Some bands you just dig, and I dig the hell out of Long Island dirt rockers John Wilkes Booth. The Lincoln-obsessives’ last full-length, Sic Semper Tyrannis, came out early in 2009 and was among the first reviews I did for this site. It had been a while since I heard from them, but it seems they’ve been plenty busy writing and recording, as the three new tracks below will demonstrate.
The first, “Hold Still it Said,” is an original, but the other two are both covers. They do “Green Machine,” by Kyuss and — just in case you thought they were about to take themselves seriously — “I Can Feel Your Heartbeat” by The Partridge Family. I didn’t remember the latter song by title from my youth of Nick at Nite viewership, but once they got to the chorus it came back soon enough. Kudos to The Booth, as they’re affectionately known, for throwing in something unexpected.
Here are the three tracks, hopefully with news on a new release to come:
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You can check out John Wilkes Booth‘s website here. They’re also on Thee Facebooks, if that’s more your thing. The track “Hold Still it Said” comes from the 118 Miles compilation of Long Island bands put out by 118 Media, who encourages free downloads thusly.
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