Sunday, March 18, 2012

New Rock/Soul Discovery: Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires - There Is A Bomb In Gilead

Do yourself a favor and download this song NOW:

"Centreville" by Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires

Lee Bains III is a former member of the Dexateens, a longtime favorite of several on the WYMA staff. I'd have bought this record unheard, given the involvement of garage rock god Jim Diamond, but I have heard it and let me tell you, you will be quite upset if you pass on a chance to see them and to buy this in May when it comes out. "Centreville" is a good representation of their sound - Skynyrd meets The Dirtbombs in Memphis - and the song "Everything You Took" from the Alive Naturalsound compilation Where Is Parker Griggs? (WYMA review here) is as down, sweet and soulful as anything this side of Al Green. I'm not lying and I'm not exaggerating -- Bains is an amazing talent. Soul music this good just has to be heard. Spread the word.

Here's another track: "Righteous Ragged Songs":

A spectacular Allmans guitar intro and, again, that soulful voice fronting a screaming Southern rock band - what's not to like?

They'll be on tour with the Alabama Shakes (we've written about them before here, having first heard about them via the Drive-by Truckers) in March and April:

March 23 - Tuscaloosa, AL - Bama Theatre w/ Dexateens, Alabama Shakes
March 24 - Birmingham, AL - The Nick w/ Black Willis, Bohannons, Doc Dailey
April 5 - Athens, GA - Georgia Theatre w/ Alabama Shakes
April 6 - Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle w/ Alabama Shakes
April 7 - Baltimore, MD - Ram's Head w/ Alabama Shakes
April 9 - Philadelphia, PA - World Cafe Live w/ Alabama Shakes
April 10 - Hoboken, NJ - Maxwell's w/ The Neutron Drivers
April 11 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom w/ Alabama Shakes
April 12 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg w/ Alabama Shakes
April 14 - Burlington, VT - Higher Ground w/ Alabama Shakes
April 15 - Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club w/ Alabama Shakes
April 17 - Toronto, ONT - Lee's Palace w/ Alabama Shakes
April 19 - Cincinnati, OH - The Comet w/ Buffalo Killers
April 20 - Knoxville, TN - The Well
April 21 - Waverly, AL - Old 280 Boogie w/ Centro-matic, Pine Hill Haints

1 comment:

Jim Desmond said...

Wow! You sure they are not from Detroit? They are that good! Great find, boss.