Black Pistol Fire released their fourth studio album in May and they aren’t messin’ around with this one. The Austin based duo caught my attention last year when I saw them open for Gary Clark Jr. I wasn’t expecting much but was absolutely blown away. They have an energy on the stage that is tough to rival unless you are Animal from the Muppets (which isn’t far off from the shirtless drummer Eric Owen). Their gritty, bluesy, garage rock sound can draw a lot of comparisons to the Black Keys but these guys aren’t just imitating their predecessors. They draw from that inspiration to make a sound all their own. As for this new album, it is their best full album so far. The two singles (“Bad Blood” and “Fleet Foot”) will rock you to your core. As for the other tracks, check out “Copperhead Kiss” and “Hard Luck” for more songs to get you out of your seat.
I am very excited to see them headline a show at the Masquerade in Atlanta on July 9. $12 well spent. You can expect a full review of the show soon after.