A killer new cut descends today from RSTB fave Bobby Lee. The Sheffield guitarist has been carving out a niche somewhere between the charcoal choogle of Michael Champman and the fogged morning mysticism of Bruce Langhorne, but on his latest single he leans much further into the former, letting boogie take over the tone. His last album found him working in a more monastic method, but for the upcoming Endless Skyways, he’s back in the trio format, with Mark Armstrong returning on bass and Slowdive/Mojave 3’s Ian McCutcheon stepping in on drums this time around. “Reds For a Blue Planet” is more scorched than the bulk of his back catalog, chugging on a heady floor shaker stomp from McCutcheon and exhuming more than a few sordid spirits from deep under the desert’s crust. The song channels an ecological frustration into blood n’ dust riffs that rumble out of the speakers and burn the synapses. The new album is out later this spring from Tompkins Square.
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