Los Straitjackets Draft Guests For New Set
Sixpence None The Richer frontwoman Leigh Nash, Mavericks singer Raul Malo, and X's Exene Cervenka are those who will be dueting with quirky rock act Los Straitjackets on the group's next album.Sixpence None The Richer frontwoman Leigh Nash, Mavericks singer Raul Malo, and X's Exene Cervenka are those who will be dueting with quirky rock act Los Straitjackets on the group's next album.
The Straitjackets, which play a backbeat-heavy blend of early rock'n'roll and surf rock, have achieved an almost cult-like status, partially due to the fact that each of the group's four members -- guitarists Eddie Angel and Danny Amis, drummer L.J. Lester, and bassist Pete Curry -- wear Mexican wrestling masks on stage. Two of the band's members are based in Santa Monica, Calif., the others are based in Nashville.
Rev. Horton Heat, Nick Lowe, Dave Alvin, El Vez, Paul Revere and the Raiders leader Mark Lindsay, and Tom Petty guitarist Mike Campbell are also set to join in the fun. Tentatively titled "Sing-A-Long with Los Straitjackets," the album is expected Sept. 25 as a joint release from the band's Cavalcade label and Chapel Hill, N.C.-based Yep Roc Records. A Yep Roc spokesperson tells Billboard.com there is a possibility that Brian Wilson may also appear on the album.
Earlier this year, Yep Roc released the live 20-track Los Straitjackets set "Damas Y Caballeros!," which was recorded last year at the Foothill Tavern in Long Beach, Calif.