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Showing posts with label Scorched Earth Policy: Deluxe. Show all posts
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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Brother Dege - Scorched Earth Policy: Deluxe - New Release Review

I just received the newest release, Scorched Earth Policy: Deluxe, from Brother Dege and it's a smart blend of swamp blues, rock, pop and psychedelia. Opening with Set It Off, a marching rocker, Dege's slide work paired with intense drumming and sonic vocals makes this a natural radio track. With a more rural feel, Pay No Mind has the sound of the pure south utilizing slide resonator behind solid vocals and basic rudimentary percussion. Somewhere has a polished feel with a cool bass line from Ian Guidros and supporting drums from Greg Travasos. Dege's vocals and guitar work are almost hypnotic. Day I Was Born has a real somber melody accompanied by resonator slide and including guitar work by Howie Wells and Danny Devillier on drums. This is a cool track with a heavy feel, kind of like a southern Led Zep. Black Sabbath's Supernaut has a lively almost European feel. Lead slide resonator and a solid drum beat moves this track. Yellabone is an interesting composition bouncing Dege's best vocals against backing vocals and a simple acoustic slide guitar. It has an interesting mix of acoustic rural and city rock sounds. Slide guitar anthem, Tower of Babel, has an intriguing melody and rhythm with an almost eastern feel. Rocker, Revolution has an electronica mix. Soundscapes, echo, drums, vocals and guitar weave nicely into a club like mix. Souls Of The Darklands has a warm but rugged sound carried by Devillier on drums and Dege's spot on vocal lead. Slide resonator accompaniment blends nicely with the vocals making this a really nice anthem... a movie closer for the right movie. Devillier really gets the skins in order leading the way on Calabasas with dynamic free form psychedelia guitar work by Dege. Excellent! Jones For War has a fairly mainstream feel with a straight up melody, acoustic guitar and harp. This is a real nice composition that should see cross media exposure. Wrapping the release is Way Of The Lamb a track that has a familiar early american feel and what sounds like a sitar giving it an unsettling feel. This is a cool release of tracks unlike what you'll likely find anywhere else. It's a cool listen and a fun ride... oh and check out the cover...it's a trip!
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Monday, June 22, 2015

BROTHER DEGE'S NEW "SCORCHED EARTH POLICY: DELUXE" CD OUT 7/24! 2 VINYL REISSUES OUT 7/10!




BROTHER DEGE'S "SCORCHED EARTH POLICY: DELUXE EDITION" OUT JULY 24TH ON CD & DIGITAL!

BROTHER DEGE'S FIRST TWO ACCLAIMED ALBUMS FOLK SONGS OF THE AMERICAN LONGHAIR & HOW TO KILL A HORSE TO BE REISSUED ON VINYL FOR THE FIRST TIME JULY 10TH VIA MAGIC BULLET RECORDS!

CLASSIC ROCK PREMIERES BROTHER DEGE'S NEW TRACK "SOMEWHERE" CLICK HERE TO LISTEN!

BROTHER DEGE KICKS-OFF U.S. SUMMER TOUR DATES JUNE 24TH IN SAN ANTONIO!


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 HorseBrother 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 Edition 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
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

In addition, Magic Bullet Records will be reissuing Brother Dege's two critically acclaimed first studio albums, Folk Songs Of The American Longhair & How To Kill A Horse, on July 10th on vinyl for the first time. Director Tarantino had this to say about the former album, "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.”

BROTHER DEGE 2015 TOUR DATES:
June 24 - 502 Bar - San Antonio, TX 
June 26 - Shipping and Receiving Bar - Ft. Worth, TX
July 10 - Southgate House Revival - Newport, KY
July 11 - Tip Top Deluxe Bar & Grill - Grand Rapids, MI 
July 16 - Machines With Magnets - Pawtucket, RI
July 17 - The Barn (Restaurant & Tavern) - Pawlet, VT
July 18 - Donovan's - Bellows Falls, VT
July 20 - Sweet Afton - Astoria, NY (SOLO)
July 21 - Grand Victory, Brooklyn, NY
July 24 - 10th Avenue Burrito - Belmar, NJ
July 25 - Shepherdstown Opera House - Shepherdstown, WV
August 3 - WDVX Blue Plate Special, Knoxville Visitors Center - Knoxville, TN 
August 4 - Sleepy Owl Brewery - Kingsport, TN
August 5 Awendaw Green Barn Jam - Awendaw, SC
August 6 - Rusty Rudder - Mt. Pleasant, SC
August 7 - Palmetto Brewing Dock Series - Charleston, SC
August 8 - L L Creek Bar - Waycross, GA
August 21 - Blue Moon Saloon - Lafayette, LA
(MORE DATES HERE & ABROAD TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON!)


FOR MORE INFO ON BROTHER DEGE:

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

BROTHER DEGE RELEASES NEW "SCORCHED EARTH POLICY: DELUXE" STUDIO ALBUM ON CD JULY 24TH!

DIFFUSER.FM PREMIERES BROTHER DEGE'S NEW TRACK "PAY NO MIND"! CLICK HERE TO LISTEN
 
BROTHER DEGE CURRENTLY ON MAJOR EUROPEAN TOUR / U.S. SUMMER TOUR DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON
 
 
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 HorseBrother 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
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
 
 
BROTHER DEGE 2015 TOUR DATES:
GERMANY, AUSTRIA, LUXEMBOURG
BROTHER DEGE & THE BROTHERHOOD OF BLUES
06.05.15 Heiligenhaus – Der Club 
08.05.15 Fürstenfeldbruck – Veranstaltungsforum 
09.05.15 Bitburg – Eröffnung Kultursommer, Open-Air-Bühne auf dem Spittel
10.05.15 Langenfeld – Schauplatz
12.05.15 Kaiserslautern – Kammgarn, Cotton Club
13.05.15 Langenau – Pfleghof 
14.05.15 CH-Aarau – KIFF
15.05.15 A-Hard – Kammgarn 
16.05.15 Oelsnitz/Vogtl. - Katharinenkirche 
17.05.15 Ilmtal (Thüringen) - Saal Kleinhettstedt 
18.05.15 Ingolstadt – KKB Neue Welt 
19.05.15 Waldkraiburg – Haus der Kultur 
20.05.15 Wetzlar – Franzis
21.05.15 Unna – Lindenbrauerei
22.05.15 Torgau – Kulturbastion

FRANCE
23.05.15 Strasbourg, France, La Popartiserie

HOLLAND
BROTHER DEGE & THE BROTHERHOOD
24.05.15 Wilhelmina - Eindhoven
25.05.15 (Place TBA) - Drachten 
29.05.15 Sniester, (Den Haag) Netherlands
30.05.15 EKKO, Utrecht, Netherlands
31.05.15 - De Hip - Deventer 
03.06.15 - Vera - Groningen 
05.06.15 Volt Club, Sittard, 
06.06.15 Blues Festival, Leeuwarden
(U.S. SUMMER DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON!)
 
 
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