Portland, Oregon’s Roselit Bone are touring in support of their latest release, BLISTER STEEL, out June 2nd on Friendship Fever.
“Like Marty Robbins meets The Cramps, or a Goblin sountrack to a spaghetti western, ranchero fantasy meets greased up country in a magical reality.”
—American Standard Time
“Blending the cinematic sweep of Ennio Morricone with the twang of classic country and a sense of creeping malice that would make Nick Cave giddy. Bring water. You’re going to feel parched.”
“On top of their mournful, dusty country, they layer lyrics that are often sick and upsetting, delivered without tongue in cheek or wink of the eye, but with a wail and snarl that makes you wonder how long it’s going to be before they do something really bad.”
Rollfast Ramblers dial it back to a time when people came out to dance to music. Describing their music as Western Swing isn’t descriptive enough for the Ramblers. They get back to the roots of Western Swing, pre-1940’s.
The whole idea is to take the same approach those as those country folks in the early 20th century trying to play Jazz, Blues, Conjunto, Swing mixed with Appalachian Folk and Pioneer Fiddle Tunes.
Our goal is to toss a similar energy with the same influences into a modern blender. Now, let’s see what comes out.
But, Rollfast Ramblers is not music that you have to study to enjoy. Let’s all hum a tune, clap, tap our feet and most of all let’s all dance.