Altcountryretropunkers The Black come with a strong pedigree: They’ve got two former Voxtrotters and David Longoria on guitar and vocals–formerly of And You Will Know us by the Trail of Dead. So it’s no shock that these motherfu*kers can write songs and play them with passion, power, and drive. I had high expectations when the promo reached me, and the album basically met them all. Their songs a mix of the genres that made rock and roll what it is today: Garage, rockabilly, punk, blues, and country. The heart of rock and roll is still beating. Right here.
For fans of: Chuck Berry, The Kinks, Nobunny, retrorock, garagepunk, and good friggin music.
Love Don’t Need a Reason (direct link)
Throwing Away (direct link)