Thursday, May 14, 2009

Homespun: The Trip Daddys, Roll On!

Posted By on Thu, May 14, 2009 at 10:30 AM

In this week's issue, Christian Schaeffer reviews the new album from the Trip Daddys. He had this to say:

The Trip Daddys have become a St. Louis institution as they've evolved into the city's premier rockabilly outfit. However, this iconic status has as much to do with the band's fifteen-year career as it does with singer/guitarist Craig Straubinger's unwavering devotion to slick, twangy and reverb-heavy guitar licks -- in other words, an ageless style that mixes easily with the Daddys' fusion of rock, country and punk. The trio has gone through a slight reboot with Roll On!, as a new rhythm section (Ded Bugs drummer Dennis Williams and Sex Robots bassist Tracey Morrissey) contributes punkish backbeats to its ten tracks. Still, the new guys fit right in, starting with first song "Dressed in Black," whose to-the-floor urgency stems from a shot of low, rumbling drums and Straubinger's self-assured vocals.

Read the rest here. The Trip Daddys are celebrating the release of On! with a show at the Way Out Club on Saturday night, May 16, with the Cripplers and Bob Reuter. Enjoy an MP3 -- a cover of "Breakup Song" by the Greg Kihn Band -- after the jump.

MP3: The Trip Daddys, "Breakup Song"

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