Late last year, we mentioned that Black Rebel Motorcycle Club would be releasing their new album in March 2010. The first song to surface happens to also be the title track "Beat The Devil's Tattoo". Named after a phrase in Edgar Allan Poe's short story 'The Devil in the Belfry', the song almost didn't make the cut for the band's fifth album, with the finishing touches being completed the night before the album's deadline.
As told to Spinner:
"We called our engineer in the middle of the night and worked all night 'til the sun came up," says bassist Robert Levon Been. "The next day we delivered the record to our label and it went straight to the mastering lab. It was a mad dash, hearts pounding down to the last second." [Via]