The band’s follow-up, See You Next Year, drops in August. A crunching mix of “dirty blues” and garage rock, See You Next Year is modern blues with attitude. That much is obvious from the lead track, “Wrong Number,” which, driven by frantic vocals and spirited drum work, kicks off the album like a jab in the face. Spurts of post-punk energy, timely touches of reverb, and bursts of anger and indignation mark tunes like the three-minute blast “Black.” See You … is a little more raw and aggressive than its predecessor, but never strays too far from moody, thinking-man’s blues, with its hints of jazz and sometimes haunting guitar. This is a record for which the right energy outweighed precise lyrical clarity.
See You Next Year packs a punch and hearkens back to traditional blues in spirit, if not necessarily structure. Its first single, the title track, will be released in June. Look for an official album release date shortly thereafter.
Detroit Rebellion is Jeff Toste and Micaiah Castro.