New album: Brian Setzer || The Devil Always Collects

Way over forty years into his career, but American singer/songwriter/guitarist Brian Setzer (Stray Cats, Brian Setzer Orchestra, ) sounds fresh and eager as ever on his new album The Devil Always Collects. He doesn’t seem to be bothered by the ominous words from the title track: “I bought that ticket to heaven // That he had to sell // But I guess I missed the fine print // About the detour to hell.” No, with a cheerful mood the iconic rock ‘n’ roller swings through eleven infectious songs – including two covers; Girl on the Billboard (Del Reeves) and The Living Dead (Jim Burgett) – that evoke a dance party with nostalgic feeling (lyrically it’s as if time has stood still since the late 1950s). Fortunately: “He ain’t in no hurry // He’s got a lifetime to burn.”

The Devil Always Collects, produced by Brian Setzer and Julian Raymond, and mixed by Chris Lord-Alge, is out now on CD and vinyl LP through Surfdog Records.

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