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Dire Con reviewed in Sonic Masala

Not only did Sonic Masala give the new Dire Con album a mostly favorable review, but also a lovely bonus nod to COP’s Urgency.  Additionally, they are featuring the track, “Wasted Youth,” in addition to “Pills.”  This is also the second reference in a review, basically dubbing this style of sound as “grunge.”  Noted!

Click here and scroll down just slightly to see what Sonic Masala had to say

Dire Con also featured on The Dadada

…and and and there is this from The Dadada.  It’s actually been up for a minute, so you have to scroll down a bit if you wish to read it.

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Dire Con featured on Elite Muzik

 

Our friends at Elite Muzik have joined the list of music blogs featuring Dire Con’s “Pills.”  They also have very simple, but effective praise for the album, itself.  That’s good to see!

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COP and Dire Con reviewed by Steve Wildsmith

The good Steve Wildsmith posted up a dual review of the last two releases from El Deth.  These are, of course, the self titled Dire Con album and urgency by COP.

Click here and check out the article on his blog.

Dire Con by Dire Con

Dire Con
Dire Con
2012

“Cocaine”
“Pills”
“Miss Patty”
“Empty Room”
“Wasted Youth”

Written and performed by Hamilton Ellis and Dire Con
Produced, engineered, mixed and mastered by Arrison Kirby

Hamilton Ellis – vocals, guitar
Adam May – guitar
Patrick Fulwood – bass
James Flores – drums

Artwork by James Flores

Recorded at El Studio, Knoxville, TN.

Stream on Spotify

Purchase from Amazon

Dire Con self titled EP available May 29th!

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…

 

“Pills” by Dire Con makes Top 13 (of the Week) at Advanced Demonology

 

 

We have not yet officially announced the release of Dire Con’s self titled EP, but the single, “Pills,” seems to be getting some attention.  This week (which is maybe last week by the time I discovered this), the track got listed on the weekly Top 13 list at Advanced Demonology.  Flattering words, uniquely stated, accompanied.

Click here to check out the list

 

New Dire Con track, “Pills,” featured on A New Band a Day

May as well announce it now that the long-in-production, self titled EP from Dire Con will be released in the last week of May this year.  Our new friends at A New Band a Day were the first to give it some press love, featuring the single, “Pills,” today on their site.  They accompanied it with some very kind words and a lovely real world parable about being polite.

Click here to read their write up at A New Band a Day.

While you are there, bookmark their site and refer daily for new music, duh.

 

The Stalking Sara Lewis EP by Hamilton Ellis reissued!

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.

Check it out on Spotify here.

Get it from iTunes here.

I dunno.  Amazon music?  Anyone buy shit from them?

How bout this place?  I don’t even know what this is.

 

The Greatest Story Ever Told by Arrison Kirby & The Bubble Orchestra

Arrison Kirby and The Bubble Orchestra
The Greatest Story Ever Told
2005

“The Approaching Era”
“Take and Give”
“A Joyous Occasion”
“Washing My Hands”
“Dealers”
“Balance Upset”
“Na X 5”
“It’s You”
“The End”

Arranged and produced by Arrison Kirby

“The Approaching Era”
Colin Sanders – vocals
Rhiannon Coulombe – bass
Hamilton Ellis – bass
Rob Green – organ solo

“Take and Give”
Nathan Tipton – guitar
Ty Newton – guitar

“A Joyous Occasion”
The Illiest – vocals
Chris Nehrzak – bass

“Washing My Hands”
Rachel Matvy – violin
Aaron Shugart-Brown – guitar
Josh Russell – guitar
Nathan Brown – bass
Josh Lunsford – drums

“Dealers”
Brandon Biondo – guitar
Aaron Shugart-Brown – noise, words

“Balance Upset”
April Cooper – vocals
Nick Huinker – guitar
Derek Ashe – bass
Brandt Womack – bass
Josh Lunsford – drums

“Na X 5”
Emily Robinson – drums

“It’s You”
Jeff Maynard – guitar
Ty Newton – bass
words: Dustin Basalla, David Dalton, Steve Sutton, Melissa Fagan, Jeremy Law, Jeff Maynard, Lindsey Law, Robbie Koons, Ty Newton, Liz Stender

“The End”
Jeff Maynard – guitar

Recorded and constructed at El Studio, Knoxville, TN. and Manor Way Apartments, 144J, Louisville, TN.