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Rickshaw Billie's Burger Patrol share "Whip It Around" video!

Austin trio Rickshaw Billie's Burger Patrol share the official video and single for the anthem "Whip It Around" today from their forthcoming album Big Dumb Riffs. Metal Injection premieres the video for "Whip It Around", directed by Katie McDowell, HERE. (Direct YouTube HERE.)

Pre-orders/pre-saves for Big Dumb Riffs are available via Bandcamp HERE and all DSPs HERE.

Rickshaw Billie's Burger Patrol also launch their Big Dumb Tour 2024 in late March. Eastern US dates announce today, with tickets on sale this Friday, February 16th. Please see all dates below. Ticket links HERE.

“Our catalog has never been short on big dumb riffs, but the idea on this record was to really turn the screw,” says RBBP bassist Aaron Metzdorf. On Big Dumb Riffs, that screw is cranked incredibly tight. 

“We just wanted ‘the part’: The opening of Pantera’s ‘Primal Concrete Sledge’, the breakdown in Primus' ‘Pudding Time’ — the shit that makes you move and lose your mind. Just that part the whole time.”

Across 11 concise, taut songs — most clocking in around 2 minutes or less — Rickshaw Billie’s Burger Patrol demonstrates their skillful ability to blend the merciless low end of Leo Lydon’s 8-string guitar, Aaron Metzdorf’s masterful chordwork on the bass, and Sean St.Germain’s driving drumming. 

Hot on the heels of their breakout 5th studio release Doom Wop (2023), Rickshaw Billie’s Burger Patrol returns with Big Dumb Riffs: A whole new variant of the fuzzed out, overdriven, melodic, groovy music they have been making since 2016. While Big Dumb Riffs is decidedly more aggressive and rhythmic, it still retains the overtly melodic feel of Doom Wop. But Leo Lydon’s vocals are considerably more angry and negative (song titles like “1-800-EAT-SHIT” and “Body Bag” should be a clue.) 

“The whole writing process was, ‘what if we just played two notes the whole song’,” Metzdorf says. “‘What if we tuned down to almost unusable string tension?’, ‘what if we write a record that will make everyone say 'wow that is dumb’? Leo and I really move around on stage a lot. Being a dingus is crucial to the groove. All these riffs were designed to allow us to act bigger and dumber on stage.”

Big Dumb Riffs will be available for streaming and download on March 22, 2024. LP to follow in late Spring. 


03/09 Houston, TX - Moon Tower Inn

03/11 Austin, TX - Hotel Vegas - SXSW

03/22 Austin, TX - St Elmo Brewing - album release show

03/23 Dallas, TX - Double Wide

03/27 Phoenix, AZ - Linger Longer Lounge

03/28 Los Angeles, CA - Resident

03/29 San Francisco, CA - Kilowatt

03/30 Sacramento, CA - Cafe Colonial

04/02 Seattle, WA - The Funhouse

04/03 Portland, OR - Mano Oculta

04/05 Salt Lake City, UT - Quarters DLC

04/06 Denver, CO - Hi-Dive

04/19 Nashville, TN - The Basement

04/20 Atlanta, GA - The Earl

04/22 Charlotte, NC - Snug Harbor

04/23 Silver Spring, MD - Quarry House Tavern

04/24 Millersville, PA - Phantom Planet

04/25 Cambridge, MA - Middle East Upstairs 

04/26 Brooklyn, NY - Union Pool

04/27 Philadelphia, PA - King Fu Necktie 

04/28 Pittsburgh, PA - Club Cafe

04/30 Cleveland, OH - Beachland Tavern

05/01 Detroit, MI - Lager House

05/02 Chicago, IL - The Hideout

05/03 St. Louis, MO - The Sinkhole

05/04 Kansas City, MO - miniBar

05/10 San Antonio, TX - Paper Tiger 

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