THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “Street Sermons is the fourth album from Daddy Long Legs, New York City’s most diabolical blues-punk street gang — and the unleashing of a wellspring of bottled-up emotions that need to be taken to the streets.
Produced by Oakley Munson of The Black Lips at Old Soul Studios in Catskill, N.Y., the band expand upon a sound that’s all their own, with the help of guest appearances from U.K. new wave legend Wreckless Eric providing backing vocals on Nightmare and Silver Satin, and The Lovin’ Spoonful’s iconic frontman John Sebastian joining in on Ding-Ding Man.
The first single from the album was the title track, which found the group beseeching their troubled congregation to “Work with one another / Not against each other” as the Brooklyn band transform into a chain gang that sound like they’re emanating through the cracks of a hot and sticky subway station. Says vocalist / harmonicist Brian Hurd: “We were upset about a lot of things when we wrote this song, and one thing that struck me was that there was a real lack of meaningful protest songs being written at the time — so we decided to take matters into our own hands.”
Over the last decade, these gentlemen have burned down houses the world over with their explosive fire ceremony, amassing a cult-like following with a tough-to-beat reputation for being one of the finest live acts on the road today. In these dark times, Daddy Long Legs continue to shine their light everywhere they go, leaving a piece of themselves on stage every night because it’s in them and it’s got to come out. Written and recorded against a backdrop of political tension, riots in the streets and a deeply uncertain future, Street Sermons is a testament to triumph over adversity.”