Monday, May 1, 2017

CD Review: Los Straitjackets Pay Tribute To Nick Lowe With Peace And Love

American instrumental guitar combo, Los Straitjackets are preparing to release their new album "What's So Funny About Peace, Love And Los Straitjackets." The album is a tribute to Nick Lowe as the band cover thirteen of his more well-known songs. After the release of the new album on May 19th, Los Straitjackets are heading out on the road with Marshall Crenshaw, beginning June 15 in North Carolina.
 
After finishing out a run of holiday shows in 2015 with Nick Lowe, Los Straitjackets had the perfect subject for their new album. Their new release kicks off with the surf-guitar shuffle of "Shake & Pop" and the sixties style pop of "All Men Are Liars." The tempo slows down for the quiet melody of "You Inspire Me," before the guys pick the energy back up with the fun, light sounds of "Rollers Show" and "(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love And Understanding." Los Straitjackets add a little Spanish flair to "Half A Boy And Half A Man" and "Checkout Time," before finishing with a slower version of Lowe's hit single "Cruel To Be Kind" and the energetic twist of "Heart Of The City." For a complete list of tour dates and to find out more about their new album "What's So Funny About Peace, Love And Lost Straitjackets," please visit straitjackets.com.

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