Dark Folk and Americana artist Amigo The Devil has announced his brand new album, Born Against. The album is due for on LP, CD and digital formats on 19th February 2021 via Amigo’s own label, Liars Club. Recorded at Modern Electric in Dallas with producer Beau Bedford, the album is the next chapter in the story of Amigo The Devil, aka Danny Kiranos who has built a cult following around the world and performed solo tours, concerts and at major festivals. You can pre-order the new album at hte link below.
Troubador is a terminology almost forgotten to time. Sure it applies to a lot of Indie-Folk and Alternative artists. There are some really great storytellers across different genres in music history: Johnny Cash,Nick Cave, Tom Waits, Neil Young, Eddie Vedder, Loudon Wainwright III, Jaye Jale, Emma Ruth Rundle, The White Buffalo, Marissa Nadler, Chris Smither, Wovenhand, and even the lighter side of artists like Xasthur and Panopticon. Why not mash-up soulful Blues and Country like Hank III, but also Torch Song Art-Punk like Amanda Palmer? It can be done if you have the talent and the ability to convey realness. Fake anything won’t work for this style at all. Amigo The Devil a.ka. Danny Kiranos deals in these realities that point the mirror at the less flattering and absurd moments in life, including at himself. His new album, the Ross Robinson (Korn, Sepultura) produced Every Thing Is Fine (Regime Music Group) conveys this in spades.Continue reading
The morose two-song 7″ bears a heart-wrenching original track named “Weeping Willow” leading things off on the A-side, and a stark rendition of Nirvana’s “Something In The Way” on the B-side, and the whole thing showcasing both acts in an entirely new way, which is streamed here.
GODHUNTER & AMIGO THE DEVIL Present: The Outer Dark is on its way from the plant, destined for grim unveiling on Valentine’s Day, Saturday, February 14th, as a co-release between GODHUNTER-partially-owned Battleground Records and EARSPLIT‘s label subdivision, The Compound. With an ominous, acoustic, folk/Western musical theme far removed from GODHUNTER’s abrasive hardcore/crust-influenced sludge tones, here the quintet – guitarists/vocalists Jake Brazelton and David Rodgers, bassist Dick Williamson, drummer Andy Kratzenberg, and keyboardist/cellist Matthew Davis – is joined by one Danny Kiranos, a.k.a. AMIGO THE DEVIL, who supplies soaring vocals and ethereal Theremin contributions to the two-song 7″. The Outer Dark was recorded in multiple sessions during the Summer of 2014 at Arcane Digital Studios in Chandler, Arizona, and was produced, mixed and mastered by Ryan Butler.