MP3 The Indelicates - David Koresh Superstar
Third Studio Album recorded in London UK and Austin Texas, telling the story of the Waco Siege, and featuring Jimbob (Carter USM), Philip Jeays, Mikey Georgeson (David Devant) and Lily Rae. Executive Producer: Joie Mikitson. Released on Corporate Records.
15 MP3 Songs in this album (65:10) !
Related styles: Rock: Americana, Country: Alt-Country, Type: Lyrical
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A year ago, The Indelicates - having successfully begged to be dropped from their label - released
their sophomore album Songs For Swinging Lovers on Corporate Records, the online record company that they started and which anyone can sign themselves to if they feel like it. They sold 5,000 downloads from the site, a whole bunch of CDs and LPs and quite a few £300 Super Special Limited Editions of One whereby they travelled to people’s houses, performed the album for them, recorded the performance and signed contracts transferring them the
rights in the recording.
As a result, they not only solidified their reputation as one of the most innovative and exciting bands in the UK but they made more than enough money to record and release the follow up: David Koresh Superstar, a dazzlingly ambitious concept album that they’re so smug about their faces hurt.
Telling the multifaceted story of the Waco Siege with a full complement of pedal steel guitars, musical saws and percussive guns in a bitter cocktail of rebel country, luau, disco and rock opera. With a cast that includes Carter USM’s Jim Bob, David Devant and his Spirit Wife’s Vessel, Philip Jeays, Lily Rae and a full greek chorus of strapping Camdenite youth, the record delves into the murky, abusive world of religious extremism, government excess, bad sex and insane logic; rewriting the greatest story ever told on the assumption that the persecuted messiah is definitively mistaken about his divinity.
The album was recorded over two sessions in London’s Bark Studio with Producer Brian O’Shaugnessy (Screamadelica) and Austin, TX’s Ramble Creek Studio with Britton Beisenherz - the latter (greatly aided by executive producer Joie Mikitson and musician Todd Pertll) allowing Simon and Julia the opportunity to visit the Waco site and to inject a bit of genuine Texas into the recording.
Unexpected, disarming and compelling, David Koresh Superstar is the kind of record that could only surface from the fringes of a collapsing mainstream. Songs For Swinging Lovers proved that you could have cult success entirely outside of the Record Industry. This album is good enough to prove that you can have a genuine hit.
The joint project of Simon and Julia Indelicate, The Indelicates formed in Brighton in 2005 - with Simon''s lead guitar and Julia''s piano backed by Ed Van Beinum''s Drums, Kate Newberry''s Bass and Al Clayton''s Rhythm Guitar. Their floating line up was joined after 2009 by bassist Lawrence Owen, guitarist/backing vocalist Lily Rae, guitarist Keith Top of The Pops and drummer Neil Rocks; they are currently rehearsing for Jeff Wayne style performances of the new album. They have played and been released all over the world, headlining the second stage at Austria''s frequency festival, supporting Art Brut in Germany, Amanda Palmer in Scotland and The Vaselines in New York; as well as touring extensively in Europe and the UK. They have been public in their support for digital rights - despite the bleating of the music industry - even to the point of addressing an all party political group in Committee Room 6 of the House of Commons in February. Largely so as to avoid ever having to be described as a ‘Brighton Band’, Simon and Julia moved to Lewes several years ago.
Praise for The Indelicates:
"...I was hooked in one, as they took apart, with bitter grace, the media /academic obsession with and delight in the downfall of stars and idols."
NEIL GAIMAN (Author of Coraline, The Sandman Comic series)
"Wow! Piano! Oldschool! Punkrock! The girl sounds gorgeous! Is it possible to tell how someone looks by their voice? I love her!"
JACK BLACK in INTRO MAGAZINE
"...frank yet florid lyrics worthy of Billy Bragg."
"Neo-Brecht/Weill theatricality? Check. Profane razor strop wit? Check. Irreverent misanthropy? Check. Scathing socio-cultural critiques? Check. Acid sweet indiepop songcraft? Check. Meet the fabulously unfashionable, unfashionably fabulous Indelicates."
"It’s impossible to overstate how much music today needs The Indelicates; in our darkest hour, hope may yet be at hand"
"...the Indelicates have been my favourite new band in every end of year poll I’ve been asked to complete in the last four years, but that is not enough. They are going to become the answer to every question put to me..."
EDDIE ARGOS (Art Brut) in MUSIK EXPRESS
"There are few today who match The Indelicates’ desire to make songs that awaken your limbs, your brain, and your funny bone..."
"...the Indelicates'' trick is to suck you in with hooks that have you either dancing or swooning before the lyrics smash you in the chops"
"...this is intelligent, poetic indie-rock. In other words, it bears no resemblance to The View, The Fratellis, or any other examples of that kind of nonsense"
"This record is vicious. It sits in the corner of the pub, performing character assassinations on you and all you hold dear. And you let it get away with it because it is beautiful. "
"This is an important album – nothing and nobody will convince me otherwise"
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DE TOUR: October/ November
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