Left Lane Cruiser are back on the scene in 2017 with their new album Claw Machine Wizard. Released on March 30, 2017 through Alive Records, this new batch of whiskey-soaked serenades features all the gritty blues fans have come to expect. Dirty guitars, loose drumming and raspy vocals combine to take listeners on a journey through the back alleys of the deep South via Fort Wayne, Indiana.
The design of Left Lane Cruiser albums has always been something that I liked. They don’t get to play around with a lot of fun printing tricks or use gatefolds. It’s as simple as a jacket, a paper sleeve and record. Each release has seen a colored vinyl variant which I’ve always tried to grab if I see them in the wild. Claw Machine Wizard is wonderfully simple. Big, bold text, black & white photos, and that wonderful Alive Records logo. I really love that thing. The real draw with this album (other than the fantastic music) is the Starburst vinyl. In the right light, this thing is absolutely stunning. A mix of pink, blue, green and orange create a cosmic-looking record that really makes this release stand out from it’s black vinyl alternative.
If you are a fan of Blues music that is a bit crusty around the edges then Left Lane Cruiser should be your next obsession. Give the song below a listen and then immediately head over to Alive Records website to snag some of their records and merch. You won’t be disappointed.
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Claw Machine Wizard