Death By Sexy





Raise your hand if you like ass-shaking, beer-slamming, boot-scootin’ party tunes. OK, now with your free hand go get yourself a copy of the new Eagles of Death Metal album, Death By Sexy, and play it long and loud. Their last album, Peace Love Death Metal was anything but hard rock, and won over everyone from casual rockers to hipsters nationwide. Now, about two years later, we are treated to the follow-up LP from Jessie “the Devil” Hughes, and Baby Duck (formally Carlo Von Sexron / Josh Homme). It was recorded in a whopping twelve days (which for the record, was four times longer than their debut) in Van Nuys, the porn capitol of the world. Very fitting indeed. The band has dropped to a duo from a trio, but they still know how to kick out the monster jams with the help of guest stars Jack Black, Mark Lanegan, Joey Castillo, Liam Lynch and the Eagle-ettes (Wendy Ray and Brody Dale). Prime example is the fuzzed out McLusky-esque guitar ditty “I Gotta Feelin (Just Nineteen)” with enough handclaps, whispered “cha chas” and high-pitched vocals to make every underage girl in the audience scream. Did I mention that there are handclaps are on this track? I am a sucker for songs with handclaps. Next up is “Cherry Cola”, with sleazy and infectious raw beats that kick you in the face like a bad whisky hangover. The country jamboree infused “Solid Gold” is a nice break from the typical rock-n-roll outfit provided by the band, and features the word “sweat” on repeat in-between the patented “oh ahs” and “cha chas” that run rampant in EODM songs. While you are at it be sure and also check out “Shasta Beat”, the first single “I Want You So Hard (Boy’s Bad News)” and “Bag O’ Miracles” that sounds like it was from the cutting room floor of a Dessert Sessions album. Oh yeah, and “Bag O’ Miracles” is also complete with campfire sing-a-long handclaps…gotta love it. Some might say that Eagles of Death Metal are asking a lot when they sentence the listener to death by sexy. However that’s OK. We have all done the crime; now its time to pay the fine.

Eagles Of Death Metal
Downtown

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Death By Sexy