Tag: Psychobilly

January 17, 2022

The Altar Billies - High Iron In The Hills (A Tribute to C&O 1309 Steam Locomotive)

THE great Southern California rockabilly trio – The Altar Billies, just released a new song back in December titled “High Iron in The Hills” which is a fitting tribute to Steam Locomotives, the C&O 1309 Steam Locomotive to be exact. You can watch the video and listen to the song below. Make sure to read the full description on YouTube for information on this glorious Train and it’s full restoration. Way to go guys!… Continued →

October 9, 2021

Song of the Day: Ruby Joe - Fat Cat

Ruby Joe was an awesome rocka/pscychobill band from California. They changed things up on their 2nd album which dabbled in swing. The original band that 2 members were in was named Strugglefish which is in reference I’m pretty sure to one of my all time faves 1st LP DigHayZoose which was actually my first review for one of their songs. Anyways, this SOTD is catchy & related to one of my friends’ cat lol! Anyways, hope you have fun listening to this one.… Continued →

May 12, 2021

Song of the Day: The Calicoes - Psychos In Love

The Calicoes are a fun rockabilly/psychobilly/surf rock band with a sound akin to Ruby Joe & mainstream band Social Distortion. Hailing from Texas, one can find their one full length, EP & single through Velvet Blue Music. As far as lyrics, they are atypical of the love lost variety. Hope you like the sound & if you do check out the instrumental Rice Burner. PS, I moved this SOTD til a later date due to another review being on the band in April!… Continued →

April 23, 2021

Song of the Day: The Calicoes - Read

If you turn the Christian indie shaker upside down, not too many psychobilly bands fall out. One of the first and best was The Calicoes, from Texas. They released one fantastic EP called Rumble (the title a contextualized reference to the battle between good and evil), and a full-length named Custom Acceleration. For my money, the EP is the better release song for song. It’s more primitive and raw, which suits the style better in my view.… Continued →

September 18, 2020

Song of the Day: Blaster the Rocket Man - Hopeful Monsters Are Dying Every Day

Film director Guillermo del Toro and spastic hardcore punk band Blaster the Rocket Man have at least one thing in common. Whereas most of society, and particularly within Christianity, monsters are usually the bad guys, these two artistic entities–operating in disparate fields as the case may be–often take the side of the monster. Pan’s Labyrinth, for instance, juxtaposes the kind but terrifying Pan against the inhuman, yet human, monsters of the Spanish fascists under Francisco Franco.… Continued →