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Showing posts with label John The Conqueror. Show all posts
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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

JOHN THE CONQUEROR'S SELF-TITLED LP OUT TODAY! FREE MP3 OF THEIR NEW SONG "SAY WHAT YOU WANT"

  

JOHN THE CONQUEROR'S SELF-TITLED DEBUT ALBUM OUT TODAY THROUGH ALIVE NATURALSOUND RECORDS!
 
 
JOHN THE CONQUEROR OFFERS THEIR NEW SINGLE "SAY WHAT YOU WANT" AS A FREE DOWNLOAD!
 
TOUR DATES KICK-OFF WITH PHILLY RECORD RELEASE SHOW ON NOV. 3RD!


JOHN THE CONQUEROR'S TOUR DATES
Nov. 03 The Legendary Dobbs - Philadelphia, PA (John The Conqueror Record Release Show)
Nov. 08 Broadway’s - Asheville, NC w/ Left Lane Cruiser
Nov. 09 Jack of Hearts - Weaverville, NC
Nov. 10 V Club - Huntington, WV
Nov. 16 Joe Squared Station North - Baltimore, MD
Nov. 17 Clementine Cafe - Harrisonburg, VA
Nov. 19 Slim’s Downtown - Raleigh, NC
[more dates to be announced soon]
 
 
John the Conqueror’s raw, bluesy old-school soul track “Time To Go” is just one of many gems on Philadelphia trio self-titled debut album. – Steve Jones / USA TODAY

Sounds like the work of a supergroup power trio made up of three vets who just wanted to get together and lay it down, making gutsy, raw, bluesy music for the sheer joy of it. The fact that this is the first time in a studio for the members of this band is mind-blowing. – Brian Robbins / JAMBANDS

 Power trio John the Conqueror has made a splash in Philly scene over the past year, dishing out a moving blend of blues, soul and rock n’ roll... The swaggery trio might be Philly’s answer to Gary Clark Jr. - WXPN’s THE KEY

A fine punk-blues rock record that sounds like The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion if JSBX were from the Mississippi Delta. It’s all smokestacks, greasy ball bearings, mudslides, and corn liquor swilled from mason jars; raggedly scorching guitar riffs, a thunderous rhythm section, and howled vocals. A hell of an impressive debut. - HAPPENING! MAGAZINE

The trio from Mississippi, now based in Philly, have the smoothness of classic '50s soul mixed with a southern twang. Named after an African-American mythological folk legend, of whom the likes of Dr. John, Muddy Waters, and Willie Dixon have sung, the band possesses a magical power that empowers emotion. - KNUCKLE RUMBLER

Leader Pierre Moore has a matter-of-fact singing voice, tasteful six-string skills and a tuneful writing style that balances licks & melody and avoids classic rock overload. - THE BIG TAKEOVER

They will bring you from the church to the juke joint in four quick minutes.MADD CHICAGO


 John The Conqueror's self-titled debut album is an amalgamation of the many sounds and styles (old and new) mined from both the North and South. Cousins Pierre Moore (vocals & guitar) and Michael Gardner (drums) are natives of Jackson, MS, while bassist Ryan Lynn hails from Philly - where the trio now call home. Together they mix a bedrock of raw deep blues with funk, soul, punk and scuzzed-up rock-n-roll into one helluva potent musical Molotov cocktail.

Perhaps what makes John The Conqueror so refreshing, however, is their honest, simple, yet extremely passionate approach to their music. Gardner and Moore (the latter who learned to play guitar in his early teens from a homeless man who slept in the back room of an auto repair shop) have been playing together in bands since their college days in Oxford, MS, although Gardner recently switched from bass to drums to make room for Lynn in the line-up in early 2011.

The ten expressive, unrestrained tracks featured on this effort are delivered with a youthful, reckless abandon as channeled through some truly old souls. And, not unlike the mythological African-American folk hero they’re named after, that should be enough to resonate with just about any generation.
John The Conqueror was produced by Pierre Moore and recorded in Philadelphia at Retrocity Studios & Jesse Gimbel's Basement.

John The Conqueror is out now through Alive Naturalsound Records in the following formats: CD, Digital and Black Vinyl, as well as Limited Edition "Purple Haze" Colored Vinyl exclusive to mailorder.

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Thursday, October 11, 2012

John The Conqueror available now from our mail-order



S/T debut album available now from the mailorder


John The Conqueror’s self-titled debut album is an amalgamation of the many sounds and styles (old and new) mined from both the North and the South. Cousins Pierre Moore (vocals & guitar) and Michael Gardner (drums) are natives of Jackson, MS, while bassist Ryan Lynn hails from Philly – where the trio now call home. Together they mix a bedrock of raw deep blues with funk, soul, punk and scuzzed-up rock-n-roll into one helluva potent musical Molotov cocktail. Moore and Gardner have been playing together in bands since their college days in Oxford, MS, and Moore learned to play guitar in his early teens from a homeless man called John Doe who slept in the back room of an auto repair shop.
"The trio from Mississippi, now based in Philly, have the smoothness of classic 50’s soul mixed with a southern twang." – Knuckle Rumbler
"It’s all smokestacks, greasy ball bearings, mudslides, and corn liquor swilled from mason jars; raggedly scorching guitar riffs, a thunderous rhythm section, and howled vocals. ‘Say What You Want’ rockets me off my rear every time." – Brian Greene / Happening Magazine
"Leader Pierre Moore has a matter-of-fact singing voice, tasteful six-string skills and a tuneful writing style that balances licks and melody and avoids classic rock overload."
– Michael Toland / The Big Takeover.
"They will bring you from the church to the juke joint in four quick minutes." – Mad Chicago
"John The Conqueror's new LP is downright street smart funky."
– Jeffrey Morgan's Media Blackout.
"Pierre Moore is a charismatic frontman, strutting the stage, ripping away at guitar licks and belting out dynamic vocals. Joining Moore are his cousin Michael Gardner, a force of nature on drums, and local guy Ryan Lynn, who brings a rumbling low end to the mix." – The Key WXPN
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Wednesday, August 8, 2012

INTRODUCING: JOHN THE CONQUEROR - S/T DEBUT LP OUT OCT. 16TH / BAND OFFERS FREE MP3!


JOHN THE CONQUEROR TO RELEASE THEIR SELF-TITLED DEBUT ALBUM ON OCT. 16TH THROUGH ALIVE NATURALSOUND RECORDS

John The Conqueror's self-titled debut album is an amalgamation of the many sounds and styles (old and new) mined from both the North and South. Cousins Pierre Moore (vocals & guitar) and Michael Gardner (drums) are natives of Jackson, MS, while bassist Ryan Lynn hails from Philly - where the trio now call home. Together they mix a bedrock of raw deep blues with funk, soul, punk and scuzzed-up rock-n-roll into one helluva potent musical Molotov cocktail.

Perhaps what makes John The Conqueror so refreshing, however, is their honest, simple, yet extremely passionate approach to their music. Moore and Gardner have been playing together in bands since their college days in Oxford, MS, although the latter recently switched from bass to drums to make room for Lynn in the line-up in early 2011. Not only is this the first band Lynn has ever officially been in, but frontman Moore (who learned to play guitar in his early teens from a homeless man who slept in the back room of an auto repair shop) had never sang a note in public prior to March of 2011.

Yet listening to this threesome exuberantly tear through these ten expressive, unrestrained tracks proves that, while they may not have a time-tested pedigree together, they perform with a
youthful, reckless abandon as channeled through some truly old souls. And, not unlike the mythological African-American folk hero they're named after, that should be enough to resonate with just about any generation.

John The Conqueror was produced by Pierre Moore and recorded in Philadelphia at Retrocity Studios & Jesse Gimbel's Basement. The trio will be touring in support of their new LP. Dates to be announced soon.

John The Conqueror will be released October 16th through Alive Naturalsound Records in the following formats: CD, Digital and Black Vinyl, as well as Limited Edition Colored Vinyl exclusive to mailorders.



JOHN THE CONQUEROR TRACK LIST:
1. I Just Wanna
2. Southern Boy
3. Lucille
4. All Alone
5. Time To Go
6. Say What You Want
7. Come Home With Me
8. Letter Of Intervention
9. Passing Time
10. Three More


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