While their name may conjure death metal, their new project is named for an odd moment in a classic tune, Kris Kristofferson’s version of the song Me and Bobby McGee ‘I took my harpoon out of my dirty red bandana.’ The ‘harpoon’ is the blues harp, making Shawn Hall ‘the harpoonist,’ while Matthew Rogers plays the ‘axe’ (aka the guitar), to become the ‘axe murderer.’ Early on, the duo chose to limit their sound to whatever they could play between them, using only their mouths, hands and feet, for the kind of coordination that usually spells novelty act. Built on a sweaty fling between a sack full of harmonicas, a mess of foot percussion, and a very greasy Telecaster, it’s rooted blues for a changing world meets blues with a raw swagger.