Blaze

by Dirtwire

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Whisdoms End
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Whisdoms End Dirtwire is one of my coolest discoveries here on BC, but you guys definitely have to create some sort of genre name because I struggle very hard to discribe this!

When space cowboys would start a band - I swear it would sound like Dirtwire while being at least double as cool as the cantina band (THERE - I SAID IT!) Favorite track: Lord Almighty.
Christophe Van Camp
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Christophe Van Camp what can I say, awesome.... Favorite track: All Jaw Harps All the Time.
brandon nichols
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brandon nichols A brilliant soundscape, soulful, rich, and textured. Thankyou for making such GOOD music
Kenneth Pyron
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Kenneth Pyron Tasty, swampy tunes. Offbeat enough to keep you engaged with repeated listens. Well done. Favorite track: Stranger.
Martin
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Martin Outstanding as always. Re-downloading it as FLAC is 100% worth it, Dirtwire's music makes you realize how much gets lost on lossy codecs.
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Dirtwire’s forthcoming album “Blaze” is a project that is true to the “spark” or “wild fire” that inspired its title, and ensures the listener will be captivated by the explosive and untamed tapestry of songs that are on this latest release. A California based trio comprised of David Satori of Beats Antique, Evan Fraser of The Dogon Lights & Bolo, and Mark Revelry of Jed and Lucia, Dirtwire has been able to tap into the vast musical expertise and experience of its members, in a way that embodies the renegade approach to creating that defines this group of cosmic cowboys. The sixth studio album for this group and second with Reveley, is a truly unapologetic journey of musical fusion in its boldest realization. Although the group has often been referred to as “blues bass”, or “swamptronica”, Blaze pushes any notion of genre based boundaries even further, audibly emphasizing the curiosity the band has about what defines “their sound.”

The first single “Stranger”, is an embodiment of that concept, with its ability to conjure up nostalgic Americana sentiments with earthy harmonica riffs by Fraser, but seamlessly melds itself into dance inspiring bass drops. The unique quality of Dirtwire is that they have the ability to incorporate diverse and somewhat unusual choices of instrumentation, and yet still provide the listener with a sonic cohesion. Having been friends since attending Cal Arts together, the relationship the band has equips them with an opportunity to experiment within the understanding that each individual brings an expansive musical lexicon, and that gives the group a lot of freedom to play. This uniformed level of contribution, enables the group’s creative methodology of “spontaneous combustion”, which they relied on to record “Blaze” in Spring 2017, amidst a heavy tour schedule.

Audiences have positively received the unorthodox nature of how this band creates and performs, as Dirtwire continues to develop and hone their live shows. With a western based aesthetic, choreographed instrumental solos, and the occasional dance moves, Dirtwire has become a sought after live act, due to the large personality of the members, and their ability to strike that balance in music between tradition and technology. The collaborative origin of this group is expressed heavily on this upcoming album, as they incorporate the talents of other artists to bring them to aspects of discovery in their sonic story telling.

Blaze was released on December 1st, 2017. Blaze is Dirtwire's 6th album.
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credits

released December 1, 2017

Dirtwire:

Mark Reveley - whamola, electric resonator guitar, acoustic guitar, banjo, mandolin, cigar box slide guitar, bagpipes, vocals, production

Evan Fraser - vocals, jaw harps, harmonica, kalimba, kamale ngoni, bass kamale ngoni, lap steel resonator slide guitar, megaphone, overtone flute, talking drum, bones, pandeiro, percussion, production

David Satori - violin, guitarjo, mbira, acoustic guitar, drum set, vocals, slide whistle, production

Guests:

SK Kakraba - balaphone on "So Far Away"

The Tailor - banjo, vocals, production on "The Sideshow"

Emma Lucia (Jed & Lucia) -vocals on "Still There"

Sylvain Carton - electric guitar on "So Far Away"

Sean Rodman (Moontricks) - banjo, vocals on "Want No More"
Nog Osiris (Moontricks) -piano, production on "Want No More"

Art by Brin Levinson

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Dirtwire Oakland, California

Dirtwire is a traveller’s collage of instruments and electronic production foraged from Electric Forest to the mountains of Tuva. Far from home, these troubadours are welcome for the most important language they speak: music. Lifelong musicians Evan Fraser, David Satori, and Mark Reveley are touring now under the banner of Dirtwire, with songs from their new record “Road Goes All Night”. ... more

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Track Name: Stranger
Call me outlaw
call me renegade
ca
Track Name: No More (feat. Moontricks)
I
I ain’t got no thoughts for you
You
You got lots on-your mind
I
Shoulda shot you down at noon
You
You got caught in line


My look aint so hot I’ve been gambling lots and I’m losing my mind

I don’t want no more
I don’t want no more
I don’t want no more
I don’t want no more
Track Name: Lord Almighty
This the only way
Heaven knows what I say
i’m Down on my knees and pray
Lord almighty

Once she got to me
Never again be free
Now I just want to see
Lord Almighty


20 long years ago
The priest he whispered slow
Into the fires you’ll go
Lord Almighty

But I paid him no mind
Buried my soul in time
Now I’m called divine
Lord Almighty

Now I’m called divine
Lord Almighty