Canadaâ€™s most insanest, undeadest and bestest psychobilly horror-punks are back with with their latest, greatest album to date.
Drunk Not Dead is an unholy collection of mind-bendingly ear-scorching tracks that grab you by the neck, stare straight into your eyes and dare you to fight back. The impossibly fast, tight rhythm section of Pat Kadaver (skins) and Colin The Dead (stand up bass) threaten to push the limits of sanity and safety to the very edgeâ€¦ Rene D La Muerteâ€™s (vox/gretsch) haunting croon sends shivers up the spines of even the most jaded listener while his signature guitar stylings fuse the rockabilly sounds of the 50â€™s with the intensity of a chainsaw-wielding maniac in a pitch black room full of teenagers. The Brains continue to blur the lines between rockabilly, psycho, punk and rock nâ€™ roll; kicking down genre barriers and demanding undying loyalty at every show they play. Incorporating elements from whatever the hell they feel like, The Brains concoct an irrestible brew of Motorhead-esque ferocity and sexed up latin swagger while adding a pinch of new-wave and a whole lot of booze-fueled punk rock mayhem.
The Brains are as versatile as they are deadly. â€œPourquoi Me Laisserâ€ is a poignant heart-wrencher sung entirely in French, while â€œGato Calaveraâ€ is a proper raging Spanish shout-out to one of the baddest-ass concert venues in Mexico. All in all, Drunk Not Dead is a balls to the wall heart-stopper of an album from one of the hardest working bands in the bizâ€¦.If you see The Brains in your town, be sure to approach with extreme caution, buy them a beer and be prepared to get swept into their apocalyptic world of never-ending parties, insanity and pure sinfulnessâ€¦.because one thingâ€™s for sure; The Brains are Drunk Not Dead!
Donâ€™t believe me? Letâ€™s see what the fine folks in the press have to say:
â€œâ€¦a barnstormer that perfectly mixes psychobilly with meat nâ€™ potatoes punk rockâ€¦â€ â€“ Montreal Mirror