Blues rockers Left Lane Cruiser has released the title-track from their upcoming full-length, Claw Machine Wizard. The Indiana-based band’s new LP will be out May 19th, with it marking their return to a two-piece. The band’s founder Freddy J Evans IV commented on the change: “Left Lane Cruiser was born as a two-piece and our attack and style of blues just works better as a duo.” He is joined by drummer Pete Dio.
Evans also commented on the band’s sound on the new album saying: “There’s still a lot of signature LLC gut-bucket blues on the new record, but we’re constantly trying to expand the sound. I’ve always kept our foundation in blues and classic rock, but after a decade of making albums, eventually new flavours creep in. On the road we listen to a lot of James Brown, Funkadellic, Parliament, Charles Bradley and other soulful artists. Also been jammin’ MF Doom’s Special Herbs, which are his instrumental tracks. Those kinds of sounds had a big influence on this record. I think in general this record is a huge departure from the previous LLC albums. We kinda refer to it as our soul record. There’s a lot of different flavours on this one.”
The band also have some select tour dates lined up for the year.
04/01 – Highway Bar — Knightstown, IN
04/04 – The Brass Rail w/MARK PORKCHOP HOLDER — Fort Wayne, IN
04/22 – Burn Em Brewing — Michigan City, IN
04/28 – White Rabbit — Indianapolis, IN
04/29 – Goat Fest IV Pre-sale Party – The Basement — Nashville, TN
05/06 – Monnrunners Music Festival — Chicago, IL
05/11 – The Brickhause — Stevens Point, WI
05/12 – Nakato Bar — North Mankato, MN
05/14 – The Hook and Ladder — Minneapolis, MN
06/02 – Muddy Roots Spring Weekender — Brown County, IN
06/24 – Choice City Stomp — Fort Collins, CO
07/12 – Three Rivers Festival — Fort Wayne, IN
09/01 – 04 – Muddy Roots Music Festival — Cookeville, TN