Monday, May 4, 2020

The Bobby Lees - "Drive"

This is the week that the new Jon Spencer produced album from The Bobby Lees should be out, but due to COVID-19 it's been delayed until July 17. At least we have a new song to listen to while we wait an extra two months. "Drive" sounds like the song that wants to be the hit. It's still the hyped up punk blues that we're coming to love from the Woodstock, NY band, but this one is about as pop friendly as we're going to get from them. It's undeniably catchy, but more mainstream music fans are really going to struggle through the discordance that's still pervading throughout the song (which we mean in the best possible way). Plus, there's an all too brief J Mascis style guitar solo that threatens to plunge the song into total chaos. Luckily, The Bobby Lees use some scream along vocals that do that job quite nicely.

You can watch the video for "Drive" below. Skin Suit, the upcoming album from The Bobby Lees, will be out July 17 on Alive Naturalsound Records. You can pre-order the album here. For more on The Bobby Lees, check out their website. Tentative tour dates are below the video.

7/17 Mohawk Place, Buffalo, NY

7/18 Melody Inn, Indianapolis, IN
7/31 Lux, Rochester, NY
8/1 The Colony, Woodstock, NY
8/7 Schubas Tavern, Chicago, IL
8/22 Rumba Cafe. Columbus, OH
9/5 Muddy Roots Festival, Cookeville, TN

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