DIABLOGATO: Old Scratch: 12”EP

Five originals and two covers take up this one-sided 12” from Boston’s Diablogato, a band from Boston that’s been together for about five years. Primarily a punk rockabilly outfit, there are also heavy influences from country and swing peppered in for good measure. This record is quite fun, and the packaging is gorgeous. Glossy production allows the musicianship to ease through the grooves, and there’s a cool sexiness to the singer’s voice that translates to a je ne sais quoi quality that’s oddly riveting. Those who hate rockabilly should steer clear, but everyone else will enjoy the hell out of Old Scratch. –Art Ettinger (State Line, statelinerecords.com)