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Reverend Beat-Man and Izobel Garcia - baile bruja muerto


1.Pero Te Amo (but i love you)
2.Come Back Lord
3.I Never Told You
4.Black Metal
5.Viva La Figa
6.Lass Uns Liebe Machen (Haremos El Amor)
8.Love Me Two Times
10.I'll Take Care Of You
11.My Name Reverend Beatman

Reverend Beat-Man and Izobel Garcia
"baile bruja muerto"
Format CD: VRCD109 (barcode:7640148982795)
Format LP: VR12109 (barcode:7640148982740
Format MC: VRMC109 (barcode:7640148982917)
Date of Release: 18.01.2019


They first met up in Los Angeles at a show. He asked if she could play the organ and drums. She said yes, and the the bond between them was made. A couple days later they played their first show at Alex's Bar in Long Beach. A couple months after that they toured Europe. Now you hold in your hands, for the first time ever, the fruits of their labor. Some of the songs are originals and others are covers. Macorina is a song by Chavela Vargas a Mexican icon in traditional folk noir music. She was a strong fighter for women's rights in Mexico and across the globe. Black Metal is by Venom, Beat-Man's favorite band, they created their own music style and inspired millions of kids to be different and they created their very own music style, Black Metal. LOVE ME TWO TIMES was written by The Doors from Los Angeles (Venice Beach) and is played as a scary mellow graveyard rocker version. All of this was recorded either in Italy, Switzerland, or Los Angeles .. have fun with BAILE (dance) BRUJA (witch) MUERTO (death) this Album is Full of Garage and Weird Rock'n'Roll and Cumbia


Die beiden trafen sich zum erste Mal in Los Angeles bei einer Show einer Lokalen Garagen Band, er fragte, ob sie die Orgel und das Schlagzeug spielen könne, sie sagte ja. Und der Bund wurde geschlossen, ein paar Tage später spielten sie ihre erste Show in Alex's Bar in Long Beach, ein paar Monate später tourten sie durch ganz Europa, jetzt halten Sie zum ersten Mal ihr gemeinsames Album in der Hand, die meisten der songs sind selber geschrieben doch einige sind Cover wie zbsp: Macorina dies ist ein Lied von Chavela Vargas, einer mexikanischen Ikone in traditioneller Folk Noir Musik Sie war eine Kämpferin für Frauenrechte in Mexiko und weltweit, Black Metal ist von Venom, Beat-Man's Lieblingsband aus den 80ern, Venom Kreierten ihrer zeit ihren eigenen Musikstil (black metal) und inspirierten Millionen von Musik hungrigen kids anders zu sein und einfach volle röhre raus zu schreien was das Zeugs hält, LOVE ME TWO TIMES wiederum ist von the Doors aus Los Angeles (venice beach) geschrieben und wird j^hier interpretiert als gruslige horror version mit einem touch Friedhof Romantik, die aufnahmen entstanden allesamt in Italien (outside inside) in der Schweiz und in Los Angeles. Viel Spaß mit BAILE (tanz) BRUJA (Hexe) MUERTO (Tod)




The Reverend Beat-Man and Nicole Izobel Garcia first met up in Los Angeles at a show. He called her to play drums and organ at Alex’s Bar in Long Beach, the two of them connected and a couple months later they toured Europe. So the natural consequence was a collaboration between both of them resulting an album with original songs and a few covers too.The album takes off with “Pero Te Amo (But I Love You)”, it starts softly like an acoustic Spanish ballad with Izobel’s serene and beautifully trippy vocals creating a peaceful atmos, soon to be rudely interrupted by Mr. Reverend’s characteristic priestly brutal voice! Of course the music changes also! Heavy beats, fuzzy guitars and a duo ready to transform/transport us (you decide what you want to happen to you!) “Come Back Lord” is a wild n’ screamy organ driven tune, fast and danceable enough with a fuzzy n’ groovy daemonic rhythm, showing Reverend’s voice in a great shape while his usual dirty vocals are included here too! The atmosphere on “I Never Told You” becomes dirtier, fuzzier, noisier, the killer fuzzy guitar licks are dressing Izobel’s voice leading in the craziest roaring swing-a-delic Rock N’ Roll nightmare you will ever dream (the tune is also offered for merciless ruthless headbanging!!!) With “Black Metal”, Reverend honors his ‘musical mentors’ by making a tremendously thrashy n’ bluesy cover of Venom’s song creating a revolutionary and subversive voodoo-ish version! “Viva La Figa” is a short (0:58 sec) funny kind of childish swing-a-roller celebrating… ‘women’… On “Lass Uns Liebe Machen (Haremos El Amor)” Reverend asks “Let’s Make Love” (Lass Uns Liebe Machen in German) and Izobel answers “We Will Make Love” (Haremos El Amor in Spanish), a strange electro acoustic duet – sung in German and Spanish – simple touchable and thrifty with a feeling of nostalgia and a great rhythm too! Under a strange and kind of creepy atmosphere Izobel sings “Macorina”, a song originally by Chavela Vargas, a Mexican icon in traditional Folk Noir music (She was a strong fighter for women’s rights in Mexico and across the globe). Another surprising rebellious cover version follows with Doors’ “Love Me Two Times”, under a torturously slow tempo, the duo creates a totally swamp-a-like version taken straight out of a graveyard! “Nerviosa” is an electronic moody but rather trippy and monotone experiment, very sentimental and melodic built upon a synth & a drum-kit rumba beat! (or something like that…hehehe) By the very start of “I’ll Take Care Of You” with the hiss and vinyl crackling noise sound effects, we are automatically transported to a different era, back in the late 40s – early 50s, the age of Doo-Wop music, the crooners and all that Jazz (Dig it? Hehehehe…) A strange but lovely balladesque tune that somehow gives me a strong and intense feeling of a Wolfman Jack presence! The album closes with an interesting exciting and rather didactic/educative story sung by the Reverend on “My Name Reverend Beat-Man” (7:33min). Presented here not in the traditional singing way, it’s more like preaching, under various strange sounding effects and a repeated steady low guitar melody creating a rather mystical and psychedelic scenery. A social cry for where-the-hell-humanity-has-gone-to these days! A heavy bluesy n’ revealing tune of The Reverend’s Apocalypse! In conclusion, “Baile Bruja Muerto” is a Psychic, Garagey, Punky, Heavy, Swampy, Rhythm n’ Bluesy album destined to be C-U-L-T!!! (TimeLord Michalis)

Top 10 Albums of the Year !!
For the sake of inclusiveness and diversity, I forced myself to decide between the two different albums released this year by Switzerland's infamous gospel-punk Reverend Beat-Man. His label, Voodoo Rhythm Records, first gave us the LP Blues Trash — an album backed by his quartet the New Wave — as well as Baile Bruja Muerto, a collaboration with fellow New Wave member Nicole Izobel Garcia. The latter is a raw, Gothic collection of organ-drenched, haunting, gritty blues. While the album further exposes the brilliance in Reverend Beat-Man's ability to captivate us with raw, minimalist punk voltage, it more importantly showcases Garcia's gripping and astonishing voice. The Reverend's unmistakable deathly howl offers a stupefying contrast to Garcia's rich, omnipotent vocals throughout the entire record.

Este próximo 18 de enero sale a la calle “Baile Bruja Muerto” (Voodoo Rhythm Records 2019), el disco conjunto que registraron el suizo Reverend Beat-Man junto a la norteamericana Izobel Garcia (el dúo lo vendía en sus conciertos, pero ahora conocerá distribución mundial gracias a esta edición). Ambos artistas se conocieron en un concierto en Los Angeles, ciudad de donde es oriunda la estadounidense, cuando el suizo pregunto a Izobel si podía tocar el órgano y la batería. Poco después ya estaban ofreciendo sus primeros conciertos juntos, incluyendo una gira europea que trajo a ambos a este lado del charco. Para “Baile Bruja Muerto”, una mezcla según cuentan de garage punk, psych rock, heavy blues y cumbia, la pareja artística ha grabado algunos temas originales junto a algunas versiones en clave oscura: “Macorina” de Chavela Vargas, “Love Me Two Times” de The Doors o la inopinada “Black Metal” de Venom, una de las canciones preferidas del reverendo sin embargo. “Black Metal” es también el tema que se ha escogido como adelanto del álbum y el que hoy protagoniza nuestra sección de “La canción del día”. “Este tema nuestro haciendo ‘Black Metal’ es un tributo tanto a la banda como al rock n’ roll en general. Quiero agradecer a Venom que me guiaran a descubrir el blues, el rock n’ roll y la música al margen de las tendencias. Música para inconformistas, ¡no para cuadriculados conservadores!” ha comentado Reverend Beat-Man....

rom Hell To Switzerland To The United States: Reverend Beat-Man and Nicole Izobel Garcia announce US Midwest/East Coast tour dates and Baile Bruja Muerto album release. Globetrotting Swiss-American blues trash duo, Reverend Beat-Man & Nicole Izobel Garcia, announce an August – September tour where they will premier their broad-based spin of lo-fi psychedelic garage-blues punk to US East Coast & Midwest audiences. This trek marks their first venture into Middle America and along the Eastern Seaboard together, all confirmed dates below including a performance at the Tennessee-based dark country/heavy music subculture epicenter, Muddy Roots Festival. For Beat-Man, emotions are high for some of these dates with his past experiences playing these parts of the United States with The Monsters. “I haven’t played the East coast much; the first time was in 2003 with The Monsters at CBGBS. They hated us, we blew their PA and they wanted to sell us a video with a live show we didn’t ask for being a part of, which was strange. The same year, we played Maxwell’s in New Jersey and that was a big honor for us because of the history that venue shares. With Reverend Beat-Man, I did a show at the legendary Otto’s Shrunken Head and that was set up our friend Mike Decay and Kendra Psychobilly. Kendra followed us while in New York and later on became the booker at El Cortez in Brooklyn. Sadly, she passed away a year or so ago. Brooklyn will be emotional for me and for the people who know me from that time. I played at Toootles Pumpkin Inn with The Monsters in 2014 and the people there are amazing!! They have a very unique spirit, it’s very social and it feels like they care for you and your friends.” Reverend Beat-Man & Nicole Izobel Garcia’s collaborative album, Baile Bruja Muerto, will be available in fall on LP/Digital through Voodoo Rhythm Records. A record that marks five years of collaborative effort between the two transcontinental artists and a culmination of two different cultures and artistic sensibilities that reside on the outlier edge of contemporary music. “The key to this album is that there was never a cohesive plan, hell we didn’t even plan to not have a plan, we literally didn’t have time to even talk about it. Half of the songs we recorded together and have been playing for years, the other half was a complete surprise to the other person. We were both totally free, especially with the songs we each did on our own.. it really shows the strength of our trust and chemistries,” is how Garcia summarizes the creation process. Advance copies of the LP will be available for audiences on this tour. Blues Trash, the first album of original material from Reverend Beat-Man in 11 years, is available now on LP/CD/Digital through Voodoo Rhythm Records as well. Saying that these two are workhorses is an understatement; this tour is their third together in 2018. Beginning with a three-week springtime run up the US West Coast into the Pacific Northwest and beyond, anchored an appearance at Debauch-a-Reno alongside The Mummies, The Gories, The Cavemen, and more. Shortly after their concluding show in Long Beach, CA at May’s end, the two assembled in Bern, Switzerland for a set of shows as Reverend Beat-Man & The New Wave. The New Wave includes Garcia along collective of prominent Swiss musicians who round out the backing band in the Blues Trash LP. Following the set of shows, Beat-Man and Garcia embarked on a two month tour across the European continent from June – July, where audiences from the UK, France, Belgium, Germany, Spain, and Switzerland gathered to witness their eclectic ceremony in converted churches, seedy dives, and festival grounds. For more information on Reverend Beat-Man and Nicole Izobel Garcia, visit Voodoo Rhythm Records online.

Bern, Switzerland’s Reverend Beat-Man is often a one-man band, but here he’s joined by Nicole Izobel Garcia, who drums, plays organ, and sings in English and Spanish. As the visuals radiate a William Castle-Forrest Ackerman vibe, prior to listening I was expecting something in the mode of Cramps. Although surely simpatico with Lux and Ivy, this has its own twisted thing going on: there’s some garage blooze with a hint of Suicide, vocals recalling Howlin’ Wolf (but more of a straight croak, really), covers of Venom’s “Black Metal” and The Doors’ “Love Me Two Times,” and passages recalling Hasil Adkins, Dave “Baby” Cortez, Brother Theodore, and Copernicus (the performer, not the mathematician-astronomer). Yes, a strange one.

Tanz, Hexe und Tod mit Reverend Beat-Man und Izobel Garcia
Im Duo predigt sichs besser: Reverend Beat-Man präsentiert mit Izobel Garcia «Baile Bruja Muerto» elf Blues-Trash-triefende Stücke im Folk-Noir-Stil. Wir haben uns die Scheibe angehört und uns zeitgleich in krächzende Gitarren und bezaubernden Gesang verliebt. Nach der Scheibe Blues Trash mit der brandgefährlichen Begleitgruppe The New Wave vom vergangenen Jahr meldet sich Reverend Beat-Man zurück. Erneut ist er nicht alleine hören, sondern im Duett mit Nicole Izobel Garcia. Baile Bruja Muerto erscheint am 18. Januar und enthält altbekannte aber neu-interpretierte Stücke vom Reverend, gemeinsam geschriebene Stücke sowie Cover-Versionen von Chavela Vargas, The Doors oder Venom.
Der Prediger und die Nonne
Beat-Man und Garcia kennen sich schon lange. Die beiden trafen sich erstmals vor einigen Jahren bei einem lokalen Garage-Rock-Konzert in Los Angeles und beschlossen zusammen Musik zu machen. Einige Tage später folgte der erste gemeinsame Auftritt in der Stadt der Engel. Garcia spielt Schlagzeug, eine wummernd groovige Orgel und betört mit himmlischer Stimme. Reverend Beat-Man könnte mit dem Teufel um die Wette krächzen, spielt dreckig-frech Gitarre und prescht wild auf sein Schlagzeug ein. Wie Pech und Schwefel, was könnte da besser passen? Kurz darauf folgte die erste Tour durch Europa. Nun haben die beide ihr erstes Album und machen erneut die Konzertbühnen unsicher.
Wenn Engel auf Teufel treffen
Mit sanftem spanischem Gesang von Izobel Garcia und träumerischer Gitarre beginnt Pero Te Amo (But I Love You) – ein Stück, welches ebenfalls auf der Scheibe mit The New Wave zu hören ist. Was anfänglich nach spanischer Ballade klingt, verwandelt sich urplötzlich mit polterndem Schlagzeug und überdrehter Verzerrung vom Beat-Man zum Blues Trash wie man ihn kennt und liebt.
Wie Pero Te Amo liefert Baile Bruja Muerto weiterhin altbekannte Lieder, die man schon gehört hat, wenn man den Reverend & Co. verfolgt. Das macht aber gar nichts aus – im Gegenteil: neu und frisch mit solch alten und rostigen Amps vertont, dass es einem in den Gehörgängen kratzt. Die Orgel von Garcia bringt mit Old-School-Drive in Tanzbeine in Verlegenheit. Come Back Lord lädt zur verschwitzten Tanzfläche ein, Lass uns Liebe machen (Haremos El Amor) schwelgt in Spaghetti-Western-Nostalgie und I’ll Take Care of You verpasst einem Folk-Noir-Heimweh.
Metal, Rock und Folk
Ebenfalls in diesem Stilbereich angesiedelt ist das Cover Macorina von Chavela Vargas, der mexikanischen Ikone des Folk Noir. Weitere Cover wie Venoms Black Metal, der Lieblingsband der 80er von Beat-Man und Love Me Two Times von The Doors überzeugen auf ihre Blues-Trash-Verwandlung mit teuflischer Gitarre und allmählich wahnsinnig werdendem Gesang vom Reverend.
Baile Bruja Muerto
Die Scheibe bringt altbekanntes Soundmaterial neu und rostig vertont, bringt neuen Blues Trash alternd vertont. Ob man die Songs schon vorher kannte oder nicht, spielt keine Rolle. Baile Bruja Muerto lässt die Herzen von Folk Noir und Spaghetti-Western Fans höher schlagen, die Tanzbeine ausschwingen und ausgelassen die Mähnen schütteln. Mit froher Botschaft über Baile Bruja und Muerto geht das Duett Beat-Man und Garcia im Frühling auf Tour. In der Schweiz sind sie am 17.4. im Bad Bonn in Düdingen und am 18.4. im Gaswerk Winterthur zu sehen. Samuel Riedo14. Januar 2019