The latest from Seattle’s Tom Dyer is a twisted Americana adventure, a Waits-ian take on the blues, particularly in the arrangements and instrumental experimentation with things like the bulbul tarang, charango and melodica. Dyer’s baritone voice holds the whole thing together, preaching a gravelly sermon like Leonard Cohen high on Captain Beefheart, whose “Smithsonian Institute Blues (Or the Big Dig)” appears on the LP alongside a Sonics cover.
Carlton IV has shot footage for There Be Killin’ (In My Town) from Tom Dyer’s I Ain’t Blue Any More album. The video, being edited by GMR VP Howie Wahlen will include news footage from the recent killing sprees in Seattle, the subject matter of this topical number.
Okay – we got the album of the month thing working last night and everything is live this very minute.
1. My new album I’ve been rambling about for the last 6 months is a done deal. 2. You can hear it now, you can buy it right now from GMR, you can buy it in stores soon, you can watch the video of The Witch right now. 3. How much fun is that!