Dan Sartain-Legacy Of Hospitality

20 04 2011

Eagle-eyed readers of my Twitter may recall that yesterday I was sent a free keg of beer. Well, today my postie has once again pulled out all the stops as he has delivered me the new Dan Sartain album ‘Legacy Of Hospitality’ and accompanying film (courtesy of the good people at One Little Indian).

I have to say I’m really looking forward to watching the movie and the free 3D glasses are a nice touch too! At the moment the so-called Skinny Man is on tour and Irish readers can catch him at the Crane Lane Theatre, Cork on April 27, McHugh’s in Belfast on April 28 and the Button Factory in Dublin on April 29. He’s also playing a bunch of dates around Europe too. ‘Legacy Of Hospitality’ is out on April 25.

If you’ve never seen him before you should make sure to check him out. Here’s a reprint of my review of his last album that ran in AU to get you in the mood.

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Dan Sartain

Dan Sartain Lives (One Little Indian)

After enduring an apparent lifetime to hear some new material from Dan Sartain (ok, it was four years) the Alabama-based riff-slamma finally unleashes his knowingly-titled third record ‘Dan Sartain Lives’ this month and while he doesn’t change the formula too much, it’s an opus of effortlessly cool proportions. Perhaps the best thing about the album though, is the fact that it’s so devoted to the retro sound it could have been recorded in any decade from the 50s onwards. Hell, you can almost hear the valve amps wheeze with exhaustion during the rockabilly stomp of ‘Atheist Funeral’ and ‘Those Thoughts.’ However, Sartain is far from being a one trick pony. The brooding waltz of ‘Bad Things Will Happen’ is both sexual and sinister and the canny lyrics of ‘Yes Man’ assert that the musician has little time for being “cool” or in fashion and both are definite highlights on an album that is a more than welcome addition to his rapidly growing legend. While some folk might say his sound is cliché, we like to think of it as classic.

 8/10

Download: ‘Atheist Funeral, ‘Bohemian Grove,’ ‘Bad Things Will Happen’

For Fans Of: The Night Marchers, Link Wray, El Vez

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The Jim Jones Revue ‘High Horse’

29 11 2010

As it’s rapidly approaching the month of December, I’ve been asked to submit my ‘Albums of the Year’ and all that jazz for various places, and while I would rather choose to listen to the odious Gillian McKeith’s “I’m afraid of spiders” song on constant repeat than compile these types of lists, it’s an unavoidable part of the job.

Still, records by the Smoking Hearts, the Drums, Dan Sartain and more made it a little easier and one of the picks of the bunch was ‘Burning Your House Down’ by the Jim Jones Revue. This band are so far up my street it’s unreal. What a voice.





AU Review-Dan Sartain Lives

4 09 2010

Haven’t stuck any album reviews up on Blogging a Dead Horse in a while-so here’s one of the ace new Dan Sartain record. Gotta love the Skinny Man.

Dan Sartain

Dan Sartain Lives (One Little Indian)

After enduring an apparent lifetime to hear some new material from Dan Sartain (ok, it was four years) the Alabama-based riff-slamma finally unleashes his knowingly-titled third record ‘Dan Sartain Lives’ this month and while he doesn’t change the formula too much, it’s an opus of effortlessly cool proportions. Perhaps the best thing about the album though, is the fact that it’s so devoted to the retro sound it could have been recorded in any decade from the 50s onwards. Hell, you can almost hear the valve amps wheeze with exhaustion during the rockabilly stomp of ‘Atheist Funeral’ and ‘Those Thoughts.’ However, Sartain is far from being a one trick pony. The brooding waltz of ‘Bad Things Will Happen’ is both sexual and sinister and the canny lyrics of ‘Yes Man’ assert that the musician has little time for being “cool” or in fashion and both are definite highlights on an album that is a more than welcome addition to his rapidly growing legend. While some folk might say his sound is cliché, we like to think of it as classic.

8/10

Download: ‘Atheist Funeral, ‘Bohemian Grove,’ ‘Bad Things Will Happen’

For Fans Of: The Night Marchers, Link Wray, El Vez





Dan Sartain-Atheist Funeral/Belfast Date

23 03 2010

Good news for fans of the Skinny Man! Not only has he made a lovely video for his new single ‘Atheist Funeral’ (which you can watch below) but he’s playing in Auntie Annie’s in Belfast on May 23. I’m currently waiting on a promo of his long awaited new album and if it’s half as good as ‘Join Dan Sartain’ we’re all in for a treat.





More Skinny Man!

12 11 2009

Fuck it, I enjoyed that ‘Replacement Man’ video so much, here’s a few more. Honestly-if you’ve any shred of good taste, get your arses to this gig.

 

 





The Night Marchers/Dan Sartain

12 11 2009

It’s been a bit of a mad one today. Two phoners, one written interview and two columns and I’ve more to do later on. Tomorrow when I’ve a bit of free time I’m gonna post up my interview with Brody Dalle from the summer, but for now I’m putting up a video of the insanely under-appreciated Dan Sartain, who plays the Black Box in Belfast next Wednesday.