Review By: Kaleb BronsonGathering a musical conglomeration of the bandit Brady Bunch with a whiskey loving, bong loading cast of outlaw country rebels, Bitch N’ Brown featuring the Bootstraps of Doom have stepped beyond the wall of punk-rock-country and entered a new wave of pure marauding rock from deep within the soul for their new self-titled album.
When they originally launched themselves onto the Minneapolis music scene with “Whiskey Route,” the bands first album, they were liquored up with anti-relationship tracks and the love for cocktails on the mind. Now they are back with a more ravaging sound, thrashing through the city with a “Hot Fever” that is sure to catch for all who give a listen.
Opening the new album with a cantankerous attack on “daddy,” with “Blame it on Dad,” showing that the band has gotten more raspy and raw yet crisp and addictive. Each track passes the vocal power from Bitch to Brown and vice versa, offering a platter of word-play and potentiality.
Every track offers a habit-forming approach with solid hooks and snappy lines to tap toes to get-up and boogie to, leaving a lingering haze of nugget freshness floating above the listeners head.
“Refer Weed,” packs the Hookah with a symphonic punch of sinsemilla and ends “Part 1” of the album which is split into two pieces offering listeners a assemblage of songs. Entering “Part 2” with the desperado approach to living, Brown gives a lashing with “Mean & Rough,” a tale showing that he has been given a lickin’ be he will keep on tickin’.
Bitch has balanced her vocal abilities throughout the record by displaying her appeasing vocals with her organic unrefined style, showing her musical confidence, “This Fine Morning” shows this vocal swinging axe.
Don’t forget about the Bootstraps of Doom on this record, they bring a rooted wall of sound especially on “Shit Kickin’,” a high-tempo-ed track of musical debauchery. This album offered the first music video created for Bitch N’ Brown [Included with the CD], made for “The Last Thing I’ll See,” a mellowing track of festering anger, bereavement and a contempt for living. The video is formulated with dark imagery and a life-affirming style, a must-see for music video CineFiles.
Bitch N’ Brown have come a long way since they stepped onto the “Whiskey Route.” They have gathered a new sharpened sound that is sure to amplify. Bitch N’ Brown are not only band, they are a family of rebellious visionary’s on the trail of musical mayhem.