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Brooklyn-based musician Kevn Kinney‘s new album a good country mile is a collaboration between longtime friends and musical cohorts he and Anton Fier (formerly of famed New York post punk band The Feelies). Made out of a mutual appreciation for good old fashioned rock n’ roll, the album – and tracks like “In the Land of Things (That Used to Be)” – are textbook examples the genre done right. Big riffs, upbeat rhythms and sing-along lyrics are the name of the game here.
Southern singer songwriter Dave Barnes channels the soul, blues and rock of his native Mississippi into his eclectic pop songs. When he first arrived in Nashville to pursue his dream as a musician he initially gravitated towards the folk scene, but over time he got back to his roots, infusing his songs with the depth and groove of the Motown music he grew up with. On “White Flag” he integrates these various influences together, synthesizing a catchy pop sound of his own.
We can guarantee you’ve never heard anything like Gypsyphonic Disko before, a high energy, cultural-car-crash of New Orleans bounce, hip hop and Balkan folk music. If that sounds crazy, well, it is. But in a completely awesome way.
The different sounds are blended expertly so that each adds something to the other without sounding muddled. “Quickie Phonic” is one of our favorite tracks from the album, very heavy on the New Orleans bounce – but the whole affair is solid throughout. Featuring vocals from major names like Sissy Nobby, Juvenile, Gift of Gab, Katey Red, Lateef the Truthspeaker and Big Freedia Gypsyphonic Disko Vol. 1 is a sure-fire party stater.
The whole album is up for free download at their website.
Growing up in St. Bernard projects of New Orleans, The Youngest Ones – D-Danger, Supa D Da Boss and Killa Da King – did everything together, and it was together that they realized that their future lay in music, not the streets. Now with over seven years of writing, recording and touring under their belts, it’s clear they’ve chosen the right path.