There Be Pirates! : Drink & the Devil
Rave Reviews for Drink & the Devil by There Be Pirates! From Bilgemunky Pirate Radio: (4 Star Rating) '...an album that's comprised of familiar shanties and sea songs, but performed in such a way as to make them truly stand out from anything else out there. There are no losers in the bunch - this CD is a gem from stem to stern...' '...an album that begins absolutely perfectly...' '...true to it's roots, but fresh and virile...' '...Derelict... is slow, somber, and in no hurry whatsoever. It's truly the crown jewel of this album...' '...an album that is certainly worthy of benchmark status in the Pirate-Core genre...' From No Quarter Given Pirate Magazine: 'Do you love the old shanties, but are ready to hear a fresh take on them? Then set yer spyglass on 'Drink & the Devil' by the jam band There Be Pirates!. Each track from them is a new adventure... These lads and lass are well steeped in the traditional shanties, Celtic music, and tavern songs, but they often don't stick with the traditional renditions. They chew them up, and spit them back up again in forms new and delicious, full of rowdy energy and new life. They renovate shanties and old songs into blues, boozy jazz, gypsy music, belly dance beats, and even Latin rhythms. Great pirate party music.' '...beautiful and haunting... haunting and devilish... sounding as if they are well into their tankards... body-rocking percussion... For 'Derelict' settle back and let yourself fall under the spell of the most unusual rendition of the 'Yo ho ho and a Bottle of Rum' song I've heard... Performed in a boozy drunkenness, this is the gem of the album... very hypnotic...' 'Many a time I've been on hand to watch as There Be Pirates! Got a tavern full of pirates to dance, sing, shout, & conga all night long. If you can catch them in person, by all means do so. Meanwhile, take 'em home or to yer next pirate party with their CD.' There Be Pirates! Is California's premiere pirate jam band. Drink & the Devil was released on Talk Like a Pirate Day 2008, by New Moon Records. The band has been featured on HDNet TV's Deadline series, on Lafitte's Return II, a benefit album for New Orleans public school music programs, and at numerous live performances. There Be Pirates! Is currently scheduled to tour England in summer 2009 to celebrate the release of their second album, Pirates in the Desert.