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NEWS : WED, MAY 28, 2014 at 12:00 AM

New Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires Video For “The Company Man”

The Glory Fires’ Sub Pop debut, Dereconstructed, is just one day old and we’ve already got a music video to share with y’all. The music video for the album track “The Company Man” was directed by long time Sub Pop collaborator, Shawn Brackbill, and features Lee and the boys doing what they do–play the hell out of some music.

LBIII & The Glory Fires’ Dereconstructed is getting a lot of very well-deserved support from some big names in the press game. Read what folks have been saying and check out the band’s electrifying live show when it comes to you, it’s a memorable experience. Press highlights and tour dates below.

Pick up Dereconstructed from Sub Pop.

What People Are Saying About Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires Dereconstructed:
“Lee Bains III & the Glory Fires, a four-man band from Alabama, proudly join the Southern-rock tradition of wild-eyed music hitched to serious deliberation. Dereconstructed, the band’s second album, ponders Southern identity in a welter of cranked-up guitars, bristling drums and rasping, hollering vocals. It’s pandemonium with a conscience.” -  New York Times

“If there’s one tradition Bains and the Glory Fires unquestioningly uphold, it’s the Friday-night custom of burning down the house. They even once got thrown out of a club for being too loud. In Texas. ‘We’re going to wash ourselves in fire and water,’ Bains announces in ‘Burnpiles and Swimming Holes.’ Dereconstructed is worth the plunge.” - NPR Music

“As pure a shot of adrenaline as a guitar band will release this year…  a terrific album.” [4 / 5 stars] - The Guardian

“Sounds like Flannery O’Connor gave up fiction for a Coors and a Gibson SG.” -  Rolling Stone

“A radical, literate update of Southern rock.” -  UNCUT

“A raging burnpile of garage and Southern rock, dirty, supercharged blues and soul, Stonesy groove, Crazy Horse howl, and punk slam. With these songs, Bains surely wants to make you think; he surely will make you shake.” -  The Boston Globe

“Four Birmingham boys have made what might be the greatest-ever rock record about the South.”  - The Bitter Southerner

Tour Dates
Jun. 04 - Birmingham, AL - Bottletree
Jun. 05 - Atlanta, GA - The Earl
Jun. 06 - Chattanooga, TN - Riverbend Festival
Jun. 09 - Memphis, TN - Hi-Tone Cafe
Jun. 10 - Kansas City, MO - Tank Room
Jun. 11 - Denver, CO - Larimer Lounge
Jun. 12 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Garage
Jun. 13 - Boise, ID - Neurolux
Jun. 14 - Stanley, ID - Rod and Gun Whitewater
Jun. 16 - Missoula, MT - The Palace
Jun. 17 - Seattle, WA - The Tractor
Jun. 18 - Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios
Jun. 19 - Eugene, OR - Sam Bond’s Garage
Jun. 20 - San Francisco, CA - Thee Parkside
Jun. 21 - Los Angeles, CA - Bootleg HiFi
Jun. 22 - San Diego, CA - Soda Bar
Jun. 23 - Scottsdale, AZ - The Western
Jun. 25 - Dallas, TX - Three Links*
Jun. 26 - San Antonio, TX - The Limelight*
Jun. 27 - Austin, TX - Red 7*
Jun. 28 - Houston, TX - Fitzgerald’s*
Jun. 29 - New Orleans, LA - One-Eyed Jacks*
Jul. 10 - Nashville, TN - The Basement
Jul. 11 - Louisville, KY - Zanzabar
Jul. 12 - Fort Wayne, IN - The Brass Rail
Jul. 13 - Bloomington, IN - The Bishop
Jul. 14 - Cincinnati, OH - MOTR Pub
Jul. 15 - Pittsburgh, PA - Smiling Moose
Jul. 16 - Allston, MA - Great Scott
Jul. 18 - New York, NY - The Mercury Lounge
Jul. 19 - Asbury Park, NJ - Asbury Lanes
Jul. 20 - Philadelphia, PA - Ortlieb’s Lounge
Jul. 21 - Washington, DC - DC9
Jul. 22 - Richmond, VA - Strange Matter
Jul. 24 - Charlotte, NC - The Milestone
Jul. 25 - Raleigh, NC - Kings
Jul. 26 - Macon, GA - Bragg Jam
Aug. 01 - Katowice, PL - OFF Festival
Aug. 02 - Ostersund, SE - Storsjoyran
Aug. 06 - Oslo, NO - Crossroads
Aug. 08 - Gothenburg, SE - Way Out West Festival
Aug. 09 - Avesta, SE - Bjurfors Hotel
Aug. 10 - Stockholm, SE - Akkurat
* w/ Diarrhea Planet




Posted by Sam Sawyer

NEWS : TUE, MAY 27, 2014 at 12:00 AM

Welcome The Glory Fires’ ‘Dereconstructed’ Into The World!

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Birmingham, Alabamaniacs Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires’ utterly jaw-dropping collection of Southern Rock anthems that comprise their Sub Pop Records debut, Dereconstructed, came out today on the aforementioned record label to a ton of critical praise, and we couldn’t be more proud to offer it to you, consumer of fine musical records, on this very website. Head on over here, and pick up your copy of Dereconstructed on the formatway of your choice.



Posted by Sam Sawyer

NEWS : TUE, MAR 4, 2014 at 12:00 AM

Listen to Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires’ “The Company Man” Now

One of Sub Pop’s most recent signees, Birmingham, Alabamaniacs (sorry, guys) Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires, have just spilled the proverbial beans regarding their Sub Pop debut, Dereconstructed. Specifically, these beans reveal that the record will come out on May 27th, 2014. What’s more, the band also just premiered “The Company Man”, side one, track one of that record, with Paste Magazine (also available to your ears in this very blog post), who boasted of the track that it’s “a fitting follow up to 2012’s excellent There is a Bomb in Gilead”. We couldn’t agree more, in fact, it’s why we signed them.

Pre-order Dereconstructed from Sub Pop and you’ll receive a limited edition LBIII+GF patch. Speaking of limited, if you pre-order the record on vinyl, you’ll receive the colored-vinyl Loser Edition of the LP. As is the nature with limited things, order soon to get yours! Also available for pre-order over at iTunes, too.


Posted by Sam Sawyer