The Devil Makes Three’s new album, Redemption & Ruin set for releaseSeptember 16th on New West Records. Today, the band released the music video for the second single off their forthcoming effort – a cover of Muddy Waters “Champagne and Reefer.” The music video features footage from the cult classicReefer Madness. “It was a song that I hadn’t really heard that many times before. We had a ton of tunes – blues, country, and gospel – that we were listening through. This one really stuck out. Not to mention, everybody in the band is pro-legalization of marijuana.” lead singer Pete Bernhard told Entertainment Weekly. The video was produced by Black Balloon. The album, alongside pre-sale tickets for the dates listed below, will be available digitally, on CD, and on vinyl. Click here to purchase the album.
A few days after the release of Redemption & Ruin, The Devil Makes Three will begin their US tour with over 40 North American shows planned. Highlights include a return to the Wiltern in Los Angeles on January 6th and multiple night stints in Seattle, Portland, Santa Cruz and San Diego.. The band have been simplistically tagged as everything from punk to bluegrass to rockabilly, but one sweaty show will dispel and clarify; They know their tradition, but really what they do is throw down. In the bands nearly 15 years together they’ve played just about every well worn bar and theatre in America and have quietly built such a massive following that they now headline amphitheaters and festivals and sell thousands of tickets a night.
Redemption & Ruin is a concept project of 12 hand-picked songs that bring fans in on the repertoire and legacy that have inspired The Devil Makes Three from before they founded the band. Divided in to two sides, the subjects of “redemption” and “ruin” are explored through various works by Muddy Waters, Tampa Red, Townes Van Zandt, Tom Waits, Hank Williams, Kris Kristofferson and Willie Nelson to name a few and The Devil Makes Three’s interpretations of these songs also feature an all-star cast of guest stars like Emmylou Harris, Tim O’Brien, Jerry Douglas, Darrell Scott and guitar great Duane Eddy.