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St. Louis, Missouri-based blues-rock outfit The Maness Brothers introduces their new album, God Bless The Maness Brothers.Speaking about how the album got here collectively, The Maness Brothers share, “God Bless The Maness Brothers was recorded late spring of 2019, at The St. Louis Recording Membership. Carl Nappa was the precise blessing. He approached us about recording with him at his studio. He grew to become our producer and engineer for the album. He was as invested in making an excellent file as the 2 of us. We had rehearsal at The Recording Membership each evening for 2 weeks earlier than recording. Carl sat in on just a few rehearsals with us. We recorded for over two weeks with Carl. We’ve achieved the perfect sounding The Maness Brothers file so far.”
They go on so as to add, “This file is closest to capturing our reside sound as a studio file. Because the recording course of we have now toured throughout the USA. As much as Alaska, and throughout the pond to Europe. This file shall be launched summer season 2020, 4th of July. Through the worldwide Covid-19 pandemic. We had missed seeing our associates within the midst of cancellations. All of the assist from the locations we’ve been, from the folks we’ve met alongside the best way retains us going. Thanks to all of the those who’ve helped maintain us going during the last decade.”
Tremendous producer Carl Nappa has obtained each Grammy and Aria nominations as an engineer, mixer, and producer. He’s collected greater than thirty Gold, Platinum, and Multi-Platinum information, whereas working with artists and producers like Arif Mardin, Phil Ramone, Mutt Lange, Al Schmit, Elliot Scheiner, Alan Parsons, Ray Bardani, Jerry Brown, Teddy Riley, P Diddy, Wyclef Jean, Kevin Regulation, and Vincent Herbert. Nappa’s work with Nelly’s Derrty Leisure, aka Nelly, aka Cornell Haynes Jr., made him a go-to producer for these within the know.
Actual brothers, Jake and David Maness, mix components of blues-rock, sludge, stoner, punk, and ‘hill nation’ blues right into a uncooked distinctive sound. They’ve shared the stage with Jon Spencer, Weedeater, Patrick Sweany, Scott H. Biram, Grim Reaper, Shawn James & The Shapeshifters, The Legendary Shack Shakers, The Hooten Hallers, James Leg, Mark “Porkchop” Holder & MPH, Left Lane Cruiser, King Mud, and Mothership, in addition to performing on the 2018 Muddy Roots Music Pageant with Sleep, Excessive on Hearth, Fu Manchu, and different first-rate artists.
Rising up, the brothers have been immersed in music, and commenced jamming collectively early on, with Jake becoming a member of in with David’s band-of-the-moment within the basement. In 2012, the brothers determined to type their very own band – The Maness Brothers.
Though the band revolves round Jake and David, an array of gifted musicians accompanies the twosome within the studio and through reside performances. God Bless The Maness Brothers contains Al Vacation, Irene Allen, Alex Sinclair, Kari Liston, and Maureen Sullivan.
Embracing 10-tracks, the album begins off with “Boreas,” opening on drifting bluesy flavors supported by finessed, crunching drums flowing into a unclean, grungy-laced melody stuffed with visceral, abrasive textures. The observe remembers ZZ Prime, solely grimier and extra untreated. A muddy guitar solo injects searing licks, imbuing the tune with darkish, murky coloration.
From a purely subjective standpoint, highlights on the album embrace “Dip My Sins In The River,” touring on oozing, viscous blues aromas fused with gospel savors. A fats rolling bassline and tightly popping snare give the rhythm a measured sliding floor, whereas a low-slung braying organ imbues lamenting tones.
“Drive Me” contains a rasping a cappella intro segueing right into a ragged, grub-filled Memphis blues melody, bleeding scrumptious mucky granularity. “I’m Gone” blends tangs of hardcore punk with boogiew-woogie blues right into a harsh-textured music exuding rough-and-ready brio.
“Stable Gold Backbone” generates recollections of organ-laced Deep Purple amalgamated with primeval blues guitars, after which frappes within the austere minimalism of The White Stripes. The result’s wickedly ferocious music, directly grinding and groaning.