A new Charlie Pickett (with Peter Buck of R.E.M., The Minus 5, The Baseball Project, etc.) song "What I Like About Miami" is out today to benefit victims of Hurricane Irma in Florida. Get it here and at all major digital retailers.
In light of the recent unfortunate and disastrous events of Hurricane Irma in Miami garage rock hero Charlie Pickett's home state of Florida, we are releasing this new track featuring R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck and donating all profits to Direct Relief emergency response for Hurricane Irma victims.
The song pays tribute to Pickett's humble beginnings in Florida, a part of the fertile and groundbreaking underground music scene of the Southeast in the early '80s. "What I Like About Miami" is a burly, brawny piece of Southern rock riffage, an amalgam of layed-on-thick distorted blues guitar, snarling punker vocals, and gospel harmonies à la Exile on Main Street. It's a fitting barroom singalong number for the beachside haunts that Pickett calls home.
Additionally, all profits from Charlie Pickett's 2008 album Bar Band Americanus will also be donated to Direct Relief.