Black Merda - Believe - EP - 2012
Black Merda, legendary as the world's first all-black rock band, has released their new EP, "Believe," on Third Child Records. This is Merda's most recent release since 2009's "Force of Nature." Though they have been playing professional music since the early sixties, this will yet be their fourth release in less than five years. Black Merda has inspired thousands to broaden their perspective of music since their beginning, and here they are in 2012 with a collection of smooth, new jams for another generation of music fans to sink their teeth into.
The album itself is Miles-Davis cool with a dash of Jimi Hendrix for funk, with clean-channel guitar work that could just as easily fit onto a jazz record as it could a rock n' roll blues record. This is typical of the Merda, who have never, ever fit into anybody's labeling system with ease, and who have been called all of the following at one time or another: funk rock, black rock, folk rock, blues rock, funk, psych- funk, or even black psychedelic funk. This is owed to their habit of having no habits -- except that their punchy, grooving tunes have always rocked with the best of them.
01. Oh Darling
02. I Just Wanna Go Home
03. Into Your Love