As San Francisco horrorbilly/alternative bluegrass act THE PINE BOX BOYS prepares to issue their fifth full-length, The Feast Of Three Arms, in October, the maiden single from this macabre storyline has been exposed to the masses through popular horror portal, Bloody-Disgusting.
Over the course of four albums, San Francisco’s THE PINE BOX BOYS have charted the course of a killer named Willie who, accompanied by a rogue’s gallery of other nefarious types, slashed a bloody career across the south and westward to the territories. On their fifth album, The Feast Of Three Arms, the murder balladeers introduce us to Willie’s cousin, Jubal with No Last Name, and his quest to kill the man that did his mama wrong. This detailed tail is delivered through seventeen movements, with Raww leading each ballad with a spoken oration, setting the scene for each subsequent musical segment of this ill-omened tale to unfold. The album features guest contributions of fiddle by Alisa Rose and keys by Nigel Pavao, was recorded at Coast Recording and mixed at Discrete Recording, both in San Francisco, and completed with artwork by Tabitha “Stabitha” Lahr.
Issues Raww on “Mighty, Mighty Preacher,” the debut single from The Feast Of Three Arms, “THE PINE BOX BOYS have referenced this ‘Mighty, Mighty Preacher’ in several songs – ’56, AR,’ ‘Prester John in Appalachia,’ amongst others — but in this iteration we learn about where he settled and how he stays . . . solvent.”
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The Feast Of Three Arms will be released on THE PINE BOX BOYS‘ own imprint, LTR, a division of Hollins & Hollins Mortuary Entertainment, with distribution through City Hall Records, on CD and all digital platforms on October 21st. Preorders are now live RIGHT HERE.
Additional album singles, live performances in support of the record, and more will be issued in the weeks ahead.
THE PINE BOX BOYS began as a project dreamed up by Lester T. Raww, brought into existence in 2003, a bluegrass band dedicated to both preserving and updating the craft of the southern murder ballad, aspiring to lift the form to operatic heights. Along the way they have slain many lads and lasses, wept for many lost loves, and raised many bitter zombies. Raww himself was weaned on the murder ballad. “Knoxville Girl,” “Pretty Saro, “Omie Wise,” and others were sung by Mama Raww, as she coaxed the troubled troubadour to fitful sleep. Raww tried his hand at composing an original song or two for the band and found that he had struck a vein. Performers of songs of murder and misery, and often described as “horrorbilly” and “bloodgrass,” the band is fully realized with Lester T. Raww on vocals and guitar, Alex “Possum” Carvidi on banjo and keys, Col. Timothy Leather handling the bass, and Steven “Your Uncle” Dodds on drums and percussion.