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The Devil Makes Three’s fourth full-length studio album, I’m A Stranger Here, will be released June 3rd on New West Records.
Described by frontman Pete Bernhard as a “very dark record thematically, lyrically and sonically,” the album is also the band’s biggest sounding one to date. Produced by Americana icon Buddy Miller and recorded at Dan Auberbach’s (The Black Keys) Easy Eye Sound in Nashville, the 10-track collection features the drummer-less acoustic threesome of singer/guitarist Bernhard, guitarist/banjoist Cooper McBean and stand up bassist Lucia Turino coloring their songs with an expanded sonic palette – percussion, strings, electric guitar, fiddle, vibes and a variety of horns are used to powerful effect.
TDM3’s sound is garagey ragtime, more punkified blues than bluegrass, old n’ new timey without settling upon a particular era, inspired as much by mountain music as by Preservation Hall jazz. “We bend genres pretty hard,” Bernhard says. That sound has won accolades from critics across the board, with NPR describing the trio as “acoustic roots music with a relentless beat in mind at all times,” going on to praise their “whiskey-drenched, ramshackle fury,” and “fiendish intensity.”