Posts Tagged ‘Cigarette Bums’

100 Anna St. Louis – Fire


99 Deep State – No Idea Pt. II


98 Ron Gallo – Really Nice Guys


97 Wooden Wand – Aurora


96 Diet Cig – Sixteen


95 Prism Tats – The Liar


94 Julie & The Wrong Guys – Love And Leaving


93 Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile – Continental Breakfast


92 Alvvays – Plimsoll Punks


91 The Venisons – Heart


90 Cigarette Bums – Death In Texas


89 Chest Pains – Shame


88 Micah P Hinson – Lovers Lane


87 The Mind Spiders – Outside


86 The Americans – Hooky


85 Soft Fangs – Honey Colony


84 Muertos – Spin


83 Eat Fast – Immortal Kombat


82 L.A. Witch – Untitled


81 Laura Marling – Wild Fire


80 Spectres – Neck


79 Big Thief – Mary


78 Drahla – Silk Spirit


77 W.H. Lung – Want


76 Dumb Things – Drivin’ Home



Purveyors of mighty fine 60s influenced garage punk and jangly power pop, LA’s Cigarette Bums will release their new, self-titled album in March.

With influences ranging from The Stooges, Stones, and The Black Lips to name a few, we’re looking forward to getting acquainted with the full record, but for now have a listen to the rather good Death In Texas and order from Bandcamp here.


Nickel In The Jukebox

Here is the latest instalment in our Nickel In The Jukebox series – simple proposition – ten songs, you decide… hit or miss.

Have at it.

Rue Snider – Blue Skies And Telephone Poles  [RIYL: Americana, Bright Eyes, Billy Bragg]


The Persian Leaps – See Me Unaware  [RIYL: Power-pop, Bob Mould, The Ramones]


Naked Giants – Ya Ya  [RIYL: Garage Rock, The Sonics, Ty Segall]


Lina Tullgren – Grace  [RIYL: Singer-Songwriters, Julien Baker, Eskimeaux]


Conquerors – Turned Me To Stone  [RIYL: Vintage Psych-pop, Kinks, Beatles]


Coot Wilson – 5 a.m. Fog  [RIYL: Folk, Gram Parsons, Townes Van Zandt]


Cigarette Bums – Strange  [RIYL: Garage-punk, The Stooges, The Black Lips]


Sat. Nite Duets – TAFKA Salieri  [RIYL: Indie Rock, Guided By Voices, Violent Femmes]


BJ Barham – Rockingham  [RIYL: Country-Folk, James McMurtry, Sturgill Simpson]


Bonfire Nights – Easy Touch  [RIYL: Post-punk, Jesus & Mary Chain, Lola Colts]


Cigarette Bums - Stoned To The Bone

The Cigarette Bums recently finished recording Goofs On The Loose, their follow up LP to debut Holy Smokes. It sees a release in September.

With influences ranging from The Stooges to The Black Lips the band is gearing up to showcase their brand of energised 60s garage punk and power pop via their first national US tour. The album includes unique tracks such as Strange in which the band was accompanied by 14 augmented players to create a psych-jam that included instruments such as the sitar, organ, moog, African drums, as well a huge chorus.

Listen below along with the excellently named Stoned To The Bone.



Introducing >>> The Cigarette Bums

The Cigarette Bums are described as “a Dylan-meets-Daniel Johnston–meets-Replacements-meets-Beefheart smash-up”, which, upon a couple of spins of debut single Rude Dude would seem as accurate as anything we might have come up with.

Less frenzied or raw than you might expect, there is nothing sloppy about these fellas and real, honest-to-goodness songwriting chops are hard at work here. It channels its undeniable energy into delivering an infectiously catchy slab of garage pop, propelled by frenetic but never out of control guitars, dynamic percussion and laced with a vocal that sounds like it comes straight off of a slab of classic 60s Detroit vinyl.

Have a listen. You can also pick up their Holy Smokes EP on a name-your-price digital deal or limited cassette for $6 from their Bandcamp page here.