For one hellish month in the dead of winter, Those Poor Bastards barricaded themselves in the basement of a 1930’s schoolhouse to see what horrors they could conjure when completely cut off from the corrupting influence of the modern world. The result is perhaps most cohesive album, Evil Seeds. The Those Poor Bastards Evil Seeds album is their tenth.
Those Poor Bastards are an American gothic country doom band based in Madison, Wisconsin, USA. Since 2004 they have released ten full-length studio albums, six EPs and have toured extensively in both North America and Europe. They are frequently critical of commercial mainstream country music, and play a style that derives more from gothic rock, cowpunk, traditional Americana and doom metal. Their lyrics focus on themes of sin, damnation, misery, religion and death.
The band is composed of Lonesome Wyatt (vocals, guitar) and The Minister (banjo, bass, percussion, backing vocals). They are secretive and reveal very little information publicly about themselves. The Minister veils his face in all official band photography, does not perform live and has not revealed his public identity. For live performances, Wyatt performs with another musician, Vincent Presley, on drums and keyboard.
Their song Pills I Took was covered by Hank Williams III on his landmark 2006 release, Straight to Hell. The Those Poor Bastards Evil Seeds was released on Tribulation Records.