by Kevin K.
Locals O’death will be playing a cool little benefit house party for Katrina victims tomorrow night (3/10) in Bushwick (along w/ the Good Good, Hi-Red Center, and Schmendricks). The tracks from their new CD Head Home on their Myspace site sound dang fine (I’ll be reviewing the release later in the month) and they’re already getting some great buzz in the music blog world.
From An Aquarium Drunkard:
The O’death sound: Imagine a slightly disturbing blend of old-world Appalachian folk music crossed with Tom Waits fronting a modern-rock/folk band. Insanity works for the band, and it’s clearly captured on the album. It’s the soundtrack to your worst nightmare…or perhaps a bad experience with hallucinogens, but in a good way somehow.
Some “live” photos of O’Death (and a very ecstatic endorsement) can be found at Sucka Pants.
FUN FACT: I was once at a bluegrass festival where the legendary Ralph Stanley sang “O Death” and someone in the audience had a heart attack during the song and later died. That evening, during his second appearance of the day, Ralph sang the song again. I guess he wanted to see if he was God or something. Nobody died the second time.