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"I Wonder When They're Going to Destroy Your Face."

“I Wonder When They’re Going to Destroy Your Face.”

Some kind digital-dwelling folks have started to proclaim the merits of Poor Moon, the new Hiss Golden Messenger album. The remaining LPs are all assembled and ready to ship, so pre-order and stream here for the next week.

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Love & Sleep.

Love & Sleep.

The Bachelors have been so busy with our upcoming Hiss Golden Messenger LP (due November 1st, the Day of the Dead) and the Willie Lowery/Plant & See LP (due late winter/early spring), that we’ve neglected to post more press about David Lee.

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David Lee + PoB = Wax Poesy.

David Lee + PoB = Wax Poesy.

Please pick up a copy of the latest issue of righteous magazine Wax Poetics (#47) to read Contributing Editor Jon Kirby’s thoughtful profile of David Lee on page 28. Mr. Lee finds himself among illustrious company in these pages, which are populated by the likes of the great Solomon Burke (the King of Rock ‘n’ Soul himself, RIP); cosmic songster Terry Callier; PoB hero and Carolinas favorite Roy C; the legendary Bobby Womack and Lamont Dozier; and even Earth, Wind, and Fire.

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David Lee's Brown-Hudson Award Acceptance and Performance Videos.

David Lee’s Brown-Hudson Award Acceptance and Performance Videos.

On April 2, 2011, David Lee accepted the North Carolina Folklore Society’s Brown-Hudson Award and performed two songs, “I Can’t Believe You’re Gone” and “I’ll Never Get Over Losing You,” accompanied by his custom cassette backing track. We’re delighted to share some video of the event below.

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Light in the Attic Interview and PoB-03 Announcement.

Light in the Attic Interview and PoB-03 Announcement.

Our friends at Light in the Attic Records, who are distributing Said I Had a Vision, have posted a long-form interview with the Bachelors. You can find that here–be sure to read to the end, where we announce our upcoming projects in collaboration with brilliant North Carolina songwriter, vocalist, and guitarist Willie French Lowery, who served as Clyde McPhatter’s bandleader and fronted heavy psych bands Plant and See and Lumbee before striking out on his own.

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David Lee accepts the Brown-Hudson Award.

David Lee accepts the Brown-Hudson Award.

David Lee visited Chapel Hill on the weekend of April 2nd with eight family members in order to accept the North Carolina Folklore Society’s Brown-Hudson Award. Our very full weekend included lunch with Bill Ferris and other pals, an interview for NPR’s The Story (which will be airing shortly), and of course, David’s performance of “I Can’t Believe You’re Gone” and “I’ll Never Get Over Losing You,” accompanied by a cassette deck he brought from Shelby.

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"Days... weeksandmonthsandyearsgoneby-y-y..."

“Days… weeksandmonthsandyearsgoneby-y-y…”

Check out this perceptive close listening review of Vision in the new issue of Roctober, courtesy of Mr. Jake Austen. Thank you, good sir.

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Mr. Lee comes to Chapel Hill.

Mr. Lee comes to Chapel Hill.

David Lee will be in Chapel Hill this Saturday, April 2nd, to accept the 2011 Brown-Hudson Award at the North Carolina Folklore Society’s Annual Meeting. Please consider joining us at this exciting event, at which David will perform two songs with his son-in-law (a total of sixteen members of the Lee family are making the journey to support David!)

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March Madness Press Roundup.

March Madness Press Roundup.

Paradise in the papers! Friends, when you have a few moments of ease, please peruse the following full-length article and two new reviews of Said I Had a Vision and Tobacco a-Go-Go. In their eleventh issue, Charlotte-based concern Shuffle, a fine magazine dedicated to the music of the Carolinas, has published a thoughtful piece about David Lee, Paradise of Bachelors, and Said I Had a Vision, featuring some choice quotes from the man himself.

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PoB on Taproot Radio.

PoB on Taproot Radio.

On February 14th, 2011 (that’s right–Valentine’s Day), the Bachelors joined DJ and music writer Rick Cornell on his “Dirty Laundry” program on WCOM in Carrboro, NC. This is the third radio interview we’ve done about David Lee and Said I Had a Vision–previously we appeared on WXYC and WNCW–but the first that has been recorded and turned into a podcast.

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David Lee wins the NC Folklore Society's Brown-Hudson Award.

David Lee wins the NC Folklore Society’s Brown-Hudson Award.

David Lee has won the North Carolina Folklore Society’s 2011 Brown-Hudson Award, awarded to “persons who have in special ways contributed to the appreciation, continuation, or study of North Carolina folk traditions.” With this prestigious honor, David joins the ranks of legendary North Carolina vernacular and traditional musicians such as Doc and Merle Watson, Etta Baker and Cora Phillips, Joe and Odell Thompson, George Higgs, Bishop Dreddy Manning, and Alice Gerrard.

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Vision, reviewed. Party, recommended.

Vision, reviewed. Party, recommended.

The Bachelors are in intensive training for our Tobacco A-Go-Go Dance Party this Saturday (described both below and herein by the Independent Weekly), and we trust that our fans, friends, and fellows are limbering up as well. But please take a breather from your exertions to check out these excellent new reviews of Said I Had a Vision. See you this weekend!

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