Friday, January 22nd 2010
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club’s 2005 album Howl ranked #15 on our list of the 50 best albums of its decade. Its follow-up, Baby 81, had a damn good shot as well. It goes without saying that we’re anticipating Beat The Devil’s Tattoo, due out March 9th. Today we got our hands on the title track, the first single.
Newcomer Leah Shapiro has stepped in to replace drummer Nick Jago, a welcome lineup change if you ask us.
You can’t assume too much about a good album from just one song, but the new single seems more in the company of the band’s older stuff, pre-Howl even, than of their most recent. That’s sure to please a large cross-section of the band’s fans, but we have faith that the album will bring some surprises. This band consistently delivers.