Posts Tagged ‘Brother Dege’

1. Peggy Sue (featuring Willy Mason) – Longest Day Of The Year Blues
2. Menace Beach – Tennis Court
3. Brother Dege – Set It Off
4. Shovels & Rope – The Devil Is All Around
5. White Fence – Like That

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Mad Mackerel's Best Of September, October & November Mix

We’ve been a bit tardy with our round ups of the Best of the Month downloads on MM, and so we have a bumper three month collection for you before the countdown begins on Monday for our favourite 100 tracks and 50 albums of the year.

So without further ado…here is Part 1 of the pick of the downloads from September to November…and as usual, a couple of new tunes too.

Gross Relations – Discovery Zone
A more energetic, infectiously distorted slab of garage pop you’re unlikely to find…

 

Scary People – Dreams Of Gold
Energetically laden with time changes and bound by glorious hooks, but anchored by thumping, driven drum beats, soaring guitar passages and heady distorted vocals.

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Owls Of The Swamp – Happiness Is A Sad Song
Aussie troubadour’s beautiful and sweetly sorrowful folk.

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Cate Le Bon – I Think I Knew (with Perfume Genius)
Unusually fragile and undeniably lovely cut from her new album.

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The Eversons – Creepy
Effervescent, bubbling indie-pop.

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Miesha & The Spanks – Please Don’t Blow
From forthcoming album Girls Like Wolves and sounds like the bastard lovechild of Joan Jett and L7.

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Aisha Burns – Sold
A voice of pure, crystalline beauty and power that grips from the very first note.


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The Underground Man – Bad Vibrations
Stark, wistful indie-pop.

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Brother Dege – The Black Sea
Swamp blues boogie combined with flammable rhetoric.

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Big Deal – Swapping Spit
The new single from their much acclaimed album of dark, intoxicating, occasionally grungy delights.


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Lo Fine – Lie In White
Literate, thoughtful, slowcore tinged Americana.

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Sun Club – Beauty Meat
Dirty sunshine pop.

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12 Dirty Lovers – Faster
Feral sounding, outsider’s indie rock and art-punk – think Pavement, Sonic Youth and Devo fighting to the death in a sack.

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Fim – Fast Cars
All choppy, needling guitars, jerky percussion and and WTF vocals.

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The Inky Depths – Doesn’t Matter At All
Melodic, jngly indie in a slightly Big Star or Elliott Smith-type vein

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Dan Whitehouse – Reaching For A State Of Mind
Expansive folk – questioning, observing, and filled with optimism and self-doubt.

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The Golden Furs – Run Back
Weaves together rock, pop, and folk with sweet harmonies and sultry vocals.

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No Valley – Charlie Don’t Surf
As infectious a slice of garagey rock as you’re likely to come across.

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Ghost Wave – Kind Of A Drag
A tasty cover of the Buckingham’s track.

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Shearwater – Fucked Up Life
Fabulous cover of the Baptist Generals song.


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Young Mammals – Build A House
Effortlessly crafted noisy, jaggedly dark and distorted pop.

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Steady Sun – Garden Path Song
Kicking off with a slow and slightly ominous groove it soon breaks out into something far more infectious taking with it a little reverb, some synths and a delicate floating vocal.

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Holyoak – Silver Boys
A gently hallucinatory lullaby of equal parts indie folk and lyrical poetry.

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Calgary James – Days Like These
Thoroughly enjoyable, meandering acoustic guitar ditty with a nicely judged psych-pop undercurrent – should appeal to fans of Mac DeMarco.

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Download Mind Spiders – Make Make Make Make mp3
A perfect slice of sci-fi garage punk.

Download Englishman – More Than Insects mp3
A two-minute gem of folk-pop.

Download James Keyes – Darkness Come Creeping mp3 (from The Middle)
Somewhere between the throaty junkyard stomp of Tom Waits and the wild mercurial ramblings of Dylan.

And to finish a couple of new tracks – first up are local boys Beta Blocker and The Body Clock, the Oxford three-piece who define their music as “deliciously distorted, balancing noise, melody, space, and rhythm in a fuzz-fuelled frenzy. Second is a sublime Vic Chesnutt cover by Cat Meat who deliver a wonderful version of Isadora Duncan (from his album Little).


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New Album From Brother Dege

Hailing from the Cajun swamplands and raging like the mad lovechild of Son House and Faulkner, Brother Dege has burned a crooked trail to the Promised Land. Avoiding traditional career paths, he’s spent decades exploring the backwoods weirdness of the southern U.S, working odd jobs and forging his own brand of southern/psyouthern music.

Since the mid 90s, Dege has pushed slide guitar, resonators, and roots music, kicking and screaming into the 21st century, recording self-released albums in trailer parks, sheds, and other low rent environments that meld trance-folk, Delta blues, punk, rock, metal, hippie ragas, and avant-outlaw country into one blasted whole.

We’ve featured him a few times before and it is good to report he is back with a new album, How To Kill A Horse, which is out on November 5th. Appropriately enough that is bonfire night in the UK, marking Guy Fawkes attempt to blow up the Houses of Parliament – there is a nice synergy with the incendiary nature of Brother Dege’s approach – his flammable rhetoric and fiery guitar work are a more than adequate modern day equivalent!

Check out new single The Black Sea as well as the album’s title track below.

Videos of the Day

Brother Dege  is one of the best-kept secrets in the Deep South. A musician, writer and Southern enigma, Dege is the haunted face of 21st century Delta blues. The reclusive Louisiana Cajun’s song Too Old To Die Young was recently selected by Quentin Tarantino to appear in the soundtrack of his new film Django Unchained – watch the new video for it along with the hushed, pensive tones of Will Johnson and the gorgeous acoustic ache provided so sweetly by Birds of Chicago.

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The Return Of Brother Dege

Posted: April 12, 2012 in Blues, Music, Rock
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The Return Of Brother Dege.

Authentic, Delta-blues maverick Brother Dege is currently spending his time recording songs for his new album How To Kill A Horse in an empty warehouse, working in a homeless shelter, and disappearing for days into the backwoods of his native Louisiana.

All par for the course for the follow-up to the critically-acclaimed full-length album Folk Songs of the American Longhair, which was voted one of the top blues and roots albums of 2010 in Europe and the U.S. and was a well established favourite here at MM.

Brother Dege is offering up Wehyah as the first taste from the new record – somehow managing to perfectly meld the traditional slide-blues playing of Blind Willie Johnson and Bukka White with the post-rock squall of Sonic Youth. The results are mighty powerful, and will more than likely hurl your speakers, shaking and shuddering, into a primal swamp-blues abyss from which they’ll never return.

You have been warned…

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Bonus Downloads

Download Brother Dege – The Girl Who Wept Stones mp3 (from Folk Songs Of The American Longhair)

Download Brother Dege – The Battle Of New Orleans mp3 (from Folk Songs Of The American Longhair)

As usual, here is our round-up of some of the best songs we’ve posted during April plus a couple of new ones. Thirty great songs all ready to go on one cracking playlist and impress your family and friends.

Without further ado…

Shabby Rogue – My Life As A Secret Agent mp3 (High octane, paranoia induced rock ‘n’ roll riffage)

Kurt Vile – Invisibility Nonexistent mp3 (Ramshackle bluesy psychedelia)

Woodpigeon – Empty-Hall-Sing-Along mp3 (Folk foot-stomper from outstanding new album)

Red Clay River – Rattlesnake Mountain mp3 (Sparse, shadowy, southern Gothic folk)

Sparrow & The Workshop – Devil Song mp3 (Morricone inspired galloping, cowboy blues)

Band Of Horses – Compliments mp3 (First track from much anticipated new album – signs are good)

Local Natives – World News mp3 ((Yet another) catchy, harmony filled gem from the wonderful Gorilla Manor album)

The Ooks Of Hazzard – Kids mp3 (Cover of the year so far? MGMT given a ukulele led, rough country makeover)

Phosphorescent – Mermaid Parade mp3 (Classic Phosphorescent. Classic modern country)

Jason Ward – Bless You mp3 (Lyrically brilliant folk ditty reminiscent of Blitzen Trapper)

Avi Buffalo – What’s In It For mp3 (New Sub-Pop darlings show what the fuss is about)

Johnny Bertram & The Golden Bicycles – At The Wake mp3 (Perfect blend of Americana and indie rock)

The National – Afraid Of Everyone mp3 (Standout centrepiece from brilliant new album)

Peggy Sue – Watchman mp3 (Folk duo spit lyrical venom)

Chapel Club – O Maybe I mp3 (Top notch, classic British indie rock from much tipped newcomers)

Holly Golightly & The Brokeoffs – Forget It mp3 (Perfect backwoods porch Americana)

The War Crimes – Enamour Me And Roll mp3 (Sinister, unsettling and lyrically brilliant)

Meursault – Crank Resolutions mp3 (Scottish miserablist folksters deliver in spades)

Howling Owls – Family Tree mp3 (Another insistently compelling, down-tempo and black-hearted folk tale)

Grass House – A Cockroach mp3 (Unsettling excursion on a dark, sonically captivating journey)

Emily Reo – Witch Mtn mp3 (Experimental, ethereal, excellent)

Alessi’s Ark – Shovelling mp3 (Fragile and spooky folk)

Wind Up Birds – There Won’t Always Be An England mp3 (Particularly English tale of bigotry – topical enough!)

Tallest Man On Earth – Burden Of Tomorrow mp3 (Another gem from rasping folk troubadour. Dylan comparisons obligatory)

Unnatural Helpers – Sunshine / Pretty Girls mp3 (Snotty, brash homage to classic punk with added bonus of chorus of the month)

Morningbell – Hello Dali mp3 (Melodic, shimmering psych rock from Florida)

Colours – Desert Dessert mp3 (Three minutes of buzzsaw guitars and a shout along chorus. Awarded instant classic status)

Brother Dege – The Girl Who Wept Stones mp3 (Authentic stomping swamp blues. Like Seasick Steve’s nastier brother)

And lastly here are a couple of new ones

Memoryhouse – Gian Lorenzo Bernini mp3 (More gorgeous, chilled out, dream to immerse yourself in)

Delaney Davidson – Dirty Dozen mp3 (Classic voodoo rockabilly and filthy, x rated lyrics. What’s not to like?)

Brother Dege’s Album Out Now

Posted: April 28, 2010 in Music
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Brother Dege delivers authentic, raw dirt, railroad pounding, swamp-fried, Louisiana Mekong Delta blues music.

Like the mad lovechild of Robert Johnson and Jim Morrison, Cajun-born Dege Legg (aka Brother Dege) released his highly anticipated “slide/Dobro record” entitled Folk Songs Of The American Longhair yesterday.

Dripping with atmosphere and backwoods noir. The real deal—death-obsessed, god-fearing, foot stomping, acoustic blues steeped in the devilish myths and haunted ambience that permeates every inch of Louisiana. Factor in some Historic longhaired rock & roll influences – from Sabbath to Black Flag to Scott H Biram – and you’ve got one hell of a combination.

Dege Legg is one of the best-kept secrets in the Deep South: an award-winning writer & musician from Lafayette, Louisiana. In 1994, he founded the underground southern-psych rock band, Santeria, which toured and gigged for 10 years in relative obscurity, pounding out a strange variety of “southern rock” that relied less on chest-thumping and beer guzzling, and more with concentrating their creative energies on expressing the isolation and loneliness of the modern south – at times loud and overbearing and alternately quiet, subdued and withdrawn. Over the years, he’s explored nearly every corner of weirdness imaginable in the Deep South from jails to homeless camps to driving a taxicab to being a staff writer for the alt-weekly The Independent Weekly.

This may well be his finest moment yet and may have involved deals with the devil…

Buy  the album from cdbaby here.

Download Brother Dege – The Girl Who Wept Stones mp3 (from Folk Songs Of The American Longhair)

Download Brother Dege – The Battle Of New Orleans mp3 (from Folk Songs Of The American Longhair)