Bass Drum of Death Is a Wicked One-Man Punk Band on 'Crawling After You'

Mississippi garage rocker releases second LP on June 25

Bass Drum of Death 'Crawling After You' Stream
From the cover of Bass Drum of Death's self-titled second album Innovative Leisure
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Bass Drum of Death is Mississippi's John Barrett, a punk-fired garage tinkerer handy with all the tools one needs to jury-rig some tasty rock nuggets. "Crawling After You" feels like a full-band affair nonetheless, and it hails from June 25's eponymous LP for Innovative Leisure, recorded by Barrett in between last year's spate of tour dates (and also that one time when he backed up MellowHype on Fuel TV). The new song is a reverb-soaked fuzz-bomb that finds our host trying to paw his way back into the life of a former acquaintance. BDOD's 2011 debut GB City had a lot to offer, but the new album is louder, gnarlier, catchier, and crunchier. It was also heavily influenced by nasty old proto-punkers the Pagans, the Seeds, and the Sonics. Barrett and his band hit the road with Unknown Mortal Orchestra in June. Dates after the shreddage.

Bass Drum of Death tour dates:

June 14 - Bellingham, WA @ The Wild Buffalo *
June 15 - Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret *
June 16 - Spokane, WA @ The Center *
June 17 - Pullman, WA @ Belltower Concert House *
June 21 - Winnipeg, MB Canada @ West End Cultural Centre *
June 22 - Fargo, ND @ The Aquarium (Dempseys Upstairs) *
June 23 - Minneapolis, MN @ The Cedar *
June 24 - Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews *
June 26 - Akron, OH @ Musica *
June 28 - New York, NY @ Seaport Music Festival *
June 29 - Hamden, CT @ The Space *
July 08 - Brooklyn, NY @ Shea Stadium
July 09 - Brooklyn, NY @ Glasslands

* = w/ Unknown Mortal Orchestra

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