Diamond Rugs - PARTISAN
FILTER Grade: 89%
By Bailey Pennick on April 26, 2012
From the first hit of the drum on “Hightail,” it is instantly clear that John McCauley’s indie-rock supergroup experiment is a success. Pulling from his own band Deer Tick as well as Black Lips, Los Lobos, Dead Confederate and Six Finger Satellite, McCauley’s ragtag sextet strips rock down to the basics: raw voices, vulgar lyrics, heavy guitars, loud drums and one essential organ. This ain’t no Chickenfoot; this is the really really real deal.