Firewater hit again, and if you know this band — you know what to expect, and they don’t disappoint. If this is your first time for a shot of the Firewater, just knock it down, and get ready for it to hit. Those Cop Shoot Cop vocals sliding like bourbon over the gutter lounge twist of rhythm. The guitar, gritty and enticing, the dark carnival attitude that slips around you like a warm coat in the winter and leads you to your favorite dive bar. Red light loving, and oh so sexy. Songs about car crashes, black boxes, and people you don’t love anymore, and still when the music ends, you’re left smiling with your shadows.
Jetset Records, 67 Vestry St., New York, NY 10013; http://jetset.sinner.com