Our first long player release of 2019 marks the return of Night Beats with their fourth album ‘Myth Of A Man.’
This year the band shared the first track from the record, ‘Her Cold Cold Heart’, which evokes the noxious feeling and hypnotic state of toxic love.
Now, they share a brand new single ‘One Thing.’ Talking about the track, Danny from the band says:
“Pride is a fickle thing and its usually misplaced. It’s about being rolled up and smoked.”
LISTEN TO ‘ONE THING’ HERE:
Fronted by Texan native Danny Lee Backwell, ‘Myth Of A Man’ is an album that holds its own next to the classics, less of the bloodshot acid trip of Sonic Bloom (2013) and Who Sold My Generation (2016) here, Blackwell has recalibrated them, slowed them down just enough and allowed them the space to breathe and exist as something new. It’s the same book, just a different chapter.
Written during a particularly destructive period for the band, the album is populated by fallen angels, blood-sucking wanderers, and vindictive lovers—sketches of people the band has surely come across during their cosmic roving through the underground—but the character most present is Blackwell, himself. “Myth Of A Man can be summed up as a personal display of vulnerability and guilty conscience,” he explains, “Destroying the mythos of what it means to live and function in society.” With its bold steps forward, Myth Of A Man serves as both a takedown and reintroduction of the band as we know it—the strongest evidence that you’ll never be able to pin Night Beats down.
While Blackwell has always fed off the musical legacy of his Texas roots—Roky Erickson and the 13th Floor Elevators, The Red Krayola, The Black Angels and more paving the way for the the napalm-coated psych-rock headtrip of past albums—Myth Of A Man has him pulling from the surrogate wellspring of Nashville, Tennessee.
It was there that he worked with the eminent Dan Auerbach, and a murderer’s row of battle-worn session musicians—the combined weight of experience that comes from working with every legend from Aretha Franklin to Elvis not lost on Blackwell. “I was just humbled by being accepted,” he explains, “Big hearts all around.”
‘Myth Of A Man’ will be released on Friday January 28th.
Known for their thrilling lie shows, Night Beats return to the UK in November for a run of headline shows set to blow your socks off.
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