Kicking another premiere week we are leaving all stress away as we premiere “Happy Dagger,” the second single and music video off American Wake, the debut album from Religious Right, the new band from members of Pageant and Tracer Bullet.
The product of good Midwestern upbringings, Chicago singer and guitarist Johnny Chastain, tenor saxophonist Chris Watkins, and Nashville-based singer and guitarist Derek Porter — who have been making music together in a slew of projects and under various monikers for over 10 years — know what the name of their latest endeavor, Religious Right, refers to.
“We’re using our own creative output as our attempt to reclaim and redefine the bizarre history of religion, belief and politics in America,” says Porter. The garage rock trio’s goal is to convert the chaotic energy of our current era into an imperative musical force, making it cathartic and essential.
Religious Right - "Happy Dagger"