DADDY LONG LEGS @Euroyeyé 2019
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Los queridísimos hijos predilectos del blues neoyorquino llevan soplando y aspirando y echando abajo escenarios todas las noches en su interminable gira mundial, siempre elevando el nivel de intensidad y crudeza al blues lo-fi contemporáneo con su ritual incendiario.
Un show de Daddy Long Legs tiene raíces rock, blues y soul con cojones a partes iguales; decapan viejos standards y los vuelven brillantes y nuevos de nuevo. Algunos de sus temas propios son como un renacimiento espiritual total y otros -simplemente- son increíblemente hermosos. El 10 de mayo sale su tercer disco y nos lo presentarán en la 25 edición del EUROYEYE.
New York City’s most beloved blues bashers have been huffing and puffing and blowing houses down on a nightly basis on their infinite world tour and always bring an elevated level of rough and ready intensity to contemporary lo-fi blues with their explosive fire ceremony.
A Daddy Long Legs show is equal parts roots rock, blues and guttural soul; stripping down old standards and making them shiny and new again. Some of the originals are like an all-out spiritual revival, while others are hauntingly beautiful. May the 10th is the release date of their third álbum they’ll introduce us to during our 25th edition of EUROYEYE.
DADDY LONG LEGS
Lowdown Ways Available May 10 on Yep Roc Records
First single, “Mornin’ Noon & Nite” Premieres at WFMU
“…like Chicago blues fired at the moon, played by the demented children of the Pretty Things.”
“DADDY LONG LEGS takes the blues and turns them inside out, upside down, round about and renews their primal energy. My favorite rompin’ stompin’ New York band of the moment.”
Brooklyn, NY-based trio DADDY LONG LEGS—Brian Hurd (vocals, harmonica, guitar), Murat Akturk (slide guitar), Josh Styles (drums, maraca) will make their Yep Roc Records debut May 10 with Lowdown Ways, their third studio album.
Produced by Jimmy Sutton and engineered by Alex Hall (JD McPherson, Pokey LaFarge, Jake La Botz) at Hi-Style Studios in Chicago, the album features 12 original compositions with songwriting contributions from JD McPherson and Sutton. A new direction from their first two studio albums (released by Norton Records), Lowdown Ways sees the boys widen their sonic horizons with field hollers, gospel, Cajun, and Mississippi Hill Music, coupled with their renowned supercharged, harp-driven R&B bangers.
The first single, “Mornin’ Noon & Nite,” premiered at WFMU. The track is now available at all streaming services.
Frontman Brian Hurd describes “Mornin’ Noon & Nite” as “a Hoodoo Stomper in the vein of John Lee Hooker and is about one’s pure, savage lust for his or her lover.”
When asked by Village Voice “What is DADDY LONG LEGS?,” Hurd answered, “Rock and roll salvation through the spirit of roots and blues.” While influenced by the likes of Son House, Captain Beefheart, Howlin’ Wolf, MC5, and Dr. Feelgood, their sound personifies garage rock and punk with a contemporary raw twist performed in their own brand of supercharged R&B.
Since forming in 2010, the band has released two studio albums, a live album and two 45s on Norton Records. Their last album was 2015’s DADDY LONG LEGS Rides Tonight. The band has toured with Jon Spencer, Hurray For The Riff Raff, The Sonics, Nikki Lane, Nick Waterhouse, amongst others.
The vinyl LP arrives on limited edition opaque white vinyl.