Black Rebel Motorcycle Club + Death From Above 1979 + Deap Vally
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BRMC can get a little too swept up in their leather-and-denim, Kerouac-and-Dean Americana—in fact, the promotion videos for its last album, Specter at the Feast, were nearly identical to those corporately poetic Levi's ads. But the black-clad band has emotional weight, dedicating the record to guitarist-vocalist Robert Levon Been's father, BRMC's sound engineer, who passed away while working for his son's group. There's a cover of the elder Been's "Let the Day Begin," which storms atop the pummelling toms of Leach, next to Jack White backer Carl Lazar in the pantheon of ass-kicking female drummers.