Chris Shiflett & the Dead Peasants

Chris Shiflett & the Dead Peasants

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Stepping outside of his main gig as lead guitarist of the Foo Fighters -- he, like Taylor Hawkins, had to find some way to pass the time while Dave Grohl busied himself with Them Crooked Vultures -- Chris Shiflett threw himself into Americana with his band the Dead Peasants. It's a departure from hisSee more details below

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Stepping outside of his main gig as lead guitarist of the Foo Fighters -- he, like Taylor Hawkins, had to find some way to pass the time while Dave Grohl busied himself with Them Crooked Vultures -- Chris Shiflett threw himself into Americana with his band the Dead Peasants. It's a departure from his pre-Foo résumé, when he played in the punky Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, but it fits right alongside the relaxed Californian shimmer of Hawkins' work, albeit something of a distant cousin. Shiflett and the Dead Peasants work up a pleasing rustic groove throughout their eponymous 2010 debut, never pushing too hard but never succumbing to laziness. Unlike most alt-country singers, Shiflett favors the genre-bending Americana of the late '60s and early '70s to stark, stripped-down purity; it's a mellow mood album, usually colored by steel guitars but sometimes getting its flair from a 12-string chime. Frankly, that contrast works in Shiflett's favor: too many Americana bands are concerned about authenticity but the Dead Peasants are all about vibe, all about band interplay, so their album winds up as quite pleasing in a low-key way.

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Product Details

Release Date:
07/13/2010
Label:
Rca
UPC:
0886977380327
catalogNumber:
773803
Rank:
131164

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Chris Shiflett & the Dead Peasants   Primary Artist
Chris Shiflett   Indexed Contributor,Bass,Guitar,Mandolin,Vocals
Stevie Blacke   Mandolin,Violin
Paul Bushnell   Bass
Davey Faragher   Bass
Greg Leisz   Pedal Steel Guitar
Dan Lavery   Vocals
Derek Silverman   Keyboards
Heather Waters   Vocals
John Lousteau   Drums
Audra Mae   Vocals
Eddie Perez   Guitar

Technical Credits

Eddy Schreyer   Mastering
Chris Shiflett   Composer,Producer
John Lousteau   Engineer
John Mellor   Composer
Jack Butler   Cover Photo
Jeff Nicholas   Art Direction
Simon McLouglin   Art Direction
Chris Shiflett & the Dead Peasants   Producer

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