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Friday, May 30, 2008

BLACK DIAMOND HEAVIES - Everythang Is Everythang

To say John Wesley Myers has a rough, weathered voice is an understatement. It's not your average gravelly, growl. Dude sings like he's survived his adult life on a diet of unfiltered cigarettes, moonshine, gasoline, and shards of broken glass. While those pipes may be enough to distinguish the Black Diamond Heavies from the rest of the garage rock crowd, there's also the matter of their unique set up. It's just Myers on keys and Van Campbell on drums, responsible that raging and soulful, Southern holler.

Taken from A Touch of Someone Else's Class, the follow to the Black Diamond Heavies' 2007 debut, Every Damn Time, "Everythang Is Everythang," is one ragged romp through the looking for love with all the wrong woman blues. Campbell's drums are pushed far into the red, producing a pounding the sh*t out of a cheap kit effect, while Myers keys belie his woman toubles with something so positively bouncy it almost resembles glee. It may sound like an odd combination, but that's the blues. If your woman's got you down, then the best thing you can do is call together the band and holler about it

MP3: Black Diamond Heavies - Everythang is Everythang

The Black Diamond Heavies' A Touch of Someone Else's Class, recorded with Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys, will be out June 10th on Alive Records. Special guests include Auerbach on guitar, and Ralph Carney, the long time Tom Waits collaborator, and uncle of the Black Keys' Pat Carney, who also guested on The Keys latest disc. - I Rock Cleveland


One of the records I'm anxiously waiting for is the new release from the Black Diamond Heavies. Luckily, Alive is handing out freebies like they are recruiting at a job fair. I've been spinning the old record a lot on this road trip, and I'll just say I hope the album is waiting for me in my mailbox in Halifax.
Here's the second track from the upcoming record - A Touch Of Someone Else's Class - hitting the streets on June 10th.


Everythang Is Everthang
by Black Diamond Heavies
urban/R&B, rock, psychedelic, hard rock, road house blues

American Slag Heap says: Black Diamond Heavies come bursting out of the gates with all guns drawn and their amps-a-blazing with their new single "Everythang Is Everythang" (yes, I spelled it correctly). This is a road rock n' blues musical adventure that goes from 0-100 in 1.4 seconds. I am all over this psychedelic R&B ride and I don't think I ever wanna' get off.


1 comment:

cjohnson22463 said...

Black Diamond Heavies are headlining day two of the three day Deep Blues Festival July 18-20 Minneapolis/St Paul MN.

Deep Blues Festival

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