[video] Lucero - "Darken My Door"

Darken My Door from Lucero on Vimeo.

The fact that Lucero has signed with a major label for the release of their 6th album, while surely a bit of a surprise, shouldn’t really come as a total shocker to those who have paid attention over the years. Lucero has always been best when dishing out the kind of everyman-anthems that tug at the old heartstrings without sacrificing any of the edge that automatically comes with a voice as gruff as songwriter/vocalist Ben Nichols. Their last album, Rebels, Rogues & Sworn Brothers, even veered towards Bruce Springsteen-territory on the fantastic single “I Can Get You Out Of Here Tonight”. Like The Boss, Lucero’s blue collar songs offer a sense of community for folks ready to get a couple of pitchers and shout along with the jukebox. 1372 Overton Park, the new album being released by Universal Republic, does not go for a slicker sound so much as further the band’s sonic palette with more keys and horns to go along with their ferocious brand of rock & roll. The band has also commissioned fan-made videos for each of the album’s 12 songs - this one for “Darken My Door” - which tells the story of a down-on-his-luck puppet whose lost the girl. Wait for the scene where our hero pees off the bridge…classic.

Stream :: The Devil And Maggie Chascarillo
(from 1372 Overton Park)

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