Let's assume that if you're reading this, you got the Dead Rider part covered: three guys making a THICK-ASS sound, dipped in corrosive and absinthe and still steaming from the bath; pulsing funkily, flashing blue desperate images! Whipped up by the tour dates and promo cycle of Crew Licks, Dead Rider were feeling hot enough to jam, and just let the tape roll! This is where the intrepid Mr. Paul Williams came in. An occasional character in Todd Rittmann's life over the years, a ghostly presence since they first met back in Hamburg in the late 90A mad man bound to convince the people around him of something beautiful that exists only in his mind. Mr. Paul Williams thinks big, with no concern for the details, a living testament to the supernatural, transformational power of belief. This is his art.
Dead Rider Trio Featuring Mr. Paul Williams, while rife with intention, is an automatic/exquisite corpse four-car pile-up, improvised in three different spaces at three different times. Basically, everybody involved was hearing it for the first time when they did it. Put it this way, you'll only have ONE chance in your life to hear this for the first time - and chances are, you won't be playing an instrument when you do!
Matt, Todd and White Christmas - walking the crooked path of rock with a mutant gusto belonging to no one but Dead Rider (well, probably to the people listening to Dead Rider, also!). Williams' words that you think might be the point are probably not - Paul's as much a fan of misdirection and displaced accent as the Dead Rider Trio, and their meeting is therefore one of shared causation and correlation! It's a jammer, a butt-bouncer, a tad oblique and a little hallucinatory - but it's definitely all about things. And it'll rock ya. Listen to "Candles on Crabs" for proof and pre-order this banger now, lest you wait til it's October 19th release date!
9/8/18 ICT Fest at Harvester Arts Wichita KS
9/9/18 PU Fest St. Louis MO
9/14/18 St. Andrew's Hall Detroit MI *
9/15/18 Now That's Class Cleveland OH
9/23/18 Variety Playhouse Atlanta GA *
10/19/18 Martyrs' Chicago IL - Record Release Show
* w/ The Jesus Lizard