Devotionals music is based around Tyson’s guitar compositions, with Anton Patzner (Judgment Day, Bright Eyes) invigorating the musical space with his violin mastery, and they are joined by various guests and collaborators. The result is a unique combination of simplicity and raw emotion that will delight new and old fans of Two Gallants, a kind of street music with nods to Rachmaninov and John Fahey. The recording is entirely analog.
Listen to or download Devotionals' new song "Chest Like Expansive Wings"
Here is something from The Two Gallants live at Amoeba.
Despite What You've Been Told
Two Gallants performed at Amoeba Berkeley on August 21, 2008.
Ever since 2002 when Adam Stephens and Tyson Vogel began making noise at house parties and on street corners, they've slowly been carving out their own creative space. They craft emotional, visceral, intelligent songs that remind us of America's folk, country, and blues traditions but are fueled with the energy of punk.
"Destruction, breakdowns, heartache, heart attack, these songs and their process, born out of a darkness, are the representations of the light that is inherent in the blindest of moments. Unrequited Life has been congesting my every silent moment, every living heartbeat, every waking; it tore me apart in dreams or when at the corner store buying soap to clean the only thing that I had left – these sounds are a devotion, a meditation, to the only truly consistent pulse we can depend upon while alive… our own pregnant breathe." – Tyson Vogel
DEVOTIONALS TRACK LISTING
1 Toil and Joy
3 Morning Due
4 Toil Pt. 2
5 Chest Like Expansive Wings
6 Your Confused Beauty Upon My Cheek (Your Inhale Among My Unwashed Hair)
7 Swell to The Invitations of The Sky (Intro)
8 Swell to The Invitations of The Sky
9 Heart The Inevitable Music Box
10 Buildings of Heart