Night Beats - Outlaw R&B
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"Psych-rock thrills sun-baked in California. ★★★★" MOJO
"A gorgeous, hazy batch of songs... It's a perfect escape into a masterfully created world. ★★★★" New Noise Magazine
"Outstanding... Outlaw R&B reasserts Night Beats as a potent psych force." Louder Than War
"Straight out of a post-apocalyptic Tarantino." Rock & Folk
"Outlaw R&B proves that psych can mutate but it never loses its original feel and intent." Echoes & Dust
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On June 4th 2021, Night Beats – the Texas-born brainchild of Danny Lee Blackwell – will release their fifth full-length, ‘Outlaw R&B’, via Fuzz Club Records. The album arrives following the 2019 ‘Myth of A Man’ LP (produced by Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys and released by Heavenly Recordings) as well as last year’s ‘That’s All You Got’ 7”. Made during the height of the California wildfires (where Blackwell currently resides), rioting in the streets and a nation in lockdown, the raucous technicolour rock’n’roll of ‘Outlaw R&B’ is a call to rejoice in some sorely needed post-apocalyptic hedonism.
Blackwell says of the album: “Outlaw R&B is music for the borderless, the free, the outcasts and the forgotten. The outlaw is the runner. Those whose minds aren't sold by perfect pitch and clean fingernails. Through this medium you can escape the confines of mental feudalism and bask in the euphoric glow of psychedelic R&B.” Where the last Night Beats LP was a distinctly polished and soulful affair, ‘Outlaw R&B’ sees the band return to their natural habitat: riotous, acid-fried rock’n’roll to lose your head to.