Black Diamond Heavies

28 07 2008

The Black Diamond Heavies just absolutely rock: straight up! Yet another blues inspired duo, coming from Alive Natural Sound Records, which is quickly becoming one of my favorite indie labels. I covered another band of theirs the Buffalo Killers, back in April, who also rip it up. Conveniently, they both have The Black Keys’ epicly talented, Dan Auerbach, sprinkling some of that “magic potion” over them. Thus creating an electrifying sound.

They have the raw punk of the New York Dolls fused with the gritty sandpaper blues of Tom Waits. Feeling like you’re in a muggy blues joint, the fuzzy guitar chords and vibrant drum rolls induce sudden gyrations through out your body. Needless to say, frontman John Wesley Myers can easily transcend into a sweet, lonesome ballad with “Bidding my time,” similar to the sound of Louis Armstrong. Do yourself a favor and check them out while they’re on tour.




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30 07 2008
Brimstone Howl « Grimy Goods

[…] band off Alive Natural Sound Records, who’s debut album “Guts of Steel” was also produced by The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach. Well now these kids are set to release their […]

21 08 2008
The Black Diamond Heavies Vs The Black Keys « Grimy Goods

[…] anyone who reads this blog religiously couldn’t tell) but I do love the raw gritty blues of The Black Diamond Heavies. Although Dan Auerbach helped produce these guys, many are saying they surpass the Keys. Hmmm … […]

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