Jones For War (Demo)
11 Speaking Tongues (Demo)
12 Way of the Lamb (Demo)
13 Haunted Heart (Demo)
14 Bombs Away (Demo)
15 Flower Power Chain Gang (Demo)
16 Promised Land (Demo)
17 Operation- Have U Never Been Mellow (Field Recording)
18 Mamou (Field Recording)
19 Yinning on a Yang (Field Recording)
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
“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] In lesser hands all this might easily sound contrived, but instead it’s genuinely powerful and compelling stuff. 'The Girl Who Wept Stones' and 'Dead & Gone' might have been ripped from the Son House songbook, though the seven-minute epic 'House of the Dying Sun' is the real keeper.” – 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
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