Originating from the vast and desolate southern plains of Texas, Rattlesnake Milk produces a unique, unruly, and rebellious style of music that defies categorization. Rather than being analyzed and compartmentalized, their music is deeply rooted in the world around them, yet possesses an otherworldly quality when compared to contemporary country music. The band’s origins are shrouded in mystery, much like their musical creations. The tale begins with whispers emerging from the obscure corners of country music—a self-released cassette titled “Snake Rattle and Roll” in 2013, which intertwined the eerie rockabilly of 1950s teen idol Ricky Nelson with the chaotic cowboy gothic of The Birthday Party. This was followed by a self-titled full-length album eight years later, leaving little else to be known. Legend has it that they emerged approximately a decade ago in Lubbock, Texas, born out of a handful of home recordings made by singer Lou Lewis while working on a cotton farm for a family friend in the Texas panhandle. Joining forces with Andrew Chavez from La Panza and Psychic Flowers, Corey “Chencho” Alvarez from Veda Moon, and Eric Pawlak, Rattlesnake Milk aimed to capture the expansive, desolate, and driving soundscape of the Texas panhandle while breathing life into those initial demo recordings.