This Tuesday, September 26, my heroes of Memphis, Lucero, will release their newest effort “Rebels, Rogues & Sworn Brothers“. The cd has been available for months as a digital download to those that were willing to pony up the money….this also made it widely available via all of the p2p networks…so to make a short story long the cd has been in the wild for months. The promise of a free tshirt got me, a notrious downloader, to shell out the money for the the cd….well, that and the massive amount of love I have for these guys. I was going to write a real review of the cd but every time I start one I can only write “fucking great. the end” and really, that is not much of a review.
Will this finally be the album that breaks the band? That is what I think everytime I hear the cd. Will this finally be the cd that gets them in every dive bar jukebox around? A few years ago we were watching these fellas in half-empty venues and now they are finding themselves having to play in midsize venues just to accomodate their growing fans. If you have never seen them live they are a get drunk, raise your beer and sing a long type of band. Sad songs about drunken nights, fist fights, broken hearts and bad tattoos sung to a back beat of pure, true-to-life rock and roll.
Fucking great. You owe it to yourself to check these guys out and through the power of the internets you can do it now by preordering the cd.