Tuesday, July 17, 2012


Call of the Wild's debut, Leave Your Leather On, is out August 21 on Kemado. This trio from Brooklyn features ex-Awesome Color drummer Allison Busch. Epic and driving stuff, through and through. Punk rock urgency, rock n' roll hooks, heavy metal momentum - these guys blaze forward and unite scenes the way Motorhead have always done. But there's something distinctly New York City about this, evoking that hallowed, late 70s CBGB vibe. First track, "Autobahn", will be stuck in your head for days - it's one of the best soundtracks for driving into the sunset (or into oblivion) I've ever heard. Track two, "Breaking Shit", makes me wants to break shit. "NY Ripper" is an ode to Lucio Fulci's 1982 slasher flick. This band knows what's up. They're at Bowery Ballroom this Friday.