Arts Desk

One Track Mind: Wild Fruit, “Barn Burner”

Standout Track: No. 1, "Barn Burner," the opening track from Wild Fruit’s new 7-inch. The song—a remastered version of a tune originally released in 2012—gets a charge from its fuzzy guitars and a throbbing bass line, but it's Franck Cordes' snarling vocals that’ll push your hair back. When Cordes sings, "I've been around long enough to know you can't trust a man who claims he's a saint," he sounds like a bourbon-slamming soothsayer. The punk-rock production values match the vocalist's seething disgust.

Musical Motivation: Mankind's innate capacity for evil, apparently. According to Cordes, a 45-year-old Georgetown resident, the song "came from a healthy debate with some good church-going friends over the expression 'The devil made me do it.' I said, 'Bullshit, there ain't no devil making me do anything.'"

Praise the Chord: "I wrote the song thinking about the rhythm of a revivalist sermon," Cordes says, "with all its urgency to repent and all the emotional energy coming out of the congregation swaying, jumping up and down, yelling out amen, [and] speaking in tongues." Testify!

Wild Fruit plays with Night Streets tonight at Black Cat Backstage. Listen to "Barn Burner" after the jump.

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