Tuesday, September 13, 2011

New track from The Kickback: 'Violently Carsick'

By Frank Krolicki

Photo: Diane Derib
The Kickback recently came into a bit of free studio time thanks to winning a Deli Chicago reader's poll, and here we have the result in the form of a new track called "Violently Carsick." According to the band's Bandcamp site, "The song was originally supposed to be a take on the song 'Route 66' for a Red Bull tour diary, but they didn't seem to be down with our turning it into a six-minute ramblethon and not really using the words, and we can't really blame them. But they still suck."

Personally, I'd listen to this any day over "Route 66." It's like "Route 66" with a mood disorder. Which is a lot more interesting. I was so hoping there would be a big payoff while listening to the seething, slow-burning first few minutes, and then boom, there it was. And it did not disappoint. In fact, it's pretty much amazing. Hear for yourself below, download the track for free or any amount you'd like, and go see the Kickback at their next hometown show on September 22 at Schubas with The Dig.


  1. good call on the mood disorder...especially the second half of the song.

  2. Couldn't agree more, it does move from one to the other but does it well.