There's no denying that drag superstar Trixie Mattel has made a name for herself as a fast-rising country-folk artist. But with her upcoming album, it sounds like the star is trading in her twangs and heading to the beach.
On Friday (Jan. 10), Mattel announced the official release of her third studio album Barbara. Due out Feb. 7 via PEG Records, Barbara puts a new twist on the singer's sound, plugging in the guitars and delivering pure surf rock, in the vein of artists like The Beach Boys, The Ventures, and, according to Trixie, maybe even a little bit of Blondie. But for fans of Mattel's folksy sound, don't worry — packaged as a vintage double-sided album, the second half features more of the Mattel's classic Americana stylings, including a cover of Lavender Country's "I Can’t Shake The Stranger Out Of You".