Signal Kitchen Presents:
w/ Dead Messengers
Thursday, March 14, 2019
18+ $20 ADV // $25 DOS
Home. Where the heart is. For Bombino and most other Touareg, there’s only one place that can be. In recent years, the rest of the world has largely written off that home as a hot and savage wasteland, a bolt-hole for religious extremists and terrorists, a geopolitical video nasty with little to offer apart from the oil, gold and phosphates that lie beneath its soil. But Bombino would like us to take a closer look and think again. His feelings are beautifully summed up in the song “Tehigren” (‘Trees’), from his brand new album ‘Deran’: ‘Do not forget the green trees / In our valleys in the Sahara / In the shade of which, / Rest the beautiful girls / Radiant and lovable’.
Soulful, psychedelic, heavy-as-hell: Dead Messengers’ sound is massive and visceral. The music moves like a film score from dark to light, delicate to destructive, with a dedicated underpinning of vintage analogue sound.
The band’s debut features guests from Artists like Lucius, Bombino, Aubrey Haddard, and Turkuaz. There is a significant amount vibe lathered on every track, with soaring, epic vocals, psycho-garage guitar tones, exploding pedals, sweeping string sections and overdriven horns. The band leader is Boston-based writer and producer Patrick Hanlin of Revivalhouse Records. Debut album out 2019.