Daniel Elias & the Exotic Dangers
Saturday, March 5, at 7:30 p.m.
Callaghan’s Irish Social Club, 916 Charleston St., www.callaghansirish
Tickets: $7 at the door
Mobilians became acquainted with Daniel Elias & the Exotic Dangers through their opening set for St. Paul & the Broken Bones last month. This quartet is the next promising hopeful hailing from North Alabama.
The group has crafted a sound that is highly rooted in the ‘60s rock created by a group front man Daniel Elias calls “the founding fathers.” According to Elias, these founding fathers composed their music solely for the intense emotional reaction that was organically born through each song’s birth. Elias combines this aspect with an overabundance of musical influences including punk, gospel, country and anything else his hometown of Florence has to offer.
The band’s musical ideology has been captured on their four-song, self-titled debut EP, which was released on Single Lock Records (Dylan LeBlanc, St. Paul & the Broken Bones). With each song clocking in at under four minutes, listeners quickly realize the band wants to provide quick, powerful hits. Those looking for soulful, heartfelt ballads better look elsewhere. This upbeat EP features a collection of innovative Southern indie rock filled with unbridled instrumentation, high energy and Elias’ unique alto vocals.