Primal Scream is a band who has truly done it all through the years, constantly renewing and changing their style and sound with the times, experimenting with new sounds while influencing an armful of popular bands (Kasabian is a great recent example) and littering the musical world with their genius. One of the pre-eminent albums of the 1990′s, Screamadelica was recorded right here in Memphis, paving the way for yet another wave of British invasion in music.
With the release of Riot City Blues, Primal Scream have returned with another fresh and inventive take on rock ‘n roll that veers through the landscape of ’70s rock without ever blinking an eye. You get a virtual smorgasbord of sounds — a little T-Rex, a little mullet rock, and a lot of straight-ahead pop-psych-rock groove. It’s absolutely a true return to form for the foursome from Scotland, instantly gratifying for fans and immediately catchy for those unfamiliar. The first single, “Country Girl”, is exploding in the UK and an extensive tour has been planned. Plans for a U.S. release of the album appear to be incomplete as of this writing, but here’s hoping it will see a stateside release soon.
Listen to Primal Scream – When The Bomb Drops
Listen to Primal Scream – Suicide Sally & Johnny Guitar
You can pre-order Riot City Blues on import by clicking here, or, you know… you could wait for it to be released in the U.S. when some record label gets their head out of their ass and decides to release it.