Watch: American Babies - "Cold Blooded"

That wise sage David Lee Roth once described rock as "folk music shot from guns" and rarely has that line been more appropriate than with "Cold Blooded," the bracing lead track from American Babies' upcoming album Knives and Teeth. Conjuring up a sound that allows mandolins to mingle happily with crunchy power chords, the track boasts a thoughtful lyrical edge that's as heavy as the sonic atmosphere. American Babies founder and creative force Tom Hamilton describes the new album as "a 40-minute existential breakdown" and "Cold Blooded," with a simple but eye-catching video, makes us want to hear more of what Hamilton and his psyche have in store.