PAT TODD & THE RANKOUTSIDERS: Blood & Treasure: LP

Legendary Lazy Cowgirls frontman Pat Todd is back with the Rankoutsiders’ fourth LP, a solid offering of booze-soaked blues and country-garage bar rock… in the best sense of the word. This is definitely a raw rock’n’roll record that doesn’t shy away from the often stereotypical trappings of the genre. Instead, the twelve songs here dive headfirst, both musically and lyrically, into these familiar waters by someone who has been doing it for over twenty years. If you’re no stranger to Todd’s previous work, then you’ll find few surprises here, if any. –Mark Twistworthy (Hound Gawd, houndgawd.com)