|Montreal (December 10, 2014) Montrealâ€™s rock trio Das Blankoutâ€™s song A Devilâ€™s Christmas is featured on the Screw the Holidays vol. 1 music compilation presented by Screw Pop Culture, Radio KSCR, and Manta Ray Records.
Inspired by the Sandy Hook events, the track A Devilâ€™s Christmas, reflects on the aftermath of a tragedy, from the perspective of those who are left behind, who are trying to cope with the loss of a loved one.
There was a time I had everything I swear I had everything
But itâ€™s all gone and most of me is too
A Devilâ€™s Christmas can also be found on the bandâ€™s first record Everything Diamonds, which was released in October 2014. With lyrics by Matt Burghardt and music by Das Blankout, the song was produced by Das Blankout, and recorded by James Benjamin at Breakglass studios.
Screw the Holidays vol. 1 music compilation
Presented by Screw Pop Culture, Radio KSCR and Manta Ray Records, Screw the Holidays Vol. 1 aims to offer an alternative to the saccharine-induced music that saturates the radio airwaves during the holiday seasons. It also features music from GAS, The Bonfire Set, BIRD MANCINI, CrossTie, Miss Jackie and The Sass, Canaries In The Coal Mine, Reid Jamieson, Joe and the Jungle,Johnny Coull, Magazine Smile, The Hipwaders, and Jennifer Cutting's Ocean Orchestra!
A portion of all sales goes to Fender Music Foundation. The compilation can be purchased on Amazon.com and iTunes.
The story of Das Blankout started about two years ago. After having played with various groups, Matt Burghardt wanted to start his own band. Many jam sessions ensued and soon Kim, Mattâ€™s sister, joined in on the bass and, drummer, Pat Bilodeau was added to the mix. The latter, who sports over two decades of experience as a musician, explains that he was immediately impressed by Mattâ€™s talent as a lyricist: â€œDuring a jam session, Matt showed me drafts of songs he was working on. Iâ€™ve played with many bands over the years, but I knew right away that this was a musical project in which I wanted to take part.â€
Das Blankout plays a mean set of vintage rock'n'roll while adding its own modern twist. Mattâ€™s inviting vocals are smoothly complemented by his nifty supply of guitar riffs. His sister Kim styles the bass and adds angelic harmonies. Patâ€™s beats fuse the trio together â€“ impressively, he ads another layer of vocals. Das Blankoutâ€™s live shows are creative and unparalleled, connecting every song into a constant flow of music that is guaranteed to keep you hooked and twisting.