donderdag 28 april 2011

Blues Brother Castro – Out On The Beach

Blues Brother Castro – Out On The Beach
Excelsior – 2011
Waardering: ****

The Dutch four-piece Blues Brother Castro already have two wonderful records to their name; but now add to that a much better one. Their third album Out On The Beach is on all fronts better layered and better done then their previous album Fun from 2006. Thanks to a gig on a festival somewhere in Russia the band rediscovered the holy fire and dove back into the studio. With references towards David Bowie, Gun Club, Giant Sand, Dinosaur Jr., Sonic Youth, R.E.M. and The Pixies you are treated to thirteen songs which are pregnant with threat, agitation, fun and all of which are incredibly catchy. The pop-song comes first and between those lines they color with everything the alternative rock-sound has to offer. Sordid, gritty rock’n roll, pounding drums, burnt out bass and screaming vocals to slow lingering guitar and bass-lines combined with whining voices. But always equally obsessed and sincere. Hear! Hear! To brother Castro!

1 opmerking:

  1. Excellent record! But with very few stoner influences. Though great nonetheless!


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