Blood, death and tequila
A modern take on a variety of classic rock movements
“Blood, Death and Tequila” is a modern take on a variety of classic rock movements, focusing heavily on guitar driven music. The debut album is a sneaky post-concept album that is deeply inspired by the visual artistry of Quentin Tarantino’s 70’s grindhouse style movies. The atmosphere and darkness portrayed throughout the film trilogy “From Dusk Till Dawn” has been expertly translated into a classic rock album by Traci Trexx Midnite Blues. They have also drawn on a variety of television and cinematic sources such as TV series “American Horror Story” and John Carpenter’s “Vampires” to create a collection of music thoroughly based in the (fictional) deep, dark, vampire infested deserts of Vegas.
"trexx weaponises classic guitars, creating perfectly vintage tones across the album"...
On every album track the producer has worked with a range of impressive equipment to reproduce a deep vintage retro sound. Each track is layered with sounds created using vintage original 60s Vox Wha-Wha and Jimi Hendrix Fuzz pedals, all played through original 70s Marshall Amplifiers. Modern retro pedals were also used to replicate the gritty guitar growl synonymous with classic rock.
"the band credit quentin tarantino as their key influence for their cinematic music videos "
The band produced a number of music videos for tracks featured on the album “Blood, Death and Tequila”. For each video they took inspiration from classic vintage music videos to draw on the same spirit felt in sleazy 70s grindhouse movies. Quentin Tarantino is also a key influence throughout the production of the videos. Tarantino’s masterpieces “From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)" and "Machete (2010)" prove to have had great influence on the band. Inspiration was also taken from cult classic movie "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)”. The dry, dark humor and the psychedelic elements reminiscent of the 60’s music scene proved the perfect fit for the band and the music they create.
-blood, death and tequila-
"Blood, Death and Tequila" is a journey inspired by Tarantino's “From Dusk Till Dawn” trilogy. This song is the most open tempo track on the album - energetic and almost catatonic in style. It follows traditional sleazy blues but hits with a hard rock undertone and just a touch of southern rock influence. The track mimics Aerosmith’s energetic energy and combines it with a spooky subconscious vampirish touch.
“Let's Move” is swinging and groovy in nature. Funky Soul and R&B elements embellish this stylish song. It draws on inspiration from “Blues Brothers” and celeverly blends this with the “Black Crowes” signature style groove.
-i want you back-
“I Want You Back” is inspired by English boogie rock. It could be described as "Foghat" meets “BTO”. Perhaps even “Mountain” with the simplicity of early 70's “KISS”. Lyrically, the song reflects the themes you would expect to see in traditional blues. It follows the melancholy misery of an individual who wants his muse ex-partner back in order to regain his musical inspiration.
-fresh new sin-
“Fresh New Sin '' is a typical 70s hard rock meets bluesy-southern rock number. It explores the story of an evil baptism in church with the boogie man in a classic blues tale of mystic “Robert Johnson'' selling his soul to the devil. The piece is thick with fuzz guitars with an underlying afterthought influenced by “Foghat’s” rhythmic guitar riffs.
“Road Danger” is a tribute to the early 80's southern rock era with trucks and heavy trucks. It is written from a hitman’s perspective with recollections of car chases. The track was inspired by Spielberg’s “The Duel (1971)”.
-six feet under-
“Six Feet Under” is inspired by 60s psychedelic rock and heavy blues rock. It follows the same groove originally founded by the likes of Jimi Hendrix and Mountain. The blues in this track also inspires themes of darkness and evil.
-rock this town-
“Rock This Town” is a boogie rock tune. It boasts rough riffs and explores themes of gang fights and taking the law into your own hands in true classic rock n roll style.
-the last train-
“The Last Train” explores a melancholy young guy who is deeply fatigued of the city he lives in. We see an insight into his dreams of starting a new life without the plague of misery and pain. The music video captures the groove from the 60s psychedelic rock era complete with typical hypnotic and colorful drug-influenced backgrounds. It is the last track on the album. The track begins with heavy purposeful drums quickly followed by themes of classic rock and a blues groove. Heavy and advanced guitar riffs flow throughout the piece quite often in the style of Led Zeppelin.