Oct 282018
 

Reverend Horton Heat have released another barnstormer with the new single ‘Hog Tyin’ Woman,’ from the upcoming collection “Whole New Life,” available worldwide November 30, 2018. On December 7, fans of the NBC thriller Midnight, Texas can tune in to see Reverend Horton Heat perform ‘Hog Tyin’ Woman’ on the hit show.

“I love her so much she’s got a rope around me,” admits crooner Jim ‘Reverend’ Heath. That wryly fits the theme of Reverend Horton Heat’s twangy chord strumming and doo-wop drumming of ‘Hog Tyin’ Woman.’ Heath bucks up and confronts his love of the road and the love of his woman, adding “Even though this tune is a crazy little romp seemingly about bondage, it’s really just an ‘I’m true to you’ love song. It has that fun, yet psychotic vocal uttering, and a bluesy yet desperate guitar.” Continue reading »

Sep 232018
 

Like ripping bolts of lightning from the sky, Reverend Horton Heat unleash smoldering electricity with ‘Whole New Life,’ the lead single and music video from their new album, aptly titled Whole New Life. The album will be available everywhere via Victory Records on November 30, 2018.

From his signature Gretsch guitar, Jim ‘Reverend Horton’ Heath summons a bounty of rock ‘n’ roll flavors and Whole New Life is the perfect example of how a great song can hook you instantly. Also featuring longtime slap-bass general Jimbo Wallace, the eleven track blockbuster features new sticksman Arjuna ‘RJ’ Contreras whose jazz and rock qualifications brought a distinctive new backbeat to the legendary rockabilly duo. A flashy, young pianist named Matt Jordan, possessing all the pomp and power of Jerry Lee Lewis and Little Richard, rounds out the lineup. Heath expands, “I love playing with these guys, it truly is a whole new band, so the title fits perfectly. It is appropriate for what Jimbo, RJ, Matt and I are going through. We’re really enjoying our career right now and it’s all a little new for each of us.” Continue reading »

Abandoned by Bears – “Headstorm”

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Sep 082018
 

Sweden’s Abandoned by Bears return with their second album, Headstorm,  a mix of individual pop punk and metalcore songs and songs that blend the two styles.

Abandoned by Bears have been together as a band since 2012 and live scattered across Sweden, which undoubtedly makes for some challenges in recording.  For Headstorm, the band opted to have Buster Odeholm (Impact Studios) handle the mixing and mastering in contrast to their previous work where the band handled everything.  Even the recording itself had a good bit of variety as the band used multiple studios in Malmo and Trelleborg. With the release of the album on August 24th, the band kicks off a US tour with support from Light Up the Sky, Boys of Fall, and We Were Sharks.

Interestingly, Abandoned by Bears have chosen the first and last tracks off Headstorm to be videos for the album.  The opening track “So Far Gone” is over the top pop punk along the lines of Blink-182, Good Charlotte,  and numerous others and the from a style standpoint, there are brief glimpses of guitars that seem a bit too heavy and maybe that should have been my tip off to what was to come.  In sharp contrast is the last track “Greyscale” which is full on metalcore complete with the chugging deep riff expected from a 7- or 8-string guitar.  Gone are the syrupy bright vocals, replaced with deep growled screams and lines like “Back the f*&^ up…” and breakdowns that sound familiar to anyone who has listened to the genre. Continue reading »

Aug 232018
 

Stockholm, Sweden’s pop-punk kings Abandoned By Bears are giving fans an advance listen today of Headstorm, their head-bopping third studio album set for release tomorrow. To coincide with the album, the crew will be serving up old favorites alongside their new tunes on the inaugural Headstorm Tour, kicking off tomorrow, August 24 in Chicago, IL.

“We are very honored to be sharing this album with you all today,” exclaims bassist Gustav Eriksson. “Headstorm was a labor of love for the last year and a half, so give it a spin and check out the new tracks live on the Headstorm Tour which starts this Friday!”

Listen to the full album Headstorm below. Continue reading »

Aug 042018
 

‘So Far Gone,’ the track that kicks off Abandoned by Bears highly anticipated album is here now. The bands third studio album, “Headstorm,” is set for worldwide release on August 24, 2018. To coincide with the release, the Swedish punk crew will be serving up old favorites alongside their new tunes on the inaugural Headstorm Tour, kicking off August 24 in Chicago, IL.

Bassist Gustav Eriksson explains the track’s meaning, “This is about coming to your senses after you’ve gone down the wrong path in life. Whether it is a major life changing mistake or just a small thing to anger you, ‘So Far Gone’ elaborates on how these circumstances make you feel lost and out of place in your current situation. Visually, we wanted to show an interpretation of the lyrics with the slightly funny side of an 80’s adventure movie.” Continue reading »