Ned and the Dirt
Singer-songwriter Ned Durrett imbues his roots rock with a deep sense of loss, regret and yearning, as if his emotional bloodletting could simultaneously heal past wounds and provide a clean slate for an ostensibly sunnier future. The South Carolina-bred, L.A.-based artist’s forthcoming release as Ned and the Dirt, “Wild Pack: Haunt These Woods,” is a concept EP fitting of what Durrett calls their “graveyard indie-rock” — i.e., Southern Gothic without the twang. A collision of calamities inspired “Wild Pack’s” five songs: the breakup of the first incarnation of Ned and the Dirt; his drummer friend’s soured marriage and addiction problems; and the death of his brother. His present-day California life, though, is never far away. “Oh, Los Angeles / give me something real / to satisfy my need for these thrills,” Durrett sings in “We Scream Party.” Durrett calls the EP “a hike through the spectrum of emotions, through pre-party jitters, to path shifting grief, to the warmth of unexpected companionship,” all informed by an ever-present nostalgia for life back home. From the whoa-ohs of the crunchy “Stay Trashed, Stay Raring” to the touching elegy “Edgemont,” it’s a wild ride.- http://buzzbands.la/2016/02/29/premiere-ned-and-the-dirt-wild-pack-ep/
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