Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin Premiere New Song, "Mister Kicks"

Brothers Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin, founders of LA punk-roots band the Blasters, are about to release their second album as a duo, Lost Time, September 18 via Yep Roc Records.

Today, GuitarWorld.com brings you an exclusive taste of the album. You can check out "Mister Kicks" below. Be sure to tell us what you think of it in the comments below or on Facebook.

Over Lost Time’s 12 tracks, the Alvin brothers pay homage to a number of blues greats, most notably their mentor and greatest influence, Big Joe Turner, not to mention Lead Belly and James Brown. You'll also hear a few old-school Blasters-type tunes—and Dave's guitar playing is simply on fire.

The Alvin brothers founded the Blasters in 1979. Dave's departure from the group in 1986 cracked a rift in the brothers' relationship, which was marked by tension until last year when they released their first album in more than 30 years, Common Ground. The record was met with critical praise and even earned a Grammy nomination.

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Photo: Jeff Fasano

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Damian Fanelli
Editor-in-Chief, Guitar World

Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas (opens in new tab), was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron (opens in new tab), a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums (opens in new tab). He now plays in two NYC-area bands.