San Francisco hard rockers Down and Outlaws have released their new song “Imposter.” The track will be part of their forthcoming EP “Bad Radio.”
“Imposter” is about trying to be someone else and being overtaken by the alternate persona. As a result, the track brings dark elements that we can all relate to. Therefore, vocalist/guitarist Peter Danzig’s voice sounds genuinely disturbed. “Hold my hands” and “I’m just scared” cry out in the chorus. The world of trying to please an audience as a musician can make the subject matter believable. As a listener, you can feel it. The tube-amp distorted guitars with the hard driving drums bring a vibe that old-school rockers, as well as the young generation, can appreciate. The extended guitar solo is a nice touch. Hence, the bluesy sound is almost like Cream meets The Black Crowes with a modern twist.
Down and Outlaws
Down and Outlaws consists of Danzig and his brother Chris (bass/background vocals). Kyle Luck (guitar/background vocals) and Jon Carr (drums) join the brothers. They have appeared on Last Call with Carson Daly and Outside Lands Festival. Also, you can hear their sound on Oliver Stone’s “Snowden” the Ubisoft game “Watch Dogs 2.” The group formed in 2012 and released their debut EP, “Backwards From The Dead” in 2013. As a result, they appeared on “Carson”. Furthermore, in 2016, they released their first full-length album, “Above Snakes”, recorded at Dave Grohl’s Studio 606. As the band has evolved, their sound has become heavier, groovier, and tougher. Their live shows have become louder and filled with ruckus. As an example, they recently played a Halloween themed show as Iggy and the Stooges.
Down and Outlaws single, “Imposter” can be heard here. The upcoming EP “Bad Radio” will be released next year.