Sick to the Bone it’s the second full-length album by Laino & Broken Seeds, released for Off Label Records on April 9th 2021.
Recorded as an all-analogue album in Italy the tracks have been mixed in Chicago IL by famous producer JD Foster (Calexico, Marc Ribot, Lucinda Williams).
Inspired by a passion for Sci-fi literature, acid rock, and the magic power of a cranked tube amp, the new album includes 8 tracks that sum up the band’s psychedelic rock attitude and heavy blues sound.
The first Single “Spells and Magic” will be released on February 5th 2021, and marks the beginning of the preorder period leading up to the release of the full album on April 9th 2021 for the German label Off Label Records.
“The name of this album sounded really different to me when pandemic spread across the world and affected our lives in such a profound way”. In March 2020 Laino and his band just finished recording all the instrumental and voice tracks in the superb facility of Duna Studio in Italy. “Just a few days after we all were all in lockdown here in Italy. Everybody had to stop their usual activity and many musicians had to face the fact that live music was no longer an option”. Luckily the mixing of the album proceeded overseas where J.D. Foster shaped the final sound of Sick to the Bone album.
The power trio led by guitarist and songwriter Andrea Laino includes Gaetano “Kaimano” Alfonsi on drums and percussion, and Salvatore “Messico” Lauriola on electric bass. Also featuring in the album is lyricist, singer and director Afnorock who has dedicated the song “Winanta” (Where Are You Now?) to the cause of Moroccan journalist Omar Radi. On track #7 the Hammond organ is played by Paolo “Pee Wee” Durante. Cover artwork and album design are by Nanà “Oktopus” Dalla Porta.
Founded in the city of Bologna, the band has been active since 2015. After a short trip in the USA, Laino, arrived at his “crossroads” in a smoky, blues bar on the Upper West Side of New York City after a soulful performance by a local bluesman. Suddenly he realized which road to choose: writing songs and digging in the musical language of the blues. He then returned to Italy with a notebook full of stories, transformed them into songs with a resonator guitar, and played them on the streets of Bologna.
After the self-released EP Broken Seeds, the band produced The Dust I Own, its debut album for Off Label Records in 2017.
“Here’s one that throws away the blues blinkers”
On the mellower side, the album ends with a sweet cover of Mississippi John Hurt’s “Pay Day.”
22.03.2017 – “If you like blues without clichés and with corners and edges, this disc will love!”
“On one hand it is certainly this dirty, scrapy vintage sound, on the other the striking song, which sounds rough and whiskey, but also always lets a subtle Italian accent glimmer through. This sounds just extremely cool and I would really like to listen
“Laino & Broken Seeds “The Dust I Own” is earthy, filthy, smoky, slanting and enthralling – electrifying – from the crest to the rocking sole – cool” 13.4.2017 Dr Chuck
“The composition “The Dust In Own” is a bless for our ears”
4.04.2017 Joachim ‘Joe’ Brookes