Following up the band-s first album of raw, uncut blues, -One Batch Of Blues-, Automatic City takes a bold step towards bongo percussion, voodoo and Caribbean rhythms, space echoed jumpin- blues, and tremolo and slide guitar vibrations, while still keeping the sound rough and gritty. A notable fact is that the band uses unusual /for the genre/ instruments s.a. sanza, odd percussions, and primitive electronic devices such as the stylophone, theremin, or Rhythm Ace drum machine.
Engines on. "Commit a Crime", percussion kicks in< pulses andbeats issue from various instruments and objects of everydaylife cardboard, cans and bottles echo in the tape machine.Guitar riffs roar, moan and slide, saturating the old tweedamplifier's small speaker. Singing, always soulful, swingsbetween highs and lows, changing moods and modes, to thebackbeat of an ever pounding double bass and the raw strumsof acoustic guitar. Recorded in simple live takes with a handful of microphones, Automatic City stays true to the founding fathers, to the roots of blues, the raw energy of a stripped down spontaneous sound, occasi... + INFO
3-piece from Vancouver with a wyld live show featuring two burlesque dancers. Active since 2001 Bangtown is their 5th album. From the very first notes of "Fill Your Tank," this band lets you know that you are in for a high-octane musical experience. OK, but what does that really mean, you ask. Well, you've got Bates, who plays guitar parts that border punkabilly and blues. Then there is the driving rhythm section of sCare-oline on the doghouse bass and JT Brander on drums. Add backing vocals by Jenn Chycoski and Little Miss Risk in a cabaret style. Now blend all those parts in some very uptempo tunes and what you have... + INFO
Copies found in our warehouse. Influenced by Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet, the Cramps, Reverend Horton Heat and the new burlesque revolution, the group Big John Bates & the Voodoo Dollz was formed by guitarist John Bates in 2000
Haunted House on A side is a selfpenned 60s novelty song (lyrics by Marcels partner Paul Sheahan) and the selfpenned instrumental "The Clock Strikes 3" on the flip side - both with the wonderful Herr Doc Puky (of Ray Collins Hot Club fame) on the ghost flute! The record comes with a sturdy sleeve and will be released right in time for Halloween!