Monday, July 23, 2012

The Saint James Society

The Saint James Society is a five-piece psychedelic blues band from Austin, TX. Their music brilliantly connects the dots between the late ‘60s British blues-based bands and the brooding atmospheres of early ‘80s post punk, resulting in a hypnotically powerful sound the band has coined "Pentecostal Desert Glam." The band released their debut EP on February 7, 2012 via Tee Pee Records.
"When the heavy swagger of vocalist/bassist Brandon Burkart aligns with the band's heavy-footed rhythms, ticking time-bomb beat and stunning twin vocal tandem of rebel queens Elza Burkart and Candice Bertalan, the resulting musical statement mainlines the thrill of defiance straight to the listener's heart. Placing their steps in the petrified footprints left by the Velvet Underground and the slightly fresher ones of Spacemen 3, THE SAINT JAMES SOCIETY reduces the blues to one nasty lick pickled in distortion."