The X-Ray Cat Trio release Out For Blood

The X-Ray Cat Trio - Out For Blood

I'm way late on this one, but if you're able to spook out in the pre-Christmas season then I'd suggest you head over this way. The handful of psychobilly vocal tracks suggest that influence over all the tracks, but there's a surprising amount of variety despite keeping a consistent tone. "Cramped" sits somewhere between an obvious Cramps nod and Link Wray, and "L'Hiver" and "The Buzzards Claw" have a similar slow crawl. "Surfing Sasquatch", "Berenice" are more familiar horror surf, while "Blue Drag" has a Flat Duo Jets sound and "Pants Party" gets downright jazzy.

The production on this is nice and puchy with just the right amount of lo-fi distortion. If you're a sucker for some upright bass you're in luck, and the occasional use of brass is tasteful and natural, rather than "this song has brass instruments!". And while I'm pretty instrumental-focused here, the vocal tracks are pretty great, especially if you like the sort of stuff Voodoo Rhythm puts out. 

Give it a listen for yourself.

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