BROOKLYN, NY – Eddie 9V is pleased to announce that he will release his third album via Ruf Records on January 27th. The first single, a trippy swampy affair entitled “Yella Alligator,” has been premiered by American Blues Scene.
Capricorn, named after the legendary Capricorn studios in Macon, GA., is reputed for its output of the Allman Brothers and Otis Redding. The Atlanta-based artist sought out Capricorn Studios for the specific southern sound he required and spent more time crafting each song.
As a kid scanning the sleeves of his favorite vinyl records, this fabled facility in Macon, Georgia, was always the secret ingredient, adding a little grit and honey to every song born on its floor. Capricorn and the bands who blew through it urged the Atlanta guitarist to ditch school at 15, play his fingers bloody through the south, and turn apathy into acclaim for early albums Left My Soul in Memphis (2019) and Little Black Flies (2021).
Eddie spent his first quarter-century admiring Capricorn from afar. But in December 2021, the 26-year-old finally put his thumbprint on the studio’s mythology, corralling an eleven-strong group of the American South’s best roots musicians to track his third album. “There was overwhelming excitement at being in such a legendary studio,” he says, “But we hugged and got right to work. Everyone was joyous, loving, and flat-out playing their asses off.”
Frozen in time since opening day in 1969, the mojo from sessions by giants like the Allman Brothers and Otis Redding still hangs in the air, while the recording philosophy remains gloriously raw. That suited Eddie, whose output has been celebrated for the warts-and-all snapshot of what went down. “In a world where everyone is trying to sound the best, I’m trying to sound like me,” he reasons. “I always want the listener to feel like they’re in the room with us. So I’d leave it in if a drum pedal squeaked or someone laughed during a take on the Capricorn album. It’s our way of putting a stamp on the song.”