Alive Natural Sound Records release the latest Left Lane cruiser album Claw Machine Wizard on May 19th on CD and a limited run on super-sexy starburst Vinyl.
Headed by slide guitar extraordinaire Freddy J IV, and backed by drumming machine Pete Dio, Left Lane Cruiser has been making records for over a decade, and along with their music being featured in many hit television series such as Banshee, Breaking Bad, and Nashville, they have been receiving critical acclaim across the globe.
Indiana’s trash-blues outfit is back with an album of high-energy R&B. “Claw Machine Wizard” is a return to the band’s two man format, and features corky barn burners like “Claw Machine Wizard” and “Booga Chaka”, alongside punked out blues numbers such as “Burn Em Brew” and “High Maintenance”. The album even includes a soul/reggae-influenced ballad titled “Lay Down”, showing that the boys can step out of their comfort zone.
These claw machine wizards have definitely come up with a prize with this record. – VIVE LE ROCK (8/10)
Left Lane Cruiser’s appeal is immediate, reaching into our deepest, most primal needs for music that moves both the feet and the soul. – POPMATTERS
Powerfully raw, gritty rock and blues music. – ATWOOD MAGAZINE
Think slide-infused Mississippi delta blues, played in a sweaty punk club, and you’re in the right ballpark. Mmmm tasty. – CLASSIC ROCK
An album full of catchy chord progressions and repetitive trance inducing rhythmic constructions. – BLUES ROCK REVIEW (8/10)
The guitar playing is memorable; there are riffs everywhere that just make you want to dance, baby, and that’s what this album is all about. – I94 BAR (5/5 beers!)
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Tracks featured on the show on the 28th May.