Release Date: May 18, 2018
Record label: Contender Records
Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Rock & Roll, Retro-Rock
Adam Weiner appears on the cover of a Low Cut Connie record for the first time on Dirty Pictures, Pt. 2 and, in a sense, it's hard not to see the album as a bit of a coming-out party for the pianist/singer/songwriter. Weiner became the undisputed leader of Low Cut Connie with 2017's Dirty Pictures, Pt. 1, an album recorded in the wake of the departure of drummer Dan Finnemore and, in retrospect, it's hard not to see that record as transitional -- a moody, provocative affair that balanced Low Cut Connie's signature rave-ups with dark nights of the soul.
The title is a giveaway. Low Cut Connie's fifth album draws on the same sessions - at Ardent Studios in Memphis - that propelled this Philadelphia band's 2017 blast of Fifties-infused glam-punk hallelujah, Dirty Pictures (Part 1). But these ten tracks, mostly written by singer-pianist Adam Weiner, are hardly leftovers. In fact, the opening sequence is a knockout.