The indie duo Frenchy and Punk, known for their minimalist high-energy style of music, (see my review of Hey Hey Cabaret for more about the duo) offers a different way of conceptualizing dieselpunk music in that the lyrics of a song is used to point to the Diesel Era. Their newest CD Bonjour Batfrog has several songs that fit this description.
The subject of the song She Was a Flapper (Ode to Lois Long) is exactly what the title states, which is the Roaring 20s writer Lois Long. The lyrics of the song truly capture’s Long’s amazing spirit. I think Long would be very pleased.
A few other songs on the CD have dieselpunk references. Strangers After Midnight references to a speakeasy while Bringing Out the Dead makes a reference to a “vat of moonshine”.
Frenchy and the Punk new CD Bonjour Batfrog is excellent and I highly recommend it.