In the words of their press kit, The High Decibels are “a veritable musical Molotov cocktail that mixes hip-hop, old-school rock, and superfunky blues.” The group consists of two MCs, frontman Duke Johnson and his hypeman, who simply goes by the name Chief, backed by a live band of honky-tonk guitars, turntables, bubbling bass, and drums. The resulting sound on the band’s self-titled debut album, set for release September 2, is a fun-loving hip-hop-meets-rock combination that’s quite catchy, we must say.

The High Decibels – Miss Cindy