It’s no secret we’re big admirers of Arnaud Rebotini and his band Black Strobe. Having soundtrack everything from Django Unchained to Grand Theft Auto in recent months, Rebotini has made the transition electro-clash pioneer to acid swamp-blues look and sound seamless.
Last year, Rebotini announced that Black Strobe were reforming for a new album, still minus Smagghe though, and we would be experimenting with some of Rebotini’s more leftfield influences; namely blues, boogie and swamp rock.
“I always have a fascination for country music, Americana and swamp rock, but I’m a French guy, and a synth and electronic music lover,” he explained to USA Today. “So, with this version, I mix both passions.”
‘Folsom Prison Blues‘ might be a far cry from ‘Italian Fire Flies‘ but combine Rebotini’s clever writing against glassy hooks – and you’ve got another incredibly compelling song.
Black Strobe’s new album, ‘Godforsaken Roads‘, will be out October 6 via Black Strobe Records/!K7 Records.