San Pedro-based Seatbelt & the Pecking Order's debut album blasts off with an animated wallop of rockabilly and roadhouse. "Break Her Down" starts off cool, but soon vocalist Scott "Seatbelt" McLean's warbling yelps bleed in from the side, nearly overpowered by the background cooing sung flat and deadpan by the ladies of the Hot Air Baguettes. And somehow, this works beautifully. It's an... More >>>
Seatbelt and the Pecking Order: Beware of Honky-Tonk men with caustic humor. Photo by Jen Drolet.