“I wanted to make a rock ‘n’ roll record with my friends. I wanted to write ten good songs, put everyone in a room, and roll tape. So that’s what we did. We played a song until we got a take we liked, then we moved on to the next; didn’t usually take too long. In between takes, we laughed a lot and talked about records, politics, and baseball (in that order). That’s the way it’s supposed to work, right? You make art you’re proud of and you have a good time doing it — it’s called playing music for a reason…
“I called the record Heart Of A Dog after Mikhail Bulgakov’s novella, which contains this passage:
‘By kindness. The only method possible in dealing with living creatures. By terror you cannot get anywhere with an animal, no matter what its stage of development. I’ve always asserted this, I assert it today, and I shall go on asserting it. They are wrong thinking that terror will help them.’ That just about sums it up.” (Kasey Anderson)
Released last week on Red Parlor Records, Heart Of A Dog is the latest album from Kasey Anderson & The Honkies and features guest appearances from Jenny Conlee, Ralph Huntley, Garth Klippert among others. Listen to the track Exit Ghost.
“Kasey Anderson ought to now be considered as part of the same circle inhabited by Steve Earle, Ryan Bingham, Townes Van Zandt and other alt-country, roots rock insurgents whose squinty eyed perspective and rebellious regimen finds them going against the tide.” (Blurt)
Frontman Kasey Anderson is currently touring the UK playing support to Dave Alvin – catch him playing live this week in Brighton, Oxford, London and Manchester.
No shows booked at the moment.