I saw Delta Rae on the Cayamo Cruise earlier this year. They blew the socks off everyone. Headlining artists like Brandi Carlile, Steve Earle, Emmylou Harris, and John Hiatt were present for their show. In fact Edwin McCain only had great things to say about them after their show.
Delta Rae is an awesome group that deserves as much local press as we can give them!
I appreciate that, but I think as a local band Delta Rae deserved better treatment than they got here. It's not that I disagree with the assessment, it's that I disagree with the way the review was framed.
Hello, ecb103. We support local artists and musicians every week, best I can tell. It's just that you disagree with this particular assessment. Might I recommend the Wesley Wolfe LP, which I call one of the best albums of the year on the same (printed) page as this review? Thanks!
So we have a local band, just starting out, who puts some money together and puts out their own album. In the process they pick up a crowd of diehard local fans and inject a ton of excitement and fresh energy into the Triangle music scene -- and bring out a couple of big name artists who come down to Durham just to have the opportunity to play with them.
Then we have a local paper, who rather than embracing a homegrown, undisputedly talented group of kids, decides to take the first possible opportunity to dismiss them; treats them like they're phonies, like they're just masquerading as "a couple of poor Southern kids." Seriously? Is this not a North Carolina independent paper? Is the concept of being "poor" and "Southern," and young and struggling, really that hackneyed? Look around!
I think it would be pretty nice if our local paper could support our local artists. But obviously being cool and critical doesn't allow much room for appreciating authentic, sincerely expressed emotion.
Just a minor clarification: the lyric is "So young we started in love, too old to start again now." The misquote in the article doesn't quite make sense.
A well-written article, but it misses the mark. DR's debut album would be insincere if the stories weren't true. Dig into Delta Rae's background and you'll find that they've had their share of hard knocks and loves lost. Plus, this is an album that resonates not only with the background of the band but with the lives of so many other young people today.
grayson currin is the reason i borrow my mom's zanex
-mike goofybasslines robinson
damn...i missed this one.
anyway, Scudda is major fam! one of the coolest i have ever shared my green twinkies with after a live show!! i'm glad that he finally is steppin up to his own plate and out of the shadows of his justus league homies. although, i'll have to say that it's not surprising that his bravado is even larger on his own mixtape. this is what makes him discernable from other emcees...he's cocky and he knows it and is unapologetic.
This is "real" NC punk rock at its best!
Who else is in the band? Three white dudes and Danny Mason.
Graveyard Fields Groupie -- You're absolutely correct. It's been fixed. Thanks!
Nice review of a really nice EP.
The songwriter's name in Graveyard Fields is Brian Risk. Brian Fisk is some other dude who lives in Landford, Wiltshire, England.
Long live creative writing, yes lyrics, and this band has it, that & a certain 3-piece honesty that you just don't find in those bands that follow a formula for popularity, the only formula followed here is the one this talented writing threesome created .
"I wanted to be the one, who killed spiders for you"
- Joe Norkus
Come on out to experience this FREE ELECTRIC STATE cascading wall of late sixties like sound at the Pinhook on Friday night, (yes, like San Fran back before it went nation wide), be prepared to be blown away, what with A Rooster For The Masses opening, and don't miss the very cool Beloved Binge, a lineup worth taking in.
1)Is the reviewer aware of their alter ego "Shortest Straw " ?They only play songs off of the first four Metallica albums.
2)They remind me of classic 80's Bay Area Thrash-and I should know because I was there.
3)Everyone reading this should go to their myspace or better yet,check them out live.
awesome review of an awesome album.
First impression of this article: This writer sounds like a music fan that wasn't disappointed by New Kids on the Block....
i really enjoy this album... Ive been a fan of Blatant Disarray since i first saw them at Lincoln Theatre a few years back. Kudos on the cd guys!
Love those Spider Bags live shows. Really looking forward to seeing them at the Pinhook tomorrow night.
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