O Ye Devastator
Spune / Velvet Blue Music
1. A Black Wave Is Comin'
2. Chief of Police in Chicago
3. At the Public Dance
4. Red, Red
5. You've Been a Suspect All Your Life
6. I Got This Fever / O Ye Devastator
8. Do You Hear Wedding Bells
9. All Our Lives (instrumental)
10. And When We Awoke
11. High Blood and Long Evening Dresses
For those of you who are already fans of Mr. Burr, his new record "O Ye Devastator" is finally here. Help us celebrate its release! For those of you unfamiliar with Doug Burr, we think this will be a great treat for your ears and soul. Burr resides in the beautiful city of Denton, TX, and is by no means a stranger to making music. "O Ye Devastator" is his 3rd release with us, which is the proper follow-up to 2007's much adored, "On Promenade". Between these 2 records Burr recorded a project called "The Shawl", which was a shimmering and heavy laden vision of the Psalms.
Doug has been building a steady fan base through each show, his songs appearing in TV shows, and an ever increasing amount of press. Opening for St. Vincent, Richard Buckner, and Great Lake Swimmers has helped as well. He began polishing most of these songs last year while on tour with son volt. Doug has explained the theme of the album to be American roots music rendered as sweeping scenes and story lines, antique, revelatory, and futuristic in scope. After a listen through the album, we think you'll understand what he's talking about.
Burr returned to producer Britton Beisenherz and to Ramble Creek Studios to translate his live sound into studio recordings. The result is a natural sound, earnest and real. Basically, it's the foundation that Burr's career has been built on. The players that make up the rest of the band include Roberto Sanchez on drums, Todd Pertll on pedal steel and banjo, Glen Farris on keys, banjo, and guitar, and Britton Beisenherz on bass and guitar. The cross section of gentle guitars and banjos to dirty distorted guitars and driving percussion always find Burr's melodies in perfect step, though it also leaves us all with a sound that is hard to describe in print. Something we really feel is a great thing!
Below are a few quotes from what others are saying. Doug Burr's music means different things to different people, though there's an underlying personal connection to each. We're anxious to hear what "O Ye Devastator" means to you. Thanks for listening!
"One of the most criminally overlooked performers working in the state, never mind North Texas." - Fort Worth Star-Telegram
"On Promenade" voted best area release of the 2000's by Dallas Observer. "A cohesive album from start to finish, oddly hard to assign genre or reference - it is it's own emotional victory. " - Dallas Observer
Paste Magazine Claimed Burr a 'Top 4 to Watch'. - "Exquisitely detailed, slow and deliberate"
"Burr evokes distinctive voices such as Wilco's Jeff Tweedy or Red House Painters' Mark Kozelek. These warm, inviting compositions are effortlessly beautiful."- Ft. Worth Weekly
"Doug Burr delivers enough heartbreak to drive you to the edge of the bridge, and just enough hope to keep you from jumping. Rugged and pristine, this is music that gets under your skin and goes straight for the heart like a shot of morphine." - Real Roots Cafe, Holland
"Burr shares an intrinsic knowledge of song dynamics with the likes of Jeff Tweedy, and has a voice that tugs at the heart strings. Brilliant! " - Americana UK
"Doug Burr, Damien Jurado, Cold War Kids, Richard Swift, Delta Spirit, and My Brightest Diamond" make the "Gotta Have Faith" list - Idolator
released May 4, 2010
All songs written by Doug Burr, Woven Wings Publishing, ASCAP
Copyright 2010, all rights reserved
Produced by Britton Beisenherz and Doug Burr
Engineered by Britton Beisenherz
Mixed by Britton Beisenherz at Ramble Creek Studio, Austin, TX
Mastered by Jim Wilson at Airshow Mastering, Boulder, CO
Photography by Brandon Lesley
Cover art by Brandon Lesley
Cover model: Anna Burgess
Model wardrobe/makeup: Christina Shoto
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