Fresh off a sun-splashed performance two weeks ago at Make Music Pasadena, the Peach Kings are returning with a new dose of shadowy blues. At least, Texas-bred Paige Wood sounds as if she’s in the shadows on the new single “Mojo Thunder,” the title track to the L.A. duo’s forthcoming third EP in as many years. While Steven Trezevant Dies throws down a thicket of guitar amid intoxicating bass lines and mixed-bag percussion, Wood whispers and wails as if torn between coming and going. The Peach Kings’ brand of Americana noir gets headier with every EP, and if there isn’t a brand of liquor called “Mojo Thunder” yet, somebody better get distilling.
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