Read Southall can sure turn a phrase. “This record is the gasoline for the love machine,” he says of his band’s new album, the exhilarating and self-titled Southall. The proud Oklahoma workingman isn’t exaggerating. The record sparks and burns with 11 crank-it-up songs that expertly combine country, rock & roll, and the dust and grit of the band’s native Red Dirt scene.But there are also glimpses of hard rock and metal, along with easygoing back-porch vibes, the result of a drastic change in the way the group formerly known as the Read Southall Band now makes music: Every member of Southall brings lyrics, melodies, and even full songs to the table.“It’s the colors of different people with different influences making music,” Southall says. “I’ve always been confident in the talents and abilities of the guys onstage with me, and I want our fans to see and hear that too. That’s why we changed our name to Southall
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The Glorious Sons have resolutely manifested all of rock ‘n’ roll’s most positive principles from their very start–creativity and adventure, passion and truth, energy and expression, individuality and spirit of community.Now, after a four-year journey fraught with multiple stops and starts, theKingston, ON-based band returns with Glory, an album co-produced by Brett Emmons and Frederik Thaae, that fully captures the depth and breadth of their vast artistic vision. Fired by are mark ably vivid sonic approach and raw, heart felt lyricism, stellar new songs burn bright within can descent emotional truths that are somehow both deeply personal and wholly universal.“I think that all this time has allowed us to very slowly hone in on something that just feels a little bit bigger,” says lead singer-songwriter Brett Emmons. “Something a bit more anthemic and celebratory.”Founded in 2011by Jay Emmons and Adam Paquette, and joined shortly thereafter by vocalistBrett Emmons, The Glorious Sons immediately caused a commotion with their immense ambition and impassioned song craft, unleashing three studio albums that earned them two #1Rock airplay smashes in the US and thirteen consecutive top 10 Rock radio hits in Canada.2014’s debut album,The Union, affirmed their break through success with a prestigious JUNO Award nomination for“Rock Album of the Year,”fueled in part by such singles as“Heavy,”“Lightning,”and“The Contender,”the latter of which proved the band’s first ever #1 atCanadianRock radio.