Bass Drum Of Death announce live album ‘LIVE….and LET DIE‘

Bass Drum Of Death press photo
Photo: Steve Gullick

Bass Drum Of Death (John Barrett, Jim Barrett and Ian Kirkpatrick) will release their first live record, ‘LIVE….and LET DIE,’ on June 7 via Cobraside. Recorded in April 2023 in Chicago, it fully captures the band’s dynamic sound. Singer/multi-instrumentalist John Barrett says “When we heard the test pressing, we were like ‘shit, we are playing these QUICK’.  It’s fast, loose, but not too loose, and fun. We had a blast at the shows we recorded it at, so I hope that comes through.”

Hailing from Oxford, Mississippi, Bass Drum of Death initially started out in 2007 as the one-man-band solo project of John Barrett, releasing the ‘Stain Stick Skin’ EP on Fat Possum in 2008. The debut album, ‘GB City,’ featuring the single Young Pros, followed in 2011. Barrett also began touring, working with a varied lineup of musicians for live performances. Moving to Innovative Leisure for 2013’s sophomore release, ‘Bass Drum of Death,’ with a second album, ‘Rip This’ in 2014, Barrett announced the following year that the group would be going on hiatus due to “personal issues.”

The band returned in 2018 with ‘Just Business,’ released on Century Media, and by 2020, Barrett had put together a new lineup, collaborating with his younger brother, guitarist Jim Barrett, and drummer Ian Kirkpatrick. The trio released the 7″ single Too Cold to Hold/Wait and spent much of the COVID lockdown working on new material, culminating in 2023 when they reunited with Fat Possum and delivered the group’s fifth full-length, the Patrick Carney-produced ‘Say I Won’t’.

A phenomenal live act, they are not to be missed. Check the band’s website for upcoming shows.

LIVE…and LET DIE cover artwork

LIVE….and LET DIEtrack listing

I .Wanna Be Forgotten

2. Nerve Jamming

3. No Soul

4. Just Business

5. Left For Dead

6. Find It

7. Velvet Itch

8. Everybody’s Gonna Be There

9. Say Your Prayers

10. Shattered Me

11. Lose My Mind

12. Get Found

13. No Demons

14. Crawling After You

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