Rickshaw Billie’s Burger Patrol drop “Body Bag” single, announce BIG DUMB RIFFS album & tour

Rickshaw Billie’s Burger Patrol share “Body Bag” single, announce Big Dumb Riffs album & tour

Austin punk-metal trio, “a stoner-rock ZZ Top”, “Epically catchy” (Revolver Magazine)

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“Fuzzed-out, speaker-exploding groove that’s both sonically excruciating and intoxicatingly alluring. They find a weird sweet spot of harshness and catchiness that goes down like a greasy, gut-busting bad decision.” — Invisible Oranges

“Epically catchy… Imagine the ear-wormy fuzz-rock riffage of Dinosaur Jr. if it was played on an eight-string guitar with super heavy low-end.” — Revolver Magazine

Austin trio Rickshaw Billie’s Burger Patrol share the first single today from their forthcoming new album Big Bumb Riffs. The single “Body Bag” premieres via Invisible Oranges HERE. Pre-orders 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. Western US dates announce today, with tickets on sale this Friday, January 12th. Eastern US dates will announce soon. Please see current 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.


02/03 Austin, TX – Sagebrush

03/09 Houston, TX – Moontower Sudworks

03/22 Austin, TX – St Elmo Brew – album release show

03/23 Dallas, TX – Double Wide

03/27 Phoenix, AZ – Linger Longer

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

Artist: Rickshaw Billie’s Burger Patrol

Album: Big Dumb Riffs

Label: Permanent Teeth

Release Date: March 22nd, 2024

01. Clowntown

02. 1-800-EAT-SHIT

03. Papa Pop It

04. Peanut Butter Snack Sticks

05. Whip It Around

06. Body Bag

07. Brat

08. El Sapo

09. Bastard Initiated

10. Blue Collar Man

11. In a Jar