Chicago based Archie Powell and the Exports are on a roll. They played SXSW last month and were named in NPR's Austin 100. There's a new video for a single, "Hole" (see video on this page.) A new album, "Back in Black" arrives online and in stores April 28, and you can advance order it here. Then there's a record release show at Subterranean on May 2.
I got an advance copy of the new album and it sounds great. From the catchy "Everything's F*cked" to the Beatle-like intro in "Everything's Cool," it's a solid record. There's some grungy crunch in "Lean" and "Mambo #9" flat out rocks. The more I listen to this record, the more I like it. I think you will like it too.