JOHN THE CONQUEROR Shares New Song 'Waking Up To You', New Album Out 2/25
Rolling Stone premieres JOHN THE CONQUEROR's new song 'Waking Up To You' as part of their daily download feature. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN!
The group will release their sophomore album 'The Good Life' on Feb. 25th through Alive Naturalsound Records. The Philly-based blues rock trio will embark on an European Winter Tour followed by U.S. dates this spring.
"I'm a blues man; all I got are stories," admits John The Conqueror's singer-songwriter Pierre Moore. And not unlike many blues greats before him, the stories that fill out the Philly-based trio's second full-length studio effort, The Good Life, are based on Moore's own personal experiences that span from his Mississippi youth to his current life - much of it spent on the road.
"When I started this album," Moore said, "I completely devoted myself to becoming a better writer." And after witnessing these 11 impassioned, often explosive tracks, Moore's decision to focus on his art paid off with well-crafted songs of truth, clarity and power. All of the compositions were penned by Moore except for their swaggering take on Randy Newman's "Let's Burn Down The Cornfield." Building on the soulful blues-rock foundation of their acclaimed 2012 self-titled debut, The Good Life moves forward with both Moore's own life experiences turned to song, and the tight-but-loose rhythms of drummer Michael Gardner & bassist Ryan Lynn as well as Moore's own snaky, sinewy guitar leads.
While John The Conqueror follows the path laid down for decades by like-minded bluesmen who 'told it like it was,' on The Good Life Moore and co. have also updated the blues idiom for a new generation - melding hard truths with hard-ass blues-rock.
John The Conqueror's The Good Life will be available on CD, digital formats and limited edition vinyl on February 25th through Alive Naturalsound Records.
THE GOOD LIFE TRACK LISTING:
01 Get 'Em
02 Mississippi Drinkin'
03 Waking Up To You
04 What Am I Gonna Do
05 Golden Rule
06 Burn Down The Cornfield
07 Road To Bayport
08 You Don't Know
09 John Doe
10 Daddy's Little Girl
11 She Said
JOHN THE CONQUEROR - left to right: Ryan Lynn, Pierre Moore, Michael Gardner (photo cred: Cinthya Vong)
JOHN THE CONQUEROR'S 2014 EUROPEAN TOUR DATES
Jan 24 @ Fuzz Yon - La Roche Sur Yon, FR
Jan 25 @ MOFO Festival - Paris, FR
Jan 26 @ Cafe Wilhemine - Eindoven, NL
Jan 28 @ Patronaat - Haarlem, NL
Jan 29 @ DNA - Brussels , BE
Jan 30 @ Trix - Antwerpen, BE
Jan 31 @ Asterix - Leunwerden, BE
Feb 1 @ Milla Club - Munich, DE
Feb 2 @ ASTA Kneipe - Rosenheim, DE
Feb 3 @ El Lokal - Zurich, CH
Feb 4 @ Grabenhalle - Saint Gallen, CH
Feb 6 @ Dachstock - Bern, CH
Feb 7 @ Treibhaus - Luzerne, CH
Feb 8 @ La Grange à Musique - Creil, FR
Feb 12 @ Bootleg - Bordeaux, FR
Feb 13 @ Hika Ateneo - Bilbao, SP
Feb 14 @ La Boite - Madrid, SP
Feb 15 @ Apolo 2 - Barcelona, SP
Feb 20 @ Des Lendemains qui Chantent - Tulle, FR
Feb 22 @ Le Manège - Lorient, FR
(U.S. Spring 2014 dates to be announced soon)