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Albums Of The Week: Bastards Of Soul | Corners

The Dallas outfit memorialize their late singer on this muscular sophomore release.

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE:Bastards of Soul’s second album Corners is larger than life itself — a testament to a titanic talent taken too quickly from this world, capturing a band reaching new creative peaks and strengthening the bonds that held them together.

Recorded shortly before frontman Chadwick Murray‘s sudden passing in September 2021, the Dallas soul band’s second album of original music is deeply felt and laced with joy and sorrow, above all else showcasing his undeniable talent and the band’s locked-in musical bonhomie.

The road to CornersBastards of Soul’s most passionate-sounding and vital album to date — was marked by discovery and triumph for the Texas quintet. The band’s genesis dates back to the early 2010s, with bassist Danny Balis and keyboardist Chad Stockslager kicking around the idea of bringing together a soul group after years of gigging in the scene. Murray, an acquaintance and a well-known Dallas-area bassist, was recommended by a mutual friend off the strength of his surprising singing chops.

Corners captures a band truly in harmony with each other and a bond that goes beyond music itself, as the remaining members memorialize the light that Murray brought to the world.”


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