Dave Hammer’s Power Supply (DHPS), a local Akron band best known for their infinitely dynamic creativity and delicately wild music, has likely created their most promising release yet. Heavily sweetened with a blues flavor, the band’s third album, “Greasy,” comes Mid-July, with a special CD release show at Musica in Downtown Akron.
Recorded to 2-inch tape and released on thick black vinyl, this album carries the weight of past rock ‘n’ roll greats that have shaped the direction and growth of this unique band’s music. Gritty yet subtly refined, these aren’t your average blues rock jams, but any blues fan will certainly enjoy them.
Despite their music’s tough outer shell, it’s no surprise that within Hammer’s Lyrics a beautifully crafted amount of romance is intertwined. In the blues tradition, images of hopping trains, leaving one’s pain behind, simple declarations of love for one’s family, and the spirit created with playing guitar and singing can all be felt within their songs. Dave Hammer describes the album as, “Me and my swampy blues machine: a collection of sounds for people of the world.”
“Blues is one of the oldest forms of American music, and we love working in that tradition. We especially love to bend, twist and break it. These songs were a huge joy to bring into existence,” says bassist Matthew DeRubertis. DHPS invites you to dust off that old turntable, listen to it in digital form, and come see them live to share their joy for this album.
Dave Hammer’s Power Supply will release their new album (available in CD, and 180 gram vinyl with download card) at a special release show to take place on July 12 at Musica in downtown Akron. They will be joined by The Thrift Gang (members of The Woovs), as well as Cleveland’s Hendrix-flavored band Thaddeus Anna Greene. Doors open at 9 p.m. Admission is $5 and Greasy will be sold at special sale prices for that night only.
There will be a special pre-release listening party at Square Records in Akron July 6 at 7 p.m. The band will offer a listening preview of the new album and will perform an intimate acoustic set featuring some special surprises. There will also be a giveaway of one vinyl copy of “Greasy.”
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