Samstag, 21. Juli 2012

Neues Album der Riverboat Gamblers kommt

Name und Termin für Europa stehen fest: Das nächste Album der tollen Riverboat Gamblers wird "The Wolf You Feed" heißen und am 31. August 2012 via Xtra Mile Records erscheinen. Mitgewirkt haben diesmal übrigens auch Mark Ryan (Marked Men, Mind Spiders) und Sean Kirkpatrick (The Paper Chase). Wer einen ersten Eindruck davon bekommen möchte, wie die Platte wohl klingt, klickt auf "Weiterlesen" und findet da eine recht ausführliche Beschreibung, die das Label vorab veröffentlicht hat.


„Teaming up with Grammy-Award winning engineer Stuart Sikes (The White Stripes, Cat Power) they set out to create a darker record that still had lots of hooks; a grittier, less polished sound to get across the true spirit of the band. Just a listen to the first fifteen seconds of the Hives-worthy opener ‘Good Veins’ shows that the band achieved their goal largely because they weren’t trying to make a record that fits into today’s musical landscape. „The Wolf You Feed“ perfectly captures the era when punk rock and old rock ‘n’ roll converged “edgy and intense but still catchy so that people could dance to it if they wanted to”. But, there’s also a remarkable amount of variance inherent in these songs. From the sweetly scathing anthem ‘Bite Your Tongue’ to the piano-driven, Murder City Devils-esque death march of ‘Gallows Bird’ and classic Alice Cooper-esque feel of ‘Loser Neck’, the album juxtaposes all of these influences into something that’s got its roots in the past yet still sounds remarkably relevant. Additionally the album features contributions from Mark Ryan (Marked Men, Mind Spiders) and Sean Kirkpatrick (The Paper Chase) each of whom help the band expand their sound even further.“

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