Lonesome Savages: "All Outta Love"
If you hadn’t noticed, we’re in the midst of a modest ’50s rockabilly revival (again). The highest profile of these new-school revivalists is probably one-man phenom Dirty Beaches. However, if Madison’s Lonesome Savages have anything to say about it, uneasy should lie the head that wears the crown. Consisting of Dead Luke and ex-members of Zola Jesus, the Lonesome Savages play a poorly recorded, menacing brand of garage rock. While Dirty Beaches may sound like ’50s Suicide, the Lonesome Savages seem to gravitate more towards Cramps-esque rockabilly punk (though they do happen to cover a Suicide song as well). Have a listen to their single “All Outta Love” below and decide for yourself whether its rock n’ roll pulled up by its dirty roots, or derivative, tired nostalgia. Personally I have a weakness for this sort of thing, so when it comes to the genre, I’m not all that reliable. You can pick up the rest of the band’s 7″ here.