Heavy Trash – Midnight Soul Serenade [Album Sampler] [Promo] (CD, UK)

17 October 2009 Bronzerat Records n/a
01. (Sometimes You Got to Be) Gentle
02. Isolation
03. Gee, I Really Love You
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NOTES:
Promotional CDR for the Heavy Trash album Midnight Soul Serenade issued by Bronzerat with one-sided card cover and press release.

In Europe this album was released on CD by Bronzerat (UK) and Crunchy Frog (DK) with the labels co-releasing a vinyl edition. In the US it was issued by Fat Possum / Big Legal Mess on Vinyl and CD.

Sweet Little Bird features and was co-written by Charlie Spencer (who also performed on 6×3 by The King Brothers).

The Pill was originally released by Heavy Trash on the EP Favoritenserie no. 2 and Bumble Bee is a cover of a song originally released by Lavern Baker in 1960.

The artwork is by Jean-Luc Navette.

SONG CREDITS:
01. (Sometimes You Got to Be) Gentle
Writers: Jon Spencer and Matt Verta-Ray
Published: Patrica Ann Music/Marsupial Parlay Vous Music, BMI
Produced: Jon Spencer and Matt Verta-Ray
Engineered: Matt Verta-Ray at NY Hed, NYC
Mixed: Jon Spencer and Matt Verta-Ray at NY Hed
Vocal/Monkey Drums/Acoustic & Electric Guitar: Jon Spencer
Electric/Acoustic & Bass Guitar/Lap Steel/Vocal: Matt Verta-Ray
Acetone Organ: Daniel Collas

02. Isolation
Writers: Jon Spencer and Matt Verta-Ray
Published: Patrica Ann Music/Marsupial Parlay Vous Music, BMI
Produced: Jon Spencer and Matt Verta-Ray
Engineered: Matt Verta-Ray at NY Hed, NYC
Mixed: Jon Spencer and Matt Verta-Ray at NY Hed
Mixed with Alap Momin at Deadverse Studio, Union City NJ
Vocal/Acousitc Guitar/Wurlitzer Piano: Jon Spencer
Electric/Acoustic & Bass Guitar/Lap Steel/Vocal: Matt Verta-Ray
Drums: Sam Baker
Double Bass: Simon Chardiet
Hammond L111 Organ: Daniel Collas
Vocals: Christina Campanella & John Rose

03. Gee, I Really Love You
Writers: Jon Spencer and Matt Verta-Ray
Published: Patrica Ann Music/Marsupial Parlay Vous Music, BMI
Produced: Jon Spencer and Matt Verta-Ray
Engineered: Matt Verta-Ray at NY Hed, NYC
Mixed: Scott Harding at Duro of Brooklyn and at NY Hed by Jon Spencer / Matt Verta-Ray
Vocal/Acoustic Guitar: Jon Spencer
Electric Guitar: Matt Verta-Ray
Drums/Clave: Sam Baker
Double Bass: Simon Chardiet & Matt Goldpaugh
Piano: Micky Finn
Vocals: Christina Campanella & John Rose

PRESS RELEASE:
Jon Spencer and Matt Verta-Ray are…
Heavy Trash!
New Album!!
Midnight Soul Serenade

May 25th: London Relentless Garage
May 26th: Manchester Academy 3
May 27th: Glasgow Stereo
May 28th: Newcastle Cluny

Heavy Trash released their third and best studio album Midnight Soul Serenade through Bronzerat Records earlier this year, recorded in New York City at NY Hed, Matt Verta-Ray’s infamous analog studio. The album is already being hailed as Jon’s finest work. From the brooding promise of “Good Man” to the subtle brutality of “(You’ve Got to Be) Gentle,” the outer-space terror of “Isolation,” and the lysergic balladry of “That’s What Your Love Gets,” this is the sound of two men, souls stripped bare, transmogrified.”

Midnight Soul Serenade is a slightly darker, barrel-fermented, and brilliantly matured dose of Heavy Trash. On every track Matt Verta-Ray’s guitars pulsate, ooze, and percolate, while Spencer croons and twangs, shakes and shudders, with raw power and passion. There are more switch-blade riffs, crazy rhythms, sexual tension, and mind-blowing moments of palpable release on this record than ever before.

Heavy Trash are risk takers, rockabilly daredevils flirting with fate. As with all Heavy Trash productions, Midnight Soul Serenade embraces both the future and the past. Backed by their troupe of veteran tricksters, road dogs, blues wizards, punks, and evil geniuses, they have created a new kind of groove, a soundtrack suitable for haunted bordellos and hedonistic ho-downs. There are surprises around every corner – sounds no one else would even dare to create.

Is this the world of two men keeping their psychosis at bay, or have they found true peace of mind and discovered the meaning of love? The answer lies within. Welcome to the Midnight Soul Serenade.

DETAILS:
ARTWORK: Jean-Luc Navette at VivaDolor
Design: Jeffrey Kurtz and Jon Spencer

BARCODE: n/a

MATRIX: “RFD80M-79232 80 JG”*

*This is a generic CDR matrix number.

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