Dead 27s The Pour House James Island, SC November 27, 2015 [Friday] opening for Todd Nance and Friends ****Team Dirty South Recording**** One Set: 01 - tuning/intro 02 - Don't Comfort Me 03 - Rainbow 04 - White Lady -> 05 - Drums -> 06 - Dont Want to Live my Life Without You 07 - Already Dead 08 - Queen 09 - What a Waste 10 - Wait Until Tomorrow 11 - In the Circle 12 - You're the Only One -Thanks to Brooks and BA for setting up all multi-track! Multitrack Breakdown: channel 1: bass... Topic: Live concert Source: Soundboard Multitrack + Peluso cemc6/ck21 [Rainey/onstage/dfc] -> BMP2+ UA-5 [digital] -> Tascam DR-680 [24/48]
Trey Francis (vocals), Wallace Mullinax (guitar, harmony vocals), Will Evans (guitar, synth, harmony vocals), Oliver Goldstein (bass), Daniel Crider (drums, harmony vocals)
On their debut EP, Dead 27s brilliantly infused rock-and-roll and classic soul with both raw energy and refined musicality. Now with their first full-length effort Ghosts Are Calling Out, produced by Ben Ellman (a member of the funk/rock act Galactic) and mixed by Mikael “Count” Eldridge (a producer/engineer whose past work includes releases by Radiohead, the Rolling Stones, and a Grammy Award-winning effort from Mavis Staples), the Charleston-based band expands their sound by pursuing their passion for loose and joyful experimentation.
Working with a treasure trove of obscure and vintage lo-fi gear, Dead 27s have widened their sonic repertoire to offer up an album that’s boldly inventive but rooted in pure emotion. The follow-up to 2014’s Chase Your Devils Down—an EP praised by the likes of No Depression, who remarked that “you can feel their music in your bones”—Ghosts Are Calling Out builds off its predecessor’s earthy sensibility and gritty spirit. But while Dead 27s maintain their soulful melodicism and knack for heavy grooves, the new album finds the band crafting gorgeously warped textures that take their music in a thrilling new direction. “Making this album, we wanted to push ourselves and bring much more attention to detail to the production—and at the same time have some fun with all these weird, distorted sounds and tones that we were coming up with,” notes Mullinax.
After releasing Chase Your Devils Down in spring 2014, Dead 27s earned the Charleston City Paper Music Awards’ Song of the Year prize two years in a row, ranked in the top 24 of VH1’s “Make a Band Famous” competition, and opened for such artists as Earphunk, Galactic, The Revivalists, Marcus King Band, and Tab Benoit. Fast gaining a reputation as an incendiary live act, the band devoted much of 2015 to touring as well as writing and pre-producing material for Ghosts Are Calling Out. With each show serving as a breeding ground for creativity, Dead 27s mine much inspiration from their time on the road. Through that near-constant writing and performing, Dead 27s have vastly strengthened their creative connection and pushed the boundaries of their musicianship. “We’ve always worked in a way where everyone adds their own flavors to the songs, but this album was much more of a collaborative effort,” says Evans. “Each one of us was more heavily engaged in the whole process, and we ended up trying new stuff that we’re all really excited about and that goes way beyond just having some good new songs to put out."
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