|label||Free Dirt Records|
The Revelers have been bringing their party around the world for nearly 10 years. With their long-awaited follow up to the 2016’s Grammy-nominated record, the band has taken their place firmly at the top of the game where they make the rules. The brash blasts of the accordion, the shuffle of feet, the wailing vocals in old French… The sound of Cajun music is well known through the United States and abroad. But for Louisiana-based band The Revelers, it’s just the start of the story. Headquartered in the city of Lafayette in Southwest Louisiana’s Cajun Country (New Orleans is home to jazz, bit not a native home to Cajun music), the band is dedicated to the “holy trinity” of Cajun culture: hot music, all-night dancing, and great food. But they’re determined to explore the larger would of Louisiana music as well, and with their new album, The End of the River (Au bout de la rivière), they’re tapping into their deep lifetimes of knowledge of Swamp Pop, Zydeco, and old-school Louisiana dancehall music. They’ve synthesized all of these different traditions into a new sound, their own sound.