Monday, September 28, 2015
Monday, new week, time to introduce the "Record Of The Week".
The Swedish rockers GRAVEYARD chose my birthday (September 25th) to release their fourth full-length effort, "Innocence & Decadence". Nice of them to think of me, although I honestly do not think it was my birthday that was behind the date for this fall release even if I would like it to be so. Let's say that's the case with this release. Enough about the ego trip.
”Somewhere between Innocence & Decadence is where you´ll find GRAVEYARD. Hard at work trying to figure out which apples that will fall from what tree. Can you see us? We´re that little hopeless case of a fly in denial – since forever stuck between the piles of shit that your ever repeating life keeps lining up for you”
GRAVEYARD have been delivering excellent fuzz-soaked, blues retro sound across three full-length albums over the years. The 4th album "Innocence & Decadence" continues where they left last time, but with a more grown up attitude, it swings with a big soul and have a groove that shuffles in all the corners among the classic rock vein.
Just after the first spin you will hear immediately that this is not a rush job, but an well thought out record, made with heart, sweat and synchronized desires. All members have made their marks on "Innocence & Decadence". The vocal parts where we hear Joakim Nilsson's very characteristic voice in the center shows no weakness at all, he sounds great. Even the return of Truls Mörck who takes place behind the microphone in the song "From A Hole In A Wall" where he does it with style and creates a small protrusion on the album. The music steps a bit back to the late ’60s in the more pop-leaning tunes. Jonatan Ramm's riffs are cleaver and innovative, yet old.
The album starts with a psyched-out killer opener "Magnetic Shunk" to the soulful sleeping bare skin ballad of closer "Stay For A Song". In between we have classic GRAVEYARD material like "The Apple In The Tree", "Never Thiers To Sell" and the psychedelic "Hard-Heeded". The album got a few soulful ballads like the amazing "Exit 97" and the lovely stand out tune "Too Much Is Not Enough". The two last songs are pretty slow bluesy things. This album is infused with Joakim Nilsson's skills and the beauty of Jonatan Ramm's riffs. "Innocence & Decadence" reflecting perfectly the versatility of their songwriting. The album hooks me and I catch my self smiling, hey, they did it again!!
With "Innocence & Decadence" the band explores new territories - without getting lost. It's a bloody well-made music!
"Innocence & Decadence" has been recorded in the Atlantis Studios in Stockholm (Sweden) alongside both Janne Hansson and Johan Lindström.
Today's tune "Too Much Is Not Enough" is taken from "Innocence & Decadence". This tune is the most stand out song they have produced so far and I just love it. It's a really soulful piece that touches you deep.
Upcoming Tour Dates:
Oct 11 Dynamo Zurich, Switzerland
Oct 16 KB Malmö, Sweden
Oct 17 Münchenbryggeriet Södermalm, Sweden
Oct 23 Pustervik Göteborg, Sweden
Oct 30 Technikum Kultfabrik Munich, Germany
Oct 31 Kulturzentrum Schlachthof e.V. Wiesbaden, Germany
Nov 01 Melkweg Oude Zaal Amsterdam, Netherlands
Nov 03 O2 Academy Birmingham Birmingham, United Kingdom
Nov 04 Electric Ballroom London, United Kingdom
Nov 05 Manchester Academy 3 Manchester, United Kingdom
Nov 06 Muziekcentrum Trix Antwerpen, Belgium
Nov 07 L’Atelier Luxembourg Ville, Luxembourg
Nov 09 Arena Wien Vienna, Austria
Nov 11 Circolo Magnolia Segrate Mi, Italy
Nov 12 Post Tenebras Rock Geneva, Switzerland
Dec 04 Ace Of Cups Columbus, OH
Dec 06 Fine Line Minneapolis, MN
Dec 08 The Summit Music Hall Denver, CO
Dec 12 Venue Vancouver, Canada
Dec 15 The Fillmore San Francisco, CA
Dec 16 FONDA THEATRE Los Angeles, CA
Dec 17 Crescent Ballroom Phoenix, AZ
More info @
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