Friday, October 14, 2022

Diablogato - "Jet Black Night"

Photo by Pat Piasecki

I've been digging Diablogato's music for a while now. The Boston band have had this great blend of punk mixed with early rock 'n' roll with some rockabilly thrown in that I simply can't resist. Their latest single, "Jet Black Night," changes up their sound a little, but also a lot at the same time. Gone are even the hints of rockabilly. Instead, Diablogato have added a heavy blues rock sound to "Jet Black Night." This is just pure loud and heavy rock with some blues swagger. It has that grime that early Black Keys records have and garage blues seems to be missing these days. The band seems to be moving away from the punk/rockabilly sound, but they're still keeping that dark edge that defines Diablogato's sound.

Drummer Jesse Mayer says of the new single:

"I think how people interpret the song is totally subjective, but it was a product of the pandemic, the national and global shit storm we had been living through the past couple of years. I don't know if 'Jet Black Night' is romancing the apocalypse or whistling past the graveyard -- probably a little bit of both. But that's always been our style."  

You can listen to "Jet Black Night" below. The song is available as a single via Rum Bar Records. For more on Diablogato, check out the band's website.

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