Bambara – “Swarm” – [Arrowhawk]
The trio including brothers Reid and Blaze Bateh and William Brookshire, have put together a fine third album. Moving to Brooklyn from the South has clarified their musical vision. Vocals are a bit more decipherable but still play the important part of instrument as well as sputterer of words. Dark stories of late nights, passing out, bars, the women in their lives, twisted visions: living in the city is tough. It’s dark rock/death rock, noise and wailing guitars, all done very well. The grandchildren of Nick Cave continue to carry the flag.