Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween, Bitches!!!

That's right, Happy Halloween, bitches. Now that I'm back from my travels of the Southeastern portion of the United States in the name of science, I can slowly turn my attention back to the ol' blog.

With my first act since returning, I'd like to introduce to you something I've been sitting on for a couple of weeks now. A few weeks ago this dude I know gave me a copy of his band's CD. He didn't ask me to post about it, just to give it a listen.

So, I did, and I was pleasantly surprised when I gave it its first listen. I mean, its completely rough, to his own admission, but there's definitely something there. The CD consists of 8 unmixed, very rough tracks. There's a few gems, and the rest display the foundation of something very good to come.

His band is called Redbeard Rattlesnake and my buddy's name is Derik. They hail for the western Kentucky area, which acts as a bonus when I post, because its always nice to tout some local talent (that's where I'm from) and they are currently as unsigned and unsigned gets. But they are in the mixing/production stage of their first album which they intend to call Amen City. All of the tracks are unfinished, but, keeping that in mind, I've really enjoyed what I've heard so far. I think they've got a good ear for melodies with the musicianship to back it up.

Now, I'm not going to go crazy and post the whole damn album, by any means, but here's a few songs from the CD.

Redbeard Rattlesnake - Man Named Diamond
Redbeard Rattlesnake - Poor Anna

If you end up listening to the songs, let me know what you think. I'm really curious. I actually like this more than a couple of the other unsigned bands I've posted recently.

RR

1 comment:

Aren said...

I haven't listened to it lately, but I recall enjoying Rattlesnake. Tell your boys to keep it up.