Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires

Lee Bains III And The Glory Fires learned to construct music in the churches of their childhoods, then learned to destroy it in the punk clubs of their subsequent youths. With strong influences running the gamut from country and roots to punk and power pop, this distinctly Southern, soulful, inspired music is a force to be reckoned with. Pulled together by Bains as he returned to his home of Birmingham after a stint in Tuscaloosa institution the Dexateens, The Glory Fires match the passionate frontman with intense urgency and musical prowess. Their debut album (and titular single, featured here), was inspired by the mishearing of a line from an old hymn – as “There is a balm in Gilead,” became a bomb, ready to blow up any minute.

Featured song: “There is a Bomb in Gilead”

The debut album, There is a Bomb in Gilead, is available now from Alive Naturalsound Records.

Complete radio broadcast and playlist: http://b-t-r.co/THof5y

Official website: http://thegloryfires.com/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thegloryfires
Twitter: @thegloryfires

Upcoming tour dates:
10/19 @ White Water Tavern in Little Rock, AR
10/20 @ Bryan St. Traven in Dallas, TX
10/22 @ Texas Rose in Beaumont, TX
10/23 @ Stubb’s Jr. in Austin, TX
10/25 @ Old No. 2 in Laredo, TX
10/27 @ Voodoo Fest in New Orleans, LA
11/2 @ The Earl in Atlanta, GA
12/1 @ Bayport BBQ in Bayport, MN

About BTR Live Studio:
BTR Live Studio features a mix of breaking and established musicians playing exclusive sets in our studios, then sitting down for a chat with host Maia Macdonald. Maia is a musician and DJ who’s been involved with the music scene for a number of years and has a knack for asking the questions that musicians actually enjoy answering. Watch more episodes of BTR Live Studio on our Blip page: http://blip.tv/btrlivestudio