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ELECTRIC SIX Announce New album out Oct. 5 and on tour!

The Devil has always been there.

He is the great outsider, the original iconoclast. He is a conniving little jerk and never seems to tire of giving humanity a wedgie or a wet willie just for a laugh. The Devil is capable of taking many forms. He can exist as one being or spread out amongst many. He can present himself as an ordinary man or as a horrific cloven-hoofed beast depending on his mood. Above all else, The Devil lives to corrupt, to adulterate, to defile.

Electric Six has often used The Devil as subject matter for its songs because of that last bit, the part about corruption and adulteration. That’s what Electric Six has been trying to do with its music now for quite some time! With its fourteenth studio album BRIDE OF THE DEVIL (Metropolis Records; release date October 5, 2018), ELECTRIC SIX examines the concepts of evil and corruption, humanity’s various falls from grace, the nine circles of purgatory and of course, the internet itself. Bride of the Devil opens with the thunderous opener “The Opener,” a bombastic celebration of the arena rock Electric Six never got to play. The next two numbers are textbook ear worm guitar pop numbers that deal with debilitating income inequality and nepotism (“Daddy’s Boy”) and the horrors of being forced into a pool of toxic waste by an a rabid Doberman trained to kill (“(It Gets) (A Little) Jumpy.”

The title track, a radio anthem, is where it all becomes clear that The Devil is a metaphor for Russia, and the United States is the young girl who is seduced, corrupted and wedded into a Satanic covenant with the Beast. It’s all there in black and white. The Carrie Underwood-esque lyrics alongside a backdrop of vodka and caviar and back channels and Seychellen bank accounts. That’s how they did it. They went after our country performers and got the rubes to feel good about being Russian assets. And still, it is the feel-good anthem of the summer.

Finally, the haunting album closer “Worm In the Wood” is Electric Six at its most serious, most tender and emotional. Haunting. Effervescent. Corrupt. Jaundiced. Tired.

TRACK LISTING

1. The Opener
2. Daddy’s Boy
3. (It Gets) (A Little) Jumpy
4. Safety Girl
5. You’re Toast
6. Hades Ladies
7. Bride of the Devil
8. Witches Burning
9. Full Moon Over the Internet
10. Grey Areas
11. The Worm In The Wood

So there you have it. Electric Six is back with its fourteenth record and it’s poppy and feel-good, as well as heavy, both sonically and lyrically. Their sound will corrupt you and enslave you as the beautiful demonic bride you know you truly are. Fraulein, take this severed hand with its creepy long nails from the beginning of time. To do so is truly thine destiny.

Electric Six will be circling the States as they are prone to do on the “Russia, If You’re Listening” tour this Fall and onward into 2019. Bride of the Devil will be released on Metropolis Records on October 5, 2018.

RUSSIA, IF YOU’RE LISTENING 
TOUR DATES

Sep 28

Lansing, MI

The Loft

Sep 30

Montreal, Canada

Casa Del Popolo

Oct 1

Somerville, MA

Thunder Road

Oct 2

Brooklyn, NY

Littlefield

Oct 3

Washington, DC

Black Cat

Oct 4

Philadelphia, PA

Milk Boy

Oct 5

Baltimore, MD

Metro Gallery

Oct 6

Carrboro, NC

Cat’s Cradle

Oct 7

Atlanta, GA

The Masquerade

Oct 9

Orlando, FL

Soundbar

Oct 10

Lake Park, FL

The Kelsey Theater

Oct 11

Tallahassee, FL

The Wilbury

Oct 12

Nashville, TN

The End

Oct 13

Louisville, KY

Zanzabar

Oct 14

Pittsburgh, PA

Club Cafe

Oct 17

Columbus, OH

The Basement

Oct 18

Chicago, IL

Reggie’s

Oct 19

Toledo, OH

Ottawa Tavern

Oct 20

Detroit, MI

Magic Stick

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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