Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Antibalas members HERE LIES MAN ("if Black Sabbath played Afrobeat") full album stream of forthcoming debut


"It's funky, groovy, heavy, and trippy all at once, and it rules pretty hard." -- Brooklyn Vegan

"Enormously enjoyable. Like Funkadelic at their early 70s heavy zenith or the darker works of post-punk pioneers The Pop Group: dancefloor fillers for the black of heart." -- Metal Hammer


Los Angeles quintet Here Lies Man are streaming their entire forthcoming self-titled debut album starting today at BrooklynVegan. Hear and share the full 8-song Here Lies Man HERE. (Direct Soundcloud.)

The Obelisk recently launched the eponymous track "Here Lies Man" HEREBrooklyn Vegan previously hosted the song "You Ain't Goin' Nowhere," HERE. And, Tiny Mix Tapes recently shared "When I Come To" HERE.

What if Black Sabbath played Afrobeat? In short, that’s the underlying vibe to the self-titled debut by Here Lies Man. The L.A. based quintet is founded and conceptualized by Marcos Garcia of Antibalas, bringing his erudite experience of World rhythms and music to the more riff-based foundations of heavy rock. The results are an incredibly catchy and refreshing twist on classic forms, without sounding forced and trite like some sort of mash-up attempt. Here Lies Man merges and expands musical traditions organically, utilizing the talents of drummer Geoff Mann (son of jazz musician Herbie Mann and former Antibalas member) and a host of skilled musicians to make Garcia’s vision a reality. 

“These repetitive guitar figures that happen in Afrobeat music are pretty close to heavy rock guitar riffs,” Garcia explains. “It’s based on the clave. It’s the musical algorithm that the rhythms revolve around. That’s what gives it integrity and is part of this musical conversation going on. I knew I wanted it to be psychedelic and heavy, and I wanted to be expanding on a musical tradition than pretending to be creating something new.” The recording and band came together in the somewhat spontaneous fashion for which L.A. is famous. Garcia and Mann laid down the foundations and the band quickly expanded the recording and live shows soon followed. 

And that expansion is the brilliant, hazy, psychedelic, hook-laden 8-song masterwork Here Lies Man, available on LP, CD and download on April 7th, 2017 via RidingEasy Records. Pre-orders are available at iTunes and RidingEasyRecs.com



Artist: Here Lies Man
Album: Here Lies Man
Label: RidingEasy Records
Release Date: April 7, 2017

01. When I Come To
02. I Stand Alone
03. Eyes of the Law
04. You Ain't Goin' Nowhere
05. Letting Go
06. So Far Away
07. Belt of the Sun
08. Here Lies Man


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