Twitchy 8-bit electro from New York. An obvious debt to Crystal Castles, especially on the title track. The rest is lighter and bouncier and nods to '80s synth pop.
Shooter Jennings, Bad Magick: The Best of Shooter Jennings and the .357s (Universal Records South)
Can't be a good sign when your last two albums failed to make the top 50 and it's been four years since you had a hit and your label releases a greatest hits culled from just three studio records. Smells like contract fulfillment to me.
The contents: Southern rock marketed to country radio. Guest spots by George Jones and Doug Kershaw (and Mrs. B.I.G. Faith Evans (!) on "Southern Comfort"), a cover of Dire Straits' "Walk of Life," a "Ballad of "Easy Rider"-style stoner saga that incorporates Black Sabbath's "Sweet Leaf." Two previously unreleased tracks are maybe worth the cash-in: a live cover of Waylon's "Lonesome Blues" and a nicely arranged version of the totally appropriate Hank Williams Jr. song "Living Proof."