Twenty Paces

by Darediablo

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NYC's Darediablo return with their second album for Southern. All the touring they did in '04 has solidified the trio into an utter wrecking crew. Their instru-rokk remains fresh/fierce.
Now, if you haven't seen them live, you can be forgiven for thinking that New York City's Darediablo are a four, maybe even five piece. What is unforgivable is A) not seeing them live, and B) confusing the Southern Records recording artists with any other instrumental band currently slogging it out in the indie underground. The difference? This instrumental rock rocks! While their peers often substitute bleeps and clangs for raw groove and genuine innovation, Darediablo succeed on the strength of their stripped-down rock threepiece. It's their unbelievable range of direct influences from the 1950's "organ trio" model to the cockock of the 1970s to spaghetti western soundtracks to modern (but not "Nu") metal. And as Twenty Paces, makes clear, damn near everything in between.

Jake Garcia's guitar and bass effortlessly trade lead and rhythm with Matt Holford's Hammond and assorted keyboards, inspiring devil horns and raised beers almost as much for their tension−building restraint as for their arena-grade riffage. Laying a truly solid foundation, drummer Chad Royce crafts beats with brawn and brains that don't pull out the rug from underneath Holford and Garcia's menacing and complex rhythmic barrages. From Darediablo's selfeleased Tunnel of Fire in 1999, to 2001's double EP, Sky Cohete/Subaquatic on through Bedtime Stories in 2002, and their 2003 Southern debut Feeding Frenzy, they've been compared to an increasingly diverse array of artists, including Deep Purple, The Fucking Champs, AC/DC, Booker T and the MGs, Don Caballero, and the MC5, to name a few. True to their reputation as a relentless road band, Darediablo will set out once again in Spring '05, hot on the heels of their numerous US tours and their recent trek of Europe. And true to their name, Darediablo take chances where others will not, and they burn.


released June 1, 2005


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Fiercely independent since forever, Southern Records has a musical pedigree which stretches way back to 1977, when a band called Crass was founded (and proceeded to change punk & the world forever...but that's another story). For years Southern operated as a recording studio & the biz wheels behind labels like Crass, Corpus Christi, Bluurg & Dischord, before launching an eponymous imprint in 1991 ... more

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