Crisis Actor is a bizarrerie of song, a black mass of greased leather that oozes cool, and billows terror. It transforms perceptually from ranchera to cosmic country, from surf to rockabilly, transporting the listener from black forests to lonely casinos. It lives mournfully, and defiantly, in motels and dive bars of the mind, guided by strings, gliding on woodwinds and brass, over the heat mirage of steel and electric guitars. Led by vocalist, guitarist and songwriter Charlotte McCaslin, Roselit Bone twist tortuously away from the dry hump of americana kitsch, into backmasking conniptions, paranoiac apophenia, indulging evil urges most of us spend our lifetimes pressing into the back of our skull pans.
1.1 Surgeon's Saw 1.2 Laughlin, NV 1.3 I Pissed the Bed 1.4 Proving Grounds 1.5 Crisis Actor 1.6 Anza Borrego 1.7 We'll Make a Living (For the Bourgeois) 1.8 A Word for Blue