STAR & DAGGER – Tomorrow Land Blues

Album: Tomorrow Land Blues

Artist: Star & Dagger

Label: TBOF Music

Release Date: July 23, 2013

Star and Dagger July 23

www.stardagger.blogspot.com

 BY LEE ZIMMERMAN

 They say first impressions are everything, and if that’s true, then Star & Dagger have all the angles covered. There’s the three beautiful babes that pose provocatively on the cover. There’s the name — Star and Dagger — a suggestive handle if ever there was one. And then there’s the music… lots of kick ass pontification that combines metal mayhem with the angry upstart attitude fostered by Joan Jett, the Runaways and the Slits. (Members were previously in White Zombie and Cycle Sluts From Hell.)

 Sass, sneer and swagger are the most obvious additives Tomorrow Land Blues opts to employ, and indeed the unapologetic onslaughts dotting the album also affirm the fact that they can sometimes take their own hyperbole way too seriously. When, on the sleazy-sounding “Freak Train,” they declare, “I don’t owe no one nothing… Sometimes I’m down on my own luck,” it doesn’t take a whole lot of imagination to guess the word they’ll end up tacking on as a rhyme.  Suffice it to say, these aren’t the kind of women you’d take home to meet mom, especially considering the fact that the album’s final entry is cheekily titled “You Mama Was a Grifter.” An intro to dad on the other hand? Hmmm… Just maybe…

 DOWNLOAD: “Freak Train,” “You Mama Was a Grifter”

Leave a Reply