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1. Hammer Ring
2. Banjo Song #1
3. Cardiac Arrest in D [free MP3]
4. Jumper On The Line
5. Cold Dark Woods
6. Crawdad Hole
7. Blue Tick
8. Darker The Night [free MP3]
9. Little Angel Child
10. Up Here
11. S.I.R.
12. Old Plank Road
13. Banjo Song #2
14. You Got To Move

Hillstomp - Darker the Night
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Darker The Night

Hillstomp's new studio CD is entitled Darker the Night, on Portland's In Music We Trust Records.

As with past Hillstomp releases, the music draws heavily from north Mississippi trance blues, a bit from Appalachia, and burns with the energy of punkabilly, but Darker the Night charters new territory, peering into the darker corners of the band's psyche while maintaining the celebratory nature of Hillstomp's raucous blues-billy stomp.

In addition to Hillstomp's signature trance blues, Darker the Night showcases banjo songs, a small guest list of elite Portland musicians and even adds the sweet sound of a baying hound to the recording. On Darker the Night, Hillstomp has duct-taped together a powerful and distinctive album of original songs, traditionals, and the occasional revamped blues classic.

Hillstomp's previous studio CDs, One Word and The Woman that Ended the World were highy acclaimed. The Woman that Ended the World received rave reviews nationally (Magnet), overseas (UK, Norway & Italy), and debuted at #15 on the USA's Roots Airplay chart. The album was also chosen as the Best Local Album of the year by the Willamette Week, (Portland's largest weekly) ahead of indie favorites The Decemberists and Sleater-Kinney, and rated Top 50 of 2006 by the UK's Blues Matters magazine.

The band continues touring non-stop in the United States where they've developed fan bases in cities up and down the West coast, performing as far east as Detroit. Along the way, they've shared bills with the Avett Brothers, The Devil Makes Three, Blitzen Trapper, Southern Culture on the Skids, Scott Biram, Lucero, Bob Log III and O'Death, to name a few. They've also showcased their act on local radio shows including Oregon Public Broadcasting's LiveWire, and at festivals across the country.

In July & August of 2010, they will tour the Western half of the United States with Reverend Horton Heat and Split Lip Rayfied in support of Darker the Night.

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