For those lamenting the lack of hearty, corn-fed rockabilly rhythm and blues that leave a slick of oil in your quivering palms, you’re in luck. Matt Verta-Ray (of Speedball Baby) and Jon Spencer (of the Blues Explosion) have reunited again as Heavy Trash, dishing out a sound that marries an early Elvis with the shimmering sleaze of a man that knows what he wants. On “Kissy Baby,” these intentions have never been more direct — or insatiably listenable. Rollicking electric riffs sets hips a swivel as Spencer gurgles his oohs and ahhs in between Verta-Ray’s punky drumming. As Spencer’s playfully croons, “I’m gonna love that baby / I’m gonna kiss that baby / I’m gonna get that baby,” the intensity builds to drop-your-Heineken levels of old school rock’n’roll mojo. Going Way Out With Heavy Trash will smooch you Sept. 4 via the Chapel Hill-based label, Yep Roc.
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