Brooklyn, New York’s The Defibulators aren’t the type of group that can be easily pigeonholed. Their debut recording on City Salvage Records, Corn Money, is frenetic and varied, encompassing nearly every musical genre.
At heart, Bug Jennings and Erin Bru are roots-rocking punk iconoclasts. Buoyantly reflecting the tough, sun-soaked rhythms of the South and West, The Defibulators funnel Corn Money through a transistor radio on the opening, "WRUB." What follows is high-speed, honky-tonk anarchy defined inside the parameters of the broad, sweeping "Defibulator." Just think Old Crow Medicine Show meets Squirrel Nut Zippers. Bru’s star shines brightly on the show stopping throwback number, "Get What’s Coming."
A stunning group of accomplished musicians round out the The Defibultors’ troupe, including Freddy Epps on upright bass, Metalbelly on washboard/harmonica, Justin Smitty on fiddle, Roadblock on guitar and Mike Riddleberger on drums. Produced by John Hill and Terence Bernardo, Corn Money is a brash, bold, trend setting accomplishment for The Defibulators.
This is exciting and original material for challenging times.
Corn Money is out now on City Salvage Records.