Americana meets rock, with a bit of country thrown in to make it interesting in ‘Cannibal’ a wonderful song by LA’s hyper talented band ‘Truckerbomb’ setted up to debut in Formula Indie the December 1st
The music of TruckerBomb takes a dash of dive-bar grunge and mixes it with the up-tempo swing of
honky-tonk. Los Angeles isn’t known as a hotbed for Americana, but that doesn’t stop TruckerBomb
from doing their thing. It’s just a matter of time before one of their songs gets dropped into a film
The band’s fifth single, “Cannibal,” departs from the solid country rock of the previous releases with a
moody blend of instruments, showing off the versatility of the players and complementing the quirky
lyrics and asymmetrical arrangement.
“Cannibal” takes listeners on an original and interesting journey to ponder what really is happening with
our neighbors all around us. Troy Richardson isn’t a common songwriter. He’s known for his ability to
twist a phrase, infusing sarcasm and humor in equal doses to serious observations. In the case of the
latest release, the more literal the lyrics get, the more evocative they become. The endearing quality of
Richardson’s songs may come from his classic Americana-style storyteller roots. He’s originally from
Minnesota and spent a good amount of time in Boston after graduating from Berklee College of Music
with a degree in songwriting. With previous tours and other travel through the southern states, he’s had
an opportunity to see the country from different vantage points.
Growing up, Troy Richardson spent many summers in South Dakota. Compared to Minneapolis, it felt
like the wild west. Even though he’d go on to spend most of his time playing in rock bands, he never
forgot the vibe of those truck stops and diners that cranked up classic ’70s country. Inspired by that
experience, and the southern rock of the ’80s that threw a little bit of every style into the mix, he
formed TruckerBomb to bridge alt-country and Americana with alternative and hard rock.
The recording was masterfully produced and recorded by Fernando Perdomo at Reseda Ranch Studios.
Additional recording was done at Only Child Studios in West Los Angeles.
The recording features songwriter Troy Richardson (bass with Voodoo Dolls and The Replacements’
David Minehan in Boston, Grammy-winner Al Walser, Mauricio Herrera and Blind Pony in Los Angeles)
on lead vocals, bass, and guitars, with TruckerBomb band members Salty Rose on electric guitar and
Dave Rodway on drums. Additional tracks are from Mike “Slo-Mo” Brenner on lap steel and Fernando
Perdomo on B3 organ.
More information can be found at truckerbomb.com, or on social sites as @truckerbombband