Never one to rest on his laurels Don Pyle has been hard a work the last few years with a rejuvenated Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet, the release of his punk rock photo book Trouble in the Camera Club and now comes word that he’s masterminded a music project that can only be described as monumental in nature….the project I speak of is called Black Heel Marks and its debut album is called ‘Feel Free’, the album is out June 25 via Northern Research/Outside Music.
So my first question was who’s all a part of this project besides Don ( a message from Don said that he recorded, mixed, produced and played drums and synths and a few other bits) , so as far as everyone else that’s a part of it this is what their website says:
Feel Free was directed and produced by Don Pyle (The Filthy Gaze of Europe / Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet), with electrified guitars by Wilmer Henderson III (Girl Trouble), Jonny Dovercourt (Republic of Safety), Dallas Good (The Filthy Gaze of Europe / The Sadies), Sandro Perri (Polmo Polpo), Kevan Byrne (King Cobb Steelie) and Dave Evans (Soupcans). Kevin Lynn (King Cobb Steelie / Minotaurs) and Patti Schmidt (Nanobot Auxiliary Ballet) play electrified bass. Patti also sings, as does KP Kendall (Girl Trouble), and Alanna Stuart (Bonjay). Tony Malone (Drastic Measures) plays some keyboards and DP lashes out with synthesizers, drums and other appurtenances.
After my first few listens to their track “Switch” I realized it had some kind of hold on me…I had to listen to it over and over again and then all I could think of was how cool this will be to see live ; talking about live shows their website says “Live shows will be announced forthcoming”…nice.
Listen to “Switch” below
1 Mirrors For Smashing
3 Cats & Chainsaws
4 Julian Cope
5 Your Know What I Think Of You?
6 Private Rooms
7 Draco Dwarf
9 Blue Venus
10 The Impossiblist
11 I Could Look Pretty
12 Being There