Photo Credit Matt Singleton
“The Bloody Angle plays southern-fried swamp rock, with a touch of Americana and a hint of Country. Gritty guitars, lap-steel, and finger-picking support vocal harmonies and traditional keyboard tones. The sound conjures the southern countryside, civil war battlefields and backroad watering holes. Influences include Drive By Truckers, Jack White and Neil Young. The eponymous debut album was available on October 16th, 2012. The album was recorded entirely in the analog realm, at producer-songwriter Matt Singleton’s studio in the Central Virginia countryside. `We wanted to produce a record that was warm, immediate, and spontaneous`. quotes Singleton. `This album was a direct backlash against the modern style of making music… no edits, no grid, no auto-tune. The Bloody Angle are named after a section of the confederate line at the battle of Spotsylvania Courthouse during the Civil War where the fighting was particularly intense,and over 18,000 men were killed or injured in a 24-hour period of hand-to-hand combat. The name was chosen to reflect the band’s local roots”.
Too many bands get tied up with the technical side of a recording process, any trace of natural musicianship can subsequently be lost to silky smooth and soul-less outside interference – Play it, tape it and wrap it, simple rules for honest recording, this exciting Charlottesville four-piece confirm the emphasis for some tight group spontaneity. The Bloody Angle write tales of historic measure that reference epic events in human sacrifice, the Alt-Country karma should be interpreted as raw and Rock infused Americana rather than anything remotely Country/Bluegrass, in fact the ten track release is an emotional mixture of dusty Rock and Roll riffs and foot-stomping Southern drawl overlaid with passionate lyrical content, all supremely enhanced by some traumatic American history.
The self-titled debut is available in digital, CD and 180g black vinyl formats, also website packages including other fabulous merchandise deals, the T-Shirts are certainly gorgeous.
“Dusty guitars, lap-steel and finger-picking surround vocal harmonies and traditional keyboard lines, combining the electric synchronicity of Singleton, guitarist Jason Butler, drummer Dustin Bugg and bassist Brian Temples“.
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