Eugene’s The Sawyer Family has been crafting blistering tales of death, murder and suffering since 2001. The psychobilly-cum-swampy-stoner-metal act has seen lineup changes, growing pains and years of touring since its early rockabilly days, elevating themselves into a genre-defying monster.
As tends to happen at home, though, this act often goes unnoticed.
On the road, however, The Sawyer Family is a force to be reckoned with. Having performed more than 400 shows, hitting nearly every state since 2009, the boys have rubbed elbows with bands like Mondo Generator, Koffin Kats and more. Catching the ear of Grammy-nominated producer John Custer (Corrosion of Conformity), they began work on their fourth full-length album, simply titled Sawyer Family.
The latest LP is something of a new beginning, the first to showcase their revamped sound with bassist Zach Sawyer at the helm instead of previous frontman Seth Sawyer (of Beast of Eden). The result is a viciously tight-riff rockin’ affair, as well as a nearly flawless introduction to the second era of one of Eugene’s most unique and underrated acts.
Hear The Sawyer Family’s new album live along with local grunge metal act Dirtclodfight and punkers Xboyfriends 9:30 pm Saturday, Aug. 29, at Old Nick’s Pub; $5. 21-plus.