July 30, 2007

Deadboy & the ElephantmentDeadboy and the Elephantmen is, essentially, a bloke named Dax Riggs.

In early 2006, he and (then) bandmate Tessie Brunet put out the album We Are Night Sky.

It's an impressive album -- hard-edged swamp rock, but of the highly expressive, cerebral variety.

Rigg's gravelly voice is a raw, fragile thing of beauty, often swinging from a low growl to a howl in a heartbeat. He’s been variously compared to Ziggy Stardust-era Bowie, by way of the banks of the Mississippi Delta.

Brunet left the band in late 2006 and Riggs is releasing his solo debut on August 21.

In the meantime, here’s "Dressed in Smoke", from We Are Night Sky:

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