Voodoo Swing's latest studio effort unleashed. Raw rootsy guitars meets primitive drumming and thunderous bass. A must-have for Rockabilly and swampy blues fans. 2016 – To You My Friend:
Voodoo Swing was dead, long live Voodoo Swing. VS's frontman Shorty Kreutz (Atomic Deluxe, Devil's Daughters) returns after a solo album release as Shorty K (Full Custom Boogie) with Tommy Collins on bass and Walter Spano on Drums.
To You My Friend is Voodoo's most personal album yet, breaking away from the kustom stereotypes that most Rockabilly projects seem to clang onto, whilst digging a bit deeper into their tone after a well reflected soul-searching and hiatus.
Thanks to Walter's primitive yet elegant drumming, the grooves are tighter and leaner than ever before, allowing for rhythmical flavors yet unheard from the band, as displayed in the breakdowns of the instrumental "Chokin' The Chicken". Walter replaces the tonitruous Leeroy Nelson (founding member), who pursued newer horizons beyond the Arizona scorching sun.
Whether it's the retro (1920's) tongue-in-cheek "If Hell Has A Place For Me" featuring Holly Pyle's (House of Stairs) stunning vocals; the histrionic "'Murika"; the Led Zep inspired "Fadin' Away" stoner's delight, or the darker nod to bluegrass on “Don’t Tell Me That You Love Me”, the band steers their ship through thick and thin, always delivering the honest song.
The raw deluge of guitars complements Shorty's lyrical realism to a tee. Tommy's rock solid upright slamming glues together Walter’s percussive assaults to Shorty’s melodic contents as they lifts their instruments onstage like survivor hurling caskets away from grim reapers.
Continuing their sonic adventures with Electric Lotus Music (Recording and Production studio in Phoenix), this album delivers raw noxious yet organic distortions, and still greasier grooves for their peers’ respect was earned through blood sweat and tears.
Returning to the studio are horns and keys arrangements under Shea Marshall's (Sugar Thieves) magistral talent: always tasteful, never safe from surprise.
Make sure to catch them live, as they’re worth every second of your evening.
“Powerhouse trio from Phoenix, these guys are what rock & roll (whatever you call it) is all about.” - The Grestch Pages – Apr. 2012
" Voodoo Swing takes traditional rockabilly and gives it thoroughly modern roots twist” – Buster Fayte's Rockabilly Romp – Oct. 2011
"Greasy combs and rocking dance floor fanatics be warned: Voodoo Swing is armed and has positioned itself effortlessly with the cream of the Rockabilly scene and the style really does justice to its own original sound. When can we please, live witness this spectacle?" Rootstime – Jan. 2012
released August 7, 2016
Lead Vx : Shorty Kreutz
Bass : Tommy Collins
Drums : Walter Spano.
Guests:: Shea Marshal (Horns+Keys) Holly Pyle (Vx on If Hell...) Jenny Jarnagin on backing Vx (Don't Tell Me....) Olivier Zahm on bass (Fadin' Away, Don't Tell Me...)