Album Premiere: Diablogato – Old Scratch

Diablogato formed in 2014 and hit the ground running. These guys are a bunch of grizzled punk rock lifers playing rockabilly, country, swing, and punk all at the same time. Diablogato have maintained a rigorous show schedule while self-releasing a full length (CD/digital) and a 7”. Now, Diablogato have joined with State Line Records for the release of their latest offering, Old Scratch.

Old Scratch has five original songs and two cover songs. Diablogato continue to evolve as a band, and their newest songs underscore how limitless the possibilities are for them. Songs like “Too Far Gone” and “Boston Blood,” “Memphis Heart (Get On Up)” are immediately memorable. “Blasphemy” is all feel. “Magic 8-Ball” packs swing and punk rock energy into the same mix. The last two songs on the EP are covers of Boston past. Diablogato go toe-to-toe with the energy of the Kings of Nuthin’ original on “All I’ve Lost.” They take a Ducky Boys song in an entirely new, but improved, direction. Both covers have members of the original bands joining in. There are seven songs in all, and the first thing you will do is put it on again for a second pass.

Preorder the record here. 

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