Wipe It Off! Records is proud to announce the release of Let's Do This Thing, the sophomore album from Kerry Pastine & The Crime Scene. The Crime Scene has evolved into a live roots rock and roll powerhouse since the release of The Other Side in 2014. In January 2015, singer/songwriter Kerry Pastine and partner in crime, Pauly "Six" Shellooe teamed up with one of the finest rhythm sections in the roots music scene, upright bassist Lance "Romance" Bakemeyer and stand-up drummer Mike "Mad Dog" Minnick. Together the quartet has been burning down stages across the Midwest with incendiary live performances. The energy generated on stage quickly led to a new batch of original songs and Let's Do This Thing was born, capturing the band's energy on record – live, raw and real.
The 13 song album is a soulful mixture of the vintage American musical styles that each member brings to The Crime Scene. There are elements of rockabilly, jump blues, classic soul and garage rock all spun together in an intoxicating original sound that fans are calling a "roots rock & roll party." Party is definitely the name of the game on Let's Do This Thing. All of the songs were born from that magical feeling when a band gets together and the union feels like fate. All of the pieces simply fall into place and the result is a joyful celebration of life, love and hazy nights filled with live music, friends and just a hint of danger.
The tracks were recorded at The Keep and KP6 studios in Denver, Colorado with Nick Sullivan and Paul Shellooe engineering. Vintage vibe is present throughout from the live performances in the studio, to the all classic analog-modeled signal paths and "enhanced monophonic" final production. It's live, it's real, it is Kerry Pastine and the Crime Scene. The record kicks off with the soul-inspired groove of Get While the Gettin's Good and the party continues through the uptown swing of Steppin' Out. Grab a drink, turn it up and Let's DO This Thing!