Dynamite Steps

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Dynamite Steps
Dynamite Steps.jpg
Studio album by The Twilight Singers
Released February 14, 2011
Recorded 2010 in Los Angeles, Joshua Tree and Arcadia, California; New Orleans and Bogalusa, Louisiana
Genre Indie rock
Length 43:40
Label Sub Pop
Producer "The Syndicate" (Greg Dulli, Mathias Schneeberger, Dave Rosser, Steve Nalepa, Eric Weaver, and Tommaso Colliva)
The Twilight Singers chronology
A Stitch in Time (EP)
(2006)
Dynamite Steps
(2011)
Singles from Dynamite Steps
  1. "On the Corner"
    Released: February 14, 2011
  2. "Blackbird and the Fox"
    Released: July 25, 2011
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
CHARTattack 3.5/5 stars[2]
Consequence of Sound 3.5/5 stars[3]
InYourSpeakers (68/100)[4]
NME (6/10)[5]
Paste (7.6/10)[6]
Spin (8/10)[8]

Dynamite Steps is the fifth full-length album by Greg Dulli's The Twilight Singers. It was released on February 14, 2011 worldwide, and a day later in the United States via Sub Pop on CD and double 12" white-colored vinyl.

The Sub Pop pre-order for Dynamite Steps includes a two-track CD-R featuring two unreleased Twilight Singers tracks, "Don't Call" and "Ballad of Pure Thought". The band marked the album's release with in-store performances at Amoeba Music on February 15, 2011 (Los Angeles) and February 17, 2011 (San Francisco).[9]

The band performed the first single "On the Corner" on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and the Late Show with David Letterman.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Last Night in Town" – 4:44
  2. "Be Invited" – 3:15
  3. "Waves" – 4:02
  4. "Get Lucky" – 4:12
  5. "On the Corner" – 4:26
  6. "Gunshots" – 3:43
  7. "She Was Stolen" – 3:15
  8. "Blackbird and the Fox" – 2:53
  9. "Never Seen No Devil" – 3:02
  10. "The Beginning of the End" – 3:15
  11. "Dynamite Steps" – 6:45

Personnel[edit]

  • Greg Dulli – vocals (all songs), guitar (1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 9, 10), piano (1, 2, 5, 6, 7), synth bass (1, 3), mellotron (1), bass (2), drums (2, 10, 11), Rhodes (3, 5, 10, 11), electric guitar (7), Prophet (7)
  • Joseph Arthur – vocals (6, 9), harmonica (9)
  • Joshua Blanchard – dobro (9)
  • Ani DiFranco – vocals (8)
  • Amy Farris – violin/viola/cello (4)
  • Scott Ford – bass (1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11), vocals (4)
  • Petra Haden – violin (4, 9), vocals (9)
  • David Henderson – drums (1)
  • Chris Jordan – piano (4)
  • Mark Lanegan – vocals (2)
  • Leta Lucy – vocals (10, 11)
  • Nick McCabe – guitar (2)
  • Steve Nalepa – synth (1), strings (7)
  • Mike Napolitano – timpani (7)
  • Rick G. Nelson – violin (2, 8), cello (8)
  • Dave Rosser – guitar (1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11), vocals (1, 3, 4, 6, 8), acoustic guitar (7)
  • Carina Round – vocals (10)
  • Mathias Schneeberger – guitar solo (1), guitar (5), bass (9)
  • Jon Skibic – guitar (1, 10, 11), bass (10)
  • Cully Symington – drums (3, 4, 7, 8)
  • Gene Trautmann – drums (5)
  • Greg Wieczorek – drums (6, 9, 11), vocals (6), percussion (9)

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/r2117432
  2. ^ Gormely, Ian (April 27, 2011). "Twilight Singers – Dynamite Steps". Retrieved April 28, 2011. 
  3. ^ Melis, Matt (February 15, 2011). "Album Review: The Twilight Singers – Dynamite Steps". Retrieved April 28, 2011. 
  4. ^ Bogen, Joseph (March 18, 2011). "InYourSpeakers: Reviews: The Twilight Singers: Dynamite Steps". Retrieved March 23, 2011. 
  5. ^ Fullerton, Jamie (February 16, 2011). "Album Review: The Twilight Singers – Dynamite Steps". Retrieved April 28, 2011. 
  6. ^ Grimm, Becca (February 24, 2011). "The Twilight Singers: Dynamite Steps". Retrieved April 28, 2011. 
  7. ^ Deusner, Stephen M. (February 16, 2011). "Pitchfork: Album Reviews: Twilight Singers: Dynamite Steps". Retrieved February 23, 2011. 
  8. ^ Gross, Joe (January 31, 2011). "The Twilight Singers, 'Dynamite Steps' (Sub Pop)". Retrieved February 23, 2011. 
  9. ^ "Twilight Singers Press Release". Retrieved January 18, 2011.