The quick turnaround since 2006's You Can't Break The Strings In Our Olympic Heart suggests the Diableros are eager to capitalize on the momentum of their critically praised debut.
But it's hard to picture their sophomore outing picking up steam for the locals. Many songs (Any Other Time, Kicking Rocks) meander to the five-minute mark with stretched-out organ and guitar jams, and main songwriter Pete Carmichael's disjointed vocal style rarely tosses a melodic pop bone to the listener, making it challenging to follow the songs to their uncertain end.
Diableros fare better when they economize, giving more in smaller doses, such as in the Interpol-informed Telepathic Love or the wonderfully titled Nothing Down In Hogtown, a sonically charged rock assault that shows them at their wickedest.
Diableros ride into the Horseshoe October 26.