J.Tex & The Volunteers new album Old Ways vs New Days out now.
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In the Swedish newspaper Sydsvenskan about the new album from J.Tex & The Volunteers new album Old Ways vs New Days
J.Tex & The Volunteers – Old Ways vs New Days
See the brand new video from the song “Ship Coming In” from the album
The final result is ten finely crafted songs, recorded together with guest musician Bebe Risenfors (who played with Tom Waits), and of course the Volunteers, Tue Lund Christensen on bass and Jason Bedard on drums.
J.Tex was born in Detroit and raised in Denmark, he feels quite at home in both in the United States, where he has many musical collaborators, and in Copenhagen, where he lives today.
He is very much part of the Southern Swedish rock’n’roll scene, where a love of music, vintage American cars, old motorcycles, vintage clothing and the shine of well greased hair is very much a way of life.
The best of USA, Denmark and Sweden come together on this, the coolest album release this winter!
”Heptown has a truly impressive feel for roots and
rockabilly music and the know how to pick their band.
J.Tex & The Volunteers is another great Heptown act.”
– Buster Fayte
”At times it’s like Seasick Steve meets Cab Calloway, others it’s more Tom Waits meets
Maurice Chevalier. It’s certainly different, but most importantly, it’s wonderful.”
– Music People
J.Tex: Banjo, Guitar, Violin, Lead Vocal
Tue Lund Christensen: Bass, Vocal
Jason Bedard: Drums, Vocal
- This Old Banjo
- Chocolate Jesus
- As Wide As The Moon
- Treading Water
- This Old Blues
- Night Train
- Ship Coming In
- April Fools Day
- Clear Sky
10. Swedish Winter
VIDEO “This Old Banjo” (the first single from the album, released Nov. 2014)
New single “This Old Banjo” OUT NOW from the upcoming album “Old Ways vs. New Days” (out January 30 2015).
The Don Darlings – “The Don Darlings”
NEW ALBUM CD/LP – OUT NOW (Oct. 31)
*Recorded in Paul-Lincke Studios in Berlin
*Don Alsterberg (Graveyard, Junip) have mixed the album
“Like a dying heart at the bottom of a muddy black hole, The Don Darlings pump forth grinding sorrow with a confident genuineness that would probably impress both Nick Cave and Tom Waits alike. This is a very successful hybrid of the blackest soul of country with the hardest genres of Central Europe from the 80’s, with one foot in Dallas and the other in Berlin.”
These words come from a review of a live show the band performed at Way Out West-festival in 2011. By this time the band had received roaring reviews for their debut album, The Shortest Straw, which helped propel them onto the end of the year “best of ” lists in native Sweden, like Sonic and Dagens Skiva. They had also already gone on several European tours.
2. Provide me an angel
3. If you can’t be good
4. Transcendental noise
5. Noose ‘round my neck
6. Moonshine baby
7. Away from me
8. Right side of murder
9. Julius the misanthrope
10. Let the river run
Nov. 7 Pustervik, Göteborg, Swe w/ Coffinshakers
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A new single/video ”If You Can’t Be Good” is out October 10. The song is from the self titled second album that will be out October 24 on Heptown Records.
The Don Darlings hailed sound has been associated with the genre called Dark Southern Americana, where Sergio Leone and Quentin Tarantino bloody knuckles over direction while Waits and Cave complete the soundtrack. Text and music become intertwined and every song proposes the possibility of a new cinematic experience.
Listen to the single:
Nov. 7 Club Slacker, Pustervik, Gothenburg, Swe
The Coffinshakers + The Don Darlings