With Tennessee Scum, a band isn't just a band or a hobby. It certainly isn't meant to be a cynical money machine, and I'm sure they'd have a few choice words for anyone with those aspirations. It's about a message and a lifestyle, and every day in that life is a battle. At least that's the message on "War Zone," the latest single off the soon-to-be-released What A Drag. "War Zone" is classic Scum, a quick burner with plenty of weight regardless, but the new album is definitely an evolution in a more refined direction. Make no mistake, there's no less fury to be found. The sound is just more focused; it's sharper around the edges and all the more deadly for it.
Keep an eye on the band's Facebook page for new track postings daily and don't miss them at Foobar for the album release show on July 30 with Ebony Eyes, Roman Polanki's Baby, and Hans Condor. -Austin Phy