Old bones, new fire
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Music pulls us in many directions, and miraculous mullet were pulled by a vein of music leading directly to Old bones, new fire. Michael J. Sheehy describes his Anglo-Irish bandmates, Alex Louise Petty, Patrick McCarthy and Ian Burns, as digging “…African American Gospel, Prison/Work Songs, and Hillbilly Music,” to add, “Although we are fallen Catholics, agnostics and non-believers who stumbled and fell into the pit of hell many moons ago, we sincerely believe in the power of this music and what it brings to us. felt, as well as to our audience.”
The music really makes you feel! “I know I’ve been changedfervently stages an arrangement that showcases the voices of their three lead singers. Funeral drums provide the accompaniment as Miraculous Mule professes a spirit-fueled sense of change. It’s a transcendent moment where you realize it’s going to be unlike anything you’ve heard before. It’s hard to believe the track (along with two others) had been hanging around since 2011 unless the song simply waited until then and then asked to be heard.
The rest of the album comes from a session in 2020, although some recordings were made at home during the pandemic. No matter where and when things were recorded, the music is full of passion, be it blues, gospel or folk. The band digs and exhales the passion that made these songs classics, regardless of genre. The vocal arrangement of “O Death” features Petty, who tears emotion from every pore against a haunting backing.
The character at the heart ofYou must get sick and dietakes on a more bluesy-country feel, but the song is cut from a similar cloth. It turns as it tells you: “Fall on your knees/ Cry for this mercy please/ You gotta get sick and die one of these days.“It’s one of those moments when you realize there’s no escape for any of us. Combining the percussive urgency of Nina Simone’s version with a slightly more folky touch, “fishermanis still entirely oxidizing. The song never seems to stop, the intensity rising with each chorus of “Power.” It is music that has shaped and continues to shape new generations.
Miraculous Mule took these songs and illustrated feelings that matter. The songs on Old bones, new fire keep shining with performance that captures the zeal that lives on inside the finest material.
Old Bones, New Fire was released on August 12, 2022)
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