Boston rockabilly outfit Diablogato just signed with State Line Records to release their sophomore album, Old Scratch, which is due out on August 23 on CD, vinyl, and digital formats. They’ve joined with us at Dying Scene, today, to give all you lovely readers a quick sneak peak at the wholesome goodness that awaits with an Old Scratch order – details on that, they promise will be available soon. Until then we’ll just have to satiate our palates with the brand new song, “Boston Blood, Memphis Heart”, streaming exclusively below.
Here’s a great tune that’s just as much country and americana as rockabilly punk. It pulls at the heartstrings of those storied roads crisscrossing America with vibrant harp and big bodied tremelo, canonical click clacking of the upright bass in tangent with the euphonious howls of a grizzled punk rock lifer into a 50’s-style Unidyne microphone pressing the urgent necessity, “Johnny don’t you worry, Johnny don’t you fret. The road’s been paved with… hard work, blood and sweat. When I look into the future the darkness settles in, in a fight that lasts forever and a war that noone wins. So, get on up. Get on up. If you fall down, boy, you gotta’ get back up!”
“Boston Blood, Memphis Heart” is a warm-bodied singalong that goes well with train hoppin’, slinking around the bayou, or cruising off in you shiny white-walled rat rod for fans of Social Distortion, Kings of Nuthin‘ and The Living End. It was recorded at Mad Oak Studios in Allston, MA, and produced and engineered by Benny Grotto along with the rest of the album.
Old Scratch consists of seven hits including two covers in which Diablogato gets to show off their Boston heritage, and I think I’ll just leave the reader guessing on those two for awhile. Be sure and add this band to your radar as they are sure to play a show near you in the near future. Devil Cat’s on the prowl. Yikes!