Thursday, May 20, 2010

Strawfoot - How We Prospered (2009)



2009 - How We Prospered

Strawfoot is a six piece alternative country/Gothic Americana band from St. Louis, Missouri. The name is taken from the Civil War era march cadence of the same name. Their music infuses a variety of influences ranging from bluegrass, southern gospel and the blues, to eastern European folk and alternative rock. Steeped in the rich, dark history of America and beyond Strawfoot play haunting cautionary tales of outlaw scarecrows, wayward preachers, falling pianos and the devil to create the dark sounds of “Candy-Coated Salvation and Eternal Damnation”.

Fronted by the Reverend Marcus, a distant relative of famous author Mark Twain, Strawfoot performs with violin, banjo, harmonica, upright bass, guitar, mandolin, percussion and the occasional accordion. Their high-energy shows regularly include burlesque dancers and a tongue-in-cheek absolution of the audience’s sins.

A part of the burgeoning Gothic Americana scene gaining popularity both in the US and abroad, Strawfoot has performed with Th' Legendary Shack Shakers, The Ditty Bops, Curtis Eller, The Meat Purveyors, Reverend Glasseye, HUMANWINE, Of Montreal, Bobby Bare, Jr., Jason Ringenberg, the Black Diamond Heavies, the Monads, The Redwalls, Tim Barry, The Hackensaw Boys and William Elliott Whitmore among others.

Track Listing:

1. Broken Crown
2. More Of Dread
3. Invisible Man
4. Ramblin' Man
5. Hole
6. Sinner's Lament
7. Seven Ways
8. Independence Day
9. Churchyeard Cough
10. Funeral March
11. Goin' South 

Here's one of my favorite releases of 2009, I've seen it posted up on many other blogs but they were all in 192kbps. This one was ripped by me.  Yes, I purchased the album and re-encoded it all to 320kbps.  I hope all of you enjoy it.  These guys are amazing. I really look forward to them making a pass through the South.  Hopefully a New Orleans/Baton Rouge date will happen in the not so distant future.    Devildowninga and Mr. T should love this, if they haven't heard it already.  As some of you may know, I've been super busy with work and renovating a house for the family so I've been slacking with the posts as of late.  So I'd like to give a big thanks to the Krewe for keeping up with the blog, picking up my slack and posting such good stuff.   Thanks dudes!

Check em' out Here and Here

9 comments:

  1. Thanks for this! I liked what I heard on their myspace page. I'll be listening to this later on today

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  2. great Post, great band, I love this music.
    Thank Pal!!
    greetings Fron spain

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  3. OOhh Malidición, the track 2 "more of Dread" corrupted.
    Re-Up please, only track 2 and paste in coments, thank man

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  4. It seems to be working fine for me, I'll upload that track for ya anyways though.

    Here it is: http://www.mediafire.com/?mmzgf2gnyzu

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  5. Thanks! These guys rock!

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  6. thanks for listening, folks!

    --Rev. Marcus, Strawfoot

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  7. Just found your blog and these guys.. Digging both.. Thanks for sharing!

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