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“SOON MY WORK WILL BE OVER” BY BLIND WILLIES

| On 26, Jul 2011


“SOON MY WORK WILL BE OVER” BY BLIND WILLIES

Blind Willies – Soon My Work Will Be Over by PlanetaryOnlinePR

NEEDLE, FEATHER AND A ROPE OUT NOW
ON DIGGORY RECORDS

ON TOUR NOW

“San Francisco’s Blind Willies is the kind of band whose music sharply divides listeners’ opinions almost instantly. While some might take that as a knock, I consider it a testament to the intensity and tenacity with which they explore their own boundaries.” Laurel Kathleen, Bestnewbands.com

Replete with a sweet guitar melody, the pure vocals of Alexei Wajchman, a full horn section, and a groovy bass line is the working-class themed, blues-inspired “Soon My Work Will Be Over.” As the second single from the album Needle, Feather, and a Rope, this track shows the diversity of the band Blind Willies. “Soon…” slots somewhere between Middle Brother and Nick Cave or Deer Tick and Tom Waits; it exemplifies a mix of tradition and modern nostalgia. As posited by Keith Laidlaw of KQED Arts & Culture, “Imagine the White Stripes driven by the fevered folk of Leadbelly and Woody Guthrie and you might get some idea of where Blind Willies are coming from.”

The band includes musicians accomplished across diverse genres including rock, jazz, classical, world, and hip-hop. Judging by the rich landscapes that Alexei’s songs travel, the band has used the various gifts of its members to forge a dynamic and unique sound that reflects the deeply resonant American musical traditions that they each brought to the table. The music is sincere, raw, and poignant and the band’s integrity is reflected in the 14 tracks of Blind Willies’ third full-length album Needle, Feather, and a Rope as well as in the recording process. “We wanted to record in the manner of our favorite classic albums,” Alexei explains, “the band all together in the studio, live to 2” analog tape, with minimal overdubs. We felt this approach not only gives the album superior sonics, but is a more honest representation of our musicianship and soul. We punched it out in 4 days, 10 hours each day, and I think you can hear the pleasure of the experience and the fun we had.”
TOUR DATES

7.30 Davis, CA @ Sophia’s Thai Bar & Kitchen
8.04 Cottage Grove, OR @ Axe and Fiddle
8.05 Corvallis, OR @ Bombs Away Cafe
8.07 Seattle, WA @ Piecora’s Back Room
8.11 Tacoma, WA @ The New Frontier Lounge
8.13 Redding, CA @ Maxwell’s Downtown Eatery
9.10 Benicia, CA @ Rellik Tavern