EAST OF WESTERN (ACETATE)
Joined by former Supersucker and longtime fan, Rontrose Heathman, The Hangmen deliver a knockout punch on East Of Western, the band's sixth release and fifth for L.A.
based indie label, Acetate Records. Musical trends may come and go, but the Hangmen keep moving forward heedlessly with the headlong momentum of a runaway train.
The quartet's new album on Acetate Records, East of Western (to be released in Europe on May 18, 2012), smashes together lead singer Bryan Small's lurid love songs withunsparing, unsentimental blasts that shine a baleful and penetrating light into the dark and seedy corners of modern-day Los Angeles.
A cornerstone of the Los Angeles musical scene over the last 25 years, The Hangmen have toured extensively with Social Distortion (which prompted leader Mike Ness to produce The Hangmen's previous effort "In The City"), the Supersuckers, X and many others.