The second single Rock Bottom is definitely an unusually emotional song for the murder folk band from Portland, Oregon. The Bridge City Sinners show an honest side without losing musically their almost haunting, eerily beautiful sound. Especially the violin as well as singer Libby’s voice from another world make this song stand out.
It will be released digitally on Friday, 11 June on all platforms as the second forerunner of the upcoming album Unholy Hymns, which will be released on 20 August via SBÄM Records (EU) and Flail Records (USA).
From the misty, pine-covered hills of the Pacific Northwest come the Bridge City Sinners, straddling the line from Prohibition-era jazz to Appalachian death folk. This traditional string band bends the meaning of the word genre, playing festivals like Punk Rock Bowling, Muddy Roots and the Bluegrass String Summit in Oregon. They began their journey playing pavements across the country, and now this super group of musicians is on the national touring circuit. The Sinners stay true to the DIY mentality, releasing their albums on their self-founded record label Flail Records.
The band around icon Libby Lux, which has become downright internet hype, is already scratching the Billboard charts in the USA – here in Europe they have already completed tours with bands like Days N Daze.
The new album Unholy Hymns has been split into two distinctly different sounding halves.
The first half of Unholy Hymns, Book l, relies heavily on their usual dark yet playful folk and jazz roots while expanding their discography to include complex themes such as addiction and mental health issues.
The second half of the album, Book lI, leans much deeper into the darkness. This short concept album within an album is an epic of terror and sorrow, full of orchestral arrangements and wicked screams of despair.