RoadRunner Records have a nasty habit of dropping decent bands. Previously they've dropped QOTSA, GlassJaw and Vision of Disorder. Following the release of their eponymus debut, they dropped Karma to Burn as well.
On this, their 2nd album, they've dropped the label-enforced vocals and have reverted back to wonderful, head-nodding, good-time rock 'n roll. Song titles have been completely abandoned in favour of numbers and the first 5 tracks are quite simply stunning. Catchy riffs courtesy of guitarist Will Mecum mix Stoner rock with a distinct Southern influence.
This is the finest of their 3 studio albums released to date, anyone who likes QOTSA, Fu Manchu or Kyuss will probably already own this, and so should you.
When KTB released their first album, Roadrunner forced them to put vocals on, so they drafted in John Garcia (I think it was him) this time, however, there are no compromises to make this either commercial or accessible. All the tracks are instrumental, and they're all pretty good. This is a kind of stoner/desert rock kind of thing, but often faster in tempo than I'd expect of most of the genre. There are no obvious hits, and indeed I'd find it hard to pick standout tracks as it tends to merge into one a bit. That's not a bad thing though, it's just like one long track, which is quite nice to chill to. Btw the last four tracks are actually off their debut, but here without the added vocals and the tracks were 'named' with numbers in the order they recorded them.