LEE BAINS III & THE GLORY FIRES’ NEW LP, NEW VIDEO & FREE LIVE SHOW!

By on May 4, 2012

LEE BAINS III & THE GLORY FIRES’ “THERE IS A BOMB IN GILEAD” OUT MAY 15TH THROUGH ALIVE NATURALSOUND RECORDS
NEW LIVE VIDEO OF THEIR SONG “EVERYTHING YOU TOOK”
LEE & THE GLORY FIRES OFFER THEIR ENTIRE LIVE SHOW FROM TUSCALOOSA LAST MONTH AS A FREE DOWNLOAD!

(Feel free to post and share. It may take a few minutes to download as it’s the full set and 94mb)
This special benefit show from Tuscaloosa featuring Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires, Alabama Shakes and The Dexateens helped raise $20,000 in funds for the tornado recovery in that area. AL.com music writer Ben Flanagan later commented on the performances from this show, “The Alabama Shakes, The Dexateens and Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires all performed with a seemingly renewed energy, none more than the other. Except perhaps for Lee Bains with his Glory Fires as well as the Dexateens. The man is a manic ball of restless energy that bounces off the walls from song to song, set to set. He definitely set a standard for the evening, which was full of memorable moments.”
LEE BAINS III & THE GLORY FIRES’ DEBUT ALBUM THERE IS A BOMB IN GILEAD ISN’T OUT FOR ANOTHER COUPLE OF WEEKS, BUT THAT HASN’T STOPPED PEOPLE FROM ALREADY WEIGHING IN ON THE RECORD. HERE ARE A FEW OF THE ACCOLADES ROLLING IN FOR THEIR NEW LP AND RECENT LIVE SHOWS…..
“Guitarist/singer/songwriter Lee Bains III leads his Birmingham, Alabama–based band in a raucous exploration of the intersection between garage rock, soul, country and punk on this full-length debut. Not unlike acts like the Black Keys, Bains manages to merge these styles into a rollicking, timeless sound with plenty of six-string swagger.” – GUITAR WORLD
“This is a fantastic Southern rock album in the same vein as the Drive-By Truckers or even The Black Keys. Unrelenting energy behind music that absolutely anyone can enjoy.” – WLUR RADIO

“Another ace Alabama band and highly recommended.” – TANDEM/TORONTO

  [4/5 STARS] “Lee Bains III is from central Alabama — Birmingham, to be exact — but the sound on his debut album with The Glory Fires is 110% Muscle Shoals, Alabama territory. The power, soul and vintage sound of There Is A Bomb In Gilead is indicative of recordings that have come out of Muscle Shoals Fame Studio by bands like Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Allman Brothers and more recently, Drive-By Truckers. There Is A Bomb In Gilead is an awesomely solid debut, and I wish I had the chance to hear it in its native form — blasting from a Ford truck stereo rolling down Highway 72 through the South.” – MARQUEE MAGAZINE
“Recorded in the heart of Dixie and mixed in the motor city, the debut release from Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires burns a path through the American musical landscape on which lesser bands have become hopelessly lost. These boys are forging a sound based on garage rock guts, southern riffs and gospel flavors that was first explored by the Rolling Stones 40 years ago on Exile on Main St. The difference here is the Stones were doing an homage to the sounds they learned to love. On There is a Bomb in Gilead, with Bains on vocals, drummer Blake Williamson, bass player Justin Colburn, and guitar player Matt Wurtele…the band plays like the stuff Gram Parsons called “Cosmic American Music” is in their DNA.” – AUDITORY ARSON
“Grooving slice of southern rock with tasty Muscle Shoals-soaked guitars.” – THE GLOBE & MAIL/TORONTO
“The Glory Fires dismantled the place with songs from their debut LP, There is a Bomb in Gilead…working through songs echoing The Allman Brothers and The Band. Drummer Blake Williamson and bassist Justin Colburn put down a solid foundation and added welcome harmonies, while up front lead guitarist Matt Wurtele was Robbie Robertson 2.0 and front man/guitarist Lee Bains III led the charge with tear-your-face-off vocal power a-la Joe Cocker.”  – BLOGTO/TORONTO

“This week’s Best Thing Ever actually goes to Lee Bains III & the Glory Fires, for their phenomenal new album There Is a Bomb In Gilead.  Once a member of Dexateens, Bains’ new group is currently touring with another hot Alabama band, the Alabama Shakes.  His Glory Fires achieve that difficult balance between deep Southern soul and hard alt.country. On tracks like “Ain’t No Stranger” and “Centreville”, Bains howls in front of a band that will please any fan of the garage-y grunge of bands like Black Keys.  Other tunes sound like they could’ve been penned by Dan Penn and Spooner Oldham”  – KRFC RADIO FORT COLLINS / ROUTES & BRANCHES

“THE FIRST GREAT ALBUM OF 2012! I’ll brand There’s A Bomb In Gilead the first true southern rock record of the 21st century. That’s what I hear in its grooves. You might hear something altogether different. It doesn’t matter in the end, though. Good music never really needs to be labeled as one thing or another. It’s a disservice to the artist and it keeps people from making up their own minds about what they’re hearing. But I’ve made up my mind about Lee Bains III and The Glory Fires. Pass me back the jar. I need another belt.” – THE RECORD CHANGER

“Debuting tunes off their upcoming debut, There Is a Bomb in Gilead, Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires deftly blew away probably half of the local talent that has ever graced Toronto’s Lee’s Palace stage. Impossibly young to be churning out some pretty intricate tunes, the technique and depth of their musical skills and knowledge was simply astounding, switching between some Southern-fried boogie, country twinge and some soul that would make Charley Pride, well, proud.” – EXCLAIM! 

“An amazing album.” – THE PERLICH POST

“A four-piece playing out of Alabama, Lee Bains III and the Glory Fires ripped through several songs from their first LP, There Is A Bomb In Gilead, with unbridled vigor. A clear Southern rock influence permeated the band’s sound, but you can tell there was some Social Distortion being mixed in with Lynyrd Skynyrd as these guys came up.  You can certainly hear the potential in this talented group.” – MERCHANTS OF ROCK

“True-to-form country rock.” – PHILADELPHIA CITY PAPER

“The band’s debut album, There Is A Bomb in Gilead has a genuine feel to it — it’s good Southern music made in the South.With themes of country, rock and gospel, the album couldn’t have better represented all the deep facets of the region. It couldn’t have represented them any more truthfully, either. This album isn’t a hoax. It isn’t trying too hard. It isn’t too much or too little. It’s just right. Because, with a mix of many styles, There Is A Bomb in Gilead covers all its bases.”  – THE RED & THE BLACK/ATHENS

“Blues-influenced southern rock, but with a nice edge to it.” – DAVE FM RADIO/ATLANTA
“Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires’ new album There is a Bomb in Gilead, out in mid-May, is a masterful meal. There are a hundred influences and flavors, all immediately recognizable but mixed perfectly so that none stands out above the other. There’s early New York City punk, soul, country (both front-porch and Outlaw), blues, and, of course, rock and roll, all blended together so well that you can hear it all without noticing any of it, because the combination makes it its own thing.” – WELD FOR BIRMINGHAM

“An album that not only has a uniquely Alabama sound, but draws from soul, gospel, country, rock and much more.” – LAGNIAPPE MAGAZINE

“Lee Bains’ voice is a heart-of-Dixie treasure that is complimented by a funky band of talented musicians that have formed its own style of country soul.” – THE CORNER NEWS

“I will be talking a lot about this band in coming days, weeks, months… years? Their May release, There is a Bomb in Gilead, is absolutely bad ass.” – FARCE THE MUSIC

“The Glory Fires’ brand of rock ‘n’ roll could only come from the South, where the idea of being a conflicted and proud Southerner is so fittingly expressed with loud guitars. For all the struggle, grit and sweat, The Glory Fires has a record and a sound to be proud of.” – TUSCALOOSA NEWS

“[New Rock/Soul Discovery: Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires – There Is A Bomb In Gilead] A spectacular Allmans guitar intro and that soulful voice fronting a screaming Southern rock band – what’s not to like?” – WHEN YOU MOTOR AWAY

“Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires combination of rock, punk, soul and country is typical of the sound that comes out of the Quad Cities, an area in North Alabama rich with musical talent going back to the 1960S and home of one of the fasting rising bands in music, the Alabama Shakes.” – DEAD JOURNALIST

“Garage punk energy with Southern rock aesthetics. This long-awaited debut LP should be one of the hottest releases of 2012.”  – L’APENETRATION

“Sometimes a fella just needs some rock and roll. Irreverent, loud music that transports you into a more rebellious sense, the kind of radical rock and roll the Stooges played. Alabama’s Lee Bains III & THe Glory Fire have swagger, and cockiness in spades. The lead single off their upcoming album, There Is A Bomb in Gilead, jumps at you from the very second you turn it on. “Centreville,” is a little bit southern rock, that has a lot of the raucous energy that is needed in rock.“ – MUSIC SAVAGE

“The Birmingham, Alabama group takes the gospel music of their youth and reinvents it through a punk rock lens, resulting in a commanding set of impassioned songs steeped in Southern influences. There is a Bomb in Gilead incorporates some of the most iconic regional styles of American music, from Muscle Shoals to Detroit garage rock to Delta blues of Mississippi.” – RECORD DEPT.

There Is A Bomb In Gilead hits stores May 15th and will be available on CD, Digital and Black Vinyl with with lyric sheet and download card. In addition, there will also be a very limited pressing of 500 Purple Vinyl albums with lyric sheet and download card exclusive to mailorders through Bomp!



LEE BAINS III & THE GLORY FIRES TOUR DATES
May 5 – Summerville, GA – Finster Fest w/ Patterson Hood, Nikki Lane, Bohannons
May 6 – Memphis, TN – The Hi-Tone w/ Lucero, Dirty Streets
May 11 – Birmingham, AL – Secret Stages
May 12 – Nashville, TN – The Basement
May 17 – Oxford, MS – Proud Larry’s
May 18 – Little Rock, AR – White Water Tavern
May 19 – Batesville, AR – Lucero Family Picnic w/ Lucero, Shooter Jennings
May 27 – Atlanta, GA – The Earl w/ Glen Iris, Dirty Souls
June 21 – Louisville, KY – Zanzabar
June 24 – Rock Island, IL – Daytrotter Session
June 26 – Madison, WI – Mikey’s Tavern
June 27 – Milwaukee, WI – Quater’s Rock’n’Roll Palace
June 28 – Minneapolis, MN – Palmer’s Bar

June 29 – Bayport, MN Deep Blues Fest
[more dates to be announced soon]

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Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.

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