Thursday, August 25, 2011

Ditry, grimy, disgusting awesome

Drew Towler, in addition to being one of my oldest friends, just blew my mind.  This morning, he dropped some science on me which got me more excited about music than I've been for... at least a few hours. I find a lot of new bands and a lot of new music, but a find like this doesn't come along every day.

Left Lane Cruiser is the dirtiest, most glorious blues rock you've ever heard this side of Fort Wayne Indiana.  Actually, I don't know what side of Fort Wayne they're from. What I do know is that I've been obsessively listening to everything I can get my hands on, and am anxiously waiting for my credit cards to arrive (stupid lost wallet) so that I can order their entire vinyl back catalog. These boys sound like old Black Keys, but dirtier and with more of a soulful, head-bobbin feel.

You wanna know what makes music give me the heebie-jeebies? Listen to some of these tracks and the raw, soulful power emanating through your speakers. Are they dead on time? No.  Is every note right? No. They sing perfectly on tune? Sometimes I wouldn't even call them notes.  Still, if you listen closely, you can hear the sound of two men pouring themselves out through their instruments, doing what they love to, and were born to do.

Until my shipment arrives (lord help the customs employees if they hold this up) I will be expending a ridiculous amount of bandwidth, streaming their tunes off myspace and youtube all day, while contemplating the possibility of pretending to get some work done.

-Show me fire with no smoke at all, show me love with no wherewithal