Though it's been about two years since we've mentioned them on Heard Mentality, the gritty, fibrous taste ofSpanish Moss
is still fresh in our memory. Hailing from Fullerton, this sharp young three-piece evokes the bluesy voodoo of theThe Black Keys
and a bit of fuzz and frenzy inspired by theBrian Jonestown Massacre
. Today, the band released a brand new self-titled EP with six new tracks available for free download. Even if you've never heard of them, how can you pass up a chance to get something for free, especially on a Monday?
Recorded at the ArtiSans Label studios in Fullerton, tracks like "Coal Black Shadow" and "Don't Let Go" showcase the bent note riffage of lead guitarist Ian Caddick coupled with the the quivering, Dan Auerbach-esque vocals of singer/guitarist Thomas Madden. Rounded off by the stripped-down and forceful thuds of drummer Ricardo Zafra, the songs on the new EP are a raucous, and welcomed update to their first release, the Labour Deruta EP back in 2008. Stream the EP on theirMySpace
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and then dowload it for freehere
. We'll be keeping an eye and an ear out for these guys this summer as they rip through a grimy OC dive bar stage near you.