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Black Dub Product Type Compact Disc Rock Great Pop Musics Domestic

Track Title. 1 Love Lives. 2 I Believe In You. 3 Ring The Alarm. 4 Last Time. 5 Surely. 6 Nomad. 7 Slow Baby. 8 Silverado. 9 Canaan. 10 Sing. 11 Sirens. Black Dub generated significant excitement when they released stark, black-and-white videos of their rehearsals and leaked concert footage from a show at Bowery Ballroom in New York. The quartet, comprised of producer Daniel Lanois on guitar and vocals, jazz drummer extraordinaire Brian Blade, session bassist Daryl Johnson, and vocalist/keyboardist Trixie Whitley (daughter of the late great Chris Whitley) make a beguiling, seductive music that blurs rock, soul, blues, gothic Americana, New Orleans funk, and dubwise reggae. The videos portrayed an accomplished group of musicians delivering new originals, a smoking cover of “I’d Rather Go Blind,” and a few Lanois’ nuggets from older recordings in a bubbling, smoky, passionate yet understated manner. This self-titled debut was mostly written by Lanois save for “Last Time,” which is a band composition. Rather than the stark immediacy of the rehearsals, much of this music is draped in Lanois’ signature warm, syrupy, murky production; all the edges — save for those glorious ones in Whitley’s voice — have been rounded off with dense layers of effects and loops.