New | January 17, 2014
Bass Drum Of Death
Black Don't Glow

Label: Fat Possum   Genre: Rock   Sounds Like: Parquet Courts

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Oxford, Mississippi’s Bass Drum of Death have been churning out skuzzed up, lo-fi rock and roll since 2008. Originally the solo project of frontman John Barrett, Bass Drum of Death possess a sound that can only be described like the river that borders its namesake state: muddy, yet complex with subtle intricacies you may not catch at first glance.

2013 saw the release of many great albums, but Bass Drum of Death’s self-titled LP went under the radar for most people. “Crawling After You” (the super catchy not-a-single-but-should’ve-been-a-single), however, was featured in Grand Theft Auto V’s soundtrack on the Wavves-curated in-game radio station.

This week, the band has posted a new tune called “Black Don’t Glow,” slated to be released on Record Store Day 2014 as part of a cassette compilation only featuring Oxford bands. And it. Kicks. Ass. The first strums of Barrett’s guitar sound eerily similar to Steve Miller Band’s “Rock ‘N Me” and let you know right off the bat this is going to be a groover. The song has a slightly cleaner, less distorted quality to it while still staying true to the band’s loud and raucous sound.

Bass Drum of Death will be returning to the District on February 6th at the Black Cat. Stream “Black Don’t Glow” below.

STREAM: Bass Drum Of Death – “Black Don’t Glow”


Bass Drum Of Death
Black Don't Glow