Amigo The Devil reveals powerful music video for “Cocaine and Abel”

Amigo The Devil Cocaine and Abel video pic
A key figure in the U.S. “murder folk” scene which also includes contemporaries such as The Devil Makes Three and The Dead South, the music of singer-songwriter Amigo The Devil is a unique blend of folk that also incorporates elements of Southern Gothic, Country and Bluegrass.

Initially influenced by the likes of Tom Waits, Nick Cave and Godspeed! You Black Emperor, the artist born as Danny Kiranos has a recognized sound that carries traces of artists such as Americana string band Old Crow Medicine Show and singer-songwriters William Elliott Whitmore and David Eugene Edwards of 16 Horsepower, allied with direct, often morbid lyrics shot through with a dark sense of humor.
 
Following a number of well received single and EP releases, the debut album by Amigo The Devil, entitled “Everything is Fine”, was produced by Ross Robinson, renowned for his work with major league hard rock/metal acts such as Korn, Slipknot, At The Drive In, and Glassjaw. But here, Robinson brings a warmth and presence to a musically varied set of songs that reveal more with each play. The album also features drummer Brad Wilk (Rage Against the Machine, Audioslave, Prophets of Rage) sitting in on the entire recording session. The album was recorded at Valentine Studios, a time capsule untouched since the 70s with all the original gear and atmosphere. “Everything is Fine” was recorded, mixed and mastered to tape to capture an absolute and pure brutal honesty.
 
“Everything is Fine”, out October 19 via Regime Music Group, features the standout confessional ballad “Cocaine and Abel”, which has stunned all who have heard it. Finger-picked acoustic guitar, piano and a sympathetic, sparing string arrangement underpin a song described by the Everything Is Noise site as “a contrite and regretful man bares his soul by recounting his bad decisions, evil acts, self-doubt and fears. It's one of the most powerful songs that I have heard all year”.
 
“I wanted this video to be a real life catalog of the confessions in the song. It's the process of personal change and hopefully growth which is a strong theme throughout the record”, says Amigo The Devil. “I was born impatient and I was born unkind, but I refuse to believe I have to be the same person I was born when I die”.
 
Amigo The Devil will perform at Monster Energy Aftershock Festival on Sunday, October 14th (in Sacramento, CA). He will also perform at the official Monster Energy Aftershock Festival afterparty later that evening at Goldfield Trading Company, also in Sacramento. More info here.

Watch the video for “Cocaine and Abel” below.

Pre-order “Everything is Fine” here.

Tracklist:
1. Cocaine and Abel
2. If I'm Crazy
3. You're Perfect Too
4. Preacher Feature
5. Hell and You
6. I Hope Your Husband Dies
7. Capture
8. Hungover in Jonestown
9. First Day of the End of My Life
10. The Liars Club
11. Everyone Gets Left Behind
12. The Dreamer
13. Release
14. Edmund Temper
15. Stronger Than Dead

North American Tour Dates 2018:
09/22 - St. Augustine, FL - Sing Out Loud Fest
09/28 - Salt Lake City, UT - Crucial Fest
10/14 - Sacramento, CA - Aftershock
10/18 - Houston, TX - White Oak
10/19 - Dallas, TX - Three Links
10/20 - Austin, TX - Mohawk
10/22 - Mesa, AZ - The Nile
10/23 - Los Angeles, CA - The Echo
10/24 - San Diego, CA - Brick by Brick
10/25 - Tustin, CA - Marty's on Newport
10/26 - San Francisco, CA - Thee Parkside
10/27 - SLO - Sweet Springs Saloon
10/28 - Las Vegas, NV - Beauty Bar
10/31 - Denver, CO - Marquis
11/01 - Kansas City - Riot Room
11/02 - Chicago, IL - Beat Kitchen
11/03 - Pontiac, MI - Sanctuary
11/04 - Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop
11/05 - Toronto, ON, CANADA - Sneaky Dee's
11/07 - Pittsburgh, PA- The Funhouse
11/08 - Rochester, NY - Flour City Station
11/09 - Boston, MA - Great Scott
11/10 - Brooklyn, NY - St.Vitus
11/11 - Philadelphia, PA - Kung Fu Necktie
11/13 - Baltimore, MD - Metro Gallery
11/14 - Richmond, VA - Strange Matter
11/15 - Nashville, TN - The High Watt
11/16 - Ashville, NC - The Mothlight
11/17 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
11/18 - Orlando, FL - Will's Pub
 
European Tour Dates 2018:
12/04 - Paris - La Boule Noire
12/05 - Amsterdam - Melkweg
12/07 - London - Borderline
12/08 - Nottingham - Bodega
12/09 - Newcastle - Think Tank
12/11 - Glasgow - Stereo
12/12 - Manchester - Deaf Institute
12/13 - Bristol - Thekla
12/14 - London - Oslo

Weblinks:
www.facebook.com/amigothedevil
www.instagram.com/amigothedevil

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