The Dead Left EP Release Tonight at the Hole In the Wall
If ever the question crosses your mind, you have the most direct answer without hesitation from The Dead Left: “The Dead Left are ready if you are.”
They certainly are. Songwriter and frontman Neal Kassanoff is stoked about his band’s new EP, A Robot Does It Better. Recorded at East Austin Recording with sound engineer and co-producer James Stevens (Moonlight Towers) at the helm, the album features Kassanoff teaming up with longtime creative partner and guitarist Lauren Gurgiolo (Okkervil River), bassist Lindsay Greene, and drummer/keyboardist Gray Parsons. Combined, they provide a solid backbone of punk, post-punk, psych-roots, jazz and excellent musicianship.
Kassanoff has written songs with Ben Kweller and the Asylum Street Spankers among others, has had his songs recorded by Guy Forsyth and Carolyn Wonderland, and cowrote the soundtrack to the 1997 documentary Hands On A Hardbody. This time around, he’s looking forward to more projects with Gurgiolo and one “fantastic rhythm section,” as he puts it.
Looking forward to hearing more from The Dead Left. They’re having an EP release show tonight at the Hole In the Wall, 2538 Guadalupe. And I’m pleased to note that this is one of those triple bills I go crazy over, with Slowtrain and Paul Banks & The Carousels on the bill. Get there around 9 p.m. Three bands I really dig. This one comes highly recommended.