See pictures from Eleven Madison Park’s decidedly decadent Kentucky Derby Party, which we had the pleasure of playing again this year with our pals The Crooners.
See pictures and posts from the 2016 edition of the annual Austin event.
See pics of the Defibs playing the recent massive pop-pup pumpkin patch in Times Square!
Our annual sxsw day-party held at Licha’s Cantina in Austin, TX.
Curated by the Defibulators and Daniel Roark.
View the official website for more details: BrooklynCountryCantina.com
Watch our deliriously fun Audiotree session in Chicago from our ‘Hot Snow’ tour through the Midwest. Download it and save it to your spancy face device! (….I meant fancy space device).
On Sept 24, 2014 we performed The Kinks 1971 album Muswell Hillbillies, live in its entirety at The Bell House in Brooklyn, featuring guest musicians Miss Tess, Thomas Bryan Eaton, Matt Meyers, David Melton, John Foti, and members of The Dustbowl Revival, who shared the bill with us that night.
If you don’t know this underrated classic record, listen to it now!
Show poster by Misisipi Mike Wolf
We are exited to announce the printing of The Defibulators Songbook by Mel Bay Publications! The 116 page book includes songs from Corn Money as well as 6 songs from our upcoming album. It also includes lead guitar tablature, fiddle transcriptions, photos, illustrations, and a bizarre DIY section called Metalbelly’s Woodshed.
It’s been an honor to collaborate with Mel Bay on this unique book and to be included in their catalog.
Order your copy or download an e-book HERE
Watch this short description of the book by Collin Bay. He’s the man.
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More VINES from the road…
Portraits by Teddy Telles
Song by The Defibulators
“EVERYBODY’S GOT A BANJO: Instrument of the Everybilly“ is a series of portraits taken August 28th in a photo booth at The Defibulators’ Debt’ll Get’em Album Release Party at Brooklyn Bowl. Fans stormed the live “Everybody’s Got A Banjo” photo booth over a period of 4 hours where fashion/music photographer Teddy Telles shot hundreds of portraits. A selection of 50 portraits subsequently displayed at Chelsea Market in NYC for a six week gallery exhibition.
The photo project was inspired by The Defibulators’ the tongue-in-cheek new track of the same name which playfully skewers the instrument’s recent ubiquity in their home borough of Brooklyn and in pop culture more broadly. Everybody’s Got A Banjo premiered with a featured article in TIME on August 28th, 2013
Tweet or instagram your own banjo photos with the hashtag
The Defibulators’ Bug Jennings writes:
There was a time when the banjo was the American household instrument. More people knew how to play a banjo than they did a guitar. The banjo was pop. Then as music styles evolved, it slowly got neglected, rejected, dejected, and ridiculed for about a hundred years. (Except of course within the hardcore bluegrass and folk worlds). Now suddenly it’s come back full force and everybody wants to be its friend again. A lot of people have realized what an great instrument it has always been, but beyond that, it’s become a trendy icon unto itself. It’s never ceases to amaze me where a banjo will turn up these days. Even the Robin Thicke Blurred Lines video has got a naked gal bouncing around with a banjo. Now, that’s gratuitous! But it looks cool, so who cares what it sounds like or that’s it’s an incredibly difficult instrument to master.
We’ve got nothing but love for the banjo. So does all of America.
Wrote a song about it. Like to hear it? Here it goes!
WVU Creative Arts Center
Morgantown, WV – 11/10/13
We made our Mountain Stage debut with a killer lineup featuring Deer Tick, Ed Kowalczyk (of LIVE), and Luray.
The Show will air on NPR stations across the country in March 2014.
“Get Yer Papers” song premiere and interview on CMT Edge
We had a blast playing Rivera Court at the Detroit Institute of Arts.
This was one of the most psychedelic rooms we’ve ever played, both visually and acoustically.
Thanks to Rudy, the crew, and all our D-Town friends for hanging out that night with us, Diego Rivera and Henry Ford’s workforce.
Rivera Court at Detroit Institute of Arts