Pistoleros, named from a Marlon Brando movie line, may be the last of the Tempe, Arizona groups from an era when rock bands still graced the airwaves. Their history is long, torrid and intertwined with the Gin Blossoms et al. Project of brothers Zubia, Pistoleros’ new album is due Nov 3rd and it’s appropriately titled, Silver to mark the band’s 25th anniversary.
The single has all the textures you’d probably find if you suddenly did wake up all alone. Guitar tones are skillfully chosen and jarring, synth lines are thin and ethereal, drums expertly navigate the listener throughout the journey and all its emotional lane changes.