Brass CD (2013)

Artist: Royal Bangs

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Product Overview


Label Modern Art Records/ada
SKU 252624779
UPC 728028296006
UPC 14 00728028296006
Format CD
Release Date 9/17/2013
Author Royal Bangs
Technical Info
Engineer Roger Moutenot
Producer Patrick Carney
CatalogID CD 6006 M
Lable Name Modern Art Records
Released 09/17/2013
Original Release 2013
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 40m : 37s
UPC 00728028296006
Album Notes and Credits
Audio Mixers: Ryan Schaefer; Patrick Carney; Roger Moutenot.
Photographer: Christian Cox.
For the Royal Bangs' fourth studio album, 2013's Brass, the Tennessee indie rock trio brought in the Black Keys' drummer, Patrick Carney, to produce. It's a move that makes sense given that the Royal Bangs share a similar soulful and bluesy approach to the Black Keys, but perhaps more pertinently, Carney signed them and released two of their albums, 2008's We Breed Champions and the 2009 follow-up Let It Beep. Those albums, as well as 2011's Flux Outside, primarily showcased the group's bombastic, psychedelia-infused rock sound. Brass finds the trio of singer/multi-instrumentalist Ryan Schaefer, drummer Chris Rusk, and guitarist Sam Stratton still pummeling their way through a series of sweaty, often lo-fi, but always ambitious songs that impressively reveal their growing maturity as songwriters. Whereas the Royal Bangs went for a sprawling, psych-inflected rock explosion last time, here they've evolved, delving into a classic '70s soul and singer/songwriter vibe. To these ends, tracks like "Orange Moon" and "Octagon" bring to mind an uncanny mix of ELO and Thin Lizzy, with Carney and the band adding vibraphones and tasty vocal harmonies to flesh out the Royal Bangs' swaggering rock core. Elsewhere, tracks like the midtempo, organ-driven "Laurel" and "Wallpaper" sound something along the lines of the Doobie Brothers or early Hall & Oates if recorded at Motown's Hitsville U.S.A studio. Ultimately, with Brass, the Royal Bangs have tested their musical mettle and created a possible future classic to be appreciated for years to come. ~ Matt Collar
Professional Reviews
CMJ - "Steeped in classic rock and `70s Americana, BRASS stands as Royal Bangs' first traditional rock album..."
Disc 1
1 Better Run
2 Orange Moon
3 Octagon
4 Window Loops of America
5 Laurel
6 Sun Bridge
7 Wallpaper
8 Hope We Don't Crash
9 Ca Heart Attack
10 100 Years
11 Wilderness, A
12 Not
Product Attributes
Artist Royal Bangs
Music Format Compact Disc
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