Psychedelic yet direct, raging but tuneful, All the Saints debut LP Fire On Corridor X bulldozes preconceptions at volume. Named after a section of the I-22 highway connecting the trios native Alabama to Mississippi, the cryptic title track is a hypnotic mind-meld of their primary influences, welding a Loop-sized space-groove to The Gun Clubs lyrical bite. That song is about where we grew up, explains singer and guitarist Matt Lambert. I try to have a little bit of where were from in everything we do, without flying rebel flags and playing alt-country. The paradox of our band is that were from the South, but youd never be able to guess.
Lambert, bassist/co-vocalist Titus Brown and everybodys soon-to-be fave new drummer Jim Crook moved to Atlanta in neighboring Georgia in 2004, attracted by the bohemian state capitols liberal atmosphere (its the New York of the South) and a fertile music scene that has spawned the likes of Deerhunter and Black Lips. All The Saints came into existence a year later, their moniker inspired partly by an old Verbena song and partly by an outsized fleur-de-lis saints symbol which a tramp had spray-painted gold and sold to the nascent combo at one of their early gigs. via