Over the past few years one of my favorite Atlanta bands has been the Dead Rabbits. The duo was able to take a simple formula of guitar + drums and deliver some of the loudest, rawest, most bad assed rock tunes these ears have had the pleasure of listening to. After laying low for a bit, Joshua DeRosa and Lucas Fuentes have returned as Evilfoot and they sound even better.
With a new EP Wicked Bones, soon out for consumption, Evilfoot works on the same premise, less is more. There is no need for fancy music machines or a plethora of instruments to create their raw boisterous music. Blistering blues infused guitar riffs, thunderous drums and the occasional keyboard are enough to create that signature sound fans truly dig.
The album wastes no time drawing the listener in to their musical world. Thunderous drums and chunky guitar riffs explode from the speaker as they kick into the opening track “Damn Thing”, and this is just the start of what is to come. Their blues influences are on display with the tracks “My Moment” & “Clown” and “Wander” is a showcase for DeRosa’s bad ass guitar playing. With their sound firmly established they throw a couple of change ups onto the record. “Peace” is a vicious tune with dark haunting vocal harmonies and a steady thumping drum beat. No guitars on this one it is carried by their voices. The last song on the EP is “Banjo” and this is something totally different. Slow and mellow the vocals are surrounded by sparse guitars, keys and a minimal beat that give it a very soulful feel.
Evilfoot may be the new name, but the musical backbone that made Dead Rabbits so damn good is still there. DeRosa & Fuentes pound out loud raw garage rock that falls somewhere between Jon Spencer Blues Explosion and Zeppelin reaching out and smacking the listener in the face. This new EP is eight songs of fuzz filled rock & roll that needs to be played loud. Check out the new EP and get smacked in the face with some killer tunes, your ear holes will thank you.