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Left Lane Cruiser - 'Rock Them Back to Hell' (album stream) (PopMatters Premiere)

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Whatever "voodoo hillbilly punk-blues" might be, it's actually an apt description of what Left Lane Cruiser's Rock Them Back to Hell sounds like.

Known as Left Lane Cruiser, the duo of Freddy J IV and Brenn Beck defines its music as "voodoo hillbilly punk-blues". Whatever that might be exactly, it's actually a pretty apt description of the combination of thrashy, scuzzed-out guitar and trashy, bashed-up rhythms on Left Lane Cruiser's latest outing, Rock Them Back to Hell. The new album is as resourceful as it is energetic, especially making an impression with found-sound percussion supplied by paint cans and trash cans. Wrap it all up in cover art by William Stout, known for his work for Return of the Living Dead and Pan's Labyrinth, and the over-the-top tone and feel of Rock Them Back to Hell is more than complete.

Premiering here on PopMatters, Rock Them Back to Hell comes out 17 September 2013 via Alive Naturalsound Records.

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