Goddamn Gallows – The Maker (Vinyl LP, new)
The Goddamn Gallows came from the heart of America's Rust Belt, arising from a night of flophouse violence. Drifting across the states, they cemented their sound in Portland, OR and later in Los Angeles, CA, where they lived in abandoned buildings, squatter camps, storage units and shoebox apartments. In 2007, they left everything behind and spent the next 7 years living out of whatever vehicle would get them to the next town. Building upon their original sound of twanged-out, punk rock gutterbilly (Life of Sin 2004 and Gutterbillyblues 2007), they began picking up stray musicians along the way and adding to their sound; washboard, accordion, mandolin and banjo (Ghost of th’ Rails 2009, 7 Devils 2011, and The Maker 2014) creating a sound referred to as "hobocore", "gypsy-punk" or "americana-punk", while never being stuck in any one sound. The Goddamn Gallows continue to rapidly grow a devoted following with their volatile and spectacular live shows; a contagious, spontaneous eruption of unpredictability.
After nearly a decade of relentlessly pounding the pavement back and forth across the USA, undergrounds best kept secret, the goddamn gallows, release their 5th studio album, The Maker. Their most collaborative effort to date, the album starts with the deceptively dark and slow intro of the title track and blasts into an unexpected fit of rage. Known for never making the same album twice, The Maker stays true to the bands history of creating its own sound far from any band, past or present, while still staying relative to fans of punk, country, metal, roots or rockabilly. Each song on the album has its unique sound but is unmistakably The Goddamn Gallows. Tales of travel, gambling, kings, copper thieves and the howling wind are told throughout the album. So load your guns and get ready for what's waiting.....
The Maker / What Was The High / Load Yer Guns / Save Yourself / I Am Still The King / Cold And Deep / Demon In The Night / Ol’ Dusty Trail / Ragtime Sinner / Copper King / Howlin’ Wind / Outta The Cold