Friday Night Videos: Lucero

This one’s for all of you Love and Rockets fans out there tonight.

A friend of mine from MetaFilter recently introduced me to Lucero; he told me to go buy 1372 Overton Parkfrom the Amazon MP3 store, and if I didn’t like it, he’d PayPal me ten bucks.

He got to keep his money. They’re a great band, loud and scrappy, reminiscent of the Drive-By Truckers and the Gaslight Anthem. They manage to indulge in a little bit of that Hammond B3 thing and toss in a horn section without coming off like the Bosstones.

And, hey, it’s an entire song about Maggie. How can you go wrong?

Lucero “The Devil and Maggie Chascarillo” from Lucero on Vimeo.

Directed by Banner Gwin