ROCK CITY MORGUE
DEAD MAN'S SONG
White Zombie bassist Sean Yseult resurfaces in the New Orleans-based troupe Rock City Morgue, an eclectic outfit that skirts on the out roads of dark rock, roadhouse country and blues, and horror punk. On the 13-track DEAD MANS SONG, bands from Social Distortion to Supersuckers to Misfits to Nick Cave to Concrete Blonde to QOTSA could undoubtedly be cited as influences, on tracks like the '80s punk shock of "Never Ending”, the harmonica-flavored haze of "Darkness Has Fallen", and the atmospherically and mildly anthemic piano-led "Hearts". Armed with a lounge lizard panache as much as a punk rock sneer, Rock City Morgue's vast amenities and shifting style fit somewhere in between the woebegone whiskey cowboys drifting the plains and the Goth princesses decked out in black evening attire that love them.