The Delta Routine are set to release their third full-length album Cigarettes & Caffeine Nightmares this fall. On it the Milwaukee quintet taps directly into the jugular of early rock-n-roll; distilling the raw, impassioned power and updating it for a younger generation. The eleven tracks traverse through a number of genres, such as garage, power-pop, punk, classic rock and even a bit of earthy Americana for good measure, and while this may not make it easy to categorize, it's no matter, as it's sure to get the blood pumping, feet moving, and transform a simple get-together into an instant party.
While critics have favorably compared some of their previous work to the likes of The Stones, The Black Crowes and The Strokes, what really emerges on Cigarettes & Caffeine Nightmares is the sound of a fully-realized band with their own distant voice in an all too homogenized rock scene. Infectious hooks, strong melodies and indelible riffs abound on this effort, as do the whip-smart lyrics and musical dynamic that swaggers at times, coos at others and, more often than not, explodes with a reckless abandon.