Thursday, 14 July 2011

Mr Lewis and the Funeral 5 - Delirium Tremendous

Hailing from Austin, Texas, Chicken Ranch Records signing artist Mr Lewis and the Funeral 5 unveils the second album titled Delirium Tremendous, set to hit stores on July 26.

Greg Lewis and his childhood mate James Sheeran, combined a love of punk rock, Brit-pop, jazz and country in 2002 to form the band that bears his name and now counts a half dozen conspirators among its numbers.

Somewhere six feet under, Mr. Lewis and The Funeral 5 tends to a concoction consisting of the crushed soul of Alice Cooper, the wave-riding guitars of The Ventures, the literally animated metal of Dethklok and the dark burlesque of The Dresden Dolls.

Releasing the perfectly titled Murder and The Art of The Dance in 2007, Mr. Lewis and The Funeral 5 became a fixture on Austin's Red River music scene soon after. Inspired by New Orleans jazz funerals, Lewis arranges jubilant melodies with discordant no-wave dirges about love, sex, death, and whiskey.

Here's one track for you to dip in, Alcohol, cover for The Kinks.

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