Homespun: Fattback, Canary

Jul 30, 2009 at 6:10 pm
In this week's paper, Christian Schaeffer reviews Fattback's Canary. He had this to say:

On Canary, the band's barroom blues and punked-up honky-tonk riffs combine with nonsensical lyrics and hearty, greasy vocals to create a nonstop tour of unhinged rock & roll. Overdriven slide guitar and soulful electric piano lay a solid foundation for the bizarre backwoods odyssey "22 Swamps," which centers on a chance encounter with a zombie moose. (The living undead are clearly a fixation for Fattback; its last album was called Briefly a Zombie.) Elsewhere, the revved-up funk of "Hey Pretty Lady (Take A Look At My Legs)" contains this summer's best pickup line: "Hey pretty lady, take a look at my legs!" Who can resist such bravado, either from a gentleman caller or a rock band?
Read the rest here. Fattback's CD release show is tomorrow night, July 31, at Off Broadway. Old Lights and the Monads open. Here's a taste of what to expect:

MP3: Fattback, "Hey Pretty Lady (Take a Look At My Legs)"