To quote Rod Serling, “You’re travelling through another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind; a journey into a wondrous land whose boundaries are that of imagination. That’s the signpost up ahead – your next stop” The High Desert Playboys.

With their latest single “Cold Cold Gound,” The High Desert Playboys (Clark Andrew Libbey, Ryan Goodhue, Mikey Hale, Kristen Rad, Jackie Chacon, and Travis Rourk) launch their southern songwriting style into the world of zydeco with healthy doses of whiskey and gumbo.

As they describe it “Cold Cold Ground” “is a story born of old black and white Twilight Zone episodes, where fiction toys with the ordinary and the mundane. In this episode, our wayward character finds himself at a backyard party in New Orleans sharing drinks and gumbo with friends who had died in years past. Slowly realizing they are accompanying the Grim Reaper, and are there to help ease his passing, he pleads for a reprieve for as long as there’s whiskey and gumbo to go around. But everyone knows the cold, cold ground always wins in the end.” A little off the beaten path, but sure to keep your toe tapping, the song invites you into a world where the Creole-influenced party never ends; complete with Carlton a ghost dance.

The High Desert Playboys’ “Cold Cold Ground” is out now on Slow Start Records.