Boston rockers Barrence Whitfield and the Savages’ have long been giving the youth a run for their money with a powerful sound steeped in blues, rock, garage, and soul. Their explosive performances have been matched by equally good work in the studio, keeping fans hungry for whatever platter they’ll serve up next. Their latest effort, Soul Flowers of Titan, which is out March 2nd via Chicago label Bloodshot Records, finds the veteran rockers embracing a cosmic and groovy unification, blasting off into diverse orbits only to come back together into a singular Savage cosmology.
Soul Flowers of Titan is an all too relevant meditation on people shooting guns, separating, coming home (someday), falling in love, running around, leaving this earth, going crazy, drinking coffee, and thinking about Sun Ra. Soul Flowers of Titan is Barrence Whitfield and the Savages’ third LP for Bloodshot Records and fourth since reforming in 2010 after a 25-year hiatus.
Longtime followers of the Savage Sound will notice right away a heavier sound, a blast of B3 and Rheem organs (courtesy of newest Savage Brian Olive) and a live-in-the-room urgency. It’s a multi-faceted vehicle for a top-notch band wigging out with beefy, staccato blues scales, punk and garage riffs, fronted by a first-order shouter well-heeled in the aesthetics of soul, R&B, and rockabilly.
Today Glide is excited to premiere the tune “Let’s Go To Mars”, a down and dirty blues number about living lasciviously and enjoying the hell out of it. As is typical of the Savages, the song is oozing with sleazy sax solos and slinky guitar riffs. Barrence’s vocals and lyrics invite the listener to join him in the kind of groovy dive bar that rarely exists nowadays, one where the good times rarely stop and the cocktails flow like wine. For Barrence Whitfield & the Savages, this song is actually tame, yet it has the same kind of gritty rock and roll bravado that can be found in all of their music.
Barrence Whitfield & the Savages release Soul Flowers of Titan on March 2nd via Bloodshot Records. For more music and info visit barrencewhitfieldsavages.com. You can also PRE-ORDER the album and check out tour dates below:
03/16/2018 – New Haven, Connecticut – US Cafe Nine
03/17/2018 – Washington, District of Columbia – Hill Country Live
03/18/2018 – State College, Pennsylvania – Websters
03/20/2018 – Rochester, New York – Abilene Bar
03/23/2018 – Cambridge, Massachusetts – Middle East
03/24/2018 – Brooklyn, New York – Union Pool