Twelve fiery new tracks (and five interludes) from Baton Rouge rockers, the Rakers.
Baton Rouge’s "drinking man's thinking band" the Rakers celebrate their tenth year of rock ‘n’ roll catharsis/jubilee with their most ambitious album yet. QUICKSAND was born out of longing meeting immediacy, dread and hope bunking up for a spell. Blazing rage at the state of the world and the self, tempered by love for both. “As children of 50s-70s TV, we thought quicksand was going to be a much bigger issue than it turned out to be,” says co-band leader Alex V. Cook. “There are times I’d readily trade my daily situation with a patch of quicksand.”
QUICKSAND was recorded over 2022-23 at the Rakers’ Adult Music Club studio and McAcres Farm in the Felicianas. It was at those farm sessions that the album really took shape. The short interludes between the songs were recorded up there, originally intended to be worked in as samples, but Cook thought, “They gave the album its sinew. Turned the bones into a dancing skeleton.”
““Imagine The Hold Steady style of burnished, bar room Americana with the jangle button firmly pressed and you are just about in the right musical ball park of this Baton Rouge quintet who make the best ‘lived in’ rock out there.” ”