Monday, October 27th, 2008
CONTEST – O'Death @ The El Mocambo – November 4, 2008
O’DeathIf you were under the impression that Appalachian folk music was all about banjos and fiddles and hoe-downs… well, that’s not unreasonable. But if you thought that this recipe precluded the possibility of all-out rock… well get thee to the El Mocambo on November 4.
That’s the night that local self-proclaimed purveyors of “death country”, Elliott Brood, bring their tour in support of new album Mountain Meadows through town and with them, they’re bringing an outfit who could very well make them look and sound reserved, New York’s O’Death. They’re releasing their new record Broken Hymns, Limbs and Skin tomorrow and to call it ragged or rollicking doesn’t really do it justice. Though there are points where the band pauses to take a breath, most of it is a non-stop moonshine-powered bender that doesn’t intend to leave anything standing.
Courtesy of Sneak Attack, I’ve got a pair of passes to give away to next Tuesday’s show at the ElMo so if you want, email me at contests AT chromewaves.net with “I want to see O’Death in the subject line and your full name in the body and get that to me before midnight, October 30.
You can currently stream the whole record at Spinner and there’s an interview with the band at Drowned In Sound.