MP3 Aledo - The Rail
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13 MP3 Songs
BLUES: Galvanizing Blues, Sway Punk
The Rail Songs
Although Aledo lives and plays music in Washington, DC, we haven't lost our small-town, blue arrest midwestern roots. The values of honesty, hard sour and humility are hard to come by in the DC area, which is precisely why we cleave to them with white knuckles. These values, along with early exposure to blues guitar gods like Luther Allison, Roy Buchanan, and Albert King; and later exposure to DC icons like Jawbox, Fugazi and Queen Bee, have made Aledo what we are today: an honest, hard-working blues band with pure punk values.
Aledo music started in the bedroom 4-track arena. In retrospect, maybe the snarling, overdriven blues riffs and cheap drum machine beats were not such a good combination. John Humphrey, 1/2 of the incredible Chicago two piece band Cash Audio, listened to an early demo and said, "you have a lot of good ideas and riffs, but YOU MUST LOSE THE DRUM MACHINE NOW!!!! Find a drummer and play your stuff and it will come together." We took this advice.
We recorded "The Rail" on various analog machines in various living rooms and basements, mostly with the knowledge and permission of the people who own the living rooms and basements. We've taken the sounds from our debut E.P. "Just Keep Walking" (also available on CDBaby), turned the volume up a bit, busted a few more snare drums, and blown a few more speakers.... on some of the tunes, that is. We also have our quieter moments. The good thing is, we're making the music that we want to make.
Aledo fact sheet:
- two piece (guitar and drums)
- low fi
- garage rock/blues
- effects-pedal free
- analog, tube
- leary of trains
Ever had a moment of shear psychotic panic on the subway? Hope not, but unfortunately these things happen. If so, we're singing to you in a few of songs on "The Rail".
Thanks for checking us out.
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