The Deslondes :: The Deslondes


deslondes-coverThe Deslondes zijn vernoemd naar een straat in New Orleans, de stad waar het kwintet vandaan komt. En ja, dit is New Orleans-muziek, maar het is ook de muziek van de oude Sun-platen, de soul van Stax, de gospel van The Staple Singers, ze zijn The Band, Everly Brothers, Allen Toussaint en Hank Williams. Het is oud en het is nieuw… het is tijdloos. The Deslondes is echter vooral een meer dan fantastische debuut-CD die de tand des tijds moeiteloos zal doorstaan.

Hailed by NPR as “deft assemblers of a sound that traverses decades and styles with humble grace,” New Orleans band The Deslondes mine from the rich history of American music to craft their compelling and wholly unique eponymous debut album. Co-produced by the band and in-demand producer Andrija Tokic (Benjamin Booker, Alabama Shakes, Hurray for the Riff Raff) at his Nashville studio The Bomb Shelter, the 12 tracks are influenced by classic soul, rock ‘n’ roll, R&B, folk, roots country, swamp-boogie, honky-tonk and pre-war music and introduce a collective of gifted singer-songwriters with a deep love for the past and a palpable passion for the present. “They manage to resurrect a lost sound, exclaimed Rolling Stone in their “20 Reasons To Love This Year” preview, adding, “Stax and Sun records are distinct touch points, as are upright-bass-driven melodies — while giving it a modern, vibrant swing, building on the foundations of old-time traditions without sounding like they’re stepping out of a time machine.”


1. Fought The Blues And Won
2. Those Were (Could’ve Been) The Days
3. Heavenly Home
4. Less Honkin’ More Tonkin’
5. Low Down Soul
6. The Real Deal
7. Still Someone
8. Time To Believe In
9. Louise
10. Simple And True
11. Same Blood As Mine
12. Out On The Rise

Deslondes Bio.pdf




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