The wonderful folk at Dirty Water Records are preparing to unleash the new Playboy Manbaby Lp “Don’t Let It Be” on the 24th February, the first single from the album “You can be a fascist too” was released earlier in the year as a response to the ridiculuos political situation in the US.
Anyway here is the lowdown….
The group hail from Phoenix, Arizona and consist of Robbie Pfeffer (vocals), Chris Hudson( bass), TJ Friga (guitar), David Cosme (trumpet), Chad Dennis (drums), and Austin Rickert (sax). Having been a regional powerhouse for over five years with two previously released cassette albums on their own Rubber Brothers label, these lads have have shared the stage with the likes of: Mike Watt & The Missing Men, King Khan & BBQ Show, King Khan & The Shrines, Rocket From The Crypt, Thee Oh Sees, Cosmonauts, The Spits, Black Flag, The Descendents, The Replacements, The Slackers, Teenage Bottlerocket, among countless others.
Setting the tone with the scathing political satire of “You Can Be a Fascist Too,” a track they shared in the wake of November’s election because as they noted on Facebook, “we feel like every societal catastrophe deserves a proper theme song.” It’s the perfect introduction to an album that goes on to make its way through such modern punk and postpunk classics as the jittery, saxfueled “Last One Standing,” “Cadillac Car” and “Don Knotts in a Wind Tunnel,” while Robbie Pfeffer’s unhinged vocals stylings underscore the brilliance of his lyrical approach.
Pfeffer says, “I’m really happy with how this album came out. It’s the most thought we’ve put into an album, it’s the most work we’ve ever put into an album and I think it’s the most coherent thing we’ve ever done. On my end I think the writing is significantly less esoteric and more focused. I’m not hiding what I have to say.”
So there you are.
You can listen to “You can be a fascist too” as part of the show we did on the 15th January and you can hear “Bored, Broke and Sober” on the show on the 19th March.
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