We don’t often make bold claims here at GunShyAssassin. OK, we do. Often. But here’s something bold: Laser Flames On The Great Big News is a fucking great and highly schizophrenic band.
Today, we’re streaming their entire new release, Lambs, at the end of this post. If I had to describe their sound, I’d call it progressive Southern hard rock. But that description doesn’t even come remotely close. I don’t know if this band fits any category.
This album’s got gang vocals, viola, blast-beats, dive-bombs, galloping guitars, and some of the sweetest vocal harmonies ever to drip down from the south side of the Mason Dixon. If you’re into Skynyrd, Sabbath, Mastodon, and pure filth, proceed to the end of this post.
Lambs is the first release from the Tennessee band with the crazy name: Laser Flames on the Great Big News. That’s whacky. Hard to wrap your tongue around, but the music is fucking good. I love it because it is all over the fucking place; they’re like a Southern version of The Number 12 Looks Like You, only better.
Listen to the album. It’s a pithy four songs, so you’ve got nothing to lose. I dig it.
“Sung to hell and back with alternating male and female vocals, Lambs is like L’autrichine-era Jucifer, Cat Power before she cleaned up and the Melvins doing their best T-Rex impression,” says a press release.
I agree totally. The band boasts John Judkins, current bassist of Rwake and formerly of Today is the Day, and Christine; Laser Flames on the Great Big News is a band that plays rock songs for metal heads, country ballads for crust-punks and classic rock for black metal maniacs. If Led Zeppelin, Sabbath and Thin Lizzy find time on your turntable next to Slayer, Melvins and Mayhem, Laser Flame on the Great Big News may just be your new favorite band.