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Trouble Train - Brian Setzer Orchestra

Legbamel Not-Pop

Ah, success! I've been trying to upload this song from the Brian Setzer Orchestra's new album, "Songs from Lonely Avenue", for two days. Thank heavens I can finally share it with you. The lovely folks at Surfdog Records sent me a couple of sample tracks and let me know that the album is due out October 13th of 2009. Trouble Train makes me anxious to hear more, with it's retro sound and absolutely smokin' instrumental sections.

Surfdog's press release describes the album as "film noir-inspired", and you definitely get the sense of Sam Spade and women in Edith Head frocks committing civilized murder and mayhem from the two tracks. Lonely Avenue deploys strings to invoke the heartbreak mood suggested by the title, and is a slow-burner. Trouble Train, on the other hand, rips right into action and hauls you right down the tracks with it. Have a listen and let me know if you're as impressed by Brian Setzer's songwriting as I am. Gone are the days of covers and standards - Setzer wrote all of the tunes on "Songs from Lonely Avenue" himself.

3 Responses so far.

  1. Oh nice!! I love the fact that you can clearly hear what instruments are used! He has a cool voice! A bit like Michael Buble..but not really haha

  2. legbamel says:

    It's good stuff, isn't it. I'm excite to hear what the rest of the album sounds like.

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