Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires, Vertical Vice

Parade of Flesh presents . . .

Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires

Vertical Vice

Matthew J and the Science

Monday, September 18, 2017

7:30 pm

Transit Bicycle Co.

Dallas, TX

$9 + $1 to benefit Planned Parenthood (Tickets available at the door)

This event is all ages

Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires
Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires

What awaits you when the needle drops on Dereconstructed, the new album by Lee Bains lll & the Glory Fires? Nothing less than pure f**king heaven, that’s what.

Consider the record’s opener, “The Company Man.” It revs up with a riff sleazy enough to clog Rod Stewart’s stomach pump as an incantation that only a Yellowhammer can truly understand is bellowed and then screamed. Before you know it, the joint is hotter than a Birmingham soaking pit while you, the listener, are reminded, lest you forget, don’t ever trust the company man.

No sh*t.

Dereconstructed is a careening, road raging, all night party of a record. Informed by a distinctly southern hoodoo, it is a master class in authentic Gulf Coast choogle. Having cut his teeth in the Dexateens, Lee Bains lll has been properly schooled in how to throw down, so much so that even his hyper literate musings are no match for the blown out distortion that gives this record its blistering urgency.

Songs like “The Kudzu and the Concrete,” “Dirt Track” and the roaring, blissfully shambolic title track could be anthems looking for a stadium, but they’re also reminders as to why Lee Bains lll & the Glory Fires are such a formidable party machine. If your hometown is graced with a scuzzy dive and a few warm bodies to populate it, you’d best believe that the Glory Fires have been there, or are on their way back.

Dereconstructed is Lee Bains lll & the Glory Fires’ debut for Sub Pop Records. It is preceded by the band’s actual debut, There Is a Bomb in Gilead, on Alive Natural-Sound Records (2012).

Lee Bains III & the Glory Fires are:
Lee Bains lll: Guitar and Vox
Eric Wallace: Guitar
Adam Williamson: Bass
Blake Williamson: Drums


"Lee Bains III & the Glory Fires, a four-man band from Alabama, proudly join the Southern-rock tradition of wild-eyed music hitched to serious deliberation. Dereconstructed, the band’s second album, ponders Southern identity in a welter of cranked-up guitars, bristling drums and rasping, hollering vocals. It’s pandemonium with a conscience." - Jon Pareles / NEW YORK TIMES

"If there's one tradition Bains and the Glory Fires unquestioningly uphold, it's the Friday-night custom of burning down the house. They even once got thrown out of a club for being too loud. In Texas. 'We're going to wash ourselves in fire and water,' Bains announces in 'Burnpiles and Swimming Holes.' Dereconstructed is worth the plunge. - Ann Powers / NPR

[4 out of 5 stars] "As pure a shot of adrenaline as a guitar band will release this year… a terrific album." - Michael Hann / THE GUARDIAN

"Sounds like Flannery O'Connor gave up fiction for a Coors and a Gibson SG." - Jessica Suarez / ROLLING STONE

"A radical, literate update of Southern rock." - John Mulvey / UNCUT

"A raging burnpile of garage and Southern rock, dirty, supercharged blues and soul, Stonesy groove, Crazy Horse howl, and punk slam. With these songs, Bains surely wants to make you think; he surely will make you shake." - Stuart Munro / THE BOSTON GLOBE

"Four Birmingham boys have made what might be the greatest-ever rock record about the South." - Chuck Reece / THE BITTER SOUTHERNER

"Dereconstructed is the second album from Bains and his personal wrecking crew, and they fling themselves into these 10 songs with roughly the same combustibility as tossing a lighted match into a pile of oily rags. It’s a dirty-sounding album, full of scuzzy red-line guitars and overdriven vocals, but even all that speaker-busting grit doesn’t hide the alluring melodies Bains threads among the mayhem." - Eric R. Danton / PASTE

"One of the leading candidates for album of the year." - Bob Mehr / MEMPHIS COMMERCIAL APPEAL

"Dereconstructed is rebel's music, as God, the South and Joe Strummer intended." - Jim Desmond / WHEN YOU MOTOR AWAY
Matthew J and the Science
Venue Information:
Transit Bicycle Co.
1915 Greenville Ave.
Dallas, TX, 75206