The Dead South

The Dead South - Easy Listening For Jerks

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Easy Listening for Jerks - Pt. 1 includes the Sun belt-meets-black belt take on “You Are My Sunshine,” in which The Dead South dig below the surface layer lullaby to levels of deep desperation, a mood well suited to the prospector’s baritone of Nate Hilts. In a minor key, “Keep On The Sunny Side,” changes from sweet to sinister. “Matterhorn,” a gallant adventure tale that sees four friends set off to climb a mountain, also works on the level of The Dead South’s origin story. “It’s closer here to heaven than it is back to the ground,” goes the song, now also a fitting encapsulation of the band’s feelings of anxiety and exhilaration about returning to life on the road.
Part 1 Track List
  • Keep On The Sunny Side
  • Pallet On The Floor
  • Will The Circle Be Unbroken
  • Flint Hill Special
  • You Are My Sunshine
  • Matterhorn
Easy Listening For Jerks - Pt.2 is inspired by the band’s own pre-show playlist, and includes songs by System of a Down, The Doors, Cold War Kids, and Ween. The Dead South dust off “People Are Strange,” with an entertaining video that puts an intergalactic spin on the song’s theme of alienation. On “Chop Suey,” not a no-brainer for an acoustic band without a drummer, the band transcends the song’s metal origins and doubles up on Scott Pringle’s vocals for a sound as big as the first. Part II also sees the vocal debut of banjoist Colton “Crawdaddy” Crawford, who offers a deadpan rendition of Ween’s “Help Me Scrape The Mucus Off My Brain.”

Part 2 Track List
  • Yahoos and Triangles (Intro)
  • People Are Strange
  • Chop Suey
  • We Used To Vacation
  • Help Me Scrape The Mucus Off My Brain
  • Saturday Night
  • 96 Quite Bitter Beings