“Dark Star” taken from
upcoming album, due early next year.
By Blurt Staff
In the process of putting the finishing touches on their new
album set for release in 2013 on the Communicating Vessels label is The Great
Book of John, Alabama
natives who’ve been compared to the likes of Jeff Buckley and Stevie Ray
Vaughan. They previously caught the attention of the public with a striking
cover of “Never Tear Us Apart” in 2011, following that up earlier this year
with “Simple Things,” a powerful video that was rich in metaphors and developed
an in depth storyline about the
evils of temptation and greed.
Now they’ve unveiled the video for the upcoming record’s
first single, “Dark Star” (released Nov. 27), cut live in a studio in NYC while
the band was on tour. The track was recorded and produced by PLX / WIZ, while the
video directed by Seth Newell. Check it out:
The Great Book of John chart bluesy Southern rock ballads laced with dreamy
boy-girl harmonies that are intertwined with monster guitar solos, while
frontman Taylor Shaw (late of Wild Sweet Orange) brings forth psychedelic
elements of old-soul-esque vocal qualities. For the new video they decided to
showcase possibly their greatest strength, their performance.