New music from the Wichita trio — "Roots and Blues from the Heartland!"
"Raw, dirty, primal and infectious...sizzling guitar, sturdy vocals and rude harmonica" — USA Today
"Deeply satisfying...gritty soul and blues with garage overtones and fire-and-brimstone vocals" — Living Blues
The self-described Wichita-based "roots and blues from the heartland" group — guitarist Aaron Moreland, harpist/vocalist Dustin Arbuckle and drummer Kendall Newby — return with their latest studio album, their debut on the Aligator label, Promised Land Or Bust.
Moreland, Arbuckle and Newby bring fierce electric fury and unrelenting punk rock energy to their original songs, inspired by raw Delta and Mississippi Hill Country blues. Their songs are expertly executed with musical muscle and fifth-gear urgency. When they perform more traditional blues, they play with the same decisive command. With each of their six previous releases, the band has grown musically and lyrically, creating a signature sound while earning a large and loyal worldwide fan base. Their legendary raw and raucous live shows are played with wild abandon. The New York Post says Moreland & Arbuckle have "a raw juke joint exuberance with a dirt-under-the fingernails garage band attack."
The group's evolution continues with their Alligator Records debut Promised Land Or Bust (available on CD and vinyl) produced by Matt Bayles (Mastodon, Botch, The Sword). From the howling cosmic opener "Take Me With You (When You Go)" to the stomping "Mean And Evil" to the plaintive "Mount Comfort," Promised Land Or Bust is a far-reaching musical showcase. The instantly-memorable, slice-of-life songs paint scenes of double-crossed lovers, women meaner than the devil, and isolated loners beaten down by careless love. According to Moreland, "The new album is consciously traditional but still has the signature drive and power that we have crafted over the past thirteen years."
|Take Me With You (When You Go)|
|Mean And Evil|
|When The Lights Are Burning Low|
|Woman Down In Arkansas|
|Long Did I Hide It|
|I’m A King Bee|
|Long Way Home|
|Why’d She Have To Go (And Let Me Down)?|