Bailiff’s Blues Rock prowess makes the band a welcome next-in-line successor to the likes of The White Stripes and The Black Keys, minus the posturing both those bands employ from time to time. Vocalist Josh Siegel is the glue of this Chicago three-piece, tying together mesmerizing bass lines and wonderfully precise drumming with his plaintive and heartfelt, guiding vocals. Remise, Bailiff’s 2014 full-length release, runs the gamut of emotional depth, from the melancholy “Head in the Clouds” to the magically arresting “Shake My Heart Awake.” The band’s live show is the absolute best way to experience the sheer magnitude of its sound.
YOU’LL DIG IT IF YOU DIG: The White Stripes, The Black Keys, My Morning Jacket, Mutts. (LS)