Daddy Long Legs to release "Lowdown Ways" and tour Benelux12-04-2019
Daddy Long Legs takes the blues and turns it inside out, upside down, round about and renews their primal energy. Brooklyn, NY-based trio Daddy Long Legs are Brian Hurd (vocals, harmonica, guitar), Murat Akturk (slide guitar) Josh Styles (drums, maraca) and will release their new album Lowdown Ways (Yep Roc) on May 10th. The album is produced by Jimmy Sutton and engineered by Alex Hall (JD McPherson, Pokey LaFarge, Jake La Botz) at Hi-Style Studios in Chicago.
The album features 12 original compositions with songwriting contributions from McPherson and Sutton. A new direction from their first two studio albums (released by Norton Records),Lowdown Ways sees the boys widen their sonic horizons with field hollers, gospel, Cajun, and Mississippi Hill Music, coupled with their renowned supercharged, harp-driven R&B bangers. Frontman Brian Hurd describes “Mornin’ Noon & Nite”, their first single as “a Hoodoo Stomper in the vein of John Lee Hooker and is about one’s pure, savage lust for his or her lover.” When asked by Village Voice “What is Daddy Long Legs?,” Hurd answered, “Rock and roll salvation through the spirit of roots and blues.” While influenced by the likes of Son House, Captain Beefheart, Howlin’ Wolf, MC5,and Dr. Feelgood, their sound personifies garage rock and punk with a contemporary raw twist performed in their own brand of supercharged R&B."
Benelux tourdates in April and May for Daddy Long Legs are coming up!