For years Waylon Thornton has been providing me with some of my favorite dirty garage bangers. While Heavy Hands typically features his wife Meg banging on drums, their new album American Gutter shows Waylon covering full band duties. I can only assume Meg was keeping an eye on their son Dex, whom I predict will be the biggest rock star of 2028. While there is plenty of Waylon's usual furious screaming and blown out guitar, American Gutter also features a few instrumental tracks that prove Thornton is more than just a fast-pop writer. He's a true song smith. As per Thornton's usual motif, it's a pretty short album. You can still get more fix, however, with the No Chew No Rip EP, which was recorded in an improvised fashion the day after American Gutter was finished. Waylon tells me that he and Meg will be hitting an actual studio soon to start work on a more realized album, so let these treats tide you over until.
Waylon Thornton and the Heavy Hands - American Gutter
Waylon Thornton and the Heavy Hands - Skeletons At The Gates
American Gutter is available to download free at Bandcamp.
Waylon Thornton and the Heavy Hands - No Chew No Rip
The No Chew No Rip EP is also available to download free at Bandcamp.