New York City’s most diabolical Rhythm & Blues street gang aren’t back, they never left. In dark times they continue to shine their light everywhere they go leaving a piece of themselves on stage every night because it’s in them and it’s got to come out. Now the sharp dressed trio turned quartet make their post pandemic return to the studio to present their latest LP “Street Sermons” (Yep Roc 2023) An album of the times, for the times by a band of the people. Written & recorded against a backdrop of political tension, riots in the streets and a deeply uncertain future. The 12 new tracks are a testament to triumph over adversity.
In the first moments of “Street Sermons” Daddy Long Legs beseeches their troubled congregation to “Work with one another/ Not against each other” as the Brooklyn band evolve into a chain gang that sounds like it’s emanating through the cracks of a hot & sticky subway station. Daddy Long Legs fled the madness of the city to record Street Sermons at Old Soul Studios in Catskill, NY with Oakley Munson (Black Lips/Nude Party) producing and stepping in on organ and piano. The LP also features some guest appearances from John Sebastian (Lovin’ Spoonful) and Wreckless Eric of “Whole Wide World” fame. Over the last decade these gentlemen have burned down houses the world over with their explosive fire ceremony and have amassed a cult like following all their own with a tough to beat reputation for being one of the finest live acts on the road today. The boys recently returned from their first tours in Australia and New Zealand and their previous album Lowdown Ways (Yep Roc 2019) reached number 4 on the billboard blues charts and received 4 stars from rolling stone magazine who called it “Chicago blues fired at the moon played by the demented children of the pretty things” Keep an ear out for “Street Sermons” available worldwide on March 17th 2023 from Yep Roc Records.