Barrance Whitfield & The Savages: “Dig Thy Savage Soul”
2013 Bloodshot Records
Press for Barrance Whitfield & The Savages: "Dig Thy Savage Soul"
Barrence Whitfield and The Savages are creating that garage lo-fi R & B that just rattles and shakes like 50?s boogie-woogie on a three day bender. - Glide Magazine
Barrence Whitfield occupies stages like a man possessed, a relentless quality he’s also brought to the studio with his band, the Savages, on his last two albums: 2010’s Savage Kings and the new, mind-blowing Dig Thy Savage Soul.
Barrence Whitfield & the Savages sound fresh, full of energy, and ready to power forward no matter what.
a fierce next chapter for the raucous soul and rockabilly-influenced band
a graduate seminar in delirious, soulful rock - Boston Globe
Not only is this the strongest Savages release in terms of production value, but it also wins out in terms of inspired focus and pure energy.
Overall this album is definitely worth a listen. It’s soulful yet all the while makes you want to wear all black to a biker bar and cause a real sweaty dance ruckus.
"Dig Thy Savage Soul" Session Photos
The Corner Man, premiering at USA TODAY, begins with blistering garage-rock guitar chords, before Whitfield comes in like a boxer intent on pummeling his opponent. The album also contains a handful of vintage covers, like Nashville R&B singer Bobby Hebb's Bread, the B-side of his 1966 smash Sunny; deep-soul singer Lee Moses' I'm Sad About It; and bluesman Harmonica Fats' My Baby Didn't Come Home Last Night