The Pink Widower’s ringleader, The Jed, has left behind the melancholic slow songs that were an integral characteristic of his former band, Six Foot Sloth, in favor of juiced up rock that is part Lee Perry, with the stoned out horns intact, part Blue Oyster Cult mystic rock, and all summer good times. “The Enchanted Realm of the Pink Widower” comes out with horns wail- ing, rhythms shuffling, excellent songcrafting, and funky bass on the first track “Crimson Eyes”, and continues with serious groove and tasty guitar licks throughout it’s ten song debut. Not content to just get the audience tranced out to low end throb and sweet hooks, the Jed, employs lyrical wit to weave stories of crimson eyed kids, baby elephants, and motorcycle mechanics with emo- tion and a voice that can woo, spurn, or enchant.
The Pink Widower is ready to take you to an Enchanted Realm where Morrissey talks shop with Bob Marley and wizards convene in christian homes. You should check it out.
-Features members of Dramady, Six Foot Sloth, Rollerball, Babydollars, and Larry Yes.
released October 14, 2008
Toussaint Perrault: Trombone, Trumpet
The Jed: Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards
Nate Lombard: Tenor Sax
Larry Yes: Bass
Amanda Mason Wiles: Alto Sax
Denk: Tenor Sax
Paintings, Graphics, Layout: jedalert.com
Recorded and mixed at Samone's House, Portland, OR
Mastered by Andy Brown
This is North Pole Record Number 8