Philadelphia’s TJ KONG & THE ATOMIC BOMB has released their latest cut of Post-Apocalyptic Americana with “John Wilkes Booth”, premiering on Glide Magazine. “John Wilkes Booth” is the first single off of the upcoming Dancing out the Door LP, coming out on Friday the 13th of October via Good Behavior Records. TJ Kong & The Atomic Bomb will be playing Dancing out the Door in it’s entirety on September 15 at Johnny Brenda’s in Philadelphia, with limited edition vinyl available for purchase at the show. You can also grab “John Wilkes Booth” as part of the Good Behavior Records Hurricane Relief Compilation today!
Glide praised the track saying, “While who knows if there is actually a lyrical connection to the man who shot Lincoln, it hardly matters as the smooth vocals complement a down and dirty harmonica… it solidifies TJ Kong & The Atomic Bomb are one of Philly’s finest rock and roll attractions.“
“John Wilkes Booth” carries out the band’s trademark rambunctious energy and fusion of New Orleans big band, Philly garage punk attitude, and americana/blues twang. The song’s refrain of “back, back, back, back, to the old days” fittingly conveys the chaotic wild west spirit carried out by the needling, noodly guitar leading into the explosive brass and harmonica of the chorus.