Devil Makes Three Product Type Compact Disc Rock Great Pop Musics

Track Title. 1 The Plank. 2 Graveyard. 3 Beneath The Piano. 4 Ten Feet Tall. 5 Shades. 6 Old Number Seven. 7 Chained To The Couch. 8 To The Hilt. 9 The Bullet. 10 For My Family. 11 Nobody S Dirty Business. 12 Dynamite. 13 Fun Has Just Begun. 14 Oceans Cold. The Devil Makes Three have been setting the San Francisco Bay Area ablaze with their hyper driven version of old-time music. The trio’s sound combines bluegrass, primitive country music, folk, rockabilly, Piedmont blues, and ragtime, played with a blazing post-punk attack. They don’t have a drummer, but when Cooper McBean’s percussive rhythm guitar accents and Lucia Turino’s crackling slap-hand bass kick in, they supply a pounding four on the floor that drives the band as hard as any drummer might. Guitarist, lead singer, and chief songwriter Pete Bernhard completes the trio with vocals that are as rhythmic as they are melodic, a bluesy, jazzy style that’s part Cab Calloway, part Ralph Stanley, part Blind Willie McTell. This eponymous debut was put out by the Devil Makes Three on their own Monkey Wrench label in 2002 and more recently picked up for national distribution by Milan, a label planning to pitch the trio’s songs to filmmakers and television show producers looking for music with a folksy, rootsy feel. The songs on The Devil Makes Three are the backbone of the band’s live shows, marked by impressive energy, mordant humor, and timeless lyrics. The remastering makes the instruments crackle and pop, and pushes the vocals a bit more up front. The Devil Makes Three inhabit a hardscrabble working-class world full of problem drinkers, tellers of tall tales, pirates, and troublemakers, but they deliver their desperate parables with a charming deadpan wit.