Indie rock and even punk has skewed a bit in the Americana direction lately — or at least towards some approximation of it circa the “Stand By Me” era. And while some musicians just dig posting photos of their old-school haircuts on Instagram, some are actually living that ideal. Twins Nat and Rob Rufus, who play guitar and drums, respectively, grew up in West Virginia. But unable to find the proper channels for their music, they moved to Nashville, where they formed Blacklist Royals with second guitarist Jamie Sky and bassist Dirk Matthews. Check out my full interview with the Blacklist Royals at Easternsurf.com.
Really enjoyed meeting these guys and looking forward to their new record “Die Young with Me.”