PREMIERES NEW ALBUM
‘ROCKABILLY RIOT: ALL ORIGINAL’
EXCLUSIVELY ONLINE AT WALL STREET JOURNAL
LISTEN TO NEW ALBUM
–OUT TUESDAY, AUGUST 12 ON SURFDOG RECORDS–
BY THE THREE-TIME GRAMMY WINNER
“Setzer has stayed true to the rockabilly tradition without straitjacketing himself into the era that created it.”
—USATODAY.COM, July 31, 2014
“The new album…features 12 original tracks of pure retro-rock — all jangly guitars, toe-tapping rhythms and the unstoppable energy that are the hallmarks of Setzer’s twist on the ’50s genre.’
—TIME.COM, June 24, 2014
Today (8/6), the iconic guitarist, songwriter and vocalist BRIAN SETZERhaspartnered exclusively with WALL STREET JOURNAL (online) to premiere his new album ROCKABILLY RIOT: ALL ORIGINAL (out Tuesday, August 12 via Surfdog Records). Listen to the new album from the three-time Grammy winner here: http://on.wsj.com/XDQLc4.
“There’s no overdubs, there’s no splicing, there’s no auto tuning…what you hear is what you get; it’s pretty much us making live music,” says SETZER.
ROCKABILLY RIOT: ALL ORIGINAL is a straight-ahead rockabilly album from start to finish with 12 new songs featuring SETZER’s trademark twang and fretboard fire, backed by three musicians that he says“are the best in their craft”: Mark Winchester (bass), Kevin McKendree (piano) and Noah Levy (drums). USATODAY.COM premiered the music video for lead single, “Let’s Shake” (7/31), which can be viewed here: http://usat.ly/1s7pCbH. Recorded in Nashville and produced by Peter Collins (who’s handled the same honors for SETZER albums Vavoom! and The Dirty Boogie), ROCKABILLY RIOT: ALL ORIGINAL received high praise from VINTAGE GUITAR(October 2014): “Three decades, umpteen records, and several stellar bands into his career, and Brian Setzer still makes rockabilly sound fresh and exciting…Setzer’s playing is much more complex…his fretwork has grown to include numerous other, more far-reaching influences, particularly from vintage jazz…his mature creativity and fretwork brilliance will make you a believer.”Pre-order ROCKABILLY RIOT: ALL ORIGINAL in all formats here: http://bit.ly/X00NEd.
The track listing for ROCKABILLY RIOT: ALL ORIGINAL:
1. Let’s Shake
2. Rockabilly Blues
3. Vinyl Records
4. Lemme Slide
5. Nothing Is A Sure Thing
6. What’s Her Name
7. Calamity Jane
8. The Girl With The Blues In Her Eyes
9. Stiletto Cool
10. I Should’a Had A V-8
11. Blue Lights, Big City
12. Cock-a-doodle Don’t
Above: Album cover art for ROCKABILLY RIOT: ALL ORIGINAL
3-time Grammy-award-winner, Brian Setzer is a “Musician’s Musician” credited with continually taking chances with innovative and daring musical styles, while single-handedly resurrecting two forgotten genres of music (rockabilly in the ‘80’s and swing in the ’90’s). Along the way he has scored chart-topping hits throughout his decorated career as founder/leader of the Stray Cats, his 18-piece Brian Setzer Orchestra, and as a solo artist. He is consistently cited as one of the world’s greatest living guitarists, and has a best-selling, extensive line of elite Gretsch signature model guitars bearing his name. Brian appeared in the 1987 film, La Bamba (the biographical film written following the life and career of Chicano rock ‘n’ roll star Ritchie Valens), portraying rockabilly pioneer Eddie Cochran. In 2002, Brian earned the distinct honor of being one of the few musicians to be animated in an episode of “The Simpsons,” an episode which also featured rock ‘n’ roll legends Mick Jagger and Keith Richards.