Thursday, November 19, 2009

Hello=Fire - Hello=Fire (2009)

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Hello=Fire is Dean Fertita's first solo album. Dean's first band was The Waxwings in the late 1990's. They released three albums and the band's most popular song, "Fragile Girl" was covered by The White Stripes. After The Waxwings broke up in 2004, Fertita was recruited by Brendan Benson to play keyboard on Benson's two-man British acoustic tour, and later during The Raconteurs tour in support of the 'Broken Boy Soldiers'-album. After that he joined Queens of the Stone Age as their new keyboardist and additional guitarist to support the 'Era Vulgaris'-album. Currently Fertita is a member in Jack White's 'The Dead Weather', featuring Alison Mosshart (The Kills) and Jack Lawrence (The Raconteurs).

Fertita's first solo effort, Hello=Fire, released the debut single "Nature of Our Minds" in August. The album features guest appearances by fellow Queens of the Stone Age bandmates Troy Van Leeuwen, Joey Castillo and Michael Shuman, as well as Brendan Benson and the Afghan Whigs' Michael Horrigan. The music? Well , of course you hear the Raconteurs/White Stripes/QOTSA-elements, what's not a bad thing, it's just a catchy (and poppy) rock album with laid-back slacker vocals.

So, this was my last offer for this week, enjoy your weekend.

Download Hello=Fire Here

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