Good Company by The Dead South on Apple Music

14 Songs

EDITORS’ NOTES

With the blistering banjo of songs like “Long Gone,” Canadian bluegrass pickers The Dead South started a fire that feels like it could burn up a country dance floor. Elsewhere on their debut album, they pull back the pace with the slow strummed intro to “The Recap,” but it picks up again with a gruff, lonesome voice growling tales of barroom damnation. “Banjo Odyssey,” a tale of kissin’ cousins, concludes things as a wailing fiddle sets the stage for a stormy banjo spotlight.

EDITORS’ NOTES

With the blistering banjo of songs like “Long Gone,” Canadian bluegrass pickers The Dead South started a fire that feels like it could burn up a country dance floor. Elsewhere on their debut album, they pull back the pace with the slow strummed intro to “The Recap,” but it picks up again with a gruff, lonesome voice growling tales of barroom damnation. “Banjo Odyssey,” a tale of kissin’ cousins, concludes things as a wailing fiddle sets the stage for a stormy banjo spotlight.

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About The Dead South

Fusing a gritty punk ethos with traditional bluegrass and old-time string band music, Canadian ensemble the Dead South emerged out of Saskatchewan's prairie-bordered capital city, Regina. After debuting in 2013 with the five-song The Ocean Went Mad and We Were to Blame EP, the band recorded its first full-length, Good Company, which was picked up in 2014 by German indie Devil Duck Records, who brought the Dead South on a number of overseas tours during the next couple of years. For its follow-up, 2016's Illusion & Doubt, the band worked with Regina producer Jason Plumb and signed with Toronto label Curve Music. It was a breakthrough release for the Dead South, reaching the Top Five on Billboard's bluegrass chart and raising their profile significantly. Showing their crossover versatility, they collaborated with Canadian hip-hop artist Rich Kidd on an updated version of the 2014 song "In Hell I'll Be in Good Company," which was released in the summer of 2017. ~ Timothy Monger

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