And Then There Were None
Raised in the shadows of New York City, Cargun embrace the ''old school' blues-based, boogie rock and roll bands of the early 1970's. Featuring a classic four piece line-up made up of guitarist Patrick Bitbol, drummer John Hummel, singer Paul Gerdts and bassist Mike Buckman, they have been compared to classic underground rock bands such as Mountain, Cactus, Cream and Foghat, but they also fit in quite nicely with the new resurgence of primal rock sounding bands like Wolfmother and Queens of the Stone Age. Formed in 2002 their swirling, controlled guitar chaos and signature hammer-down grooves have been pummeling local audiences into submission at their trademark live shows ever since. In late 2004, Cargun issued their debut album Deep Field South, which not only received some nice reviews it also garnered airplay at over 90 college radio stations along the east coast. Chuck Eddy of emusic.com summed it all up nicely when he wrote, '[Cargun] grab you right off the bat with their Hendrix/Cactus/Mountain-sized funk... This band swings like there's no tomorrow.' Over the next two years, Cargun played many a live show, up and down the east coast, highlighted by opening a sold-out show for the legendary Marshall Tucker Band and culminating with an appearance for over 10,000 people at Massachusetts-based rock festival Locobazooka, headlined by Disturbed. After taking a short break in early 2006 to regroup and recharge, they headed back underground to begin writing material for their follow-up release. Recording commenced in early 2007 and due to a few of the ol' 'the producer's on tour' delays, it took a bit longer than planned to finally finish. Produced by long time compadre and amigo John Ginty, the new CD And Then There Were None has something for everyone, and we're pretty sure you'll find it was worth the wait.