In anticipation of their latest LP, Breaking Bones, which drops May 10 — as in two months from today — on Chicken Ranch, the veteran local garage rockers posted the record’s lead-off single and album artwork on their official site this morning. The black-and-white (and blond) cover art (which you can see to the right) reminds me of this, while the track (which you can bump below) is a dance-y, riff-driven conflation of late-’70s and proto-’80s rock’s finest facets, sounding like AC/DC meets Devo performing a mashup of Grand Funk Railroad’s “We’re an American Band” and The Sex Pistols' “Liar.” (Examples after the jump.) In fact, it totally sounds like AC/DC meets Devo, and since my musician friends have yet to take me up on my charge to start a band called AC/D-VO (that’s a lie, BTW), I’d consider myself wholly won over by this jam. What’s your take?
The Clutters play tomorrow night at The 5 Spot with Slick, Dirtbot and newcomers The Black Faces (featuring Immortal Lee County Killer Chet Weise and Third Man man Ben Swank) before heading to Austin for SXSW. For now, I'm just going to blindly assume that The Black Faces sound like a cross between Blackstreet and The Faces, and that they have a song called "Stay With No Diggity."