Record breaking heat ain't got nothin' on 50 Sticks of Dynamite. The four-piece banjo-driven rock 'n' blues outfit that's making sparks up and down the California coast has released Love Dream Truth Love, its second full-length, a torrid follow-up to its self-titled debut. Audiences are falling hard for the record's hip-shaking, foot-stomping, locomotive love songs, and the nuanced interplay of harmonica and banjo that make steam rise from the fiery coals of the band's rhythm section.
Using a combination of acoustic and electric banjo — both clean and distorted — 50 Sticks of Dynamite is reinventing the instrument and steering clear of pigeonholes for a sound that knocks you off your feet and onto the dance floor. But life isn't a non-stop party and there's also room for reflection and introspection as a few of the album's 10 songs take listeners to the deep end of the pool where bandleader McFadyen wrote the title track. Love Dream Truth Love's narrative is a journey through a parcours of heartbreak; beginning and ending with love, navigating a few of the deadly sins along the way.
Keep your ear to the ground. That distant rumble is 50 Sticks of Dynamite, a band that's on its way to you, and determined to show you a good time with a new take on an old sound. You are cordially invited to listen to Love Dream Truth Love. R.S.V.P not required. Clothing optional. Dancing shoes mandatory.
released 08 June 2013
all songs written by Ian McFadyen
recorded at Castaway Seven Studios in Ventura, CA
50 Sticks of Dynamite's banjo-driven rock 'n' blues outfit is making sparks up and down the California coast with it's
second full-length album Love Dream Truth Love. Audiences are falling hard for the record's hip-shaking, foot-stomping, locomotive love songs, and the nuanced interplay of harmonica and banjo that make steam rise from the fiery coals of the band's rhythm section....more