We are on the Team Clermont with our new EP Always Been a Bleeder!
Efren is a folk group hinting on the psychedelic, from areas around Athens, GA. Reaching out into the musical world with introspective lyrics and brooding energy, Efren has composed an EP of new broken heart strung songs and stories. Bleeding on the stage with over 45 shows in 10 months, learning who you are and finding the comfortably challenging sound, Efren is searching for the right vehicle of song expression.
Five songs, one fighting the frustrations, one hoping for potential, one battling demons, one winning, and finally the long epic surrender. Recorded in the spring of 2010 with Dave Sturgis at The Stewdio in Athens, GA Always Been A Bleeder is a proud installment in the young project Efren.
Always Been A Bleeder comes hot off the heels of the band’s debut album, Thunder & Moan. Both of the recordings are hard and quiet, while the live show invigorates the music and delves deeper into the compositions, exploring the sonic textures. Learning the rules of the stage in a songwriter’s realm has deepened and expanded the palette of the group’s compositions.
Efren is the songwriting vehicle of one Scott Leon-O’Day. But there are four men making this meal; with roots in jazz, blues, folk, bluegrass and rock. Efren touches on Southern Americana music, draws from indie lo-fi ideas, and respects the multitudes of great songwriters of our past. Lyrically driven, but emotionally wandering. Stories of trying to lose love, dreams of family past, tall boys, gambling, and whiskey stills…