Jeff Maynard will be joining host Wayne Bledsoe in WDVX’s studio for a chat and some tunes, in promotion of the most recent album by The Standstill, Endless Winter. And of course, the evening will be cushioned by Wayne’s eclectic choice of cuts from across time and demographics. Be sure to tune in at 89.9 Saturday evening / Sunday morning at midnight!
David Davis seems to be doing pretty well these days. He lives in Los Angeles and works at EastWest Studios. He worked hard to get where he is, deserves it fully, and will be forever well wished by his friends at El Deth.
The man is a recording machine (wait…isn’t that just, like, a tape deck or something?), having tracked a slew of other people’s material, as well as his own. To explore his humble beginnings, however, one must indulge in his 2006 full length disc, Persons. It was recorded under the moniker, the red cloud, and produced by MiAH (Beware: The Gentlemen, Cutthroat Shamrock) at Knoxville’s Sound Lair.
And now you can sink your ears into it once again.
You read right already. Persons by the red cloud has now been digitally reissued everywhere!
There have been several people hitting me up about that album in the past several months. So to you people, I’m sorry it took so long. But now you can get it, digitally, pretty much everywhere.
This is the second collection of songs to be released by the elusive Jeff Maynard. Where his previous outing, What Happened to Turn Signals? (released under the ridiculously named but critically acclaimed “Skippy and the Bellbottoms” moniker) found Maynard performing each instrument himself, this time he has employed a quartet of some of Tennessee’s finest musicians: Kenny Gilbert, Nathan Brown, Joshua Russell and Christine Hale.
Endless Winter was recorded during a two-day period of live sessions. It’s sound runs a gauntlet of indie influences, nodding to such acts as The Shins, Nada Surf, My Morning Jacket, a touch of early Radiohead, and a formidable Pixies cover. The songs, themselves, examine the nuances of a dissipating relationship from an often matter-of-factly, emotional vantage point.
This collection is the seventeenth release from El Deth. It will be digitally available on Spotify, iTunes, Amazon, and all other major online distributors on November 13th, 2012.
Listen to the title track on Soundcloud…
Born of warehouses built on stretches of land that are not quite Memphis, Dire Con is quintessentially modern, underground, southern rock. Front man, Hamilton Ellis, brings forth songwriting chops in the vein of Neil Young, dented and bruised by Arrison Kirby’s gruff production, harkening back to Check Your Head era Beastie Boys.
This self-titled collection of songs reflects on the darker, grittier aspects of southern living. It touches not on topics of American pride and confederate nostalgia, but a small town underbelly of drug abuse, secret lives and death.
This disc is the sixteenth release from the El Deth recording label. It will be digitally available on Spotify, iTunes and all other major online distributors on May 29th, 2011.
Check out the first single, “Pills,” on Soundcloud…
Sorghum was compiled and released by Kentucky native, Ellie Herring, and additionally contains electronic tracks from The Black Madonna, The Librarian, KBFF, Trells, Lazar-Bat, Bernstein, schädel, Chris Randall, Glacial23 and Holy Beast.
All proceeds from the sale of the album will be donated to the Mid-East Kentucky Chapter American Red Cross to aid the tornado victims of West Liberty, KY.
In our ongoing effort to reissue as much as the El Deth catalog as we can to the major digital retail outlets, this one was next.
Originally released in 2004, this was one of the earliest projects to come out of El Studio. I had met Hamilton at an open mic type of night at the now defunct Blue Cats in Knoxville’s Old City. We kept in touch and he gave me a DIY cassette release of something called The Common Cold EP. I absolutely loved it and we’ve passed through several musical doors together since.
This album features a track with Dire Con backing him up in full. (Of course I’ll take this moment to plug the upcoming, self titled, Dire Con release that El Deth will be throwing into the universe in a few months.) Also, note the additional lyrical stylings of The Illiest on that same track.
The chick on the cover, playing the part of Sara Lewis (who is named similar to that chick from Jag Star), is actually Melissa Fagan of The Melissa Fagan Band.
That’s right. Just beyond Christmas, El Deth will be unveiling its fifteenth release.
As the onesheet reads…
COP is a session project by Arrison Kirby (Never Sorry, Obadiah), Wesley Wyrick (DolphynRydyr, Star Mountain) and SK (The Glaring Sound).
Urgency was recorded at El Studio, Knoxville, TN in 2010 and subsequently edited, mixed and mastered by Arrison Kirby. The name is a true reflection of the form; as this session was recorded in a single, very, very loud take. By the second track, “Botched Operation,” the force of the sound was shaking beer bottles off the back of the studio’s piano. Undeterred, the trio pressed on through these five movements of sound, their order on the disc being no different from the order recorded.
This disc marks the fifteenth release from the El Deth recording label. It will be digitally available on Spotify, iTunes and all other major online distributors on December 27th, 2011. The track, “Money Games” is currently available for free MP3 download at www.eldeth.com.
And here is that track…
That’s right, everyone. Obadiah’s last two, Obadiah EP and Rebirthday are now available on iTunes, Spotify and all your finer international digital retailers.
These are the first two of several reissues coming down the line for El Deth. Expect in the near future, reissues from Hamilton Ellis, the red cloud, and a specially remastered version of Obadiah’s FIRST album, Voda. Stay tuned and tell all your friends!