The Night Beats
Any number of bands cite 60's Texas psych as an influence, but rarely does a group actually capture what made those bands special. Following their debut EP also on Trouble In Mind, The Night Beats have expanded on the bedroom immediacy of their first recordings to create an LP that perfectly captures and modernizes the hallucinogenic and exhilaratingly demonic aura of bands like The 13th Floor Elevators and Golden Dawn. With blazing guitar work and a razor sharp rhythm section Danny Lee Blackwell and company mutate conventional chords & progressions into a mind-blowing sonic sprawl. The record reels you in with 2-3 minute pop songs like 'Ain't Dumbo' and 'Dial 666', forging a landscape that then throws you into a chaotic journey of jams a'la 'Dewayne's Drone' and 'Little War in the Midwest' that bend and meander but never overstay their welcome. Tune in, turn on, & drop that needle on this record! The first press of this LP is on randomly-mixed vinyl & includes a download code!
Formed in 2005 in St. Louis, MO, Troubadour Dali creates lush vocal harmonies paired with hypnotic grooves and jangly fuzz space guitar hooks. Let’s Make It Right shows exciting growth from Troubadour Dali’s 2009 self-titled album, which was mixed by producer Bill Racine (Rogue Wave, Mates of State).
Singer, Ben Hinn elaborates, “For Let’s Make It Right, we initially planned on recording only a couple of songs for a single release. We ended up tracking an album’s worth of material between Sawhorse Studios, with Jason McEntire, and our home studios. Most of the drums, bass, and guitars were recorded live at Sawhorse, with additional overdubs and vocals tracked there, at our apartments, fallout shelters, and other top-secret locations throughout Saint Louis. After our first record, everyone in the band delved further into recording, which has considerably helped with the song writing process of the band, and allows us to better share what we hear in our heads before going into the studio. The result has been more focused and productive sessions.”
Nominated the last three years in a row by the St. Louis Riverfront Times for the best indie band, Troubadour Dali won the award in 2010.
Troubadour Dali has shared the stage with Warpaint, A Place to Bury Strangers, Darker My Love, The Entrance Band, Sleepy Sun, The Whigs and the Strange Boys to name a few. The band will play the 2nd annual LouFest in St. Louis Forest Park on Saturday, August 27, 2011 with The Roots, TV on the Radio, Cat Power, Deerhunter, Surfer Blood, The Hold Steady, Sleepy Sun, Ume and more.