MUSIC NEWS: BRIAN SETZER Releases New Album 'ROCKABILLY RIOT!: ALL ORIGINAL' Today; Premieres Lyric Video With Billboard.com

Today (8/12), the iconic guitarist, songwriter and vocalist BRIAN SETZER releases his much-anticipated new album ROCKABILLY RIOT!: ALL ORIGINAL (Surfdog Records), a straight-ahead rockabilly album from start to finish with 12 new songs featuring SETZER's trademark twang and fretboard fire. To coincide with today's release, SETZER has partnered with BILLBOARD.COM to premiere the lyric video for lead single "Lemme Slide." Check out the lyric video here: http://bit.ly/1q6JbgF and purchase a copy of ROCKABILLY RIOT!: ALL ORIGINAL in all formats here: http://bit.ly/X00NEd.

ROCKABILLY RIOT!: ALL ORIGINAL was recorded in Nashville and produced by Peter Collins with SETZER backed by three musicians he says "are the best in their craft": Mark Winchester (bass), Kevin McKendree (piano) and Noah Levy (drums). NEWSDAY raves, "He's at his best in 'The Girl With the Blues in Her Eyes,' where he channels Gene Vincent filtered through Paul McCartney for a should-be classic (8/11)." Elsewhere, Sam Gnerre of LOS ANGELES DAILY NEWS (8/8) praises the album as "a state-of-the-art modern rockabilly album that's a total blast," while VINTAGE GUITAR (October 2014) says: "Three decades, umpteen records, and several stellar bands into his career, and Brian Setzer still makes rockabilly sound fresh and exciting...Setzer's playing is much more complex…his fretwork has grown to include numerous other, more far-reaching influences, particularly from vintage jazz…his mature creativity and fretwork brilliance will make you a believer."

Speaking with ESQUIRE.COM's Dan Hyman about the new album, SETZER notes that "this one just spoke to me," adding, "Once you get that idea of what you wanna write, you get excited about it. And once you move in that direction they do come hot and heavy. It really is a gift from somewhere. The songbird comes." (August 11, 2014)


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