Black Pistol Fire
(Rifle Bird Music)
Austin residents by way of Toronto, Black Pistol Fire’s fifth album is varied enough to draw comparisons to both Nirvana and Zeppelin and embraces blues, alt-rock and R&B. Amazing that the band is only comprised of Kevin McKeown (guitar, vocals) and Eric Owen (drums), the duo’s pop prowess is soulful yet gritty, and is often heavy on reverb in a back to basics sort of way. Unpredictable, well executed and full of contagious energy, of the dozen songs here, no 2 sound alike, so you’re likely to enjoy at least a couple, or, if you’re like me, all of them.