Murder-Folk Artist Amigo The Devil Announces New Album, ‘Born Against’

For those of us who sometimes like to listen to something twangy around the campfire, but still like that music to be about betrayal, hatred, and cold-blooded murder, Amigo The Devil is an excellent alternative to the nonstop metal riffs. The brainchild of guitarist-vocalist Danny Kiranos, Amigo performs beautiful backwoods anthems to things like praying to God that your mistress’ husband dies. Now, he’ll be adding another notch onto his slaughterhouse doorframe, as it’s been revealed that Amigo The Devil is about the release his sophomore full-length.

The album is titled Born Against, and was recorded at Modern Electric in Dallas, TX with producer Beau Bedford and is set for release on streaming, vinyl and CD on February 19, 2021 via Amigo’s own label, Liars Club. Its press release says that Kiranos incorporates elements of “Tom Waits, Leonard Cohen and Fiona Apple” into the record, so one assumes they’re in for a pretty diverse ride.

The record is already available for preorder. Check out the full tracklisting and cover art below:

  1. Small Stone
  2. Quiet As A Rat
  3. Murder At The Bingo Hall
  4. Drop For Every Hour
  5. Better Ways To Fry A Fish
  6. Different Anymore
  7. Another Man’s Grave
  8. 24k Casket
  9. Shadow
  10. Letter From Death Row

Amigo The Devil made headlines earlier this year with his haunting rendition of Carrie Underwood’s “Before He Cheats.”  While Underwood’s version of the song is brassy, in your face, and kind of fun in a fuck-around-and-find-out sort of way,  Kiranos performs his cover in front of a campfire, his eyes focused on the flames as he imagines what his lover is up to right now. He also uses guttural vocals to get across the creepy, predatory nature of the serial cheater. Suddenly, phrases like “dug my key” and “carved my name” sound a little more sinister, and make one wonder if the focus of the song is going to end up in the trunk of his souped-up ride.

Check out the cover below:

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Words by Chris Krovatin