Bastards Of Soul - Corners - Good Records To Go

Bastards Of Soul - Corners


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Bastards of Soul released their debut album in February 2020, a week before the US went into lockdown. Despite that, Spinnin' became a hit for the band, selling through 2 pressings despite no live support. They spent the remainder of the year writing their 2nd album and as Summer 2021 approached, they hit the studio to record Corners at famed Niles City Studio in Ft. Worth, Texas. Corners shows the band hitting their stride as songwriters, weaving together 9 tunes that are intricate yet always soulful.

Bastards of Soul’s second album Corners is larger than life itself—a testament to a titanic talent taken too quickly from this world, capturing a band reaching new creative peaks and strengthening the bonds that held them together. Recorded shortly before Murray's sudden passing, the Dallas soul band’s second album of original music is deeply felt and laced with joy and sorrow, above all else showcasing his undeniable talent and the band’s locked-in musical bonhomie.

The road to Corners—Bastards of Soul’s most passionate-sounding and vital album to date—was marked by discovery and triumph for the Texas quintet. The band’s genesis dates back to the early 2010s, with bassist Danny Balis and keyboardist Chad Stockslager kicking around the idea of bringing together a soul group after years of gigging in the scene. Murray, an acquaintance and a well-known Dallas-area bassist, was recommended by a mutual friend off the strength of his surprising singing chops.