Friday, April 18, 2014
NEW SONGS: Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires - "The Weeds Downtown" and "The Company Man"
It's fitting to share this newest track from Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires on a Rolling Stones Friday, as I find more than a trace of "Rocks Off" in it. Lee may be the most compelling front man in rock music today... we've certainly been on board with them since their first track came across our transom back in 2012. Sub Pop did a smart thing, because The Glory Fires have the potential to be the kind of "niche/mass appeal" band that label has served well in the past. The punk attitude and the classic rock riffs would (well, usually do) sound stiff or hackneyed in others' hands. Here, they're just evidence of the, well, glory of Lee Bains III and the Glory Fires.
The album is entitled Dereconstructed. Like WYMA favorites R.E.M., these guys are showing their Southern roots, and their erudition, right up front, and holding them up for examination... with a healthy helping of junkyard outsider art on the cover.
Here's "The Company Man" - revealed last month via YouTube:
The album's out May 27, but you can pre-order now via Sub Pop and get some goodies.
Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires Website
LB3 at Sub Pop