April 20, 2011

Denney & The Jets :: The Devils Harvest

What's so endearing about a grown man singing about his love for recreational drug use? Maybe it's the twang and nonchalant demeanor of frontman Chris Denney. Or the fact that he rhymes "cocaine" with "same." Or maybe it's that his band is named after the Elton John song "Bennie and the Jets." All I know is that "Pain Pills"—a three chord wonder of a song—has been on repeat in my apartment since discovering the track on Infinity Cat's spring sampler back in February. The Nashville label—run by JEFF The Brotherhood's Jake and Jamin Orrall—put out Denney's album The Devils Harvest as a cassette-only release in 2010. Whether channeling Gram Parsons or singing about George Jones, Denney's lo-fi six-song set of country, blues, and punk music proves this casual and rebellious voice to be one worth keeping a sharp eye on.

Buy the cassette from Inifty Cat.

Denney and The Jets - "Pain Pills" (from Devils Harvest)
Denney and The Jets - "Doctor Can't Take These Blues Away" (from Devils Harvest)

Gram Parsons

1 comment:

  1. Denney and the Jets are the greatest....I love them!