Release Date: 24 February 2014
Format: LP Vinyl
|D Charles Speer & The Helix Doubled Exposure Limited Virgin Press Vinyl LP + Download
· D. Charles Speer, aka Dave Shuford, is a founding member
of both Rhyton and No Neck Blues Band, and also known for his work with Enos Slaughter, The Suntanama, Egypt Is The Magick #, and Coach Fingers.
· On ‘Doubled Exposure’ The Helix take their loose and free
country rock boogie and enhance it with the blistering psych Speer explores in Rhyton, and the traditional Greek melodies delved into on the Speer solo album, ‘Arghiledes’ (also on Thrill Jockey).
· ‘Doubled Exposure’ was recorded by Jason Meagher at the
increasingly legendary Black Dirt Studios in upstate New
York, where Blues Control, Expo 70, Jack Rose and Psychic
Ills have also recorded.
· The Helix band member Hans Chew (keyboards) has released solo music on Three Lobed, while Marc Orleans (pedal steel) has performed with Catherine Irwin, Steve Gunn, Meg Baird and Chris Forsyth.
· LP version is pressed on virgin vinyl and includes an insert and free download coupon.
· “Shuford pumps new blood into stylistic veins that could
easily collapse... for this group, traditional styles are more inspiring challenges than confining shackles.” - The Wire
· “Shuford’s low, creaking voice, [is] an impressively emotive tool that makes otherwise plain lines sound wistful, wry, even creepy.” - Pitchfork
· “Speer’s swaggering moonshine croon tells stories of sailors, lovers and rednecks” - Q
· D. Charles Speer & The Helix will tour throughout 2014.
2. Cretan Lords
3. Bootlegging Blues
4. Mandorla at Dawn
5. The Heated Hand
6. Red Clay Road
7. Doubled Exposure
8. Tough Soup