First Spin: Daughn Gibson’s Country-Noir ‘Lookin’ Back on ’99’
"Lookin' Back on '99," the new track from Daughn Gibson's forthcoming debut
“Lookin’ Back on ’99,” the new track from Daughn Gibson’s forthcoming debut, All Hell, is a spooky, atmospheric slice of electronically enhanced backwoods creepiness. Surrounded by echoed electric guitar, sinister rhythm patterns, and cutting synth, Gibson — former drummer for Pennsylvania stoner-metal outfit Pearls & Brass — unfurls an unsettling, elliptical tale in a gritty baritone. It’s compelling stuff, a modern update on the lonesome country noir of Lee Hazelwood. All Hell is due out in mid-March on White Denim, the label run by Pissed Jeans frontman Matt Korvette.