Recently the members of Philly band The Snails decided it was time for some changes. Well, not entirely, but recently the band announced in a Facebook post that they would be changing their name to The Dull Blue Lights. While fans speculated and the band vaguely hinted that the name change may have been legally forced by another band called The Snails, the band reassured everyone that they would continue to provide the world with the good times soul-rock that has built them a loyal following. On July 13th the band will release their self-titled album, signaling to the world the world that The Dull Blue Lights are here and better than ever.
Featuring all-analog recording, The Dull Blue Lights was tracked live in five consecutive 12-hour-long sessions at The Bomb Shelter in Nashville, TN. The album was produced by Andrija Tokic (Alabama Shakes, Hurray for the Riff Raff, Benjamin Booker, Clear Plastic Masks), and showcases the band’s varied influences including Motown soul, Nugget Psychedelia and Jamaican rocksteady.
Today Glide Magazine is excited to premiere the first single off the record, “A Deeper Blue”. Straight out of the gate the song is an energetic romp exploding with garage rock riffs and boogie woogie piano. Even though the song title seems to contradict the band’s new name, it definitely announces to the world that these guys are stronger than ever and ready to kick some serious ass with their blazing rock and roll.
Offering some insight behind the tune, drummer Josh Parry says:
“‘A Deeper Blue’ is one of the first songs we wrote for our new record after a brief hiatus. We nailed down the final arrangement after playing through it only two or three times. It came ridiculously naturally to us, and we decided then and there that everything we’d been doing before was a valiant effort, but that this was the direction the band needed to go. The rest of the record flowed right out of us after that. ‘A Deeper Blue’ was a decisive turning point for this record and this band.”
The Dull Blue Lights is out July 13th. Check out the links below for more info: