Despite their habitually sinister nomenclature, kohl-colored wardrobe, and occult superstitions (they once released a record at 3:33 am on Halloween night), Black Rebel Motorcycle Club's new record, Beat the Devil's Tattoo, is targeted at audiences 12 and younger! Just kidding. But this anticipated album (out March 9) does well to combine elements of raw garage rock with the foot-stomping folk revival sessions heard on their much howled-about Howl. One track in particular, "River Styx," is bound to restore your faith in rock and roll made post-Adam Lambert. Once you figure out that the song is about the mythological river that splits the human world and Hades and not a tribute to the great minds that birthed "Mr. Roboto," you can lose yourself in the impossibly dirty slide guitar and before you know it, you're marching to the Willamette for a glimpse of the other side. RAQUEL NASSER
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