Rock & Blues Muse is pleased to premiere the video “Why Would You Say Such a Thing” from blues/rock power trio Dustin Douglas & The Electric Gentlemen. The track’s digital release drops Friday February 24 and is from the band’s outstanding third album Black Leather Blues, which comes out April 14 on Mojo Records.
“Why Would You Say Such A Thing” is a tough-toned blues/rock track with a big riff, a danceable beat, and a hard-nosed attitude. Dustin Douglas is an excellent guitarist, singer, and focus point for the band, tearing it up on all levels. The Electric Gentlemen behind him are a nimble and aggressive rhythm section that moves and grooves with vintage class and modern authority. The accompanying music video only enhances the band’s lowdown rock and roll vibe. Blast this one first thing in the morning and feel yourself come back to life.
Watch “Why Would You Say Such A Thing”
Dustin Douglas & The Electric Gentlemen are a cracking three-piece that infuses hardcore blues into its rock and roll. Their trademark sexy grooves and infectious rhythms topped with Douglas’ soaring guitar work and unmistakable vocals put down a classic rock vibe for modern times. Featuring ten songs all written by Douglas, Black Leather Blues demonstrates their dynamic, heavy, swagger-injected, dirty, blues-influenced sound.
Directed by Jonathan Edwards and filmed at Diamond City Studios in Wilkes-Barre Pennsylvania, the eye-popping “Why Would You Say Such a Thing” music video captures the group in sharp relief and feels as bold and brassy as the musicians do. It’s a bit of a nod to the classic white-background clips of the early MTV days and suits the in-your-face nature of the tune.
“From the moment I wrote it, I felt it would be a signature song for us,” says Douglas. “It defines what we do as a band.”
The rhythmically-dynamic and lyrically-pointed song embodies the band’s ability to create modern blues-rock with power and drama. It’s the new single from the Pennsylvania band’s third album Black Leather Blues.
Black Leather Blues was recorded at Eight Days a Week Studios in Northumberland, Pennsylvania by Paul Smith (Badlees) who engineered and co-produced the album with Douglas. It was mixed by Brian Moncarz (Alice Cooper, Our Lady Peace, Phillip Sayce) and mastered by Brian Lucey (Black Keys, Royal Blood, Arctic Monkeys, Buddy Guy, Doyle Bramhall II, Green Day, Liam Gallagher, Elvis Costello.)
Fronted by the impressively fluid lead guitarist/singer/songwriter Dustin Douglas, The Electric Gentlemen, rounded out by drummer Tommy Smallcomb and bassist Matt “The Dane” Gabriel, command the stage with virtuosic musicianship and classic-rock spirit mixed with punk rock snarl. “All I’m trying to do is continue the tradition of The Stones, Zeppelin, and The Faces,” says Douglas. “Take the traditional blues spirit, mix it with some heavy rock n’ roll, and play it for a new generation.”
“But it ain’t your poppa’s blues,” he adds. “I listen to Rage Against the Machine as much as I listen to Muddy Waters. That blend of influences is what makes it unique.”
Black Leather Blues Track Listing
1 Why Would You Say Such A Thing
2 Burnin’ Down
4 Good Love
6 What You See
7 C’est La Vie
8 Gonna Take This Train
9 Do Watcha Gotta Do
10 Barely Holding On
Dustin Douglas & The Electric Gentlemen website