Iconic guitarist, songwriter and vocalist BRIAN SETZER partnered with TIME.COM (6/24) to exclusively premiere his high-octane first single “Let’s Shake,” off his new album ROCKABILLY RIOT: ALL ORIGINAL (out Tuesday, August 12 via Sufdog Records). Link to the premiere of “Let’s Shake,” accompanied by a Q&A with Brian here: ti.me/1l7iSEu.
SETZER says, “Yeah, ‘Let’s Shake,’ how come no one has thought of that title yet? We’ve been making rock ‘n roll now for 60 years and no one has come up with ‘Let’s Shake?’ And I came up with it and I went ‘wow…Let’s Shake!’ You know, oh god, it’s just so simple it’s magic! It’s got a really great guitar solo in it, just rock ‘n roll sounding…it’s not really ‘billy’ sounding, it’s more rock and roll… again, it’s the simplest songs that are the hardest to write.”
ROCKABILLY RIOT: ALL ORIGINAL is a straight-ahead rockabilly album from start to finish with 12 new songs. SETZER brings his trademark twang and fretboard fire, and he’s backed by three musicians that he says “are the best in their craft”: Mark Winchester (bass), Kevin McKendree (piano) and Noah Levy (drums). Recorded in Nashville, the album was produced by Peter Collins (who’s handled the same honors for SETZER albums Vavoom! and The Dirty Boogie). The new album will be available for pre-order on iTunes and Amazon, in all formats (including vinyl), beginning Monday, July 7.
The track listing for ROCKABILLY RIOT: ALL ORIGINAL:
Nothing Is A Sure Thing
What’s Her Name
The Girl With The Blues In Her Eyes
I Should Have Had A V8
Blue Lights Big City