“These Seattle punks draw on everything from traditional Celtic sounds to classic rockabilly for your St. Paddy’s Day pleasure.”
“[Have] been known to cure blindness.”
—The Vancouver Courier
The Wages of Sin has a mission to rile up the proletariat parishioners from packed pub to rock club all over the Pacific NW! They are pig-biting mad and ready to drop a new full-length music-for-your-car-bomb on both CD and VINYL! The album is titled Queensbury Rules and is officially out on 7/23.
Queensbury Rules Track listing:
2. Queensbury Rules* (note: explicit content)
3. Ball Lightning*
4. The Greenlake Wyrm*
5. Fare Thee Well
6. Jenny Finn
7. 13 Lies
8. Lucky Boy
9. I’ll Tell Me Ma
10. Midnight Train
12. Whiskey Lullaby*
13. The End of the World
Jesse Stewart: vocals & guitar; Ethan Sobotta: upright bass; Mark Robben: mandolin & harmonica; Nate Atkins: drums; Erin Hillert: fiddle and face punches
This is the Wages of Sin’s third album of traditional music for non-traditionalists. They mix up a potent brew of Celtic, country, rockabilly, and bluegrass, finish it with a twist of Tom Waits-style weirdness, and chase the whole thing with a bracing shot of punk rock.
In their ten years together, the Wages have played countless shows in their hometown of Seattle–headlining venues from the Funhouse and the Sunset to the Tractor and Neumos, including a string of legendary St. Patrick’s Day gigs. They’ve travelled up and down the coast, from Vancouver, BC to Eugene, OR, and shared the stage with such luminaries as Devotchka, Slim Cessna’s Auto Club, Southern Culture on the Skids, and Nathan Maxwell of Flogging Molly.
Alternately rowdy and mournful, they’re sure to get your feet tapping, your heart palpitating, and your liver crying for mercy. Hallelujah! Kick it over!
RIYL: The Clash, The Pogues, Steve Earle, Flogging Molly, The Reverend Horton Heat, Jack White, Flatt & Scruggs, The Everly Brothers, Waco Brothers, Fugazi, Split Lip Rayfield, and Slayer