Since hearing that Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires was booked for the 2013 Savannah Stopover, I’ve listened at least half a dozen times to the band’s There is a Bomb in Gilead. As rich and rewarding as the album is, I suspect it will be getting regular play at my house for a long time.

From the Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires’ website:

The title of LEE BAINS III AND THE GLORY FIRES’ debut album comes from Bains mishearing an old hymn as a child. In the soft accents of his elders around Birmingham, Alabama, “There is a balm in Gilead” sounded a lot like “There is a bomb.” It fits, really. The Glory Fires learned to construct music in the churches of their childhoods, and learned to destroy it in the punk clubs of their youths.

The Birmingham-based band has a plethora of great press blurbs. More importantly, Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires has a pure and honest take on Southern rock.

Here comes the band in several moods:

Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires plays the Congress Street Social Club at B&D Burgers at 10 p.m. on Thursday, March 7, on the first day of the 2013 Savannah Stopover. I’ll definitely be catching that show.

Click here for the full Savannah Stopover schedule.

Over the next couple of weeks, I’ll be posting quite a number of short previews like this. So far I’ve previewed Mac DeMarco, Little Tybee, Heyrocco, Stop Light Observations, and of Montreal.

Click here for all my Savannah Stopover previews.