Monday, 11 August 2014

Black Strobe: Folsom Prison Blues

I've always had time for Black Strobe, watching them develop into something quite special, a darker edged
take on modern electronic sounds that remains well-versed in the more interesting sounds of the past.

Their version of Johnny Cash's Folsom Prison Blues is a perfect home for their sleazy electric blues sound.

While it's  undoubtedly a 21st century version, it successfully maintains the menace of Cash's original.

This version was recorded on a rooftop in Paris, a sunny and scenic setting for a dark adaptation of an already sombre song.

The track features on the band's album Godforsaken Road, which  is released on October 6.

I'm certainly looking forward to it, I've features Black Strobe and Arnaud Rebotini a couple of times previously on the blog and their material has always been first class.

I suspect this forthcoming album will continue that tradition.

The band have dates across France in September, October, November and December.

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