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With its jaunty ragtime- inspired sass Black Pistol Fire’s self-titled LP is a sure shot to any heart. This powerful duo of Kevin McKeown, on guitar/lead vocals, and Eric Owen, on the drums, has set the bar quite high from their basing in Austin, Texas.
The self-proclaimed best friends put their chemistry to good use with an infectious energy that topples through the tracks, sending the listener gallivanting on a robustly harmonic romp.
However dominated Black Pistol Fire may be by their own raw energy, they are fully capable of slowing it down from the temperamental tempo in “Jackknife Darlin’” to a reminiscence of early southern rock, in songs like “Sort Me Out” and “Black-Eyed Susan.”
According to the band’s Facebook page, “that album was recorded in 2 separate sessions, in an abandoned building in Detroit in about 20 hours.” The “filth from Detroit and the dust of Central Texas can all be heard,” giving good merit to the guttural vocals, and gutsy guitar riffs that ramble throughout the album.
Overall, Black Pistol Fire is quite the firebomb.
Listen to "Jackknife Darlin'":