Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Shut up and play that guitar

"What else would you have me be?" are the echoing words Ben Nichols begs in the fantastic opener of Lucero's latest outing Rebels, Rogues & Sworn Brothers. It seems like the perfect start to a great new album; asking his ex-darling if there is anything she would rather have him be. The rest of the album, due to hit stores September 26th via the Liberty and Lament label, goes on to answer that question: of course not.

Nichols and the gang have put together a record that proves they are not going to stop making great music (as if any of their previous records didn't). Rebels, Rogues & Sworn Brothers is even more whiskey-breathed and gritty than any of their previous work. That is probably due to their sound being fleshed out by an organ and a piano, adding a little glow to their already highly polished southern rock. And to hold you over 'til the 26th, here are a couple of tracks that I particularly dig off of the forthcoming album...

-mp3- Lucero - What Else Would You Have Me Be
-mp3- Lucero - Cass

Lucero on Myspace
Buy Rebels, Rogues & Sworn Brothers at Insound

And here is them covering Jawbreaker's Kiss the Bottle, just for kicks.
-mp3- Lucero - Kiss the Bottle


Anonymous kill brejci said...

huh huh "...fleshed out by an organ..."

2:17 PM  

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